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Statue to honor legacy of local surfer

A man in board shorts leaving Pensacola Beach after a day of surfing in the Gulf is an image that many think of when they remember Yancy Spencer III. More...

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Snowbirds welcome at Holley-Navarre Senior Center

How did Saint Valentine’s Day come to be?  It’s a mystery that’s hard to explain, you see.  It seems there were three men called Valentine;  All ill fated, as you will see in this rhyme.  One was described as a P More...


Eight years ago   More...

Rec Center to open soon

The gymnasium portion of the expanded city rec center could be open as soon as this weekend pending last minute interior details, various sources said. Originally scheduled to be open in January, rain pushed completion deadlines back to May. More...


UPA talks U.S. 98 safety, TP Golf Course

The United Peninsula Association’s first quarterly meeting of the year was full of optimism, as District 5 County Commissioner, Lane Lynchard, and Gulf Breeze City Manager Edwin ‘Buz’ Eddy updated eager listeners about the major, on More...

Man attempts to flee … on Bay Bridge

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

A man involved in a traffic crash in the middle of the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday afternoon attempted to flee the scene on foot.  Gulf Breeze Police officers had no trouble apprehending the man, Patrick Haley, 30 of Pensacola. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Felonies  2/5/2013  Jackson, Brittany Nicole, W/F, 24, 2000 block of Bella Breeze Ct., Navarre, probation violation  More...


Dolphin basketball comes to close

Bay rides hot shooting to 52-38 win in district semi

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team got off to a strong start in its District 1-5A semifinal Friday against Bay. More...

Junior golf league in the works at Tiger Point

In this area in which we live, there are a ton of organized activities for your youngster to be a part of. More...

Three Dolphin wrestlers headed to state

Doerr wins regional title; injured Middleton wins three straight in consi bracket

The Gulf Breeze High wrestling team will send three wrestlers to the 2A state meet Friday and Saturday in Lakeland.  Junior Nick Staviski (120 pound weight class), Greg Manfredi (126) and Beau Doerr (138) all advanced to state after placing in t More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, February 14  GBA Chamber Breakfast, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m., The Andrews Institute, Performance and Research Pavilion  Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Admin Center, Board Room   More...


Mark Lee team has record sales in 2012

Levin-Rinke Resort Realty recognizes its top selling team of Mark Lee, Gary Michaels and Cherry Fitch for closing over $36 million in sales during 2012. More...

Home & Garden

Avoid costly dental procedures and maintain a beautiful smile

Dr. Nicole Barrineau has been a general dentist in Gulf Breeze since 1999. She and her staff are committed to improving dental health in our community. Her main emphasis is on prevention.  More...

Marcus Lattimore, Former Record-Breaking Gamecocks Running Back, to Share Story at Momentum on Easter

 GULF BREEZE, FL — Marcus Lattimore suffered from a grisly injury to his right leg against the Tennessee Volunteers on October 27.  More...

Newly renovated, J. Miller’s is ‘new to you’

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SRC schools react to recent violence

First, a couple of months ago, there was the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Connecticut with 20 students and six adults killed by a mentally disturbed gunman. More...

Replacement bridge on fast track

At the January 31 press conf erence announcing Strategic Transportation Investments in Northwest Florida totaling nearly $1 billion in accelerated transportation funding, Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) shocked the crowd, saying construction More...

Wyrosdick: The state is digging us deeper in hole

Academic success is nothing new to the Santa Rosa County school district. But Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said that success comes at a price. More...



Island News

The truth is, most of us are mutts

Tuesday was the final night of the Westminster Dog Show. According to the kennel club’s website, over 2,700 dogs were entered into the show. More...

Construction project delayed after freak accident

Sixty to 70 mph wind gusts were to blame for a freak accident that happened on Pensacola Beach on Thursday, Feb. 7, which damaged vehicles and delayed progress on an Emerald Coast Utilities Authority project.  More...


Saenger brings back classic movies this weekend

Sunset Toast at the Top Tour Thursday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 5 p.m. Pensacola Lighthouse   More...

Artforms collide to create ‘Possible Symmetry’

Downtown Pensacola has become known as a great place to experience a variety of art forms. More...


Shoemaker selected for national scholars program

A local Gulf Breeze High School student was selected as a candidate for the rigorous United States Presidential Scholars Program.  Justin Shoemaker was selected as a student for the program that was started in 1964 by Executive Order of the Pres More...

Fuller’s work ethic earns her finalist spot for Teacher of the Year

Editor’s Note: Even though the Teacher of the Year in the district has been selected, Gulf Breeze News looks back at the local semifinalists for this year’s award.  Michele Fuller always wanted to be a guidance counselor, even when s More...

Cobb wins Gridiron Gurus

Jason Thompson, Gulf Breeze News Sports Editor, presents Richard Cobb, Principal at Gulf Breeze Middle School, four tickets to Friday’s Pensacola Ice Flyers game for winning the 2012 GBN Gridir More...


Alice Plummer Bosworth


Alice Plummer Bosworth was born, August 17, 1914 Deckerd, Tenn.  Alice Plummer Bosworth passed away February 5, 2013 in Gulf Breeze, Fla.  She was a charter member and past President of the Pensacola Beach Women's Club.  She was a past More...

Teresa Tate

Teresa Tate, 45, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013.  Memorial services were held at 3 p.m., on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Rose Lawn Funeral Home in Gulf Breeze.   More...

Donahue (Don) Halford

Donahue (Don) Halford, 82, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013.  Services will be private and entrusted to Rose Lawn Funeral Home.  You may offer condolences, share memories and sign the guestbook at www.roselawnfh.com. More...


Put the power of tax deferral to work for you

As an investor, you may sometimes feel frustrated. After all, your portfolio seems to be at the mercy of the financial markets, whose volatility is beyond anyone’s control. More...


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We don’t need dog beach bathrooms


We live in a paradise which is protected by contracts, regulations and previously written arguments against installing doggie beach bathrooms at leaseholder expense.  More...

Washington vs. 'Zero Dark Thirty'

In "Zero Dark Thirty," CIA characters warn of congressmen coming after them for running the agency's interrogation program. As it happens, they could have said the same thing about making a movie about the agency's interrogation program.  More...