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Community

IMPACT 100 hosts membership social

Covenant Hospice in conjunction with St Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will conduct a seminar regarding the reactions to the death of a pet.  The seminar will be held at St Francis on 1 St, Francis Drive in Gulf Breeze from 9 a.m. More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  March 3, 2005  Former Gulf Breeze Police Chief Peter Paulding received City Council approval to proceed and draft an ordinance for the red light camera program, which was aimed at making the intersection safer and reducing More...

Interfaith Ministries in need of food, volunteers

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Interfaith Ministries is in need of people that enjoy working with the public and have four to six hours one or two days a week to volunteer at their thrift store.  Interfaith is also in need of dry food and canned goods for their pantry, and vo More...

News

Police confiscate drugs from 14-year-old

A 22-year-old Panama City man was charged with cocaine possession and obstructing justice by disguise on Tuesday after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped for speeding on the Pensacola Bay Bridge. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  2/19/2013 Swenson, Mary Jane, W/F, 58, 3000 block of Saber Tooth Circle, Gulf Breeze, kidnapping - false imprisonment of an adult, grand theft  2/23/2013 Nichols, Deborah Haskins, W/F, 53, 8000 block of Sierra Street, Navarre, coc More...

GULF BREEZE FIRE REPORT

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

During the week of February 20 through February 26, the Gulf Breeze Fire Department responded to a total of 17 calls.  Fourteen were medical calls, four were fire alarms and one assist to the Midway Fire Department for a structure fire.  To More...

School

Children travel the world at Global Corner

If every child had the opportunity to travel and experience the tastes of another culture, hear the music and see the art, the Global Corner probably wouldn't be needed.  But the truth is, most children will never leave the U.S., the state or pe More...

Bookout recognized for volunteer service

GBHS student Nicholas Bookout has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.  The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve the More...

GBHS students score big at annual art show

Gulf Breeze High art students earned nine awards at the annual Santa Rosa District Senior Art Show earlier this month.  Each senior art student in the district was allowed to enter only one piece into the art contest.  Students were asked t More...

Obituaries

Geneva Holloway

Geneva L. Holloway, 85, of Gulf Breeze, Fl passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013.  Visitation from 10:00-11:00 Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Rose Lawn Funeral Home Chapel followed by services at 11:00 AM in the chapel. More...

Maxine Mae Bierlein

Maxine Mae Bierlein, 90, of Cary, formerly of Harmony Lane in Gulf Breeze, Fla., died Sunday, February 3, 2013. Mrs. Bierlein was born on March 3, 1922 to Daniel Woodward and Miriam Campbell Woodward in Council Buffs, Iowa. More...

Catherine Anita O’Malley

Catherine Anita O’Malley, 78, of Gulf Breeze passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, February 10, 2013. She was born January 19, 1935 in Saint Louis, Missouri to Ernest and Annie Johnson. More...

Opinion

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Immigration reform will boost economy

Since last November, there has been a lot of talk about how passing immigration reform this year will be “smart politics” given the role Latino voters played in the recent election.  More...

Protect the uninsured and taxpayers with limited Medicaid expansion

A few months ago, my mother passed away, and I lost one of the only constants in my life.  Losing someone so close to you puts everything in a new perspective...especially the big decisions.  When I decided to run for Governor in 2010, it w More...

Issues shake school district

Gun rumors unfounded at GBHS

The mention of a violent video game at Gulf Breeze High School escalated into a gun rumor, causing a minor scare for students and parents last Thursday (February 21).  More...

Teachers will get raises

All Santa Rosa County School teachers will be getting a salary raise in their paychecks this month – including a retroactive raise for weeks served since the beginning of the 2012-13 school year. More...

Harriman to retire in May

Baptist Health Care CEO Mark Faulkner announced this week the upcoming retirement of Bob Harriman, Senior Vice President and Administrator of Gulf Breeze Hospital and Andrews Institute.  More...

Events

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Island News

Pensacola Beach ready to ‘go Irish’ for St. Paddy’s

Beach goers will have a chance to let their Irish out all week at the annual “Go Irish on the Island” celebration from Monday, March 11 through Sunday, March 17. More...

Dog beaches OK – as long as owners follow the rules

Dogs will be able to enjoy  Pensacola Beach with their owners during early morning hours soon.  More...

ECUA launches unidirectional flushing program

Program designed to maximize water quality and delivery

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) introduced an enhanced “Unidirectional Flushing Program (UFP),” a preventive maintenance plan that uses water flow from hydrants to flush the pipe interior. More...

Entertainment

Enjoy an evening of passion with Pensacola Opera’s ‘Tosca’

The last production of the Pensacola Opera’s 30th Anniversary Season is featuring razor sharp voices with a cutting-edge production as the final performance in the “Season with an Edge.”  More...

Feel the music of the Lee Singers at NAS Saturday

The National Naval Aviation Museum is continuing to show its support to the community by offering more free events, showcasing nationally-recognized musical ensembles this month.  More...

PSC to host annual Lumberjack Festival

Pensacola State College (PSC) is offering an opportunity for outdoor lovers to get their flannel shirts ready for the 25th annual Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival this Saturday at PSCs Milton campus, located at 5988 Hwy 90.  More...

Sports

GBHS girls lacrosse era opens with 10-0 win

Miller scores three in opener; has nine in team’s first three games

The Gulf Breeze girls lacrosse team kicked off its inaugural season in resounding fashion with a 10-0 win over Pensacola High Thursday at Dolphin Stadium.  “To get that first win, it’s the best feeling in the world,” coach Laur More...

GB Rage’s Level 5 cheer squad qualifies for Worlds

In less than two months, the Gulf Breeze Rage’s Level 5 cheer squad will compete on their sport’s biggest stage, the 2013 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds April 27-28 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort i More...

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, February 28  Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Commission Special - Rezoning, 6 p.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Monday, March 4   More...

Health

Baptist Medical Group adds two physicians

Baptist Medical Group is proud to welcome Padmavathi Pendurty, M.D., and Surendar Veera, M.D., to their growing hospitalist program and extensive physician network. As hospitalists with the Pensacolabased health care organization, Drs.  More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze Arch is coming along

Scheduled to be unveiled this April

The newest piece in the Gulf Breeze art project is on its way to completion, and the artists behind The Gulf Breeze Arch, Peter King and his wife Xinia Marin, plans on unveiling this work to the public this April.  More...

Iburg completes six-year journey to ordination

Iburg consecrates the host at her ordination, above, as Metropolitan Community Church Denomination Leader, Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson, left, and Rev. Rick Sosbe stand with her. More...