March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Track discussion going in circles

A group in Gulf Breeze has been working for at least two years to pull a public/private partnership together to get the Gulf Breeze High School track rubberized for use by both the school athletes and the public. More...

Pensacola Beach man gets life in prison for murder

A Pensacola Beach man will remain behind bars for the rest of his life after killing his girlfriend at her Pensacola Beach home back in July 2011.  More...

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Navarre Garden Club gearing up for Spring Fling

Navarre Garden Club   The cold is finally gone, and most of us need to replace those plants it took with it.  More...


Eight years ago  March 31 2005 GBN  Eighteen year old Gulf Breeze High School senior Daphne Pagonis released a single in Greece, Germany, Russia and the United States named “All I've Ever Wanted,” produced in Tampa at Tone 1 Rec More...

Community Difference Maker

Kyle S. Holley

For generations, Santa Rosa County residents have felt the consequences of being physically separated north and south. More...


Bands on the Beach begins this weekend

Blue Angels Practice  Thursday, March 28, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 8:30 a.m.  Practices are free and last about an hour. More...

Ice Flyers playoff-bound

The Pensacola Ice Flyers have announced their home playoff dates for the first round of the 2013 SPHL President’s Cup playoffs.  The Ice Flyers will play Game Two on Saturday, Mar. 30 at 7:05 p.m. More...


GBMS teams excel at Florida Science Olympiad

The Gulf Breeze Middle School’s three Science Olympiad teams placed in the top 15 at last weekend’s 2013 Florida Science Olympiad competition, held at the Unviersity of Central Florida in Orlando.  The 38 GBMS students competed again More...

Drama team opening performance up to student dancers

Students in grades 3-12 will have a unique opportunity to dance on stage with the Gulf Breeze High School drama cast of “Footloose: The Musical” during either of their performances April 12-13 at The Saenger Theater in Pensacola.  Ch More...

District OKs new locker rooms for softball, baseball teams

The second phase of finishing the locker rooms for Gulf Breeze High’s softball and baseball teams has been approved by the Santa Rosa County School District – at a cost of right at $1.4 million.  More...


Clay Ford, Jr.

Clay Ford, Jr., U.S. Army, COL (Ret), 74, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. entered into the presence of the Lord, Monday, March 18, 2013.  Clay was born September 24, 1938 in Wynne, Ark. to the late C.V. Ford, Sr. and Lavonne Glenn.  More...

Verla Jernigan Higgs

Verla Jernigan Higgs, 86, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2013 at Covenant Hospice.  Verla was born on February 7, 1927 in Brewton, Ala. to Ben and Lula Jernigan. She graduated from T.R. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Monday, March 25  Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Tuesday, March 26   More...

Home & Garden

It’s not over for NFL hopeful Marcus Lattimore

Athlete to join Momentum Church for special Easter Services at Gulf Breeze High Stadium

There have been few sports injuries that appeared as gruesome and debilitating as the October 27 injury suffered by Marcus Lattimore. More...

2013 could be a lucky year for real estate

Sherlyn Waghalter, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX on the Coast, spoke last week to the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club, and shared statistics and analysis that support her belief that 2013 could be a lucky year for real estate.  “The market has seen incre More...

Citrus trees for our peninsula - Part 2

This week, Mike Robertson is continuing his column on Citrus trees on our peninsula, which ran in the March 14 edition of Gulf Breeze News.   The most common pests on citrus in our area are leafminer and swallowtail butterfly caterpillars.  More...

Breaking News - 4/1/2013 2:12 PM

Tragedies strike over Easter

Gulf Breeze News is working on details for April 4 issue

A teen driver is accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian on Laurel Drive; a motorcyclist falls to his death over the rail of the Bob Sikes Bridge; More...

Teen driver hits, kills pedestrian

Accident claims life of Michigan man



Ed Gray files to fill empty seat left by Ford

A familiar Gulf Breeze filed to fill an empty seat left from the passing of former state representative Clay Ford. More...

Carnival craziness

LEFT: Deon Hawkins, left, and Kayden Hawkins hold on for dear life as a carnival ride whips to the two around. More...



Island News

Songwriters fest wants $45,000 more from SRIA

Plans are underway for the 5th Annual Songwriters Festival on Pensacola Beach, slated for Oct. 1- 6. More...

Christian Holy Week, defined

This week is a big one for Christians. As readers of this column, I realize that not everybody subscribes to this Judaic based religion, but there are some concepts of “Holy Week” that can help even the most anti-religious person. More...

Beach residents may get SR library access

Pensacola Beach residents may have the opportunity to curl up to a good book thanks to discussions by Santa Rosa County commissioners on Monday.  At their Monday morning meeting, commissioners considered giving Pensacola Beach residents access t More...


Sex offender arrested for failing to register email

A 42-year-old sex offender was arrested on March 21 after he failed to register his email address with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Bret Randall May, of the 1600 block of Green Briar Parkway was formerly convicted in Mobile, Ala. More...


Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

During the week of March 18 - March 24, the GBFR responded to 13 calls.  Eleven were medical, one water rescue and one aid to Midway.  To learn more about Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue, visit their web page at More...

Santa Rosa County holiday office closures

The following county offices will be closed for the upcoming holiday:  . More...


Six Dolphins advance to sectional weightlifting meet

Sectional meet Monday at Arnold High School

Six members of the Gulf Breeze Dolphin weightlifting team will compete at Monday’s Sectional Meet at Arnold High School as a result of their efforts at the March 19 Subsectional Meet, which was at Bay High.  More...

Bayside battles

Kiersten Edlund (right) battles for possession for the Bayside Dynamo during their opening round match against Lakeland in the first round of the Florida Youth Soccer Association’s State Cup Sa More...

Short-handed Lady Dolphins drop pair in Gainesville

Rookie squad, minus 4-5 starters, lose to Gainesville, and Buchholz

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin lacrosse team took on a pair of established programs last weekend in Gainesville. The first year Lady Dolphins (5-3) lost 15-5 at Gainesville High on Thursday before losing 13-4 to Buchholz on Friday. More...


Take salt of earth in small doses

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My son, 57, salts most every food in his diet. He told me that his doctor said, "Eat all the salt you want." I looked him in the eye, and it was hard not to believe him. More...


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Blessed are the feet of the storyteller

The Ancient Greek Statesman Pericles said long ago that “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”  More...

Take the time to think before you post

I'll be the first to admit that I am not a fan of Facebook.  The social networking site is full of threats, drama and the occasional funny photo. More...