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District backs self defense program for teachers

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Community

Weeks takes crown

The Santa Rosa County School district recently crowned Gulf Breeze High principal Jason Weeks the 2012-13 high school principal of the year.  Once a year, administrators and district personnel that work for the district office vote on who they t More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  May 19, 2005 GBN  Struggling for its own identity, the Tiger Point/Midway area was turned down by Santa Rosa County and the the City of Gulf Breeze for funding for a study to consider annexation or to become its own municip More...

Resident receives DCF’s ‘Visionary’ Award

A social worker described as an “advocate, surrogate parent and mentor” for youth in foster care is the recipient of the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Visionary Award for exceptional efforts on behalf of the departmen More...

News

Letter raises concerns at school board office

A letter that was dropped off near the superintendent of school’s office last Wednesday raised concerns, causing the district to send out mass emails and phone calls to parents to ensure the safety of their students was not at risk.  More...

Speeder crashes into bridge

A driver traveling 80 miles per hour on the Pensacola Bay Bridge crashed into inside and outside retaining walls at 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. Brittany Day, 22 of Pensacola was charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license. More...

Boating accident injures four

A boat that was carrying four people, including a child crashed into the Bob Sikes Bridge at around 5 p.m. More...

Sports

GBHS' run ends in regional final

Ponte Vedra foils quest for GBHS’ first state tournament bid

Gulf Breeze played in its second regional final in the last five years on Friday, but just as was the case in 2009, it ended the same way.  More...

Dolphins hold intrasquad game; spring game tonight

Defense leads way; GBHS to meet Spanish Fort, Gulf Shores in four-team jamboree

The Blue defense, after giving up a touchdown on the third play, shut out the White offense for the remainder of the first quarter in a twoquarter long scrimmage at the GBHS Blue and White game Monday at Dolphin Stadium.  The defense, which scor More...

“Not supposed to’s” make this job fun

Sitting in this chair in back of Suite 35 in Harbortown, I start thinking like many of the high school kids that I cover – that I “know everything.” I can see what’s coming and not be surprised by anything. More...

Health

Why do we get eye floaters?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: While having dinner with my father, he suddenly had a blank look and stopped eating. He couldn't speak clearly. My brothers and I got him onto a couch, and he stayed there for about 15 minutes. More...

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High blood pressure, a silent killer

If you're among the one out of three Americans that suffer from high blood pressure, or also known as hypertension, be aware that this is something that you cannot afford to ignore.  More...

Thank you to our GBHS band leaders

As the Gulf Breeze High School Band closes another year, on behalf of the parents, I’d like to say thanks to Mr. McLeod and Mr. Olson for their time and dedication to our students.  More...

Missing woman resurfaces in SRC

Woman who made national headlines, in county jail

The Pennsylvania woman who made national headlines after she was found in south Florida 11 years after she mysteriously vanished after dropping her children off at school in 2002, made a surprise appearance at the Santa Rosa County Jail on May 7.&nbs More...

Dr. Phil makes surprise jail visit for show

After making national headlines for her disappearance, members of Brenda Heist’s family turned a blind eye to their mother who was legally presumed dead after she fled Pennsylvania and went into hiding for 11 years.  More...

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Island News

Dreams, unlike Redfish, shouldn’t be too big to keep

A couple of weeks ago, I was enjoying an afternoon of surf fishing off the beach on Fort Pickens. It was wonderful. The water was cool and clear. I had my Penn 750 in the sand stake and was kicked back and enjoying the world. More...

Camping fees increase at Fort Pickens

Superintendent Dan Brown announced today that Gulf Islands National Seashore is increasing the camping fees at Fort Pickens campground in Florida from $20 to $26, and at Davis Bayou campground in Mississippi from $16 to $22. More...

Entertainment

Fiesta fun kicks off Saturday

Fiesta of Five Flags is holding two free community events in May: the Fiesta Children's Treasure Hunt at Bayview Park on Saturday, May 18 and the Fiesta Sand Sculpture Contest on Pensacola Beach on Sunday, May 19.  More...

Discover the mystery of Pensacola’s secret gardens

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre   More...

98-year-old Marine will reminisce about World War II at Discovery Saturday

As part of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday series, join 98 year old retired Marine Colonel Justin “Mac” Miller as he shares his first-hand experiences during World War II on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m., at More...

School

GBE students share their voice

Gulf Breeze Elementary fifth grade students competed in the Tropicana Speech Contest last week. Courtney King, far right, in Mr. More...

Graduates x 3

Among the recent University of West Florida’s Class of 2013 were (from left): triplets Jonathan (BS Information Technology), Noelle (cum laude, BS Healthcare Administration) and Sean Robles (BA More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, May 16  Library Advisory Board, 4 p.m., Milton Library  Monday, May 20  Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room   More...

Business

Be aware of the need for disability insurance

It probably doesn’t show up on your calendar, but May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. And you might agree that such a month is useful, when you consider the following:  . More...

Home & Garden

Event helps wounded warriors heal

It has been said that the ocean has healing powers, and a Navarre woman has taken that saying to heart as she combines the ocean and surfing to help heal wounded veterans.  Spectators will have the opportunity to show their support to the wounde More...

Lend a helping hand to ‘Hands Across the Sand’

Join hundreds of clean environment enthusiasts as they gather at both Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach to join hands to create a chain at the two beaches. The goal of the organizers is to create a chain of at least a mile-long each.  More...

Show your support at the annual ‘Chalk it Up’ sidewalk art festival

Chalk it up! is looking for artists to create sidewalk masterpieces and compete for cash prizes; and what artist doesn’t need cash?  More...

Legals

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST  JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA  More...