June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorcyclist seriously injured in wreck

A 29-yearold Gulf  Breeze man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident at 1 p.m. More...

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Community

Economics Club to host Greg Evers

Gulf Breeze Book Club   More...

Surf’s up

Surfers braved the waves in the gulf on June 6 although red flags were flying over the beach. More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  June 16, 2005 GBN  After almost 19 years of service, Shane Carmichael was appointed to the position of Fire Chief of the GB Volunteer Fire Department.  Five years ago  June 19, 2008 GBN  More...

News

Hancock Bank to close two area locations

Clients of Hancock Bank who enjoy the ease of the Tiger Point branch location will have to be making a rough decision soon.  More...

DUIs keep officers busy during week

June 4  On June 4, Hailee Cummings, 22 was arrested at the 50 block of Gulf Breeze Parkway for DUI. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  6/4/2013  Wells, Ronald John, W/M, 42, 8000 block of Toledo St., Navarre, two counts dealing in stolen property  6/5/2013  More...

School

DeMotts recognized nationally

The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Gulf Breeze resident Mallory DeMotts has been recognized as a student of excellence in World Languages. This is a prestigious honor very few students attain. More...

Students win gold at SkillsUSA

Pensacola State College students won 64 medals at the SkillsUSA State Competition held at the Pensacola Bay Center recently.  More than 1,800 students from as far as Miami competed in 112 work force and technical events.  PSC Cosmetology Co More...

GBHS Drama to host drama camp

The award-winning Gulf Breeze High School Drama program will be hosting their two week drama camp June 24- July 5.  For 17 years, this popular camp has been teaching acting, musical theatre movement, singing, choreography, stage combat and stag More...

Obituaries

Cdr V.C. “Whit” Whitmire, USN (Ret.)

7/27/1924 – 5/19/2013

V.C.”Whit” Whitmire passed away at the age of 88 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He was born and raised in Choctaw County, Miss., the son of Wesley and Cora Whitmire, the third of six children. He graduated at age 15 from Weir High School. More...

Business

What Does Dow 15,000 Mean to You?

In May 2013, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a milestone, when, for the first time, it closed above 15,000. Of course, 15,000 is a nice, round number, and it sounds pretty big - but what does it mean to you, as an individual investor? More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Two-county website an essential tool to recruit new industry, help businesses grow

Most economic developers know two things: In today’s global economy, the pre-planning phase is a crucial factor for expanding companies, and the majority all site-selection and business-expansion decisions begin online.  More...

GB Optimist Rodeo a great success

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Gulf Breeze Optimist Fishing Rodeo this year was a great success, due in large part to the publicity and support provided by The Gulf Breeze News.  More...

Legals

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION  IN RE: The Estate of MERTIL G. LUIKERT, Deceased File No. 57-2013-CP-77 Division _________  NOTICE TO CREDITORS   More...

Hill defeats Lau; burglars steal votes

Republican Mike Hill garnered the most votes for the House District 2 special election on Tuesday, beating out democratic opponent Jeremy Lau by approximately 57 percent to 43 percent.  Hill will take the seat formerly occupied by Clay Ford, who More...

Blues brighten moods

The Blue Angels may not be in the skies, but it doesn’t mean they would miss the opportunity to shake hands with their biggest fans.  On June 5, the Blue Angels pilots congregated at the Naval Aviation Museum aboard NAS Pensacola to sign a More...

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Island News

Plan your summer at the

National Park releases summer schedule

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced the summer program schedule for the Florida District is now available at the park visitor centers, campground registration, and on line at the park website www.nps.gov/guis. More...

Turtle’s journey can be precarious

He was poking across 98 just as fast as he could go, but it wasn’t fast enough. That box turtle was giving it everything he had, but he was still too slow. The cars that swerved scared me because I thought they might cause a wreck. More...

Entertainment

Keep kids busy this summer with low-cost activities

Schools have let out for summer break, and that means idle time for many students. Here is a list of kid-friendly activities around Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach and Pensacola. Most of the activities are free. More...

Be a part of PSCs SHOW Production of ‘The Wedding Singer’

Pensacola State College invites area high school actors to show off their talent by auditioning for the 2013 Summer High School Onstage Workshop (SHOW) production of “The Wedding Singer.”  SHOW is open to students who will be in grad More...

Become a Citizen Scientist at Junior Ranger Day Camp

Evenings in Olde Seville Square Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola  See the Reunion Band with the Palafox Horns. Enjoy an evening of music for all ages.   More...

Sports

Reds take Lively in fourth round

Ben Lively has been playing baseball since the age of five – all for the love of the game.  Now, it’s a little more.  The 2010 Gulf Breeze High graduate and University of Central Florida junior was selected by the Cincinnati Red More...

Off to a good start to summer

Six days after winning the 10-under division at the Northwest Florida Girls Softball Alliance’s All Star Tournament, Cali Hargrove (second from left) and Courtney King (second from right) reele More...

GBHS Soccer car wash Saturday at Field House

Start your summer out right by getting your car cleaned.  The Gulf Breeze High School Boys and Girls Soccer Teams will host a car wash on Saturday, June 15 beginning at 9 a.m. and going thru 1 p.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, June 13  GBA Chamber Breakfast, 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., The Andrews Institute  Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room   More...

Health

Atrial flutter puts heart in overdrive

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been diagnosed with atrial flutter. My cardiologist wants to perform a catheter ablation on me and says it’s a safe procedure. Do you agree? -- B.L.  More...

Home & Garden

Focusing

on improving your vision

Carl Spear, O.D., owner of Sight and Sun Eyeworks, has been providing eye care to the Navarre and Gulf Breeze community for the past 17 years. More...

RED SNAPPER VERACRUZ

During the Red Snapper fishing season, Gulf Breeze News brings you a recipe each week for cooking this delicious fish.  This recipe was contributed by Mark Clabaugh and was published in Splash Magazine in July of 2008.   More...

The UPS Store is where it’s @

Tiger Point UPS Store is bigger and better than ever

Whether you operate a small business or need occasional access to office equipment, The UPS Store @ Tiger Point is there to help.  The store, which is located in the Winn-Dixie shopping center in Gulf Breeze, was previously located near Walmart. More...