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Hail pounds down on GB

Hail surprised many in the area.on Friday afternoon after it fell during a active thunder storm. The hail that fell reported being about the size of small marbles. More...

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Community

Locals awarded, recognized at United Way campaign kickoff

The United Way of Santa Rosa County kicked off their 2012-13 campaign on June 26 at both the north end and south end Pensacola State College campuses.  The agency helps touch the lives of more than 48,000 people, which equates to approximately 3 More...

Celebrate America on Independence Day

Independence Day is a day to remember what our country stands for. George Washington and his troops recognized Independence even when they were fighting for the right to become such. More...

Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern to judge at 2013 Taste of The Beach

Pensacola Beach restaurants went head-to-head recently for a chance to be judged by international celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, when he appears at the 2013 “Taste of the Beach.”  More...

News

County announces July 4 office closures

The following offices and departments will close Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  Regular hours of operation will resume Friday, July 5.   . More...

Stallworth sentenced to life in brutal slaying

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced on July 1 that Christopher Eugene Stallworth of Pensacola pled guilty to First Degree Murder for the death of Jerry Wayne Leddon.  Stallworth also pled guilty to Burglary While Armed, Possession of a Firearm More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  6/7/2013  Ray, Randall Irwin, W/M, 36, 1000 block of Coral St., Navarre, sex offender violation - fail to report name or residence change, fail to report vacating permanent residence  More...

Sports

Wave 14s close season with World Series win

The Gulf Breeze Wave’s 14- under team had to win back-toback to-back games to win the Nations’ Gulf Coast Elite National Championship Sunday at Catholic High School.  It was the seventh tournament win this season for the Wave – More...

JV Softball award winners

From left: Kristin Watts, Gena Ramos, Taylor Warnke, Shelby Pliska and Kalee Bogan were junior varsity softball award winners at the recent GBHS Softball Awards Banquet. More...

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Health

Proper diet will effectively lower blood pressure

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I was very interested in your column on the DASH diet. Is there a diet sheet listing all the items pertaining to this diet?  How can I get one? I think it's a doable diet. More...

Opinion

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Will this be America’s last birthday?

America is the first country in history to be founded based on individual liberty. The principles of liberty are timeless. More...

On the Spot:

“How do you think the city could relieve congested traffic?”

“More road options rather than Highway 98.” Sharon Holt Midway More...

‘We know we have a need’

Commissioners to revisit discussion on future courthouse

County commissioners are starting to get serious about building a new courthouse in the county. More...

Men get jail time for killing turkey

Two local men accused of trespassing onto a Gulf Breeze family’s property and killing their pet turkey for a Thanksgiving meal were sentenced on June 25 to serve time in jail.  More...

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Island News

SRIA proposes $1 million budget hike

Almost $1 million may be added to the Pensacola Beach 2014 budget if the Escambia County Commission approves the recommended changes sent last week from the Santa Rosa Island Authority. More...

A good anchor helps stop drift

I was privileged enough to fish the 42nd Pensacola International Billfish Tournament. We didn’t place, but had a lot of fun. More...

Pier operator wants 32 more years

The company operating the Pensac o l a Beach pier wants a 32-year extension to its lease. More...

Entertainment

Bay scallop season starts July 1

It’s that time of year again to unfurl the dive flag, put a mask on and head to the coast to collect some bay scallops. More...

Gag grouper recreational harvest opens

Gag grouper opened for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters and all Gulf federal waters July 1. More...

Don’t miss fireworks week at Pensacola MESS Hall

July 4th Riverfest Thursday, July 4, 9 a.m. Fireworks at dark Riverwalk Milton  Spend the day celebrating the country’s independence at Riverfest in Milton. More...

Obituaries

Ian Andrew Frew

1990-2013

Ian Andrew Frew was born May 10, 1990 in Knoxville, Tenn. and grew up in Gulf Breeze, Fla.  More...

John Alan Gunn (USMC, ret)

May 17, 1931 - June 24, 2013

Colonel John Alan Gunn (USMC, ret), 82, of Gulf Breeze, left this earth on June 24, 2013 and into the arms of his heavenly Father.  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, July 4  City Hall Closed  Monday, July 8  Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room   More...

Home & Garden

Kids Unlimited Summer Camp at it for the second year

Gulf Breeze High School recent grad, Sara Papantonio, and senior, Mollie Johnson, successfully completed the second Kids Unlimited Summer Camp (KUSC) last week.  More...

Red Snapper

PAN BLACKENED SNAPPER WITH CRAWFISH JULIE

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 Chef Chip Eisenhart of the Peg Leg Pete’s on Pensacola Beach.   More...

Organic mulches fare better for a natural look

Mulch is the finishing touch on a newly installed landscape. When you frame a favorite photo or painting, you would use a mat to enhance the picture. More...

Legals

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 57-2013-CA-000505 SEC.: _  BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. DEBRA K.YOHN A/K/A DEBRA YOHN, et al. Defen More...