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SRIA staff member arrested for felony theft

A Santa Rosa Island Authority staff member was arrested and charged with felony theft after he allegedly stole over $18,100 worth of coins from a Pensacola coin store on July 9.  Russell D. More...

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Florida Trail Association hosting hikes in August

There are several ways to enjoy some great adventures in our area. For some you have to be physically fit because they are strenuous; others you can relax and enjoy.  More...

Gulf Breeze Flashbacks

Eight years ago July 21, 2005 GBN  Category 3 Hurricane Dennis slammed into Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze with 120 mph winds. Dennis left nearly 60 percent of Gulf Power residents without power.   More...

Baptist joins Mayo Clinic Network

Baptist Heath Care CEO and President Mark Faulkner announced on Friday that Baptist would become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network which shares Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise with physicians and providers interested in working tog More...


PSC presents 'The Wedding Singer'

Pensacola State College’s 23rd annual Summer High School Onstage Workshop (SHOW) features 14 Santa Rosa County high school students in “The Wedding Singer” July 26-28 and Aug. More...

Fundraiser to benefit PHPS this weekend

Culinary Productions, Inc. will be hosting a “Port of Call” Gourmet Dinner Night this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Commerce (located at 201 E. Zaragozza St.) to benefit the Pensacola Historic Preservation Society (PHPS).  More...

FWC explores new depths with dive team

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) already keep people and Florida’s critters safe by air, land and sea; now they are working under the sea as well. More...


Ida Pauline Dorsey Sergent

1927 - 2013

Pauline Sergent, age 86, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, July 8, 2013 after an extended period of illness.  She was born on May 22, 1927 in Bourbon County, Kentucky to Cecil Sosby and Hazel Garrison Sosby. More...

Anabel Baker

Anabel Baker, 97, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013.  Rose Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, July 25  Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Local Mitigation Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room   More...


Diabetic diet can be daunting at times

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What should I eat with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol? All the advice I get tells me what I cannot eat -- no potatoes, no bread, no crackers, no cereal, no fruit. More...


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What does it take to wake you people up?

This public has become so apathetic and despondent about the most horrendous scandals this nation has seen since George III ruled us a few hundred years ago.  Too many voters don’t vote unless it’s for American idol or something the More...

Is Florida really the 'worst state'?

Letters to the Editor

In case you’ve been in a cave or on Mars, here’s the update: In response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, The Daily Show host John Oliver dubbed Florida “the worst state,” citing the state More...

Man arrested for third hit-and-run

Accident kills Navarre man

A Gulf Breeze man has been charged in a hit and run pedestrian related accident that killed a Navarre resident.  More...

South end schools getting $1.5M in renovations

Gulf Breeze High will be getting over a million dollars in new improvements next year, if everything goes according to plan with the Santa Rosa County School District.  The capital outlay fund for next year includes $1 million for HVAC (heating/ More...



Island News

SRIA eyes using RESTORE funds to buy double decker buses

The Santa Rosa Island Authority still has not decided whether to include he request for more trolleys – single level or double decker – on its Restore Act Funds request letter for Pensacola Beach improvements to the county’s Restore More...

Ranger-led hike is tonight at Fort Pickens

Pack your water and bug spray and wear some comfortable shoes so you can enjoy a ranger-led hike near Fort Pickens.  More...

Rolling stones gather no twisted idioms

Just the other day, I was with a friend who completely screwed up a classic idiom. We were in a hurry to get something done and needed to know if his part of the project was finished. More...


DUIs keep police busy during week

A Soundview Trail resident reported the theft of a surfboard valued at $500 from the back of a pickup truck. The theft occurred between Sunday, July 14 and Monday, July 15. More...

New Orleans man drowns in Navarre

A New Orleans man who was vacationing in Navarre went missing on Saturday, and ended up drowning off the shores of Navarre Beach.  At around 6 p.m. on Saturday, Santa Rosa County sheriff ’s deputies responded to a missing swimmer call. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  7/16/2013  Carter, Ryan Foy, W/M, 37, 4000 block of Lisa Ct., Gulf Breeze, hit and run  Mobley, Mark Howard, W/M, 34, 9000 block of Sunset Dr., Navarre, moving traffic violation, drug possession  More...


Can anyone stop Nick Saban and Alabama?

Tide looking to win 3rdstraight championship and 4th in the last five seasons

Will Alabama make it three in a row? Can anybody beat the Crimson Tide? Does Nick Saban’s “process” have any flaws? More...

Another Droogsma turning heads

Jessie Droogsma just finished competing in the National AAU Track and Field Club Championships in Orlando.  She collected four medals in three days by finishing in the top eight in each of the events in which she participated.  This compet More...

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Home & Garden

Training for tomorrow

‘Pensacola’s Medical School’ helps meet demand

Dr. More...

Crawfish Beignets


These crispy bites of deliciousness incorporate crawfish tails and a burst of flavor reminiscent of a New Orleans beignet or hush puppy. Enjoy them at The Grand Marlin or try to replicate them at home with this recipe.   More...

Avoid these common painting mistakes

Q: I just started doing some repainting around the house, and I am finding that my first efforts don’t look great. The paint seems thick in some spots; old paint is still faintly visible in others, and I can see brush marks everywhere. More...



NOTICE OF SALE The property described below, stored at BETTA STOR-IT, 2999 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL will be disposed of in accordance with Florida statute 83.801.809 at the above address on 7/27/13 at More...