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SRC named Best Place to Live

Santa Rosa County was featured as number 10 of 25 counties in the nation in CNN Money’s “Where the Jobs are - Best Places to Live – America’s Best Small Towns”. More...

GBUMC to host ‘Blessing of the Backpacks’

Every year the day before school starts comes with its share of nerves and excitement along with a flurry of activity in preparation for the first day of school. More...

Evening of Comedy to be held Friday

Limited tickets are still available for the upcoming 19th Annual Evening of Comedy on Friday, August 16 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front from 6-10 p.m. More...


PMA holds reception for country music legend

In celebration of the arts and in commemoration of Viva Florida 500, the Pensacola Museum of Art unveiled an exhibit of works by The Oak Ridge Boys’ William Lee Golden. The exhibit will be on display from through August 31.  More...

Ballet Pensacola presents ‘Freedom Dance’

Conceived by director choreographer Donna Cory with additional choreography by Ballet Mistress Christine Duhon, Freedom Dance examines the history and legacy of non-violent protests. More...


Grilled Cobia with bacon mushroom crab cream sauce

4 cobia fillets 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup diced onions 1/4 cup fresh mushroom sliced 1 tablespoon garlic  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, August 15  Library Advisory Board, 4 p.m., Navarre Library  MONDAY, AUGUST   More...


529 Plan can help with college funding and estate-planning

As the beginning of another school year approaches, your young children are a step closer to the day when they’ll be heading off to college. More...


This artery disease is pain in the leg

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Since January, when I made a New Year’s resolution to be more active, I have been walking daily, seven days a week. In the past month, I have pushed to walk farther and faster. More...

Home & Garden

Teen uses his sweet side to help others

The ability to reach into ones heart and go above and beyond to help others is one that many people wish to possess, and even fewer are able to act on. This is not the case with 13- year-old Gulf Breeze Middle Schooler Blake Barclay.  More...

Whibbs & Stone: Practicing law with a moral code

The proliferation of commercials on television touting law firms and their desire to help you seek out your due justice has inured us to the idea of pursuing litigation as the best solution to everything. More...

Hundreds take part in Farm Tour

On Thursday, July 18, more than 250 local officials and area citizens participated in the 47th Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour. During the day-long bus tour they learned first-hand about agriculture and its importance to the local economy.  More...

On exhibit

Underwater kiosks bring life to Deadman’s Island

There’s a whole world that exists under the surface of the water, within the limitless depths where time seems to stop and everyday life literally floats away. More...

FWC: Cocaine in boater’s system

Cocaine and alcohol were in a 61- year-old Pensacola businessman’s system when he crashed his speedboat as it was traveling at approximately 85 mph in the Santa Rosa Sound off of Shoreline Park back on March 30.  More...



Island News

Heroes among us

Pensacola Beach hosts 'Warrior Hook-up' fishing trip Saturday

Injured service men and women will get a chance to relax and enjoy the beauty of Pensacola Beach surrounded by people who appreciate their service, thanks to the efforts of Jim Knell and The Montgomery, Ala.-based organization known as AHERO.  More...

SRIA expected to OK Schrock as administrator

The Santa Rosa Island Authority will vote on Wednesday on whether to approve Robbie Schrock as the new Executive Director, replacing Russell Scarritt. Scarritt was arrested in July for suspicion of grand thefr. More...

Life is not a fish bowl

The Chattanooga Aquarium is pretty cool. Enclosed in its giant tanks were both marine and freshwater systems. There were penguins, stingrays, seahorses, sturgeon, sharks, turtles and everything between. It was pretty cool.  More...


City closer to accepting parking ordinance

On Wednesday’s Executive Committee Meeting, one day after the Gulf Breeze News went to press, the city council further discussed the revised drafted ordinance 05-13, which regulates the parking of vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. More...

PSC-GB expecting to enroll 800 this semester

Pensacola State College staffers are very busy enrolling students at the South Santa Rosa Center.   More...

Residents asked to take CC survey

Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner and Vice-chair Jim Melvin is asking Navarre residents to complete an online survey regarding the community’s needs, potential locations, and funding options for a new community center in Navarre. More...


Tigers are SEC West’s silent stalkers

Is LSU primed to pounce on Alabama and Texas A&M?

In the SEC West, most of the talk centers on Alabama going for its third straight national championship and the off-season antics of Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel. More...

Niles to play baseball for NAIA school

Several rising seniors verbally commit to continue athletic careers

It may not have been ‘last minute,’ but for Luke Niles, it was definitely ‘last hour.’  The 2013 GBHS graduate, who helped the Dolphins advance to the regional final for the second time in the last five years recently com More...

2013 Dolphin football schedule

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More needs to be done about old Delchamps property

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,  Thanks for picking up this article and running it on the front page.  More...

I don’t have a business degree, but...

Moulton Property may have met most of the legal ramifications in dealing with their longvacant shopping center in Gulf Breeze, but they surely haven’t met the spirit of the law.  More...



NOTICE TO BIDDERS REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF RECOVERY AND MONITORING WELLS  The Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida will receive sealed bids from properly licensed contractors for the annual contract for the repair and mai More...