March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Walmart pharmacist arrested for stealing pills

A Tiger Point Walmart pharmacist was put behind bars last Friday after Santa Rosa County deputies determined the pharmacist was writing unlawful prescriptions and stealing hydrocodone.  More...

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30 Years AgoMarch 29, 1984 Gulf Breeze High School’s softball team continued its winning streak with one of the smallest teams in the area - fielding only 12 players while playing teams of 20 or more. More...

Local to attend National Miss Heart of the USA

Lauren Pinkston from Pensacola Beach won the Florida Scholarship Queen in 2013 which is one of the top four categories in the Miss Heart of the USA Competition. More...

Doris Naile

She finds her best medicine is gained through helping others.

At 71, this Gulf Breeze resident has every right to be spending her golden years doing whatever she pleases with the hours of her days. For Doris, the word retiree is a mere detail. More...


Bean to star in action series this fall

Q: With “Games of Thrones” starting back up, it got me wondering what Sean Bean is up to. Can you tell me what he’ll be in next? -- Alicia W., via email   More...

Celebrate the circus at PLT fundraiser

Pensacola Little Theatre’s annual fundraising event, Cabaret, takes place Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Pensacola Cultural Center presented by Mc- Mahon & Hadder. More...

| WEEK OF March 27 - April 2|

Thursday, March 27  n Feature Artist Show: ‘Nature’s People’  Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Quayside Gallery   More...


A piece of golf history

Arnold Palmer’s 1983 Ryder Cup golf bag on display at Tiger Point

Daryl Delgado should consider ­adopting and altering an old Uncle Sam saying — “I want you ­— to have my bag.”  Delgado recently came in to ­possession of a piece a golf history — a golf bag that golfing legend Arno More...

‘Super ’ hero Baldwin returns home

2007 Gulf Breeze High ­graduate — and more recently, Super Bowl champion — Doug Baldwin threw out the first pitch Monday before the Dolphin baseball team’s game against Edgewood Academy.  More...


Thursday, March 28 Baseball vs. Covington, Tenn. (JV 4:30 p.m., Var. 7) Softball at Milton (JV 5 p.m., Var. 7)   More...

Home & Garden

Ready, Set, GO!

This weekend is packed with dining, shopping and learning opportunities

Spring fun begins this weekend as several events kick off Friday and Saturday.  JEF BOND’s ART PARTY   Friday night, Jef Bond’s art party returns for the 11th year, in a secret location such as a 30,000-foot warehouse.  More...

Gulf Breeze grad’s book reveals Alabama’s wonders

Scot Duncan became a naturalist while tagging along with his parents, Bob and Lucy Duncan, while they traipsed through forests identifying bird species. More...

Backyard beekeeper has neighbor buzzing

Q: My next-door neighbor informed me yesterday that he intends to set up a beehive in his yard. Is he even allowed to do this in a populated area? More...

It’s official:

Bay Bridge meeting set

The wait is over.  Gulf Breeze News found out at around 9 a.m. More...

Insult to injury

Struck pedestrian fined $65

Picture this, you are on Highway 98 walking to your job, and you get hit by a car. You then get cited for jaywalking. That’s what happened to Amy Purdue on the evening of March 5.   More...



Island News

Wheel base destroyed

Construction crews were busy last week tearing down what was left of the Pensacola Beach 360 Observation Wheel. More...

Marking the spot

The Santa Rosa Island Authority recently helped erect a sign that was previously vandalized by unknown assailants. More...

Paintball, scars and tattoos can leave a mark

It was not a war for sissies. This epic battle epitomized masculine pride as testosterone coursed through the veins of every combatant. More...


Navarre man sentenced to life

A 42-year-old Navarre man, who previously served time for Sexual Battery, Robbery with a Weapon, and Attempted Murder of a student at the University of West Florida will spend the rest of his life behind bars for a probation violation.  Timothy More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  3/18/2014  Payne, James Wesley, 21, 1000 block Church St., Gulf Breeze, marijuana possession, drug equipment possession  3/19/2014  More...

SRSO K9s named top dogs

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit recently participated in the United States Police Canine Association K-9 Field Trials. More...


Pallermo spells his way to state

Michael Palermo, an eighth grader at Gulf Breeze Middle School, recently qualified for the state level of the National Geographic Bee.  The National Geographic Spelling Bee will be held at Jacksonville University on Friday, April 4.  He wil More...

School board discusses foreign exchange student policies

Amanda Combs asked the Santa Rosa School Board at their last meeting to change their policy concerning foreign exchange student acceptance. More...

Ice storm issues concern parents

Durham Transportation, the company handling the busing of students for Santa Rosa County School District, presented a quarterly report to the school board last week showing improvements to buses and some fiscal savings.  More...


Clifford John “CJ” Morgan

1992 - 2014

Clifford John “CJ” Morgan, 21, died on Wednesday March 20, 2014. Quitting was never an option for CJ.  Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. More...


Life is still good without an appendix

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13-year-old son went to band camp for five days. On day three, he had terrific stomach pain and started to vomit. The instructors were alarmed and took him to the local hospital, where doctors diagnosed appendicitis. More...


Political Cartoon

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The economy and the cost principle

Jeremy Rifkin heralds “The Rise of Anti-Capitalism” (New York Times, March 15), citing a paradox whereby “[t]he inherent dynamism of competitive markets is bringing costs so far down that many goods and services are becoming nearly More...

On the Spot:

“Is Hwy. 98 pedestrian friendly enough?”

“No. More lights for people trying to get on from side streets would help.” Kelly Zimmerman Gulf Breeze More...



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