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GBPD’s new ride

Gulf Breeze Police get a new ride, a golf car decked out with all of the bells and whistles. See page 2A. More...

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30 Years AgoApril 19, 1984 Fourteen-year-old Ben Gunnis rescued John Hoque after Hoque was thrown into the sound after a boating accident at the Oriole Beach Public Pier. Both boys were GBHS freshman. 20 Years AgoApril 14, 1994 More...

Troop 917 gives back

Gulf Breeze Girl Scout Troop 917 are all smiles as they deliver their cookie donations to the Pensacola Airport USO as part of their Gift of Caring campaign. More...

County hosts first meeting in tiger point center

Santa Rosa County commissioners held their first county commission meeting in the south end for the first time in almost 20 years last Thursday (April 10). The meeting drew roughly 50 attendees.  More...


GB Police get new golf cart

It has bright, flashing lights, a siren that can be heard miles away, and more added details that would impress any enthusiast with modifications on their vehicle.  More...

County to hold courthouse workshop

The Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop on an East Milton location for the proposed new judicial center Monday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in the commission meeting room located at 6495 Caroline Street, Milton.  More...

Minn. man injured in accident

A Minnesota man was seriously injured in an auto accident near Oriole Beach Road back on March 11 after he collided with the rear end of a vehicle on his motorcycle.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the motorcyclist, 59-year-old More...


Senior swan song

Five-time high school state champion Jackie Kasler ­closing out ­career at Auburn

Acknowledgement is one thing. ­Acceptance of it? Well, that’s another story.  Jackie Kasler, a 2010 Gulf Breeze High School graduate, is winding down her college career at Auburn. More...

GBHS tennis state bound

Gulf Breeze High already qualified two boys and two girls for this week’s state meet, but with wins in last week’s regional ­semifinals and regional finals, that number grew considerably.  More...


Thursday, April 17 Baseball at Milton, 6 p.m. Softball at District 1- 5A Final in Panama City, TBD Girls lacrosse in District Final in Gainesville, TBD   More...


Know signs that your aging relative may need assistance

As our parents age we all begin to worry about their health and safety, especially in these times when families are growing apart geographically. Many of us are unable to physically participate in our parent’s lives on a day-to-day basis. More...


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Halfway through the legislative session

As I report to you this week, we have crossed the halfway point of our 2014 Legislative Session and three of our five Work Plan Florida joint agenda items have been signed into law by Governor Scott. More...

Why are we even considering a 6-lane 98?

Letters to the Editor

Can someone explain why anyone is considering building a six lane highway and new bridge through Gulf Breeze to I110 and I10 rather than utilizing the existing Garcon Point bridge by taking off the toll?  More...



**OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarán a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de SANTA ROSA, Estado de  More...

Breaking News - 4/17/2014 4:14 PM

Student caught with gun on NHS campus

A 16-year-old Navarre High School student was placed under arrest today (April 17) at the school after officials were tipped off by students that he had a firearm inside of his backpack.  The student Joshua Patton, was placed under arrest a More...

Energy Center to be ‘learning laboratory’

About a year ago, Gulf Breeze resident Dave Robau, executive director of Gulf Coast Energy Network (GCEN), approached the city with a proposal to allow an Energy Conservation Center to be built on city property next to the Gulf Breeze City Hall, loca More...


Residents on Rancho Villa Drive had to dodge quite a puddle Tuesday morning after the area saw nearly 5 inches of rain drop overnight. More...



Island News

Leaseholders seek answers at Town Hall meeting

Between 100-200 people – mostly leaseholders of property on the beach - showed up Monday night at a Town Hall meeting on Pensacola Beach to try to find out if they are going to be taxed on their home improvements and/or their property, with tax More...

Speak in your own voice so you aren't misunderstood

This morning I was finishing my taxes when I heard someone crying. It sounded like my kids, but they were supposed to be at school. I listened and heard it again. It was a faint “boohoo” and it was coming from outside. More...


| WEEK OF April 17 - April 23|

Thursday, April 17  n Last Supper Reenactment, Maundy Thursday Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m. Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church   More...

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ more than fun

It’s no secret that Marvel Studios has been killing it lately, releasing at least two huge comic book adaptations every year. More...


Gulf Breeze ­Middle School earns 11 ­medals at Florida Science Olympiad

Editorial Note: Whether it was the reporting or the ­editing, there were a couple of ­inaccuracies in our coverage of the GBMS ­Science ­Olympiad story, which ran March 20.  This year marked the 10th straightyearGBMShas­competed at the state lev More...

Extensive egg-stuffing

Staff and members of Momentum Church were up early on Saturday stuffing 20,000 eggs for their Egg Night Hunt Saturday behind Gulf Breeze High School. More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary third nine week Honor Roll released

Mr. Warren Stevens, Principal, Mrs. Kim McChesney, Assistant Principal, and the Gulf Breeze Elementary Staff congratulate the following students:  A HONOR ROLL   Second Grade  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

thursday, april  GBA Chamber Breakfast, 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Andrews Research & Education Institute  Monday, april 21   More...


Be aware of the need for disability insurance

It probably doesn’t show up on your calendar, but May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, and you might agree that such a month is useful when you consider the following: l Three in 10 workers entering the workforce today will become disab More...

Home & Garden

Shorebirds welcome at Margaritaville

Pensacola Beach is not only popular to snowbirds, it is also a favorite for shorebirds. Margaritaville Hotel, on Pensacola Beach is such a laid back place that shorebirds flocked there last spring and summer.  More...

Caring for plants pays off in produce

Your gardens are up and growing. Taking care of your plants involves many aspects that can increase your yield. Pruning, spacing, air flow, sunlight, watering and feeding are just a few of the considerations. More...

Memorial Quentin Cooper 5k race is Saturday

The second annual Quentin Cooper Liver Life 5K is Saturday, April 19 at Dolphin Stadium. More...