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Midway Fire feeds hungry, homeless after flood

Midway Fire and Rescue was more than “busy” over the past week of flooding issues in Gulf Breeze and the surrounding areas. More...

Red Cross steps up following storm

American Red Cross volunteers were out in droves following the storm bringing in supplies for victims, and sending relief to those who needed it.  On Monday, Red Cross volunteers stationed themselves at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center to hand More...

Property appraiser assesses damage

It didn’t take long for County Property Appraiser Greg Brown to get his team together to assess the damage the area received during the heavy rainstorm last week.  Brown, and his team of about ten damage assessment groups were out in count More...

News

Gulf Breeze Mayor addresses flood concerns

Editor’s Note: Mayor Beverly Zimmern made this speech before the start of the Town Hall meeting on Monday to her citizens to further address the devastating flood and the city’s plans from henceforth. See full story, 6A.   More...

City works to restore order after flood

Despite the unprecedented amount of rainfall the city experienced last week, the staff of the City of Gulf Breeze wasted no time in responding to the flooding event.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 5/1/2014 Brooks, Michael Wayne, W/M, 54, 9000 block E River Dr., Navarre, moving traffic violation 5/2/2014 More...

Sports

For service above and beyond

Johnson, Staviski make All State Academic team

Seniors Mollie ­Johnson and Nick Staviski were the only ­valedictorian/ salutatorian pair to make the Florida High School Athletic Association’s 2014 ­Academic All-State team, which ­recognizes ­athletic ­accomplishments and academic and commun More...

Droogsma sixth in discus at state

South Alabama-bound Gaines runs in 200, 400 meter dashes

GBHS sent two ­female athletes - senior Domi- nique Gaines and ­junior Jessie ­Droogsma - to the 3A state track and field meet ­Saturday at the ­University of North ­Florida in Jacksonville. Gaines was in two events and Droogsma one.   More...

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Home & Garden

Mom's Special Day

Gulf Breeze News asked Gulf Breeze Elementary School first graders to share their thoughts about why their moms are the best. Here is what they had to say:

I like to snuggle with my mom. My mom likes to go to school with me. We like to watch movies. She is the best! – Jonathan Allen   More...

Heavy rainfall means more work for gardeners

Gardens need water but come on now. Too much of a good thing too fast causes problems. I can only hope too much water in your garden is your biggest problem. If not, my prayers are for you.  More...

Legals

Legals

NOTICE TO BIDDERS VEHICLES   More...

Events

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Island News

Dog Beach opponents raising a stink

A group of concerned citizens organized a group to show up at the Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting this week to complain about the dog park at the west end of Pensacola Beach, near the residential community. More...

Storm spares Pensacola Beach but washes away sand

Pensacola Beach residents and businesses fared pretty well in last week’s flooding. More...

GBHS drama gets spooky and stages 'The Addams Family'

Play will be staged at the Saenger Theatre Friday and Saturday

Many are nostalgically familiar with the dry humor and wit of the TV show, “The Addams Family” and/or the movie, “The Addams Family Values”. More...

Entertainment

PMA debuts must-see Lego display

On Sunday, May 4, The Pensacola Museum of Art opened The Art of the Brick®, an exhibition featuring large-scale sculptures created out of iconic LEGO® bricks by New Yorkbased artist Nathan Sawaya. More...

Lifetime to film sequel to ‘Flowers in the Attic’

Q: My girlfriends and I had a lot of fun watching Lifetime’s adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ book “Flowers in the Attic.” Are there plans to turn any more of the books in the series into movies? More...

| WEEK OF May 8 - May 14 |

Thursday, May 8  n Blue Wahoos May 8 & 9, 6:30 p.m. Community Maritime Park Vs. Chattanooga  Friday, May 9   More...

School

GBM Math team ­excels at competition

On April 12, 45 students ­competed at the PI Math ­Competition at ­Pensacola High School.  More...

GBHS inducts new National Honor Society members

Gulf Breeze High ­inducted the following ­seniors and juniors into the National Honor Society: Seniors Avritt, Courtney Davis, Hunter Demotts, Mallory Denby, Hannah Eddins, Andrew Hibbs, Shaniah Joyne More...

Regional History Bee champ

Blake Barclay, an 8th grader at Gulf Breeze Middle School, recently participated in the local National History Bee Competition. This is a competition for kids across America. More...

Obituaries

Alfredo C. Garza, Sr.

Alfredo C. Garza, Sr. of Gulf Breeze, passed away Tuesday April 29, 2014 at the age of 90. Mr. Garza was born in Midland County, Mich. More...

Ronald J. “Ron” Philips

Ronald J. “Ron” Philips, 73, of Navarre, Fla., formerly of Bertrand, Neb., died of multiple cancers Monday, April 28, 2014, at his home.  Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. May 9 at St. More...

Opinion

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Be cautious when hiring contractors

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is urging Florida panhandle residents whose homes and property were damaged by recent storms to call the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Insurance Consumer Helpline at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693- More...

Thank a nurse for their hard work

Letters to the Editor

This week (May 6-12), the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System honors the dedicated men and women we in the Department of Veterans Affairs consider to be the compassionate backbone of the Veterans’ health care system – nurses.  More...