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Obama wants to fast track Pensacola Bay Bridge project

President Barack Obama announced last week that the Pensacola Bay Bridge project is one of many that he plans to put on the fast track for completion under a new “Implementation Plan”. More...

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Community

Local teacher heading to D.C.

Lauren Baugus, Gulf Breeze teacher and a member of Fort Pickens chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was recently honored in Orlando as Florida’s Outstanding Junior Member.  More...

Flashbacks

30 Years Ago May 24, 1984  On May 19, 1984 the Gulf Breeze Zoo had its grand opening. Actress Sharon Acker was in attendance. More...

Pensacola Beach Woman’s Club celebrates 60 years

President Mary Claus welcomed members, friends, and guests who came to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the first civic organization on the Santa Rosa Island; the Pensacola Beach Woman’s Club. More...

News

City, county offices to close May 26 in observance of Memorial Day

The following offices and departments are closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours of operation resume Tuesday, May 27. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   5/13/2014  Moore, Michelle Pauline, W/F, 25, 1000 block Justice Cir., Gulf Breeze, obstructing justice  5/14/2014   More...

SWAT team dispatched to disturbance

A Spruce Street resident was taken into custody the evening of May 14 after he discharged a rifle after an argument and refused to surrender himself to law enforcement.  More...

Sports

Dolphin 3-peat complete

Baseball, boys track help Gulf Breeze win third consecutive 5A ­Academic State Championship

The trophy case inside the hallway of Gulf Breeze High got a little more crowded last week as the school was named the Academic State Champion in Class 5A for the third consecutive year.  More...

Gulf Breeze hosts 3-team spring jamboree

Sophomore Phelps goes 8-for-15 in losses to Robertsdale and Catholic

A young Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team hosted ­Robertsdale and Catholic in a three-team ­jamboree Thursday at Dolphin Stadium. Gulf Breeze lost 27-0 to Robertsdale, after the Bears had beaten Catholic 20-0. More...

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Home & Garden

Living soil essential to growing healthy food

The concept of soil regeneration is nothing new. The concepts of organic gardening were the norm up to about the 1940’s. With the introduction of chemical fertilizers and pesticides agriculture increased production dramatically.  More...

Legals

Legals

In the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit, in and for Santa Rosa County, Florida In RE: The Marriage of George Samuel Emmons, Petitioner And Margarita Emmons, whose residence is unknown to Petitioner Case No: 14-658- More...

Task force to address drainage

The city is taking to heart the suggestions heard at the Town Hall Meeting a few weeks ago and formed a Storm Water Task Force to study storm water management in the city.  More...

Flood insurance ‘not a one size fits all’ program

President Barack Obama has taken some of the sting out of the Biggert-Waters Flood Act of 2012.  More...

Watchdogs could be on patrol at K9 beach

There was no large crowd protesting the Pensacola Beach dog parks at last week’s Santa Rosa island Authority meeting, as expected. More...

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Island News

Looking for 'wee-hoos' in times of adversity and crisis

We were trolling lures and doing about at about 8.5 knots about 70 miles south of ­Pensacola when the wahoo grabbed hold. The clicker began screaming and we knew that we had a “fish on!” ­Everyone on the board got excited. More...

Entertainment

| WEEK OF May 22 - May 28 |

Thursday, May 22 n Blue WahoosMay 22-24, 6:30 p.m.May 25, 4 p.m.Community Maritime ParkVs. Birmingham More...

‘Neighbors’ provides a laugh-a-minute

Seth Rogen is absolutely fantastic, there’s no going around it. More...

Make a night of it with newly released movies

Top 10 DVD, Blu-ray Rentals 1. 47 Ronin (PG-13) Keanu Reeves 2. Homefront (R) Jason Statham 3. The Wolf of Wall Street (R) Leonardo Di- Caprio 4. The Legend of Hercules (PG-13) Kellan Lutz 5. More...

School

GBHS Class of 2014 to walk the aisle Saturday

Ashley Marie Addison Jonathan David Akridge Jacob Thaddeus Alderfer Jr. Naomi Belle Allen Sean Douglas Alley Miranda Nicole Andrews Skyla Ginger Grace Moon Anton- Peat Clifford Ryan Armstrong Emily Sara Ar More...

Class of '14 lands $16 million in scholarship monies

The GBHS Class of 2014 held its Awards Night last week in the GBHS Gym. Students were honored for their scholarship ­monies, ­ which­ as­ as­ whole, ­totalled close to $16 million.  More...

Health

Getting out of bed leads to hiccups

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a strange question to ask and hope you can answer it in your newspaper article. Every time I stand up from being in bed, I get hiccups that last about a minute or so (at least a dozen hiccups). More...

Sacred Heart Hospital receives gold award for stroke care

The American Stroke Association recently awarded Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola the Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for Sacred Heart’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients. More...

Olsen joins team at Medical Center Clinic

Medical Center Clinic is pleased to announce the addition of J. Ole Olsen, III, MD, to the Urgent Care department.  More...

Opinion

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Transportation funding needs to be on fast track

Editor’s Note: These were remarks made by the president regarding the need to focus on acquiring more transportation funding: One of the things that we could do right now to put more Americans back to work is to fund our transportation more eff More...

People came together during, after storm

Letters to the Editor

Dear Gulf Breeze neighbors,  Recently I volunteered to assist at the Volunteer Response Center for south Santa Rosa County. More...