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Biker perishes in accident

A Navarre man died on Pensacola Beach May 20 after he lost control of his motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a left curve on State Road 399.  More...

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20 Years agoJune 2, 1994 Gulf Breeze Elementary School students have a farewell day for departing principal of eight years, Nancy Welch. 10 Years agoMay 27, 2004 More...

Hats off to the class of 2014

LEFT: Emily Lively (left) and Annemarie Schultz are all smiles after graduating Saturday. More...

Making a difference

On Saturday, May 17, Cub Scouts from Gulf Breeze Pack 11 participated in the Ocean Hour Cleanup service activity at the Naval Live Oaks Preserve. More...


District receives storm damage estimates

Santa Rosa County Schools were hit with between $750,000 to $850,000 in estimated damages from last month’s flooding. More...

Gifted program to be improved

Santa Rosa County School District wants to establish an IB (International Baccalaureate) program in one of its high schools. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  5/21/2014   Bolton, Casey Irene, W/ F, 26, 1000 block Summit Ln., Gulf Breeze, obstructing justice  5/26/2014   More...


Peek performance

Senior passes on ­graduation ceremony to play in FACA All Star Game

The 332-member Gulf Breeze High Class of 2014 was short at least one ­member Saturday as Garrett Peek ­became, according to ­reports, only the third Dolphin to ever be selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association’s All Star Game More...

GBHS graduates to continue athletic careers

Gaines, Dorf, Arnold become college athletes

Three more members of the Gulf Breeze High Class of 2014 walked across the stage at the Pensacola Bay Center ­Saturday, knowing that they haven’t played in their final athletic competition.  More...

Varsity baseball award winners

Front, from left: Benji Diaz, Andy Creech, Garrett Peek, Kale Jarvis and Connor Crooke were varsity baseball award winners at the recent GBHS Baseball Awards Banquet at LaBrisa. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

thursday, may  GBA Chamber Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., K9 Splash-N-Dash  monday, june 2  City Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers   More...


Restless Leg Syndrome no laughing matter

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: Why do people snicker when I tell them I have RLS? They wouldn’t laugh if they knew the amount of sleep deprivation I have endured during the 20 years it took to correctly diagnose it. More...

Waldron earns Nurse of the Year Award

Baptist Health Care recently announced that Megan Waldron, R.N., BSN, Charge Nurse, Baptist Hospital, has been selected as the Nurse of the Year for the area. More...

Gulf Power lauded for hiring veterans

Three leading military surveys have named Gulf Power Company and its parent company, Southern Company, a top employer for both active duty and military veterans.  More...


Political Cartoon

Full Story

Who is to blame for the flooding?

The April 29 rain storm caught many by surprise, including weather forecasters. More...

What is really going on?

Letters to the Editor

In Sunday’s May 18 Pensacola News Journal (I’m down to buying Sunday’s paper) had three climate change articles written by Liberal Democrats, “Storms a result of a warming planet” opinion by Larry Chamblin, “Climat More...

GBMS principal leaving

After five years at the helm, Gulf Breeze Middle School Principal Richard Cobb is leaving the office to become Director of Santa Rosa Community Schools, in Milton. More...

‘It’s a horrible tragedy’

Four-year-old drowns near Ft. Pickens

A 4-year-old boy drowned near Fort Pickens over the Memorial Day weekend after he fell overboard his grandfather’s boat without a life jacket on.  According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the child, Logan Fontana More...

Storm costs adding up

During and after the rain storm that fell over Gulf Breeze a month ago, the city utilized funds to fix repairs while they worked on developing a Storm Water Task Force to address any future floods, story 3A.   More...



Island News

Supreme Court OK with Brown’s decision to tax beach leaseholders

Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown said the Florida Supreme Court has denied the Navarre Beach Leaseholders motion for clarification to its recent 7-0 ruling to tax leasehold properties on Navarre Beach.  More...

Are you looking for a napkin?

It was an early flight. I boarded the plane before 6 a.m. and started reading the magazine I just purchased in the gift store. After the drone of the airline safety spiel, the beverage cart made its way to my seat. More...


‘Joe’ a dynamite drama

Nicolas Cage, though he’s had some sizable ups and downs in his career, is one of the strongest dramatic actors living today.  More...

Make it a night in with top DVD rentals

Top 10 DVD, Blu-ray Rentals 1. The Hobbit: The Desolation  of Smaug (PG-13) Ian McKellen 2. The Legend of Hercules (PG-13) Kellan Lutz 3. 47 Ronin (PG-13) Keanu Reeves 4. More...

| WEEK OF May 29 - June 4 |

Thursday, May 29  nMay 31, 6:30 p.m. June 1, 4 p.m. June 2 - 4, 6:30 p.m. Community Maritime Park Vs. Jacksonville   More...


GBHS graduates enjoy late, then later night

Class of '14, hour after graduation ceremony ends, enjoys night at Waterville for Project Grad

Saturday was a hectic day for many members of Gulf Breeze High's newest alumni members.  GBHS was the third of three graduations Saturday at the ­Pensacola Bay Center.  Dylan Cannon, who ­became a father that day, was the ­opening speaker. More...

GBHS Class of 2014 one with diverse interests

The GBHS Class of 2014 joined the alumni ranks ­Saturday, netting close to $16 million in scholarship monies. The following are some of the clubs the seniors were ­involved in during their time at GBHS. More...

Gulf Breeze High's JROTC in top three percent in nation

This year’s Gulf Breeze High School Air Force JROTC, under Lt. Col. David Landfair and Master Sgt. Laura Sauls, received a Distinguished Unit with Merit award, putting its cadets in the top three percent of 863 units worldwide.  More...


Michael Allen Bennett

Michael Allen Bennett, a true southern gentleman with an ever-present smile and an inviting laugh passed away suddenly but peacefully in his sleep at his home in Gulf Breeze, Florida on May 24, 2014. More...

Home & Garden

A witness to history

GBES students attend naturalization ceremony

The pledge of allegiance will mean so much more to Gulf Breeze Elementary School teacher Shelley Mann after reciting it along with 110 new Americans at their naturalization ceremony.  “I’ll never say the pledge the same way again,&rd More...

Chalk It Up!

A rtists came from far and wide to participate in the third annual Chalk it Up! Pensacola Sidewalk Art Festival. Despite the original date being pushed back due to rain, event organizers said the turnout was better than ever.  More...

Organic farming ‘fad’ here to stay

I have a big garden this year. It is the biggest garden I have ever done. The total area I am growing on is about 7,000 square feet. For a lot of the country this is about an average size family garden. More...



NOTICE OF SALE The property describ­ed below, stored at BETTA STOR­IT, 2999 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL will be dis­posed of in accordance with Florida statute 83.801.809 at the above address on 6/7/14 at 10 A.M.   More...