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Cyclist critically injured on 98

A bicyclist is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital after being struck by a vehicle Saturday on Highway 98 westbound near Kitty Hawk Drive.  More...

City replacing meters

Yesterday, the City of Gulf Breeze began replacing and upgrading water meters in the city. Work will be done by workers wearing blue shirts marked with the logo “PVI Meter Team”. More...

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GBPD catch quite a hoot

On June 1, the Gulf Breeze Police Department answered a not-so-routine house call from a home at the 90 block of Shoreline Drive.  More...

A Colt named Pensacola

Pensacola was born around the ides of March at Los Arcos, a finca (rural property with large farm or ranch) located in Escorial, about an hour’s drive from Madrid. Champion, purebred Spanish horses are raised in Los Arcos. More...


FEMA center now SBA loan center

The State/FEMA disaster recovery center located at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center transitionend yesterday to a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center.  More...

Disaster Preparedness Guide now available

Santa Rosa County Division of Emergency Management’s latest all-hazards disaster guide is now available online at www.santarosa. More...

Guardian ad Litem seeks helpers

The Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation (GAL) will be holding volunteer training in the coming weeks on Saturday, June 14, and Thursday, June 19, at the Theodore Bruno Juvenile Justice Center in Pensacola.  Volunteer training will be More...


GB Arts awards scholarships

Gulf Breeze High senior artists Sara Jane Renfroe, Sydney Willard, Bailey Trzcinsky and Katie Taylor received $250 art scholarships each, given on behalf of Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. More...

Students recognized for essays

The Global Corner International Learning Center recognized Gulf Breeze Elementary 1st grader Ansley Ballenger and Oriole Beach Elementary 4th grader Natalia Mercado for their essays at the Annual Explorers’ luncheon on June 3 at the Pensacola Y More...

Santa Rosa FCAT scores top in state

Santa Rosa County Schools ended up right at the top of the 67 school districts in the state on the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Testing) in results released last Friday by the state.  More...


Marian Cowart

On May 21, 2014, Marian Alice Theresa Greise Tinsley-Cowart passed away, at home, after a year long battle with Methotrexate Lung Disease. She was surrounded by love and angels.  More...

Richard Rufus Kimble

Richard Rufus Kimble, a native of Dallas, formerly of Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away in a Dallas hospital on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the age of 69. He was a loving father, brother, and grandfather. More...

James “Ray” Hudson, Sr.

James Raymond “Ray” Hudson, Sr., 82, of Gulf Breeze passed away on June 3, 2014. Visitation was held on June 6, 2014 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South in Pensacola. The funeral followed at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South. More...


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Letters to the Editor

I want to publicly congratulate Lt Col Landfair, MSgt Sauls, and the Cadets of Gulf Breeze High School FL-932 for being awarded the “Distinguished Unit with Merit Award”. More...

On the Spot:

“What is the most rewarding part about being a camp counselor?”

“It is really fun to hang out with the kids.” Nina Ewens Gulf Breeze More...

Shooting suspect apprehended

A local man is behind bars for First Degree Attempted Murder after he allegedly shot at two people several times at a home in Navarre.  Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies got a call about a weapons complaint around 1:30 a.m. More...

Resident: County declined offer in 2005 to alleviate flooding

Back in 2005, a Whisper Bay subdivision neighbor gave the county an offer they couldn’t refuse — but in the end, it was declined.  That offer? More...

County, GBN hosting emergency flood meeting June 19 at TPCC

Gulf Breeze Commissioner Lane Lynchard, in conjunction with the Gulf Breeze News, is hosting a public meeting Thursday, June 19 at the Tiger Point Community Center to discuss the recent floods in the unincorporated Gulf Breeze area, the status of rep More...



Island News

Having trouble with your starter?

I pulled the rope, but it offered no real resistance. It retracted fine, but motor wouldn’t turn. The starting mechanism was broken. My weed-eater was as useless as a snowplow around here. More...


‘The Fault in Our Stars’ a sharp, refreshing look on love

Whenever I see a trailer for a new love story coming to theaters (whether it be involving sparkling vampires or the typical high-school sweethearts) I usually groan at how predictable and unoriginal the genre has become.  More...

SETSCO to throw ‘Taming of the Shrew’ after-party

A fantasy age of adventure and exploration, of science and discovery is coming to life in Pensacola on Friday, June 13. More...

| WEEK OF June 12 - June 20 |

Thursday, June 12  n Thursdays in the Park Thursday, June 12, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Navarre Park   Enjoy a free concert at Navarre Park as part of the free summer concert series. More...


GB, Tiger Point teams win tournaments

GBSA 12s, 8s, Tiger Point 16s win All Star Tourney; Wave 14s, Tiger Point 8s win GBHS Summer Classic

His team may have lost in the championship game on Sunday, but down the road, he’ll hope to win some championships with his team - and the opposition.  More...

Back to school

Nearly 40 youth ­baseball ­players spent two days getting instruction from members of the GBHS Baseball Coaching Staff and players. More...

Gearing up

Sydney Ezelle heads home for the Northwest Florida Riptide May 31 in Daphne. The rising senior, along with her Lady Dolphin ­teammates, opened summer league play this week. More...

Home & Garden

20 gift ideas for Father's Day

A new tie will sit on the shelf and a gift certificate may go in the drawer. The gift dad will always remember is time spent with you. Gulf Breeze News staffers made some recommendations on things to do with dear old dad this Sunday. 1 Pier fishing. More...

Cottage charm on Pensacola Beach

30 Sugar Bowl Lane Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 MLS# 448988 3BD/3BA 2,837 SF $695,000

A rare find on Pensacola Beach. Enjoy the photos of this New England style cottage that is tucked away in a private “sanctuary” on Pensacola Beach.  More...

2014 garden year off to a good start

The taste of a fresh ripe tomato brings back memories and makes new ones all at the same time. Eaten any variety of ways, tomatoes are among the favorite flavors of summer. More...