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Candidates prepare for primary election

The deadline for qualifying candidates for the upcoming Santa Rosa County general election, taking place on November 4, has been reached.  Here is an updated list of the candidates running in the primary election:  County Commissioner Distr More...

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30 Years Ago July 5, 1984   Ben Gunniss was awarded a plaque from the GB Police Department for quick thinking and heroic actions on April 8 when he saved the life of Paul Hoque.  20 Years ago July 7, 1994   More...

Armstrong earns Eagle Scout rank

Morgan Armstrong, a senior at Gulf Breeze High School and Boy Scout with Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church Troop 11, passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on Thursday June, 19.  Morgan completed construction of two 16-ft. More...

Jordans celebrate family reunion

The descendants of James S, Jordan and Edna Mae Jordan celebrated their heritage on Saturday, June 21. They connected with family from other states as well as closer to home and from one generation to another. More...


Man facing life in prison for crime

A Gulf Breeze man convicted of kidnapping and sexually battering a female on Pensacola Beach was convicted by a jury on June 26 for his crimes.  Bret Randall May, 43, was convicted of the two counts of sexual battery and one count of kidnapping More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

FELONIES  6/25/2014  Flack, Brad Lee, W/M, 30, 2000 block Andorra St., Navarre, drug possession  6/27/2014  More...

July 4 closures

The following offices and departments are closed Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours of operation resume Monday, July 7. More...


Beverly Baggett Cleveland

Beverly Baggett Cleveland, age 76, of Gulf Breeze, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. Beverly was born on January 13, 1938 in Mobile, Ala. She graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings


Thursday 3  GBA Chamber Business Development Committee Meeting 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., GBA Chamber North End Tourist Development Committee 8:30 a.m., SRC Chamber of Commerce  Friday 4   More...


Cut the nerve, end the pain?

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 85 and in fairly good health, but I am in my ninth year of extremely painful post-herpetic neuralgia. Instead of diminishing, the pain is increasing. It could be that the gabapentin (600 mg, three times daily) is wearing off. More...


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Happy 238th Birthday, America

Letters to the Editor

Independence Day, AKA as the Fourth of July, is a Federal National holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.  More...

Fraud has many faces

As Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, I make it a top priority every day to help keep your hard-earned money in your pockets, where it belongs. More...



LEGAL NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that the Canvassing Board for the August 26, 2014, Primary Election, will meet at 2:00 p.m., July 7, 2014 in the Santa Rosa County Elections Office located at 6495 Caroline St., Room 100, to review the curren More...

Bridge plan adds parking spaces at boat launch

The new Pensacola Bay Bridge can potentially change boat launch parking on the west side of Gulf Breeze near the bridge’s landing location.  More...

City’s action to pump storm water was OK’d after the fact

The City of Gulf Breeze made a quick decision following the flood back on April 29 to “obtain permission” from the Department of Environmental Protection to temporarily push flood waters out of neighborhoods and into nearby waterways, acc More...



Island News

Rattle snake encounter gives man’s ego a real beating

Ed and Karen were taking a walk through the neighborhood last week. They made their way down the street and turned toward the middle school. More...


‘22 Jump Street’ funny but forgettable

Hollywood has a problem with sequels, especially when it comes to comedy. The second a film makes any kind of profit, whether it be $20 million or 200, studios automatically feel the need to make a follow up. More...

NBSTCC to help protect endangered turtles

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC) has partnered with Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) to adopt the center’s new “Responsible Pier Initiative,” to promote a healthy pier environment for sea turtles and other More...

Florida Forest Service offers tips for fireworks safety

The Florida Forest Service wants to remind all Floridians to use fire and fireworks safely and responsibly while celebrating on this Fourth of July.  More...


School days for 2014-15 will be extended 6 minutes

Students in Santa Rosa County’s public schools will be going to school six minutes longer each day beginning in August. More...


Tiger Point two-fer

TP 9s, 10s win World Series crowns, GBSA 8s take second

Tiger Point had a day to remember on Sunday as both their 9-under and ­­10 under All Star teams both won World Series at the 2014 Nations Drafted League All Star ­National Championships at Shoreline Park.  More...

Church softball teams wanted

The Gulf Breeze ­Comunity Center is looking for softball teams from local churches to play in a weekly league this summer.   If you have a team that’s ­interested, call Ryan ­Ottensmeyer at the Community Center at (850) 934-5140.   More...

Gulf Breeze Wave 12s take runner up at Destin Summer Games Tourney

The Gulf Breeze Wave’s ­­12 ­under and 11-under teams both took second at the Destin ­Summer Games ­Tournament Sunday.  Championship game ­Diamond Dawgs 7, Wave 3: The Diamond Dawgs scored four runs in the fifth to pull away in the champio More...

Home & Garden

Caring for your teeth

can prevent diabetes, heart disease and more

Overall health is tied to dental health. Everyone knows that going to the dentist regularly can help prevent tooth decay, but did you know that it might help prevent a heart attack? More...

Citizens plan to help displaced ospreys

Citizens stepped forward to help three baby Osprey and their mother find a permanent home off of Bay Street in Gulf Breeze after their makeshift home fell off the top of a tree that sits along the bay.   More...

Entertain family and friends in this large home in GB Proper

A lovely home on a quiet cul-de-sac that is perfect for entertaining is now available.  Located at 144 Windsor Place in the desirable Northdliffe area in Gulf Breeze proper, this home as a beautiful pool, Hotsprings spa, tennis court and deck th More...