September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lots of lots?

Gilmore Dr. residents weigh in on option to divide

Residents of Gulf Breeze are passionate about the city in which they live, and that was apparent at Monday’s City Council meeting when dozens came to see a presentation given by fellow resident, Scott Wheatley, who proposed that the city create More...

City hiring engineers for storm water projects

The city is continuing to work with the Storm Water Task Force and is following their recommendation to hire engineering services for two storm water projects.  The first project involves having Baskerville- Donovan prepare a conceptual design e More...

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Moore's 5 grandsons earn Eagle Scout ranks

Becoming an Eagle Scout is something of which to be proud. It is highest rank that can be achieved in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). A Young man who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle.  More...


30 Years Ago  Sept. 20, 1984 Jack Tuttle worked on a proposed merit system with a reclassification study that was aimed to change Gulf Breeze residents’ job descriptions and salaries.  20 Years Ago   More...

WBMS to host SAC meeting Sept. 23

Woodlawn Beach Middle School will hold its first School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 23, at 1 p.m., in the media center at the middle school.   More...


‘The Congress’ a cinematic gem

“The Congress” is the type of movie that only comes along every other decade. It’s one of those innovative eye-openers that shows you what film really can be, an art form. More...

‘Longmire’ might get second chance on different network

Q: Now that “Dancing with the Stars” has started back up, I got to thinking about one of my favorite mirror-ball-trophy winners: Apolo Ohno. Can you tell me what he’s been doing lately? -- Frieda S. in Georgia  More...

WEEK OF September 18 - September 24

n ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Thursday, September 18, 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 19, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2:30 p.m.  More...


Special teams miscues cost Dolphins

Botched and blocked punts lead to two touchdowns in 54-38 loss

In a game where the two ­offenses put up similar ­numbers, it was starting field positions that doomed the ­Dolphins last week.  The Choctaw Indians scored touchdowns on its first ­possession of both halves - on a botched punt, and a blocked pun More...

Lady Dolphins lose first 3-0 match in five years

GBHS avenges loss with win over Arnold in tourney

It was history the Lady ­Dolphins didn’t want to make as Arnold became the first team to beat Gulf Breeze in straight sets in five years, beating GBHS 25-23, 25-23, 25-14 Sept. 9 in Panama City Beach.  More...


Thursday, Sept. 18  Boys golf at Miracle Strip Classic, (in Ft. ­Walton), 8:30 a.m.  Saturday, Sept. 20  Cross country at J.D. McDaniel ­Invitational, (at Jay, 8 a.m.)  Monday, Sept. 22   More...


Why is traveling long distances so tiresome for me?

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: Traveling for a length of time — say, six hours or more — on a train, bus or plane makes me rather tired. Others I discussed this with have had similar experiences. More...

Home & Garden

vendors offer a TASTE of Expo

The Gulf Breeze Chamber’s annual Taste of ExpoandBusiness and Family Expo on Friday and Saturday offered samples of food, beverages and take home a goody bag full of treats as well as a chance to interact with local businesses.   More...

Vaccinate your pets against rabies for just $10

On Friday, September 26, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County and Santa Rosa Animal Control will host the third drive through rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats in observance of World Rabies Day. More...

Keep your gardens up and growing this fall

If you planted the first of September you should have some healthy plants. Once the plants are a few inches tall, weed out any unwanted growth and thin the plants to the desired distance apart, then mulch all around the plant. More...

Enrollment causes shuffle at GBHS

Some class schedules at Gulf Breeze High were juggled around last week so several students were suddenly assigned to new classrooms with different teachers at different times of the school day than they have been used to dealing with since the beginn More...

Midway FD asks for $2.7M

Midway Fire District Commissioners are not raising the district’s millage rate this year, but they probably will be collecting more taxes then they did last year without a millage hike.  More...

Navarre man guilty of child abuse

Small sentenced to spend rest of life in prison

A Navarre man will spend the rest of his life in jail after he was convicted by a Santa Rosa County jury for sexual battery on a child under the age of 12, Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition in the Presence of a Child and Lewd or Lascivious Molestation.&n More...



Island News

SRIA investigating ways to speed up emergency response

Even though the Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting last week only lasted 12 minutes, with only four of six board members present, a few questions from those four did get some brief answers.  More...

Corvettes, corvettes and corvettes

Car enthusiasts got lots of eye candy this weekend at the annual Corvette show on Pensacola Beach. More...

Are you saving or spending on items?

Winn-Dixie does it. Beall's does it. Each time I shop at one of these places, they try to tell me how much money I have saved. More...


Traffic stops lead to drug arrests

Tuesday, Sept. 2   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

FELONIES   9/9/2014  Davis, Richard Allen, W/ M, 37, 3000 block River Rd., Navarre, obstructing justice  9/12/2014   More...


The photo in the Sept. 11 issue of Gulf Breeze News identified as Hurricane Ivan damage to St. Ann should have been attributed to damage at Our Lady of the Assumption on Pensacola Beach.  Gulf Breeze News regrets the error.   More...


Children get red carpet treatment at GB High

Numerous studies have shown that students who eat a healthy and well-balanced breakfast perform better academically and physically. More...

Debate team gearing up for Trivia Night Sept. 26

The Gulf Breeze High School Debate team is academically preparing for another stellar year. More...

GBMS band raising funds

The Gulf Breeze Middle School Band has 250 members this year. The band students are fundraising from now until through Wednesday, Sept. 24 to raise money for their band program. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings


Thursday 18  GBA Chamber Networking’s-a-Breeze Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites Local Mitigation Meeting 1:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room  Monday 22   More...


Watch for different risk levels of ‘muni’ bonds

Are you thinking of investing in municipal bonds? If so, you may have good reason particularly if you are in one of the higher tax brackets. More...


Political Cartoon

Full Story

My son never shared his grief

My name is Kathy Goodman, mother of William “Cody” Goodman, III. It is at this time my family is able to tell our late son’s story.  More...

Take ‘back room politics’ out of city

Last week’s article in the Gulf Breeze News from Tom Naile, “Something Smells Fishy”, struck a chord with a lot of residents of Gulf Breeze. I believe Tom “Nailed it”. More...



The City of Gulf Breeze will be conducting an auction of city property deemed surplus by the Gulf Breeze City Council in accordance with Ordinance Article 5: Surplus Property. More...