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City to host annual cleanup event

Next Saturday, October 25, the City of Gulf Breeze will be hosting their annual Shoreline Cleanup event, weather permitting. From 7 a.m. More...


20 Years Ago October 20, 1994  Gulf Breeze Fire Department volunteers were recognized for being first on the scene for almost all emergencies in the area when vehicles were dispatched. More...

Local poet to read at upcoming open mic night

Susan Lewis, local poet and author of five books will read from her latest titles “Hesitation Marks and Misfits” and “Hellraisers and Orphans: They Don’t Belong” at West Florida Literary Federation’s Open Mic, Tues More...


‘The Skeleton Twins’ good, not great

I was a tad disappointed in “The Skeleton Twins” and that surprised me because it was one of my most anticipated movies to come out this year. More...

WEEK OF October 16 - October 22

n 11th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County Now - October 31 Santa Rosa County   This month enjoy more than a dozen festivals, plan an adventure zipline tour or snorkeling outing at the annual tour. More...


WBMS Students Prep for Robotics Competition

The Woodlawn Beach Middle School Robotics team is preparing to compete at the Boosting Engineering Science Technology, or BEST, Robotics competition hosted at UWF on October 25.  The competition, which boasts teams from across the Panhandle, dem More...



1927­— 2014

Nancy Marie Bowling Harrelson (1927- 2014) passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014, after a long struggle with cardiac disease. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings


Thursday 16  GBA Chamber Networking’s A Breeze Luncheon 11:30 a.m. More...


Open enrollment: a great time to review your retirement plan

If you work for a medium to large sized company, you may now be entering the “open enrollment” period — that time of year when you get to make changes to your employee benefits. More...

Home & Garden

Women in Business

Patricia Russo Owner of Professional Hearing Aid Center helps people hear what they are missing

The sound of laughter, the siren of a fire truck and the whisper of affection from a loved one are examples of things we enjoy when we have the ability to hear. More...

Who will take the crown?

The following girls were elected to the 2014 GBHS Homecoming Court (front, from left): seniors Haley Moss, Sara Post, Rachel Carr, Jordan Signor, Alex Chastain, Camille Adkison, Sammi Sontag and Mere More...

Student contracts Enterovirus D68

Santa Rosa County Department of Health officials confirmed last week that an 8-year-old Escambia County boy who attends a Santa Rosa County school was infected with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).  A letter went home with children last Friday alerting More...

SRSO awaiting autopsy results

Report: Toddler crawled through dog door before drowning in pool

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine what causedthedeathofa1½-year-oldboy back on October 7.  More...

Flood relief could be coming to Holley by the Sea

Holley by the Sea residents will have the chance to make the county aware of any flood issues in their neighborhood, which could lead to drainage projects in their neighborhood. More...



Island News

Some little things really press my buttons

I have a few pet peeves. They shouldn’t be a big deal, but somehow I find myself getting frustrated when someone crosses my little scrimmage lines. More...

Managing your plants produces results

I have worked with a wide variety of people on various plant projects over the years. From crusty, grumpy old horticulturists to enthusiastic aspiring new gardeners. Plant management may be the primary personality exposer of all the garden duties. More...

Fee simple title could impact master leaseholders, SRIA advises

A letter will soon be going out to all commercial lease holders on Pensacola Beach to get their feedback on what they would like to see the Santa Rosa Island Authority do concerning commercial businesses if the courts decide that leaseholders will be More...


SRSO investigating warrant scams

Local residents have recently been flocking to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office to report fraud.  More...

Cadets host one-of-a-kind drill meet

Dozens of students from Gulf Breeze High School’s Air Force JROTC unit teamed together to plan, organize, and manage a 14- school drill meet last Saturday at GBHS football stadium. More...

Car window ‘shot out’ on bay bridge

Tuesday, Sept. 30   At 10:43 p.m, Tabitha R. Brown, 30 of Pensacola was arrested at 200 Pensacola Beach Blvd. for suspicion of DUI.  Thursday, Oct. 2   Brianna L. Mayor, 37 of Pensacola Beach was arrested at 200 Pensacola Beach Blvd. More...


Hail Mary heartbreak

Mosley scores 14 in final 12 seconds to stun GBHS, 35-28; Homecoming game Friday

Traditionally, baseball is the ‘game of inches.’  But don’t tell that to the ­Dolphin football team.  Gulf Breeze had the better of Mosley for more than three quarters Friday before the host Dolphins scored twice in the ­f More...


Thursday, Oct. 16 JV football at West Florida, 6 p.m.  Friday, Oct. 17 Football vs. West Florida, 7 p.m.   More...

Cowbell sweet ­music for some Gurus

Hail State was good for some and not for others last week for the Gurus.  Chris Vlachos was one of four ­Gurus that went with the Bulldogs, which allowed him to go 9-1 for the week. More...


Attacks a cause for concern?

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: In the past six weeks, I have had five TIA events, ranging from a minute or so to six minutes. My symptoms are: a loss of control of my right leg, moving up to my right arm and fingers; and a loss of speech. More...


Why do we need a new courthouse?

Santa Rosa County has grown, changed

When the current courthouse was built there were fewer than 14,000 residents in Santa Rosa. Today we have over 160,000 people living in our county. They deserve a safe, modern and secure place to access our judicial system.  More...

The current courthouse is deteriorating

Within my first two weeks of being named the new Santa Rosa County Commissioner for District 1, I held a town hall meeting specifically on the new judicial center. More...

A new judicial facility will be up to date

On November 4 citizens of Santa Rosa County will make a very important decision on whether or not they feel that our county needs a new judicial facility.  There are currently six judges and one magistrate with no room for growth for additional More...