October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Oil spill payouts top $18 million

Some claims have yet to be paid

There is still time for Florida Panhandle businesses and individuals to make a claim against BP (British Petroleum) for losses during the 2010 oil spill.  More...

Man gets life for molesting GB 8-year-old

A man who moved to Florida because he claimed there were no women in Texas was will spend the rest of his life beyond bars for molesting an 8-year-old Gulf Breeze girl.  State Attorney Bill Eddins made the announcement of Circuit Judge John Mill More...

Special Sections



Clubs prepping for Halloween

The Holley Navarre Senior Center’s Halloween Bash is on Saturday October 25 starting at 5 p.m. with outdoor grilled hamburgers and pumpkin pie. More...


30 Years Ago October 25, 1984  The Navarre Beach Fire Department was able to start receiving calls the week of October 25, 1984 after completing necessary training.  9 Years Ago   More...

GBHS Homecoming 2014

GBHS grad and Wahoos pitcher Ben Lively serves as the Grand Marshal in the 2014 GBHS Homecoming Parade. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   10/17/2014  Browning, Clarence Patrick, W/M, 47, 1000 block Red Sage Rd., Gulf Breeze, moving traffic violation  Jackson, Christopher Dain, W/M, 33, 8000 block Laredo St., Navarre, drug possession   More...

Teen charged with DUI manslaughter

A Navarre teenager has been charged with DUI Manslaughter of a Gulf Breeze man he allegedly hit and killed while driving under the influence back on July 7.  More...

Taylor eyeing District 3 seat for school board

My name is Jim Taylor from Navarre, and I am bringing my strong background in education to the forefront as I vie for the Santa Rosa County School Board District 3 seat.  More...


OBE kicks off National School Lunch Week in style

Whole grain and a whole lot of love is how Oriole Beach Elementary School Cafeteria Manager Stacey Bloodworth serves up her school lunches week after week.  But this past week was special for her and her staff.  More...

Homecoming game, dance caps off busy week at GBHS

The GBHS Student Body went all out last week,­getting into the spirit of­Homecoming with the ­various theme days.  Last Monday (see the Oct 16 edition of Gulf Breeze News) was Movie Monday, while Tuesday was Hardcore Day, where kids dressed up a More...


Dorothy “Dottie” Anne Chambliss Booker

September 20, 1931­— October 17, 2014

Dottie was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and lived in the Gulf Breeze area since 1957.  More...


Political Cartoon


Bring back ‘Made in the USA’

Letters to the editor

John F. Kennedy said, “The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower ... and to a higher rate of economic growth is ... More...

On the Spot:

What was your favorite school cafeteria lunch food?

  “Homemade yeast rolls with ranch.” Greta Osborn Gulf Breeze   “The rolls.” Carole McEachern Gulf Breeze   “Fried chicken.&rdqu More...



NOTICE OF SALE  The property described below, stored at BETTA STOR-IT, 2999 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL will be disposed of in accordance with Florida statute 83.801.809 at the above address on 11/1/14 at 10 A.M.   More...

Questions surround sale

Real Estate website changes listing for The Club II amid investigation

A Fort Lauderdale broker continues to refuse that he was working to help sell The Club II fitness facility, despite the fact that websites advertising the facility itself for sale were taken offline or manipulated after the broker was questioned abou More...

Msgr. Hunt graces area with 30 years

He is adored by his congregation and is a rock star of his own kind throughout the community. He holds the title of “Monsignor,” but people of all religions, creeds, and status respect and admire him.  More...



Island News

Cigarette blamed for bar blaze

Rip Tides Sports Grill and Gulf Front Tiki Bar behind the Holiday Inn and Resort on Pensacola Beach went up in flames late Friday afternoon after a discarded cigarette from a nearby hotel balcony sparked the bar’s roof on fire. More...

Pensacola Beach Elementary plans Carnival

Come one, come all to the fun fundraiser for Pensacola Beach Elementary, the fall carnival, on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

More Beaches to Woodlands fun this week in SR County

The final full week of activities for the 11th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County features a variety of Halloweenthemed events, more farm fun, sea turtles, a kiln opening and more.  More...


Celebrate the season with ghostly, historic tours

Ghosts, Murders and Mayhem Segway Tour   Take a tour through Downtown Pensacola’s supernatural and dark side. More...

‘This is Where I Leave You’ for regular people

“This is Where I Leave You” is not perfect, much like its characters. It’s got moments that simply don’t work and isn’t without conventional things that we’ve all seen before. More...

WEEK OF October 23 - October 29

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...


Miscues costly in Homecoming loss

West Florida scores 13 first half points off turnovers, beat Dolphins 27-7

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team moved the ball well between the 35s against West Florida. More...

Golf repeats as district, region champs

Geraghty low medalist at ­districts with 72

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin boys golf team, in a span of eight days, repeated as district and regional champions.  At the District 1-2A meet at Marcus Points on Oct. 14, GBHS senior Bryce Geraghty was the low medalist with an even-par 72. More...


Thursday, Oct. 23 Volleyball in ­District 1-5A championship at GBHS, 6 p.m. JV football vs Catholic, 6 p.m.  More...

Home & Garden

Women in Business

Dr. Karen Kennedy Board Certified Gynecologist her goal is to keep women healthy

Treating patients as individuals instead of treating diseases is the cornerstone of care at Dr. Karen Kennedy’s gynecological practice.   More...

The women of RE/MAX on the Coast

Working hard to serve the needs of their clients and community

RE/MAX on the Coast in the Publix Shopping Center is home to this amazing group of women real estate professionals. You will recognize these faces around the community. All of these women call Gulf Breeze or Pensacola Beach “home”. More...

Explore local gardens, markets this fall

Cooler days and nights are a welcome reprieve from the swelter of summer days. Plants appreciate the change and the decrease in detrimental insect feasting. More...