December 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas Eve tragedies stun GB

Two 17-year-old students involved in separate incidents on Christmas Eve, 2013

Editor’s Note: Although these events happened in 2013, the Gulf Breeze News did not publish these stories until Jan. 2, 2014.  Two Christmas Eve tragedies stunned Gulf Breeze in 2013.  More...

Voters reject 1 cent sales tax

Voters reject proposal to fund a new county courthouse

The voters of Santa Rosa County spoke and the sales tax will remain at 6.5 percent. More...

The Blue Angels air show returns

Record crowds watch the performance team at Pensacola Beach after a one year absence due to federal budget cuts

The thrilling U.S. More...

Beach land ruled taxable

Florida Supreme Court ruling raises many questions for leaseholders

A decision by the Florida Supreme Court will impact not only the future of the Santa Rosa Island Authority, but also the future of every resident, business and visitor to Pensacola Beach.  More...

No ‘Party Down South’

The Santa Rosa Island Authority showed no favoritism when CMT’s reality show “Party Down South” attempted to film on Pensacola Beach. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Dec. Calendar of Meetings

Wednesday 31  Gulf Breeze City Hall Closed GBA Chamber Closed  Thursday 1  Gulf Breeze News Closed  Monday 5  SRC Commissioner Committee   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 12/22/2014  West, Sarah Ann, W/F, 26, 1000 block Champagne Ave., Gulf Breeze, drug possession  12/23/2014   More...

Flashbacks

30 Years Ago Jan. 3, 1985  The Gulf breeze high School Cheerleading team became national champions in Dallas, Texas. They were recognized by the school and the community of Gulf Breeze.  20 Years Ago Jan. 5, 1995   More...

Entertainment

‘The Interview’ a refreshing comedy

“The Interview” is an extremely ridiculous movie, but if you’re a fan of either Seth Rogen or James Franco, you probably knew that going in. More...

'Boyhood' captures youth growing up in real time

COUCH THEATER -- DVD PREVIEWS

PICKS OF THE WEEK   More...

Mark your calendar for 2015!

Give yourself a head start in planning for 2015 with these annual events.  February  Pensacola Double Bridge Run  Saturday, Feb. 7   More...

Home & Garden

Historical Society celebrates 25 years

The Gulf Breeze Area Historical Society History celebrated 25 years of service to the community on Sunday, Dec. 14. The event took place at the Pensacola Beach residence of Gordon and Bette Sprague and many penguins of all sizes were there. More...

Plant cold tolerant seeds for May harvest

Happy New Year! Wow 2015, just sounds odd. Seems like a milestone, banner year ahead. Set your goals and work to exceed them.  More...

Breaking News - 1/6/2015 10:21 PM

Video: Amy Lee Giorgio traffic stop

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Flood, ice storm top 2014 news

24-inch rainfall floods homes, businesses

The night of April 29, a freak rain storm ravaged the Gulf Breeze peninsula, causing major flooding, power outages and destroying dozens homes and roadways. The storm displaced families from homes and belongings, but brought the community together. More...

Ice storm paralyzes traffic

Interstate 10, Pensacola Bay Bridge close for days, stranding motorists

Freezing rain, snow and sleet that froze over roadways the evening of January 28 made commuting unbearable, it not impossible for many in the area.  The day after the storm, the City of Gulf Breeze looked like a ghost town.  Schools in Esca More...

First female mayor steps down

Beverly Zimmern took office after death of Mayor Gilchrist in 2009

What can be considered as the end of an era for the city came in early September as Mayor Beverly Zimmern, in front of family, friends, and staff, announced her resignation as the Mayor of Gulf Breeze.  More...

City restricts parking on lawns

Ordinance requiring boats, RVs and trailers to be on slabs took effect March 1

Residents in the City of Gulf Breeze are now required to ad - here to the new RV and boat storage ordinance that was voted into law by the city in 2013.  More...

Changes at County

Two new officials elected to BOCC, School Board

Santa Rosa County District 1 (Pace) county commissioner, Jim Williamson, 67, passed away in April. He was later replaced on the board by his son, Jayer Williamson, who was appointed by Governor Rick Scott.  More...

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Island News

Police apprehend several for DUI

Gulf Breeze Police

Tuesday, Dec. 16   A traffic stop for an expired license plate tag led to the arrest of the driver and passenger of the vehicle for carrying a concealed firearm (weapon) at 4:56 p.m. More...

Office closures announced for January 1

The following city and county offices will be closed Thursday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s:  Regular hours of operation will resume Friday, Jan. 2. More...

Vehicle vs. building

Last Tuesday an Action Restoration box truck collided with the side of Center for Site located in Tiger Point. The incident occurred around 7 a.m. at the business, located at the 3500 block of Highway 98. More...

Sports

By the end of the Jan. 1st, we'll know which two teams will play for it all

New Year's resolution

Sure, there are a number of bowl games remaining. A few of which offer intriguing matchups and storylines. More...

Dolphins trip up most Gurus

The NFL regular season ­concluded on Monday with the ­Miami Dolphins' loss tripping up all but one of the Gridiron Gurus.  WIth the NFL Wild Card games being finalized after the News'' ­( early) deadline, this week's game are all college games, More...

BOWL SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 1 e2-Auburn vs. Wisconsin................11a OUTBACK BOWL  e-Michigan State vs. Baylor......11:30a GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL CLASSIC  a-Missouri vs. More...

Opinion

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Reflections and evaluations

The world of a newspaper publisher is always looking ahead, usually one week at a time or in the case of our entertainment magazine, one month at a time.  By the time we ship one issue off to the printer, we immediately fast forward in our minds More...

What’s happened to our libraries?

The Gulf Breeze Library needs to overhaul its overhaul.  Renovations a few years ago slashed the number of book shelves in favor of desolate open areas with a few lonely periodicals drifting from one empty table to the next.  More...