February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wildlife Commission could open bear hunting season

Yogi bear might have to take a rain check on his picnic this fall as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is eyeing the possibility of opening black bear hunting season back up after a 20 year hiatus.  Currently it is illegal to hunt or kill More...

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Community

Flashbacks

10 Years Ago Feb. 17, 2005  Andrews Institute building site is shifted to the West and construction is supposed to begin in the spring.  5 Years Ago Feb. 18, 2010   More...

Good times roll through downtown Pensacola

Above, former United Peninsula Association President and current Krewe of Lafitte member Don Richards prepares to throw a fist full of beads at the Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade last Saturday. More...

Club to hold annual camellia show, sale

Pensacola Camellia Club’s Camellia Show and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, February 28 at the Downtown Public Library at 229 Spring Street. This show is designed to attract the “average” camellia gardener.  More...

News

Garcon toll $3.75 — for now

Tolls on the Garcon Point Bridge will be the topic of a meeting between Rep. Doug Broxson and the attorney firm representing the bondholders on Thursday, Feb. 26.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   2/10/2015  Brill, Matthew Brent, W/ M, 32, 2000 block Teepee Rd., Naarre, drug possession  2/11/2015   More...

Resident faces multiple battery charges

A Navarre High School graduate waiting to be tried for allegedly sexual assaulting a woman last November was recently arrested after a victim came forward alleging the man sexually assaulted them in the back of the suspect’s car.  More...

Sports

Lady Dolphin softball stays perfect on season

The Gulf Breeze Lady ­Dolphin softball team got a threerun homer from Olivia Printiss, who struck out seven in their 6-1 win over Navarre Friday to ­improve to 5-0 on the season.  More...

Dolphins need SIX overtimes to beat Lincoln

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin lacrosse team loves their sport so much, so they wanted to keep playing - and playing and playing.  GBHS got a goal from ­Harold Hill with 35 seconds left in the sixth ­overtime to post an 8-7 win Friday in Tallahassee.&n More...

Schedules

Thursday, Feb. 19 Tennis vs. ­Niceville, (3:30 p.m.)   More...

Opinion

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City golf venture may profit

Let’s all admit that we’ve done something so stupid in the past, we think back and hit ourselves in the forehead every time we think about it. More...

We are working to keep our citizens safe

In addition to serving as your chief financial watchdog, my role as CFO grants me the unique privilege of serving as Florida’s state fire marshal. In this capacity, my team and I work to educate Floridians on the damaging impacts of fire.  More...

City bond manager explains

Capital Trust Agency Executive Director Ed Gray addressed the Gulf Breeze City Council Tuesday night to explain and defend his actions in overseeing the city’s financial investments. More...

GB: Trucks must move

The city council voted in Ordinance 0-15, regulating where commercial vehicles with signs can park within commercial areas at the second reading and public hearing on Tuesday.  More...

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Island News

A new VIC

The ribbon cutting for the new Pensacola Beach Visitor’s Center was held last week with an Open House hosting a few hundred people getting a view of the new building, which is twice the size of More...

SRIA rejects $1.7M ferry landing plan

It is “crunch time” for pursuing funding for a ferry service being proposed by the National Parks Service that would connect Pensacola Beach to other parts of the coast, like Pensacola, according to Santa Rosa Island Authority Environment More...

And the winner is...

In a few days the 87th annual film awards, affectionately known as “The Oscars” will be televised for the world to see. More...

Entertainment

WEEK OF February 19 - February 25

Gulf Coast School of MusicOpen HouseFriday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 2733 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. More...

‘A Most Violent Year’ doesn’t miss a beat

The word that keeps coming to mind in relation to my thoughts on “A Most Violent Year” is exquisite. I’m primarily speaking to the elegant, yet fierce, feel of the film and the complex duo of characters within. More...

‘Haves and Have Nots’ star unlike character

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: I am addicted to a show on OWN called “The Haves and Have Nots.” Can you tell me anything about this season? -- Penny T., via email   More...

School

GBMS, GBHS students excel at History Fair

The Santa Rosa County History Fair was held at Gulf Breeze Middle School on Friday, February 6, 2015.  Students from Gulf Breeze Middle, Gulf Breeze High, Hobbs Middle and Woodlawn Beach Middle schools participated in the National History Day co More...

Optimists to sponsor Oratorical contest

The Optimist Club of Gulf Breeze is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “How My ­Optimism Will Help Me Press On To ‘Greater Achievements of the Future.’” as part of the Optimist International ­Orator More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Feb.

Thursday 19  School Board Meeting 9 a.m., School Board & Superintendent’s Office GBA Chamber Networking’s A Breeze Luncheon 11:30 a.m. More...

Business

New contribution limits make 401(k) plans even more attractive

If you are interested in saving for retirement, here’s some good news: For 2015, the IRS has raised the maximum contribution limits for 401(k) plans from $17,500 to $18,000, and if you’re 50 or older, you can contribute an extra $6,000, u More...