February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Prescribed burns planned for Live Oaks

Gulf Island National Seashore is making preparations to conduct up to 4 prescribed burns in the Naval Live Oaks Reservation area sometime within the coming months.  The announcement was made early this week by Superintendent Dan Brown. More...

PACE maker

Former Gulf Breeze City Mayor Beverly Zimmern was recently honored as the Pensacola Area Chamber’s Community Leader of the Year at the chamber’s annual PACE Awards celebration.   More...

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10 Years Ago  Feb. 24, 2005  City leaders encouraged a big turnout for a meeting discussing the change of the Pensacola Bay Bridge to six lanes.  5 Years Ago  Feb. More...

Student reaching out to flood victims

A Gulf Breeze resident is reaching out to City of Gulf Breeze residents who were affected by the April 2014 flood.  More...

IMPACT 100 wraps up recruitment

Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Inc., who gave away 10 grants totaling $1,025,000 last year, recently wrapped up their 2015 recruitment.  More...


Stephen King book, 11/22/63, soon to become tv series

Q: I’ve really enjoyed watching Garret Dillahunt on my favorite drama, “Justified.” It’s such a change from his “Raising Hope” role. What else does he have coming up? -- Natalie R., via email  More...

‘Still Alice’ engaging and especially powerful

Julianne Moore brought us countless interesting and complex performances over the years, some of my favorites being her roles in “Boogie Nights” and “The Kids Are All Right” (two drastically different movies). More...


Children learn healthy habits

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Off on the right note

Gulf Breeze Middle School Band had 33 students chosen for the Santa Rosa All-County Honor Band. The concert was held at the Milton High School Auditorium the evening of January 23. More...

Lutheran School to host trivia night

Good Shepherd Lutheran School will be hosting its first annual Trivia Night on Saturday, March 14. The doors open at 6 p.m. and play will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Come and enjoy an evening with your friends in friendly competition. More...


Jane V. Hubbard


Jane Hubbard1932-2015Our beloved Jane Hubbard passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Pensacola, FL following a brief battle with cancer. She was 82 years old. More...

Minta Lillian Urquhart Forester

Mrs. Minta Lillian Urquhart Forester, 73, of Ozark, Ala., died Thursday, February 19, 2015, in Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  More...

Joseph Reynes

Joseph Reynes, 80, of Gulf Breeze passed away February 23, 2015.  Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2015 at The Beach Church at Pensacola Beach.  Church Services will follow at 11 a.m. More...


To Your Good Health

Which blood pressure reading is right?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 70-year-old man with high blood pressure. I take a calciumchannel blocker and a diuretic to control it. I am concerned about systolic readings that can vary 10-12 points when I take my blood pressure five-10 minutes apart. More...


Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

Let’s be realistic about TPGC   You wrote a small editorial piece about the golf complex which doesn’t sound like your previous articles. More...

On the Spot:

“Do you think guns should be allowed on college campuses?”
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Breaking News - 2/26/2015 5:53 PM

Garcon toll will go up to $5

SunPass users will pay $4

Starting sometime soon, Abraham Lincoln will be your best friend if you want to get across the Garcon Point Bridge.That’s because you will need one of him, or five George Washington’s to get across the Garcon Point Bridge per vehicle axle. More...

Former mayor passes away

The City of Gulf Breeze lost one of its champions when former Mayor Joseph Reynes passed away on Monday, Feb. 23 at the age of 80. More...

PB a ‘Top 5’ destination

One of the world’s leading travel review site has ranked Pensacola Beach one of the nation’s top beaches with their annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.  The announcement came last week from the website whose reviewers helped move More...



Island News

Selfie sticks are just one way to extend reach

Today, let’s consider the selfie stick. It’s basically an extension for a cellphone camera that allows to you increase the distance for taking self portraits or “selfies”. Some folks call it the wand of narcissism. More...


Pensacola Beach has the most female lifeguards this year than it has ever employed, with a total of 11. Public Safety Director Bob West the beach also has the most first time lifeguards in its history — with 29.  More...


Drug store employee booked for stealing hydrocodone pills

Deputies from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Navarre Walgreens employee after she was allegedly caught stealing thousands of hydrocodone pills over the course of 5 months.  Deputies originally responded to a theft compla More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  2/17/2015  Owens, Mathew Wade, W/M, 38, 5000 block National Ct., Gulf Breeze, probation violation  Ruben, Lauren Elizabeth, W/F, 19, 400 block Dolphin St., Gulf Breeze, probation violation   More...

Gulf Breeze Police

DUIs keep police busy

Gulf Breeze police were kept busy with traffic stops over the weekend.  Saturday, Feb. 21  Ashley Spencer, 26 of Gulf Breeze was arrested for DUI at 1:17 a.m.  Sunday, Feb. More...


GB Softball now 7-0

Lady Dolphins score two in seventh, one in ninth to beat Rutherford 3-2

The Gulf Breeze Lady ­Dolphin softball team were three outs from its first loss of the season before scoring two in the seventh and one in the ninth to win at Rutherford 3-2 in extra innings Friday.  Down 2-0 after six innings, freshman Taylor B More...

Lady Dolphin lax beats Buchholz, Bolles

The Gulf Breeze Lady ­Dolphin lacrosse team remained undefeated on the 2015 ­season with wins over Gainesville ­Buchholz and Jacksonville Bolles last weekend.  More...


Thursday, Feb. 26 Softball vs. Bay, 6 p.m. JV softball at ­Milton, 6 p.m. Tennis at Mobile Invitational, TBA Friday, Feb.  More...

Calendar of Events

Feb. Calendar of Meetings

Thursday Commissioner Regular 26 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room Local Mitigation Meeting 1:30 p.m., Public Servic More...

WEEK OF February 26 - March 7

‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ Thursday, Feb. 26 - Saturday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2:30 p.m. Ashmore Find Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, PSC Pensacola campus More...

Home & Garden

TALK of the Town

Garden club hosts meetings

The Driftwood Garden Club met at the Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church on January 22 with President Marti Vickery presiding. The hostesses of the event was Ann Hunt, Betsye Haddock and former gulf Breeze Mayor Beverly Zimmern.  More...

National Merit Scholarship FINALISTS

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NOTICE OF CHANGE OF LAND USE AND INTENT TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE  The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board and Board of County Commissioners will conduct public hearings to consider a change of land use and/or rezoning of land areas depicted on the ma More...