March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Developer wants 4-story apartments

A Real Estate Investment and Development Company is eyeing the possibility of erecting a 4-story apartment complex behind the Walmart Neighborhood Market and behind one of Gulf Breeze’s oldest neighborhoods.   More...

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Community

Gulf Coast Friends green with envy

Gulf Coast Friends is inviting their members and friends to come wear green to celebrate their St. Patrick’s Day program at their March luncheon and meeting on Thursday, March 12 at Tiger Point Golf Club. Doors open at 11 a.m.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 2/24/2015 Tiffin, Thomas Jeffrey, W/M, 49, 5000 block Millbend Pl., Gulf Breeze, aggravated battery, possession of weapon 2/25/2015 More...

FLASHBACKS

10 Years Ago March 3, 2005 Police Chief Peter Paulding received City Council approval to proceed and draft an ordinance for the red light camera program, which was aimed at making the intersection safer and reduce the number of wrecks. More...

School

GBMS students take over city council

Filling some big shoes

Eighth grade government students from Gulf Breeze Middle School took over the Monday Gulf Breeze City Council meeting as part of its annual tradition. More...

Air Force JROTC flying high

GBHS JROTC Drill Team placed second while competing against 16 other Air Force teams in Armed Drill at a competition in Melbourne Florida over the weekend. More...

WBMS celebrating National School Breakfast Week

Children who eat breakfast at school start the day ready to learn-reflected in higher test scores and better classroom ­behavior. More...

Obituaries

John E. Nye

1922-2015

John E. Nye was born on April 22, 1922 in Rochester, N.Y. His parents were the late Judge Olin T. Nye and Ethel Pierce Rawlinson Nye. His early years were spent in Buffalo, N.Y., moving to Watkins Glen, N.Y. when he was 3 years old.  More...

Calendar of Events

March

Calendar of Meetings   More...

WEEK OF March 5 - March 11

n RadioLive Thursday, March 5, 6 p.m. Museum of Commerce Musical guests include Ed Gerhard, Louise Mosrie and Cliff Eberhardt. Donations of non-perishable items for Manna Food Pantries are accepted at the door. Admission is free. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Yes, Liberals Are Less Patriotic

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani instantly became the most notorious man in America when he said at a conservative dinner in Manhattan that President Barack Obama doesn’t love America.  More...

Welcome to Tallahassee’s Festival of Bad Ideas

OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE – Some Florida towns have a strawberry festival; some have a seafood festival or a jazz festival or even a frog leg festival. More...

Golf success a long shot

Auditor could determine what will happen to city’s investment

Steve Paris, a partner in Private Club Associates, made a presentation to the City of Gulf Breeze on Monday about the potential future of the Tiger Point Golf Course.  “There is a sense of urgency,” he said.  More...

City eyeing warning system for bay bridge

The City of Gulf Breeze is already formulating ways to help cut back on driver fatigue during the construction of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge, which could start as early as 2016.  More...

Bridge toll will hit $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 Washingtons to get across the bridge, which separates Milton from More...

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Island News

Ferry landing to proceed without palapa, for now

There will be a National Parks Service ferry servicing at least part of Pensacola Beach in 2017, with or without the improvements to the Quietwater Beach pier. More...

Do not disturb Florida's nesting turtles

It can be thrilling to watch a sea turtle crawl onto the beach at night and dig a large hole in the sand to lay dozens of eggs. Just remember that “Do not disturb” is the best behavior to follow when observing a nesting sea turtle.  More...

Entertainment

It’s hard to decide when you’re shopping for dressy flip flops

It’s time to purchase some new dress flops, or “drops” as I prefer. Every year about this time, I indulge in a new set of flip flops. More...

‘The Lazarus Effect’ not a horror movie

There’s a distinct difference in a thriller and a horror movie, one that moviegoers don’t seem to be picking up on as of late. More...

Plant early but prepare for cold snaps

The official date for the first day of Spring is March 20th. This is an equinox of light and dark. My pear trees did not get the memo and started budding 3 weeks ago, yep, low temps and cold winds were no deterrent for blooming. More...

Sports

No. 2 Lady Dolphins drop first game of the season

Gulf Breeze opens play this week with 10-1 record

The Gulf Breeze High ­softball team gave up four runs in the sixth inning ­Saturday without Mortimer Jordan High getting a base hit as the ­Morris Ala.- based school handed GBHS its first loss of the season 5-4 at the ­Arnold Marlin Invitational.&nbs More...

Unbeaten Lady Dolphins face toughest test Saturday

GBHS plays at Oak Hall in rematch of last year’s district championship game

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphins will face its toughest test to date on Saturday when they travel to Gainesville to face Oak Hall ­Academy. More...

deKozan steps down

Von deKozan, who led the Dolphin basketball team to the school’s only postseason win in 2012, stepped down as Dolphin basketball coach after six seasons.  More...

Legals

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE

The reading and adoption of the following proposed Ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., March 26, 2015, in the Commissioners meeting room at the County Administrative Complex, located at 649 More...

NOTICE TO BIDDERS MINI - HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida, will receive sealed bids for two mini – hydraulic excavators.   More...