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Midway Fire Dept. getting ladder truck

Midway Fire is getting a new fire truck very soon. “Just waiting for a call from Defuniak Springs saying it is ready,” Midway Fire Chief Jonathan Kanzigg told Gulf Breeze News this week. More...

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Community

Clerk of Courts offers new payment options

Donald C. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff ’s Office.  Felonies  5/19/2015   Clark, Richard Samuel, W/M, 27, 8000 block Lucena St., Navarre, drug possession  5/21/2015   More...

Corrections

In the May 14 edition of the Gulf Breeze News in the story, “‘Prom House’ details emerge”, the story incorrectly stated the party was after prom on April 11. More...

Entertainment

New series explores Southern cuisine

Q: I really liked a show on the Cooking Channel called “Unique Eats,” especially brothers Matt and Ted Lee. Can you tell me what else they have coming up? -- Ginger F., via email  More...

Sports

Kostic’s curtain call

Teacher, coach, athletic director was involved with GBHS in all five decades of school’s history; will retire June 2

Mark Kostic isn’t one to be the center of attention. He’s much more comfortable being out of sight, behind the scenes. More...

Backups shine in spring game with Navarre

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins won the second half in their spring game Friday at ­Navarre. More...

Full of Life

Two time state wrestling champion Zoe Wight signed a scholarship to wrestler for Life University last week. Also pictured are mother Ami and GBHS coach Matt Alt. Not pictured: dad Wayne Wight. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

May  Thursday 28  Commissioner Regular 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room GBA Chamber Business After Hours 5:30 p.m., Bayside Collision Commission Special - Rezoning 6 p.m., SRC Administrative Center More...

WEEK OF May 28 - June 4

Elcano Tours  n Thursday, May 28, 9:30 a.m.  Ft. George, Palafox St.   More...

Opinion

Work with your estate planning professional

My daughter took the ACT college acceptance exam in April and scored much higher than she expected. She was already seriously considering the University of Alabama and her score does guarantee her acceptance into their Honors College. More...

On The Spot

What are your summer plans?

“I’m going to Europe this summer.” Matthew Hitpas GBHS More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Not an easy decision for anyone   A Dakota County, Minn. jury voted on May 14 to convict Final Exit Network of helping Doreen Dunn take her own life in 2007.  More...

AFJROTC instructor starring in TV show

A local AFJROTC instructor and city councilman is making a mark on the local area after he was chosen to co-host a weekly television program that showcases members of the armed forces and features in-depth stories on military men and women. More...

FDOT OKs City’s bridge requests

The Florida Department of Transportation has agreed to accommodate a laundry list of concessions requested by the city of Gulf Breeze to alleviate bridge construction impacts on Wayside Park and the city’s corridor.  More...

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Island News

Lightning sparks fire on Ariola Dr.

Firefighters rushed to a home a the 200 block of Ariola Drive on Pensacola Beach Tuesday morning after a lightning strike ignited the top floor of the three story home.  The blaze took the life of two pets inside of the home. More...

Umbrellas can help shade delicate garden plants

It is appropriate that Mother’s Day is in May. May is a banner harvest month. April showers did bring May flowers and the fruits of bearing. May is a fertile and fruitful time. Nature is glowing with a new garb of color and abundance.  More...

It's hard to see through cloudy water

I’ve been to local pool stores. I bought enough chemicals and run enough water checks to buy my own pool supply store. I added chlorine, shocked the water, added stabilizer, dumped in clarifier, acid, flocculants, and algaecides. More...

News

Vandals strike Lighthouse Pointe

A man’s vehicle in Lighthouse Pointe was vandalized last Wednesday/Thursday night, and a resident believes the suspect targeted the wrong vehicle.  Anna Koehn came out of her home Thursday morning only to come face to face with pink spray More...

School district teams up with city to tackle flood worries

The City of Gulf Breeze has been working with the Santa Rosa County School District for over a year to come up with a viable plan to stop the flooding of subdivisions behind the Gulf Breeze Middle School — as well as to stop the flooding of the More...

Fire department hosts drills behind GBMS

The City of Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department has been on fire lately training behind Gulf Breeze Middle School.  Department firefighters were spotted behind the middle school last Tuesday night utilizing their equipment aboard their truck. More...

Obituaries

Winifred P. Larsen

Winifred P. Larsen passed away Dec. 4, 2014 in Gulf Breeze, FL. Born Jan. 4, 1933 in Bronx, N.Y. to Dorothy (Miller) and Vincent L. Kischel, she grew up in Spring Valley, N.Y. More...

Josephine O. King

Josephine O. King of Gulf Breeze passed away on May 12, 2015. She was born on February 10, 1926 in Yokena, Miss. She moved to Gulf Breeze in 1960. She was a math teacher at Gulf Breeze Middle School for 26 years. More...

Home & Garden

Eat right to keep your sight

Certain nutrients are vital to eye growth and development. The new cookbook, “Eat Right for Your Sight” by Jennifer Trainer Thompson and Johanna M. More...

“Good Kill” compelling and powerful

Ethan Hawke’s character in “Good Kill” has a robotic sensibility, only running on energy drinks and bottomless coffee. His job isn’t an easy one. More...

Optimist Scholarship Winners

Gulf Breeze High School Seniors selected for the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club scholarships are, front row from left: Sierra Gardner, Emily Poindexter and Kaitlin Carver. More...

Legals

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 maps within this advertisement. More...

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA

IN RE: ESTATE OF MARLAND ROY JOHNSON Deceased.  File No. 2015-CP-000192  Division: Probate  NOTICE TO CREDITORS   More...

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION

SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING LLC,  Plaintiff  vs.  VAN PAUL HUTCHERSON, et al.  Defendant(s)  CASE NO.: 14000392CAMXAX/  NOTICE OF SALE   More...