June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Facebook page aims to deter crime

In an effort to crack down on thefts in the county, one resident has stepped up and created a Facebook page aimed at warning other residents of break ins happening in their own neighborhood.  The Facebook page called “Santa Rosa County Fl More...

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Community

FLASHBACKS

10 Years Ago (June 23, 2005) GBHS grad Ashley Brown was caste as Belle in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. More...

CNN: Forward March! a hit

News station CNN says the local military talk show, Forward March! is a hit with viewers. The show debuted during the Memorial Day weekend and CNN says it has taken “the Gulf Coast by storm.” This weekly show stars retired U.S. Army Maj. More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking to enroll 100 men

Bob Newell has been a coach, husband, father, son, a brother and a boss. More...

News

SSRUS to improve reclaimed water system

The City of Gulf Breeze is in the first steps of fulfilling a grant from the Northwest Florida Water Management District for the South Santa Rosa Utility System (SSRUS) to construct a 300,000-gallon elevated reclaimed water tank. More...

Fire threatens homes in HBTS

A small brush fire threatened several homes in Holley by the Sea on Sunday, forcing firefighters to have to think on their feet.  More...

Police bust house party

Gulf Breeze Police Report  Tuesday, June 2   At the 300 block of Bear Drive, an arrest warrant was served on Tyler Mathis, 20, of Pace who was charged with making false 911 calls and reporting false alarms and complaints.  More...

Sports

GBSA wins big at Gulf Coast Youth Baseball Tournament

Wins three of six divisions, including all Santa Rosa U-8 final with Tiger Point

It was a good week for the Gulf Breeze Sports Association last week, as their 8-under, ­9 ­under and 14-under All Stars won their respective age groups at the 2015 Gulf Coast Youth Baseball ­Postseason All Star Tournament at Myrtle Grove in Pensacola More...

Outstanding Bandsmen

Jack Baltz (above, left) was the Outstanding Sophomore Bandsmen and Madison Demotts (right) the Outstanding Junior Bandsmen at the recent GBHS SoundWave Awards Banquet. Former Band Director Neal McLeod is presenting the awards.   More...

Track award winners

Abby Jacobs (left) and Jessie Droogsma won the Most Valuable Track and Most Valuable Field athletes at the recent GBHS Track Awards Banquet.   More...

Seniors

Look through this ‘LENS’ when making Social Security decisions

Your Social Security benefits can be an important part of your retirement income strategy, but when should you start taking these payments? More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Don’t ignore the facts, a lot has been done

I just finished reading (last week’s) editorial, “Hwy. 98 is not safe for bicycling,”, and felt compelled to write. I have to take issue with several statements in the article. More...

Former U.S. Marine turns to God

CNN reported in 2013 that every day 22 active duty military take their own lives. That’s a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as the number is, it may actually be higher.  More...

Teen critically injured in crash

A 16-year-old Gulf Breeze teen is in critical condition at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola after his vehicle suffered a mechanical problem and caused him to lose control of his vehicle on Highway 98.  More...

Another round for Tiger Point

Consultants say course can get back on track

The future of the Tiger Point Golf Course and its profitability may very well lie in the hands of the folks at Private Club Associates (PCA), the Georgia-based golf club management and consulting company hired by the city to perform an audit of golf More...

Events

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Island News

Ariola Drive residents protest proposal to add parking to overcrowded area

Beachgoers' vehicles routinely clog road and prevent access by emergency vehicles

There was literally standing room only at last week’s Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting on Pensacola Beach. More...

Governor Scott gives SRIA board members a $150/mo. pay hike

Santa Rosa Island Authority board members will get a pay raise, thanks to Governor Rick Scott. Last week Scott took some official action to change the way SRIA board gets paid, and the amount, also.  More...

Church softball coming in July

Local churches wanting to get a team together for a church ­softball league can do so by ­emailing ­rottensmeyer@ gulfbreezefl.gov. More...

Entertainment

‘Outlander’ second season based on second book

Q: I can’t wait for “Hell on Wheels” to come back. Can you tell me when that will be, and give me a little hint of what will happen this season? -- Michael D., via email  More...

School

GBHS hosts Drama Camp

Gulf Breeze High School held their annual Drama Camp last week and this week. More...

Philips honored

Breezer Hailey Philips was recently awarded the Sport Club Member of the Year Award at Florida State University for her dedication to the school’s Florida State Skeet and Trap Club. More...

Gulf Breeze High fourth nine week Honor Roll revealed

Mr. Jason W. More...

Obituaries

Jimmie R. Korndorffer

1932 - 2015

Jimmie Ross Lawson Korndorffer, a long-time resident of Gulf Breeze, Fla., died peacefully in her home the 13th of June surrounded by family.  More...

Calendar of Events

June Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 18  Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation  7:30 a.m., 3927 Hwy. 4, Ste. 102, Jay  GBA Chamber Networking’s A Breeze Luncheon  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, Gulf Breeze  Friday 19   More...

WEEK OF June 18 - June 24

Thursdays in the Park Thursday, June 18, 6 - 8 p.m. Navarre Park Musical guest Gunner Evenings in Olde Seville Square Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m. More...

Home & Garden

Community Market

Gulf Breeze Open Market will have its debut this Saturday night, June 21. We are hoping to create a community interaction of individuals that make, bake, sew or grow cottage industry products and consumers. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION  IN RE: ESTATE OF SHIRLEY GOBER HANKS, Deceased.  File Number: 57-2015-CP-69   More...

JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. More...