July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County approves action against city

Gulf Breeze City Manager Buz Eddy asked the Santa Rosa County Commission last Thursday to please table a resolution to initiate the Government Conflict Resolution statute that would begin formal action to try bring Gulf Breeze into compliance with th More...

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Off on the right note

Piano students from the studio of Catherine Crawley participated in a piano/flute recital back on May 30.  The Spring recital celebrated a variety of performances ranging in styles including Chopin Polonaises, Waltzes , Romantic Ballads, and pop More...

Camellia Club closes out another year

The Pensacola Camellia Club (PCC) has ended its fiscal year and made detailed plans for the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Push-in ceremony

Midway Fire District announced last week that their newest fire engine will be dedicated on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m. More...



One year ago July 3, 2014 The SRC School Board voted to erase corporal punishment from the code of conduct. The city of Gulf Breeze unveiled plans for a $1.8 million project to place two pumps in neighborhoods that are severely flood prone. More...

Independence Day office closures

The following offices and departments are closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours of operation resume Monday, July 6. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Note: All arrest and police reports published in Gulf Breeze News are public record and do not imply guilt. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven and/or adjudicated guilty in a court of law.  Felonies   6/23/15  More...


GBSA 8s win Nations Drafted All Star World Series

Gulf Breeze 7-under All Stars finish as runners up

The Gulf Breeze 8-under All Stars had to win four games back-to-back on Sunday to win the Nations Drafted League World Series at Shoreline Park.  After clinching the top seed in the seven-team field after two pool play wins, Gulf Breeze lost its More...

World Series runners up

The GBSA 7-under All Stars finished second at the Nations Drafted World Series Sunday at Shoreline Park. They aare (front, from left): Cameron Hoeft, Ethan Geiger, Will Dannruether, Marlin Ring, Mason Simpson and Ryan Jager. More...

Exclamation point

GBHS quarterback Tyler Phelps (left) celebrates a touchdown pass to Walter Yates III - his fifth touchdown pass of the game - in Gulf Breeze’s 35-19 win over Catholic in their first game of the Jubilee 7 on 7 Tournament Friday in Daphne. More...


Make sure to plan for your loved ones

Summer is here and life is so much more relaxed in our home. With school out, I don’t have to pack lunches, ensure the kids arrive to school on time or that homework is done, or play chauffeur for the kids’ afterschool activities.  More...


Political Cartoon

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Everyone has their opinion

Letters to the Editor

There sure has been a lot of dissension and commotion regarding the confederate flag. Young African Americans don’t seem to have much of a problem with it. More...

It’s a different day in America

Americans celebrate our Independence each 4th of July. We have all kinds of independence in our country.  We are free to kill unborn babies and free to legally marry people of the same sex. More...

More zoo allegations surface

Prior to the allegations placed on the Gulf Breeze Zoo from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) back on June 19, a local resident came forward alleging misconduct from one of the zoo’s employees. More...

GB Police to heighten traffic enforcement

The City of Gulf Breeze is known for its strict traffic enforcement thanks to their hard working police department, but traffic enforcement doesn’t come cheap.  More...

Vehicle thieves hitting area

Law enforcement reminding locals to lock their car doors, hide valuables

Car burglaries are once again a topic of discussion with local law enforcement agencies after two vehicles in Navarre were stolen over the weekend and two vehicles in the City limits of Gulf Breeze were stolen back on June 16.  More...

Bear Crossing

This Florida Black Bear was spotted getting some exercise in the Sandpiper Village subdivision back on June 21. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission just approved bear hunting season in certain areas in the state. More...



Island News

Free & Easy

Open air trolleys to traverse the beach

The breeze in your hair the salt air in your nose and money in your pocket ... all of these are possible due to new open-air trolleys that are coming to Pensacola Beach. More...

SRIA slashes budget by $4 million

Lifeguards, beach cleanup may become county responsibility

Lifeguards on Pensacola Beach may become the responsibility of Escambia County beginning this Fall, instead of being paid for and overseen by the Santa Rosa Island Authority staff. More...


‘Love & Mercy’ underwhelming

Paul Dano is a fantastic actor, and I think Hollywood has started to realize that over the past few years. If I remember correctly, the first thing I ever saw him in was a small little movie called “Ruby Sparks”. More...

Aaron Paul to star in new series, ‘The Way’

Q: Can you tell me what Aaron Paul is up to now that “Breaking Bad” is over? -- Holly H., via email   More...

WEEK OF July 2 - July 8

RadioLive  Thursday, July 2, 6 p.m.  Museum of Commerce  Musical guests include Flagship Romance, Grant Peeples and Florida storytelelr and songwriter, Bob Patterson. More...


Campbell graduates from Naval Academy

William Campbell of Gulf Breeze successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. More...

Hitchcock competes in National History Fair

She is one of three state history fair winners locally

After capturing First Place at the Florida History Fair last month – Senior Individual Documentary Division – Mary-Miles Hitchcock of Gulf Breeze had the opportunity to spend a week in Washington DC earlier this month for the National His More...


St. Ann summer off to a good start

Children at St. Ann Catholic Church and Discovery School already have a busy summer, and more activities planned for the rest of the summer months.   More...


Thomas F. Penney Lt. Col. U.S. Army, retired

1920 -2015

Lt. Col. Thomas F. Penney, 95, a longtime Gulf Breeze resident, passed away on June 29, 2015, in his home surrounded by family.  Penney was born April 20, 1920 in Chicago Ill. to the late Claude Byrne and Angeline Frances Fleming Penney. More...

Calendar of Events

July Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 2 North End Tourist Development Committee 8:30 a.m., Economic Development Office, 6491 Caroline St., Milton TDO Grant Applicant Workshop 10:30 a.m., Economic Development Office, 6491 Caroline St., Milton Traffic Calming Task Force More...

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The land that time forgot

I magine taking a trip back in time to a place where there was no internet, no cell phones, no Japanese cars, and no religion, too. Now that the U.S.  More...

GB Will Do accepting fall grant applications

Gulf Breeze Will Do, the philanthropic group concentrating its efforts on improving the needs of the greater Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach area, is now accepting grant applications for its fall grant cycle.  More...