July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Long-Wiggins dies in prison

One of the people sentenced for their involvement in the murder of Byrd and Melanie Billings has died in prison.  Pamela Long-Wiggins, 53, was serving a 28-year prison sentence for being an accessory in the murder of the couple that occurred bac More...

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Calendar of Meetings

July Thursday 30 SRC School Board Meeting & 1st Public Hearing/Budget 6:30 p.m., SRC Superintendent’s Office Friday 31 Optimist Club Breakfast 6:30 a.m., GB Hospital Cafeteria August Monday 3 City Council Meeting 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  7/21/15  More...

Gulf Breeze man arrested for child endangerment

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Tuesday, July 14   A Gulf Breeze man was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Pensacola Police Department at the Holiday Inn at 11:52 p.m. n At 11:52 p.m. More...


WEEK OF July 30 - August 5

Thursdays in the Park Thursday, July 30, 6 - 8 p.m. Navarre Park Enjoy Freeway 98 at Navarre Park. Evenings in Olde Seville Square Thursday, July 30, 7 p.m. Seville Square Park More...

‘Southpaw’ a solid drama

The first glimpse we get of Jake Gyllenhaal in “Southpaw” consists of his character preparing for a pivotal boxing match at one of the biggest venues in the United States: Madison Square Garden. More...


Goerge William Alverson, Jr.

George William Alverson, Jr., age 70, passed away on July 24, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.  More...

William H. "Cotton" Byrom

William H. “Cotton” Byrom died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Raney Byrom; parents, W. More...

Dr. Jim Leker

On July 23, 2015, Jim unexpectedly left this world and fell into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. More...


Political Cartoon

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Banning everything isn’t the answer

If you want to lose weight, you should ban breads and sweets.  If you want to ban racism, you should ban the Confederate flag.  If you want to ban mass shootings, you should ban homicidal maniacs.  More...

Donald Trump’s popularity is easy to explain

Donald Trump ahead in the polls? Republicans must be crazy!  But there is another way to look at the polls. About 80 percent of Republicans do not say Donald Trump is their top choice.  More...

SR School District gets good news

Gets state’s largest percentage increase in funding, 4.77%

State Senator Don Gaetz brought some good news with him to the Santa Rosa County School Board meeting last week. More...

City hires after-school program director

The notion of herding middle schoolers into a common area after the school’s dismissal bell can be similar to the notion of herding cats. More...



Island News

A farewell to arms

The Pensacola Beach toll booth will be getting a complete overhaul soon – with work scheduled to be complete by Spring of 2016. More...

Life, like the sea, is motion activated

You’ve seen them. There are motion activated bathroom towels, motion activated sanitizer dispensers, motion activated hand dryers, motion activated security lights, motion activated cameras, and motion activated door bells. More...

New concept brewing on beach

Portofino Resort developer and Resort Realty broker Robert Rinke and Rob Babcock, owner of Premier Island Management, opened a new venture Monday, July 20 – a coffee shop with a side of real estate.  The internet cafe called The Beach Hut More...


GBMS sets schedule pick-up dates

Gulf Breeze Middle School will hold its Schedule Pick-up for the 2015-2016 school year on Friday, August 14. n 7th graders are welcomed between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. More...


Ole Miss hoping to take care of unfinished business in 2015

Return of Treadwell has Rebels thinking of winning SEC West

Editorial Note - The following is the third of an eight-part series previewing college football teams throughout the region. This week, we focus on Ole Miss. More...

GBHS Baseball, softball in District 1-6A

On occasion, national retail chains will have a ‘Christmas in July’ sale. The GBHS baseball and softball teams can relate to that, with the release of the new ­FHSAA State Series alignments.  More...

GB Optimists plan golf tournament for Oct. 9

Gulf Breeze Optimist Club is hosting its 16th annual golf tournament Friday, October 9 at Tiger Point Golf Club. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. More...

Home & Garden

A visit to Monroeville is a dive into history

Each spring in Monroeville, Ala. visitors come to experience the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon. They want to know first-hand why this city is known as the Culture capital of Alabama. More...

What happens to my IRA after I’m gone?

Contributing to an IRA can help you build some of the resources you will need to enjoy a comfortable retirement, but what happens to your IRA if you don’t use it up in your lifetime? More...

City, county to hold public meeting on Tiger Point

Discussion about the Tiger Point Golf Course and sewer plant adjacent will take place in an open meeting after all. More...