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Study: SR offers a bang for the buck

A new study from SmartAsset shows the places across Florida where property tax dollars are being spent most effectively, and folks in Santa Rosa County are getting bang for their buck. More...

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Community

Lloyd’s Glass wins award

Lloyd’s Glass was recently selected as one of AGGR Magazine’s Top Retailers in the industry as featured in the March-April issue.  Lloyd’s Glass is locally owned by Gulf Breeze resident Barry Lintner.  More...

Flashbacks

One year ago  August 7, 2014  The GBHS Student The LAX Chix ended their season as champions after winning the Panama City Beach lax Blast.   More...

Grillers donate $10,000 to Take Stock in Children

Bloomberg Consulting owner Chris Bloomberg was proud to present the Santa Rosa Education Foundation with a $10,000 check for the Take Stock in Children Program from the proceeds of Grillin’ in the Breeze 2015, on Friday, July 17.  The dona More...

News

Golf course could be for sale, at right price

Although the city council is trying to make money on the golf course, many council members are fond of the idea of selling the course if an acceptable offer is made.  “That’s always on the table. More...

Drivers get caught for unrelated charges

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Tuesday, July 28   A traffic stop for driving with a suspended license at 8:18 p.m. led to the arrest of the driver, a 22-year-old Pensacola man, for an outstanding warrant.  Thursday, July 29   More...

Calendar of Meetings

August  Thursday 6  Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation  7:30 a.m., 3927 Hwy. 4, Ste. More...

Sports

Mississippi State looks to rally around quarterback Prescott

Bulldog signalcaller one of only four returning starters on offense

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

Football practice underway

A total of 95 freshman, sophomore, junior and senior football players took part in the first day of football practice.  Teams statewide are in shirts and shorts for a few days and helmets and shoulder pads for a few days before full pad practice More...

Wahoos win series in Chattanooga

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos, after losing two of the first three, won games on Friday and Saturday to win their five-game series in Chattanooga.  Chattanooga Lookouts 8, Blue Wahoos 3 (July 28): The Lookouts took game one of the five-game series b More...

Obituaries

Lois Mae Horst

September 19, 1926 - July 26, 2015

Lois Mae (Allen) Horst, 88, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Bay Breeze Nursing home after a recent move from Arcadia Health and Rehabilitation Center of Pensacola. More...

Health

No need to be embarrassed; your doctor has heard it all

DEAR DR. ROACH: This question is just too embarrassing for me to even sign my name. I get many infected pubic hairs that are painful. Is this normal? Do other people get them? More...

Home & Garden

Clubs can earn cash by subscribing to Gulf Breeze News

Attention club members! Register your club, subscribe and earn cash. Gulf Breeze News isoffering a rebate of $5 for each subscription sold by August 30. Register your club by contacting Gulf Breeze News at (850) 932- 8986. More...

July birthdays

Members of the Pensacola Beach Woman's Club feted the July birthday girls with a cake and buffet spread. From left, Linda Knell, Mary Claus, Marilyn McDonald, Carleen Wheeler, and Sharon Shuford.   More...

Making history

Macy Mateer scores big results from National History Fair

Macy Mateer, resident of Pensacola Beach and student at Gulf Breeze High School, has been having a great summer – focusing on history to make her future bright.  More...

Firm may lease TP course

Council eyes potential sale

The Gulf Breeze city staff has come up with a plan to get the Tiger Point Golf Course in the black sooner than expected. More...

Teachers are still without contract

Students return Monday, August 17

Santa Rosa County School District will start school in about 10 days with teachers again working under a contract that officially expired August 2014. More...

Events

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Island News

If it looks like a duck, it may be underwear

There’s lots of ducks that hang around the two neighborhood ponds at Woodlawn Heights. The mallards are usually in pairs and sometimes have a little flock of babies behind paddling behind them. More...

Entertainment

‘Unexpected’ great all-around

“Unexpected”, the new film from writer/ director Kris Swanberg, is one of the few movies that I’ve been truly impressed by this year. More...

WEEK OF AUGUST 6 AUGUST 12

Blue Angels Practice  Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m.  Tuesday, Aug. 11, 11:30 a.m.  NAS Pensacola - Viewing Area  The team visits the museum to answer questions and sign autographs after Wednesday practices.  RadioLive   More...

How to make your own Chinese Grilled Chicken, banana bread

Lots of flavor from just a few ­­ingredients makes this a cinch for outdoor or indoor grilling.   More...

School

Two local schools make US News & World Report ‘Best High Schools’ list

The Santa Rosa County School District announces that Milton High School and the Santa Rosa Virtual Franchise were both awarded Bronze medals by US News & World Reports in their 2015 Best High Schools report.  More...

Here you go

2015 GBHS grad Alex Thompson recently received a $160,000 Navy ROTC Scholarship from Admiral White. Thompson will ­attend the University of Texas.   More...

GBHS Band plans preview show, BBQ dinner at open house Aug. 13

Open House for Gulf Breeze High School is Thursday, August 13. More...

Faith

Contests, projects keep students involved during summer vacation

Hundreds of kids in our community put their summer break to good use and had a lot of fun as well.  More...

Episcopal Bishop Duncan retires

Bishop Philip M. Duncan, II, who resided in Gulf Breeze, made his last official visit as the third bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast on Sunday, July 19. Bishop Duncan, 71, has been the bishop of the diocese since 2001. More...

Business

Birthdays mean the kids are getting older

It’s birthday week in our home. My kids, though almost two years apart, have birthdays within two days of one another. More...

Beautify your surroundings with Concrete EFX

CONCRETE EFX is your number one choice for decorative concrete and concrete resurfacing in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Fort Walton, Destin, and expanding to Mobile, Orange Beach and Perdido areas of Alabama.  More...

Tax-free holiday is now 10 days and starts Aug. 7

Florida’s tax free weekend took a break, but it’s back for 2015 — and it’s now 10 days long. Florida’s August 2015 tax free week applies to back-toschool supplies, clothing, and more.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The immigration secessionists

The Immigration Secessionists It turns out that everything we’ve heard about the evils of states and localities defying federal law is wrong.  So long as a jurisdiction is sticking its thumb in the eye of the federal government on behalf o More...

Wither that sucker Trump

In political news, the cliche that somebody has “sucked all of the air out of the room,” means, of course, that an individual has managed to distract from the many elements of a multifaceted story and put the entire focus on himself. More...