August 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

GBPD welcomes newest officer

The Gulf Breeze Police Department’s newest member can outrun almost any person, has a nose for narcotics, and is widely known as man’s best friend. More...

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Community

City creates alert system for found dogs

Nixle alerts will inform residents on their cell phones

A lost dog can be devastating to a family. You spend every day forming a close bond with your K-9, so when your dog goes missing, it is not uncommon to go through major lengths to find him. More...

Manatee spotted in canal

Demetrius Barbee, 19, was visiting with out of town family members when he looked into the canal behind his Hillside Avenue home and spotted something he’s never seen before: a manatee.  More...

Barrancas Cemetery to commemorate WWII 70th Anniversary

Barrancas National Cemetery will host a public wreath laying ceremony as part of the World War II 70th Anniversary Commemorative Weekend sponsored by The Military Order of the Purple Heart and in coordination with the “Keep the Spirit of &rsquo More...

Entertainment

WEEK OF August 13 - August 19

Thursdays in the Park Thursday, Aug. 13, 6 - 8 p.m. Navarre Park Enjoy Chloe Channel at Navarre Park. ‘Treasure Island’ More...

Super couples are splitting

Q: I was so shocked to read that Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are divorcing. Please say it ain’t so! -- Mara W., West Palm Beach, Fla.  More...

Jerk pork fires up the grill

Caribbean dishes reflect the influence of a wide variety of cultures and cuisines, including British, Dutch, French, Spanish, East Indian, West African, Portuguese and Chinese. More...

Sports

Veteran defense looks to propel Alabama back into CFP

Seven starters back, solid RB in Henry have Bama thinking 16th title

Editorial Note - The following is the fifth of an eight-part series previewing college football teams throughout the region. This week, we focus on Alabama.  Alabama fans are use to winning. More...

Dolphins break out the pads

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team finally got to go at it 100 percent in full pads for the first time on Monday.  Well, half of them did.  “We went live on the defensive side of the football (Monday) and tomorrow, we’ll go l More...

BLUE WAHOOS WIN ANOTHER ROAD SERIES

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos, who won only one road series the entire first half, have won its last two road series, including one last week in Jacksonville.  Jacksonville Suns 5, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4 (August 2): Pensacola went 1-for-10 with run More...

Home & Garden

Friends, family raising money for teen's blood marrow transplant

betty@gulfbreezenews.com Clay Ray has been waging a war on leukemia since his diagnosis. Clay is 13 and has been sick and basically on chemotherapy for almost six years. More...

Former resident's romance novel wins industry acclaim

In a previous light, Meda White was a dental hygienist for Gulf Breeze dentist Nicole Barrineau, D.D.S., cleaning and flossing patient’s teeth.  Now, she’s getting acclamations for her romance novel, “Play with my Heart.” More...

Protect your children from identity theft

As families prepare for another school year to begin, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam gives tips for parents to help protect their children from identity theft. More...

GB grad improving after hit and run

His family celebrated Tuesday after David Crowhurst opened his eyes, recognized family members and asked for a Smoothie. David, 20, has been in and out of consciousness since 1 a.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Tiger Point future is on agenda

Today a meeting will take place between City of Gulf Breeze officials and Santa Rosa County Commissioners to publicly discuss the future of the West Course at Tiger Point Golf Course. More...

Events

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Island News

Gulf Breeze condo is convenient to everything

Downstairs unit offers a breezy porch

The perfect home for a small family is at Sailwind Condominiums. Convenient to schools, recreation complex and library, this complex offers a sparkling community pool, laundry facilities on site as well as use of an ample community room. More...

The last day can sneak up on you

It sneaked up on us like a ravenous wolf. The kids are freaking out. Terror is striking the hearts of all the school aged children today because they are facing tomorrow. TOMORROW is the LAST day of summer vacation! More...

Long Range Transportation Planning forums change time, place

The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold three 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Public Workshops for the Cost Feasible portion of the plan as follows. Note times and places have changed slightly. More...

News

Arrest thwarts bait store sunglasses theft

GULF BREEZE POLICE REPORT

Tuesday, Aug. 4   A Pensacola man, 58, was arrested on an outstanding warrant at 8:20 p.m. after being stopped for speeding.  Wednesday, Aug. More...

Bicycle, pedestrian master plan nears OK

The South Santa Rosa Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is in the final stages of approval. The last two steps are to go before the zoning board and then the county commissioners.  More...

Drainage project ahead of schedule

It doesn’t seem often that a construction project that directly affects traffic is completed before schedule, but that’s exactly what happened at the intersection of Shoreline Dr. and McAbbee Ct.  More...

School

Teachers contract still in limbo

Santa Rosa County Schools will open their doors officially to students for the 2015-2016 school year next Monday, Aug. 17 and teachers will go back to the classroom. More...

ON CAMPUS

Riley inducted into leadership organization   Laura Caroline Riley of Gulf Breeze recently became recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the University of Georgia.  More...

What's new this year at area schools?

Steam is the big word this year, with a countywide initiative for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Oriole Beach Elementary More...

Health

Shuffling of feet raises red flag for Parkinson’s

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 85 and in good health, except for dizzy spells. It was said that I have vertigo, but I do not believe this to be the case. Meclizine is of no help. More...

Opinion

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School’s start signals a whole new year

The aisles are full of notebooks, pencils, rulers and protractors. School is starting!  As a child, I looked forward to the first day of school. More...

Lion’s death raises questions

I think we all can agree that we wouldn’t want to be Walter Palmer right now. He’s that Minnesota dentist who’s suddenly become the object of intense contempt for killing Cecil the lion. More...