August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Villas owner to serve 33 months in prison

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit announced the convictions of two Escambia County Assisted Living Facility employees for abuse and neglect.  More...

Caregiver admits to check theft

A caregiver is arrested and charged with stealing and cashing checks belonging to an elderly resident at a local assisted living facility.  On July 30, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alert and arrested Andi Michelle Shaw, 24 More...

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Residential yard waste pickup - container, bundle or bag it in Santa Rosa County

Yard waste pick up service is available at no extra charge to Santa Rosa County residents with curbside household garbage service provided by ECUA, Waste Management or Waste Pro and who do not live in a city’s limits. More...

Bear hunting permits now on sale

Special-use bear permits will be available for purchase only between Aug. 3 and Oct. 23, 2015, at tax collectors’ offices and retail outlets that sell hunting and fishing supplies. More...

Navarre alcohol sales times are in dispute

Whether you are for or against alcohol sales being expanded in south Santa Rosa County to longer hours each day, including Sundays, you will have an opportunity to let your county commissioners know at a public hearing the first regular County Commis More...


Midway Fire Department hosts Back to School Bash

The last Saturday of summer vacation may have seen rain but the smiles on the faces of the kids who attended the Midway Fire Department's Back to School Bash radiated sunshine. There was food, water slides, pools and lost of fun for everyone. More...


‘Gus-champ’ era begins on the Plains this season

Former UF coach joins Auburn staff as defensive coordinator

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

Dolphins shine at officials’ clinic

If the Dolphins are able to bottle up what they did last Friday and release it on each upcoming Friday night the next three months, chances are they’ll be able to reverse its recent fortunes.  Gulf Breeze took part in a four-team scrimmage More...

2015 GBHS varsity football schedule*

Aug. 21 at Fort Walton (Kickoff Classic), 7 Aug. 28 at Choctaw, 7 Sept. 4 vs. Catholic, 7:30 Sept. 11 at Northview, 7 Sept. 18 vs. Pine Forest#, 7:30 Sept. 25 vs. West Florida, 7:30 Oct. 2 at Milton^, 7:30 Oct. 9 at Walton, 7 Oct. More...



Full Story

When grandeur meets reality, who pays?

After Thursday’s meeting between representatives from Santa Rosa County and City of Gulf Breeze officials, I seem to have left with more questions than answers — and I’m not the only one.  More...

City made a promise to rebuild course

A promise is a promise   A parable:  Bob and Ruth were nursing an old family car for going to work and taking their children to school every day. The old buggy constantly limped around and threatened to quit every day.  More...

Crowd wants course

Residents say city should keep its promise to rebuild Tiger Point’s west course

A standing room only crowd of over 300 showed up at the Tiger Point Community Center last Thursday to listen or add their voice to the discussion concerning the future of Tiger Point Golf Course. More...

Publix coming to Tiger Point

Tiger Point residents will have another choice for grocery shopping in 2017 when a shiny new Publix Supermarket opens east of Lowe’s.  The sign went up last week stating, “Coming Soon – Publix” on the property, along with More...




WEEK OF August 20 - August 26

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‘The Gift’ is thoroughly entertaining

One of the best feelings you can have while sitting in a movie theater, having chosen something you weren’t necessarily looking forward to, is to have your expectations greatly exceeded.  More...


Calendar of Meetings

August  Thursday 20  SRC School Board Meeting  9 a.m., SRC Superintendent’s Office  GBA Chamber Networking’s A Breeze Luncheon  11:30 a.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, Gulf Breeze  Friday 21  Optimist Club 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  8/11/15  More...

SRIA wants sub-leases reduced as well

The Santa Rosa Island Authority is attempting to make sure the sub-lease holders on Pensacola Beach get a reduction in lease fees when the master lease holders get their 50 percent reduction after Oct. 1 this year. More...


Inflation and your retirement income strategy

You might not think much about inflation. After all, it’s been quite low for the past several years. Still, you may want to take it into account when you’re planning your retirement income strategy.  More...


Leg swelling may be linked to vascular surgery

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband had his aorta replaced in 2012 and has trouble with sink-in marks on his legs at the bottom. It doesn’t matter how much I pay for a pair of his socks, or how loose they fit, his legs still get the marks. More...

Home & Garden

Nall will lead Five Flags Rotary

Pensacola Five Flags Rotary   Pensacola Five Flags Rotary Club recently held its annual Change of Command Ceremony to install its 2015-2016 officers and board of directors as well as to honor several Club members for their outstanding service to More...

Fighting addiction with food

New cookbook promotes low glycemic, dopamine-boosting diet

Clinical studies increasingly show there is a direct relation between what you eat and your ability to stay sober long term. Joan Borsten is the cofounder and former CEO of a famous California alcohol and drug treatment center. More...

Are you being your 'youest?'

The mushroom growing at the front of the Woodlawn Heights neighborhood has got to be the biggest one I have ever seen. This thing is huge. It is so big, that I turned around just to take a picture of it. More...