September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Teachers, school district work through impasse

If the teachers of Santa Rosa County School District approve the contract their union representatives have finally hammered out with the district, teachers will be getting a raise and working under a current contract through June 2016. More...

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Community

Flashbacks

10 YEARS AGO  Gulf Breeze residents open their homes to family, friends and even strangers displaced by Hurricane Katrina.  5 YEARS AGO   More...

Storm water improvements on the way

The city’s storm water drainage improvement project is well underway, and Gulf Breeze officials say there will be no more interruptions on Shoreline Dr. to complete the project.  Crews from Utility Services Co. More...

Williamson appointed to Counties board

District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson was appointed to the Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors by FAC President, Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief.  Commissioner Williamson was selected to fill one of six At Large seats More...

News

City budget nears approval

The city is on route to adopting the FY 2016 budget as they held their first public hearing on Wednesday (one day after the GBN went to press). More...

Computer thief or thieves target GB Walmart

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s office is seeking information on a person or persons who allegedly stole two computers from the Gulf Breeze Walmart.  On Tuesday August 4, and again on Thursday August 6, the suspect, who may be one the same person, en More...

Several stops lead to DUI arrests

GULF BREEZE POLICE REPORT

Wednesday, Sept. 2 On U.S. 98, a traffic stop for suspicion of DUI led to the arrest of Robert Fazio, 33, for DUI, resisting without violence and disorderly intoxication. Saturday, Sept. 5 On the 400 block of Cumberland More...

Sports

Fourth quarter dooms Dolphins

Crusaders score 31 unanswered in 41-24 win; 6A GBHS plays at 1A Northview Friday

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team led 16-10 at the half and trailed by four­ after three quarters before the­Catholic ­Crusaders pulled away in the fourth quarter to seal a 41-24 win Friday at Dolphin Stadium.  The loss marks the eighth cons More...

Wait for it...and go

Members of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos had to wait about an hour and a half after their 15-2 win over Mobile Sunday to celebrate its first ever postseason berth. More...

Schedules

Thursday, Sept. 10   More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze Arts is a growing group

The Gulf Breeze Arts Inc. met Tuesday September 1 Gulf Breeze Library from 6 to 8 pm. The program featured artist Dennis Boyce with the topic "Acrylics on Board. "  More...

Cat adoption event is Sept. 17

Santa Rosa County Animal Services invites you to “fall in love” with a cat or kitten during a special feline adoption event on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter located at 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton.  More...

September is library card sign up month

September is Library Card Sign Up Month. If you don’t have a library card, now is a great time to come in and sign up. You’ll enjoy all the benefits and fun of using our wonderful library system! More...

Lighthouse church site under review

Could become 2-story hotel office complex

Officials from Innisfree Hotels have met with the city to propose renovating the former Brownsville Assembly of God church, located at 301 Nightingale Ln., and constructing a two-story addition on the north end of the structure for a proposed office More...

GBPD seeks applicants

May lead to a shortage of officers, Police Chief Robert Randle says

The Gulf Breeze Police Department is facing an uphill battle for recruiting qualified applicants for enforcement. More...

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Island News

PBES students are back to school

Pensacola Beach Elementary School enrolled 137 Sandpipers this year, according to Principal Jeff Castleberry. The school has a new 5th grade teacher. Stacey Knapp, and a new bus driver, Katie Denzel. More...

Volunteers needed for Taste of the Beach

Be a Taste of the Beach insider by volunteering during the Taste of the Beach festival! More...

Youth Emergency Preparedness (YEP!) Expo Saturday at Washington High School

It’s time to ‘Get Braced’ Pensacola! Saturday, Sept. 12, BRACE and nearly 40 of its partners will transform Booker T. More...

Entertainment

WEEK OF September 10 - September 16

Scramble for the Light  Thursday, Sep. 10, 11:30 a.m.  Pensacola Lighthouse  Proceeds from the second annual Scramble for the Light Golf Tournament presented at the A.C. More...

Netflix will renew ‘Longmire’ series for a fourth season

Q: A show on A&E called “Longmire” was on for several seasons. Will it be back? Thanks for any info you can give me. -- Dave S., Gulf Breeze, Fla.  More...

‘Mistress America’ vibrant and funny

Noah Baumbach is a rare writer/ director that has made movies I’ve both loved and hated. Here are two prime examples.  More...

School

Principal leaving GBHS for school district job

Gulf Breeze High School will soon have a new principal. Jason Weeks, who is in his fifth year as principal at he school, will be moving up to an administrative position in Milton as of Oct. More...

Pensacola State College awarded $2.69M

Pensacola State College has been awarded two highly competitive U.S. More...

School News

Gulf Breeze Elementary   The boy and girl scouts recruitment night at GBE will be Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m .  Friday, Sept. 18 is the mid-term for the 1st nine weeks. More...

Health

Statins lower high cholesterol

DEAR DR. ROACH: Last year, I told my doctor that I no longer wanted to take a statin drug. I had read so much about statins and am on meds for cholesterol and high blood pressure. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Lackluster field opens door for Trump

The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum.  He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. To paraphrase Bruce Springsteen, there’s 17 candidates and nothing on. More...

Trump cannot set the standards for taste

To show you how clueless I am: I thought the term “anchor babies” was a harmless way of referring to the very young kids of TV news readers. More...