March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Truck strikes beach overpass

Last Thursday, traffic along Hwy. More...

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Project Graduation seeks sponsors

Gulf Breeze High Schools graduates will have the opportunity to attend a drug and alcohol free event on the night of their graduation, and sponsors are needed to help make the event a success.  More...

Super Bowl winner Doug Baldwin to speak on Easter

Momentum Church is celebrating Easter at two locations with seven gatherings this year: Gulf Breeze Elementary School at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Navarre High School at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

HHW Amnesty Day is Saturday

South Santa Rosa County residents may dispose of their HHW at no charge on Saturday, March 19. Santa Rosa County will host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Amnesty Day from 8 a.m. More...


Calendar of Meetings

March  Thursday 17  GBA Chamber Networking’s-A-Breeze  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, Gulf Breeze  Friday 18  Optimist Club Breakfast   More...


March 17th

1 year ago this week...  The Gulf Breeze City Council holds an informative workshop to consider changing height limit restrictions in the community development area.  5 years ago this week...   More...

Two candidates announce intent for public office

Parker is running for County Commissioner

Sam Parker, a Santa Rosa County business owner announces his candidacy for Santa Rosa County Commissioner, District 1 in the 2016 election. Parker, a republican, works as a real estate agent and owns a real estate investment company. More...


Williams records milestone in win at Washington

Senior first lacrosse player in school history to score 100 career goals

It’s been a memorable senior year for Frances Williams.  A few months ago, the senior became the first Gulf Breeze native to sign a college scholarship, when she inked with Lenoir Rhyne University.  More...

GB hoops, v-ball 8A next three years

Win appeal to ‘play up’ with Navarre, Niceville and Tate

Something about being ‘The Little Engine that Could’ really appeals to Gulf Breeze High.  More...

Dolphin All Stars

Above: Perrin Foote drives to the basket for the East All Stars during the Pensacola Sports Association’s All Star Game Friday at Pensacola State College. More...


Will the presidential election affect investment outlook?

Presidential election season is in full swing. As a voter, you may be keenly interested in the election process, but as an investor, should you be concerned? More...


Reader discovering barriers to getting shingles vaccine

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 61 years old, and was anxious to get a shingles vaccine shot. I was upset to learn that, because I am allergic to neomycin, an ingredient in the vaccine, I cannot get vaccinated. More...


Jail fees: adding insult to injury

While traveling by bus earlier this week, I made the acquaintance of a fellow passenger who had just been released from jail in Alachua County after spending a year fighting charges he was eventually acquitted of. More...

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On the Spot:

“Do you like the time change for Daylight Savings Time?”   More...

Pediatric facility coming to GB

The presence of medical facilities is about to get even more prominent within the city limits, as Community Services Director Shane Carmichael confirms that the paperwork has been filed for Sacred Heart Health System to develop a two-story, 8,000-squ More...

Keep SRIA, public implores at forum

Keep the Santa Rosa Island Authority! More...

Dr. Bert Jordan, former mayor, passes at age 90

Chances are, if you ever had a cough or cut while living in Gulf Breeze over the past 40 years, Dr. Bert Jordan treated you. More...



Island News

County hopes state eases leaseholder's burden of Navarre renourishment

A public hearing to set the rate for a possible MSBU taxing zone on Navarre Beach for renourishment of the sand lasted about an hour Thursday with several speakers.  More...


WEEK OF March 10 - March 16

‘The Paper Bag Princess’  Thursday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2:30 p.m.   More...

‘Deadpool’ shakes up superhero genre

At this particular moment in time we might finally be finding ourselves at a movie tipping point. More...

Mark Harmon and cast are still set for 'NCIS'

Q: I was so sad to read in your column that Michael Weatherly is leaving “NCIS.” What does this mean for the show? Will it continue without him? -- Rina R., via email More...


Baker wins $2,000 in Chick-fil-A scholarships

Chick-fil-A team member Mason Baker is one of only 25 students across the country to receive the 2016 S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award, the chain’s highest scholar recognition that continues Chick-fil-A® founder S. More...

Patriot’s Pen Winners

Students in the Gifted Enrichment class at Gulf Breeze Middle School, participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4407 Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. More...


Berit Bjelland Bergan

1929 – 2016

Our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, Berit Bjelland Bergan, of Gulf Breeze, FL., entered into eternal rest on 15. Feb 2016 after an extended illness. More...

Jerry David King

1935 - 2016

Jerry David King, 80, of Gulf Breeze died on March 9, 2016.  Jerry was born in Baker, FL. on Aug. 17, 1935 to the late Bill and Allene King. More...

Major “Lee” Reynolds

Major “Lee” Reynolds, 83, of Gulf Breeze, Florida was called to his heavenly Father on March 9, 2016 surrounded by family. He fought a long hard battle with lung cancer. Lee was born in Anniston, Alabama on November 18, 1932. More...

Home & Garden

Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area announces 2016 Membership Numbers

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area completed its 2016 membership drive. The organization will make this Annual Membership Announcement on Thursday, March 17, at the Cathedral of Sacred Heart Community Hall on 12th Avenue.  More...

League of Woman Voters to meet March 19

What are we teaching about Government? Do you know as much about our government as a seventh grader? More...

Red Shoe Book Club

The Red Shoe Book Club meets on the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Rd., Navarre (off highway 87). More...