April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Overpass work will require lane closure

Prepare for lane closures as overnight repairs to the State Road (S.R.) 399 southbound overpass over U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa County are scheduled to begin this month.  More...

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Community

Residents can get free smoke alarms

SR Co. and fire departments implement program to save lives

Santa Rosa County Emergency Management along with local fire departments has teamed up with the American Red Cross to launch a smoke alarm installation program.  More...

Lett keeps Navy’s newest, most advanced helicopters flying

A 2005 Gulf Breeze High School graduate and Pensacola, native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter. More...

County gets $7.4M windfall

A portion of funds could pay for beach renourishment

Santa Rosa County received just over $7.4 million in the state budget approved in Tallahassee last week. More...

News

Council to discuss senior living plan

Plans for the independent senior living facility, The Arbors, planned to go on a 5.3- acre parcel of land on Joachim Dr., are set to go in front of the city council for comment after getting the green light from the Development and Architectural Revi More...

Calendar of Meetings

April  Thursday 14  GBA Chamber Rise and Shine Breakfast  7 a.m., Andrews Performance & Research Pavilion  Commissioner Regular  9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room   More...

Flashbacks

April 14th

1 year ago this week  Annette Blow, a 38-year employee of the Gulf Breeze Proper Waffle House, holds the record for working at a single restaurant for the longest in Waffle House history.  5 years ago this week   More...

Sports

Dolphin double

Lacrosse teams win first district titles, both host first round games Friday

The Gulf Breeze High lacrosse program had a historic week last week - and look to make more history this week.  Both teams hosted the District 1 Tournament last week and both came away with the school’s first ever district championships. More...

Crowell new GB VB coach

Williams to coach girls soccer

Jasmine Crowell’s volleyball career has now come full circle.  After a four-year volleyball career at GBHS and Southern Miss and a year as GBHS’ junior varsity coach, Cr owe l l was named GBHS’ new varsity volleyball head coach More...

Postseason begins

Ryan Von Brock runs in a recent race for the GBHS Dolphin track team. Gulf Breeze, along with seven other schools, competed in the District 1-3A meet Wednesday (after the News’ deadline) at Washington.   More...

Opinion

Corporations aren’t paying

Tax Day offers a stark reminder of the difference between those of us who pay all our taxes every year and the big corporations that don’t. More...

Paint the town purple for Relay for Life

Would you mind adding a request to your readers? After April 26th we like to Paint the Town Purple for Relay recognition. More...

Governor signs life insurance legislation

The purchase of a life insurance policy is one of the most important purchases a family can make, and yet it was discovered several years ago that many life insurance companies built in business practices that intentionally shielded them from knowled More...

Property owners win beach access lawsuit against city

A decades-long dispute between who is the rightful owner of the Catawba St. More...

Suspect charged with assault on minor

Santa Rosa County deputies say a man accused of heinous crimes against a child surrendered to officials on April 7. More...

Events

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Entertainment

WEEK OF April 14 - 20

Fiesta Treasure Hunt  Monday, April 11 - Friday, April 22  Pensacola - various venues   More...

TNT announces ‘Rizzoli and Isles’ final season

Q: Can you tell me when “Rizzoli and Isles” will be back? And is it true that this is the show’s final season? -- Peter F., via email More...

'I Saw the Light' a disappointing lack of insight, illumination

It is nothing short of a minor tragedy when a great, influential artist in any medium is reduced by a mediocre, passionless, bloodless rendering of his life story. More...

School

Navarre High School presents 'Little Mermaid'

For the first time in the 20-year history of Navarre High School, the theatre department went off-campus to perform a school show. More...

Woodlawn Beach Middle releases third nine week Honor Roll

Mr. Victor Lowrimore, principal of Woodlawn Beach Middle School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the third 9-weeks grading period of the 2015-16 school year.   More...

Gulf Breeze Middle Honor Roll announced

Mr. More...

Home & Garden

Miraflores Garden Club beautifies Gulf Breeze

The ladies of Miraflores Garden Club enjoyed meeting at the homes of Patti Hutto, Francis Bryan, Lanette McQuillan, Ann Givan and Justine Simone; and a meeting at Pensacola Country Club. More...

Temple Beth El hosting a performance of 'Out of Darkness' Opera

Temple Beth El will host a performance of the Holocaust themed opera, “Out of Darkness,” on Sunday, April 17.  The evening begins with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the performance at 7:00 p.m. More...

League of Women Voters plans “State of the Counties” meeting

The League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area will hold a meeting at the Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave. on April 16; coffee, 10:15 a.m., meeting, 10:30. More...