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Two sales tax proposals will be on August ballot

Voters will be presented with two one-half cent sales tax proposals on their August 2016 ballot. One half cent sales tax would be earmarked to build a new county courthouse/judicial center and nothing else. More...

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Community

USO plans Memorial Day crawfish boil for troops

In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, the USO of Northwest Florida aboard NAS Pensacola is hosting a Crawfish Boil on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 for our local service men and women.  Last year, over 500 service members and supporters More...

Back to nature

Free tickets available for Saturday’s Gulf Islands BioBlitz

Celebrate our area’s rich biodiversity this Saturday at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Gulf Islands National Seashore will host a BioBlitz at the Naval Live Oaks Area on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Aliens invade!

SAFER hosts tongue-in-cheek preparedness expo Saturday in GB

Support Alliance For Emergency Readiness (SAFER) has scheduled its annual Preparedness Expo sponsored by Hometown Contractors for May 21, at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center (800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze).  More...

News

Calendar of Meetings

May  Thursday 19  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   More...

Flashbacks

May 19th

1 Year ago this week  Benson Complex, three unit strip mall, OK’d for corner of Hwy 98 and Northcliff Dr. Dunkin’ Donuts signed as first tenant. Mattress Firm in negotiations.  5 Years ago this week   More...

Traffic lights are synced everywhere in South SR County, except Gulf Breeze

Traffic lights have been retimed most of the Hwy. 98 corridor to make traffic flow quicker and more consistent. More...

School

GBHS class of '96 plans reunion

GBHS Class of 1996 plans its 20 year High School Reunion for Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Sept 2- Sunday, Sept 4. Reunion activities will include informal meet & greet, formal evening, school tour, and family beach day. More...

Baccalaureate services are Thursday, May 26

Class of 2016 – Baccalaureate services for Gulf Breeze High School seniors will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 6 pm, at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze.  More...

Winning at The One

Jadalynn Rorabaugh, age 6, (Oriole Beach Elem) and Leila Thomas, age 9, (Gulf Breeze Elementary) helped Cheer Omega's Level 1 Youth Team Eclipse win the recent The One Nationals. More...

Business

Don’t keep family in the dark about your plans

You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan, but you can’t just create these strategies – you also have to communicate them. More...

AppRiver’s Natalie Newell named to 2016 Women of the Channel list

AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Natalie Newell, channel sales advisor, to its prestigious 2016 Women of the Channel list. More...

Opinion

A name can be a burden or blessing

One definition of name from Merriam-Webster is “to choose a word or words by which something will be known : give a name to <They plan to name the baby Diana.>.” If you Google “name definition” it returns one definition More...

Alzheimer’s victims hope for a cure

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including over 500,000 here in Florida. I am one of those people. More...

On the Spot:

“Do you agree with allowing transgender people to use whichever restroom they identify with?”   More...

Young teens can attend summer camp

The Gulf Breeze Parks and Recreation Department will now be hosting middle school students as part of their summer camp program at the Community Center.  More...

City mulls allowing food trucks

Those who are looking for a quick bite to eat at the city’s western entrance will not have to look much further than The Bridge Bar, as the city council approved to allow the operation of an itinerant food truck on the property grounds for the More...

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Island News

Fourth graders select winning ferry names

Officials at Gulf Islands National Seashore today announced Turtle Runner, submitted by Ms. Bradley’s class at Brentwood Elementary School and Pelican Perch, submitted by Ms. More...

Group to clean up beach after Memorial Day

PSouth Operation Beach Cleanup has spearheaded a campaign to keep Pensacola Beach beautiful during and following Memorial Day Weekend. More...

Entertainment

Thursdays in the Park concerts return tonight

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Navarre Press are again co-hosting the popular Thursdays in the Park Free Summer Concert Series. More...

‘Mother’s Day’ - a movie too far for director Garry Marshall

At a certain point the best, most noble thing to do, is to quit. More...

NBC pulls plug on ‘Coach’ episodes

Q: I was surprised to see your response regarding the question about Stana Katic leaving “Castle,” and that you didn’t mention that Stana is not just leaving, but was either fired or her contract wasn’t renewed. More...

Sports

Bindi brings home yet another award

8-time state swim champ (who’s ranked fourth in senior class) named PSA’s Female Scholar Athlete of Year

At this rate, the Bindi family may need to build a new wing on their house. More...

GBHS cheer pipeline continues

Brewer, McCleary make Troy, S. Alabama squads again; Clark to cheer for University of Florida

Tallahassee won’t be the only place college football fans can find familiar faces cheering on the sideline.  Last weekend, 2015 GBHS grad Macy Brewer made the Troy University cheer squad for the second straight year, while GBHS senior Alex More...

Gulf Breeze High Athletic Department fundraiser May 24 in cafeteria

The Gulf Breeze High Athletic Department will host a fundraiser May 24 at the GBHS Cafeteria.  Cost is $20 per person, with food being provided by Broussard’s.  More...

Home & Garden

New leaders take over reins of SR Woman's Club

Florida Federation of Women’s Club District I Director, Betty Boudreaux, installed the 2016-2017 Officers for GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club at the May 2 meeting at Tiger Point Golf Club. Leading the club will be President,   More...

'Red Shoe' Book Club discusses First Lady Anna Harrison

The Red Shoe Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m at the Navarre Library located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd., Navarre (off highway 87). More...

SR Republican Women host candidates

The Santa Rosa Republican Women meet the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month at The Club Hidden Creek, 3070 PGA Blvd, Navarre, FL 32566. More...