May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Corner lot owners can pick front yard

It will soon be up to the property owners to determine which side of a vacant corner lot will be considered the front and side yards. More...

Hotel under construction on Navarre Beach

A 161-room hotel is under construction on Navarre Beach. The $30 million project will be a Springhill Suites and is being built on the site of the former Holidome which was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The new hotel is set to open in 2017. More...

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Modern good will

Tina Varvouris, right, receives a $2,500 check from Mike Atkinson in matching Modern Woodmen grant funds after the community raised $2,500 in the Stavros Varvouris Memorial Fund.   More...

Andrews Institute announces new staff members

Baptist Health Care (BHC) and Andrews Institute of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have selected Julie Kellen, MSPT, to serve as the corporate director of Andrews Institute Rehabilitation. More...


Is this the year?

Ivan, Dennis. Opal, Erin. If these names sound familiar to you, then you probably know that you need to have a plan in case a tropical storm forms in the Gulf of Mexico.  More...


Calendar of Meetings

May  Thursday 26  Commissioner Regular  9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  GBA Chamber Business After Hours  5:30 p.m., Casino Beach Bar & Grille   More...

Speed humps to be replaced on Tibet

Two speed humps are to be installed on Tibet Dr. near the intersection of Country Club Rd. More...


May 26th

1 Year ago this week  Midway Fire Department hosts a ‘Push In’ for their new ladder truck. More...


Schools to get $23M in improvements next year

All four of the Gulf Breeze schools will be getting some work done either in face lifts or additions during the next school year. More...

No free lunch this summer for South End students

For the third year in a row the Santa Rosa County School District’s food service contractor is offering free lunches over the summer in several county parks. More...

One expelled from GB High

Even though it is only about a week left of this school year, Santa Rosa County School Board still had to approve several expulsions at their meeting last week, sending those students to alternative education options for the next several months &ndas More...


Pancreatitis requires total abstinence from alcohol

DEAR DR. ROACH: I went to the emergency ward this weekend with severe chest pains and bloating. I was sure I was having a heart attack. More...


Tiger Point access is safer option for new Sacred Heart facility

Sacred Heart Health System is building a new medical facility in response to the demand for additional healthcare services in South Santa Rosa County. More...

Prepare now for hurricane season

More than 10 years have passed since Florida faced a major hurricane, but as the 2016 hurricane season approaches, I encourage all Floridians to dust off their family’s hurricane plans and prepare for the possibility that a storm could hit Flor More...

On the Spot:

“What advice would you give to next More...

City to invoke eminent domain

Continues to pursue Catawba beach access despite judge’s reprimand

Despite being reprimanded by Santa Rosa County Circuit Judge John Simon for continuously pursuing something that he said is not theirs, the city is continuing their fight for the rights to the Catawba St. beach access.  More...

Jones asks Supreme Court to decide

Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones is working with county attorneys preparing a request for a Florida Supreme Court hearing. More...

School board in talks to buy Food World

Santa Rosa County School board gave Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick the nod to go ahead and begin negotiations for the ex- Food World building in Milton. More...



Island News

First sea turtle nest of the season found at Gulf Islands National Seashore

Officials at Gulf Islands National Seashore today discovered of the first sea turtle nest of the season at Gulf Islands National Seashore. More...

Renourishment process continues down shoreline

Beach restoration crews placed approximately 230,000 cubic yards of sand on Navarre Beach this week — the equivalent of 12,800 dump trucks — bringing the total replenishment to more than 500,000 cubic yards placed since April 29.  More...

On the Market

Buyers: Be ready, be

Are the best houses still getting snapped up quickly? Then don’t wait go loan shopping. Keep your pre-approval letter, as opposed to a basic in tow. Winnow your neighborhood choices before you shop. More...


Pensacola Civic Band presents a free inaugural Memorial Day concert May 30

The Pensacola Civic Band presents a free Memorial Day Concert at 5 p.m. Monday, May 30, at the Hunter Amphitheater at the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park, 301 West Main Street. More...

Hushpuppies play tonight

Tonight, the Hushpuppies will headline the Thursdays in the Park free concert series at Navarre Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   More...

Ambitious jazz legend biopic delivers

“Miles Ahead” is a biographical film depicting a few years in the life of jazz music legend Miles Davis. More...


One for the thumb

Gulf Breeze High wins fifth consecutive Academic State Championship

The bad news was no GBHS spring sport won an Academic Team Championship. The good news was they didn’t need to. More...

GB, Navarre varsities play to 7-7 tie

Raider JV squad edges Dolphins 14-7 in second half

It was a little more than six months ago when the Navarre Raiders put up 47 points on Gulf Breeze in the regular season finale.  So when the Dolphins played Navarre to a 7-7 in the first half of Friday’s Spring Game, many may have been sur More...

More moving and shaking in GBHS coaching staff

Exams and graduation aren’t the only things going on at Gulf Breeze High this week. The recent coaching carousel continued this week as Principal Danny Brothers is in search of a new boys soccer coach, baseball coach and athletic director. More...

Home & Garden

Navarre Garden Club plans June flower show

A standard flower show sponsored by the Navarre Garden Club will be held Friday, June 3, from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. till noon. This event will be held at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road. More...

The Gulf Coast Friends plan May gathering

Monthly, a group of Gulf Coast Friends get together and go to lunch some place of the groups choosing. This month, the Lunch Bunch is headed to V Paul’s. They are going to order off of the menu and be responsible for their own meal. More...

Gulf Isle Neighbors give to Good Samaritan and Weekend Food Program

One of GIN members’ greatest joys is to invite representatives from the designated charities to accept the money they have raised throughout the year. It’s really a fun day, too! More...