June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New private school approved in Navarre

The county gave its blessing through some rezoning action for a new private school to be built on East Bay Blvd in Navarre. More...

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Stamps depict 16 different parks

The panel of 16 different stamps include views of parks, plants, animals, artwork, objects and structures found in or associated with a national park. 12 are photographs; 4 are NPS-owned artwork. More...

Problems plague recycling program

Santa Rosa County

Some states mandate recycling, and most people applaud any efforts to reduce the enormous amount of trash that ends up in landfills, along roadways, or in our waters where it becomes a deadly hazard to marine life. More...

Longest pier in Gulf may soon get a mobile restroom

There may soon be a mobile rest room near the end of Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. More...


Conditions at Tiger Point Golf course concern residents and city officials

Tiger Point residents and the city of Gulf Breeze are finding some common ground in their frustration over the conditions at Tiger Point Golf Club.  Mayor Matt Dannheisser told council members Wednesday night that he sent Integrity Golf CEO Gene More...

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 9  GB Area Chamber Rise and Shine Breakfast  7 a.m., Andrews Performance & Research Pavilion  Commissioner Regular  9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton  Zoning More...

Escambia sheriffs justified in ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ shooting

The Office of the State Attorney announced that the review of the use-of-force incident involving the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that resulted in the death of Blake Fitzgerald has been completed. The incident occurred on February 4. More...


Alt new Athletic Director at GBHS

Longtime GBMS teacher started wrestling program, brought home district title in 2012

The continuing winds of change that have been blowing at Gulf Breeze High in recent weeks and months brought in a familiar face Friday as Matt Alt was hired to replace Greg Hundley as the school’s Athletic Director.   More...

Rain cuts short day 1 of All Star Softball Tournament

Mother Nature won early, then won late on Day 1 of the Northwest Florida Girls Softball Alliance’s All Star Tournament Saturday in Gulf Shores.  More...

From Dolphin to Pirate

Allison Von Brock, shown here passing a ball during a 2015 GBHS volleyball match, recently signed to play at Pensacola State College. More...


Sacred Heart entrance on Tiger Point Blvd. is a safety issue

My wife and I have lived in our home at the corner of Oak Pointe Dr. and Tiger Point Blvd. for 16 years. We bought our home knowing that Sacred Heart owned the property across the street. More...

On the Spot:

Should the Blue Angels perform at the Pensacola Beach Air Show?

“I think if they were only to perform one, that is the one they should perform because this is their home.” Sherry Allen Gulf Breeze More...

Fulfill Navy commitment before joining NFL


A current graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Keenan Reynolds, requested his service time be deferred so he can play in the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens drafted him.  More...

Let public pick bridge, mayor says

Mayor Matt Dannheisser doesn’t like the way the Florida Department of Transportation is handling the design/build process of the Pensacola Bay Bridge, as he thinks the public should have some sort of input in the way it looks, and he has the su More...

Aydelott may be ruled competent


STAFF REPORTS  William “Brandon” Aydelott may go on trial for the murder of his mother, Sharon.  More...

So long, Capt. Kuss

After his number 6 FA-18 crashed in Smyrna, Tenn. Thursday, June 2, area residents mourned the loss of USMC Capt. Jeff Kuss. A vigil in his honor will be tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Park, 200 S. Ninth Ave. Pensacola.   More...



Island News

Attorneys explain strategy in beach tax suit

Just over 200 people showed up for a Saturday morning meeting on Pensacola Beach. The topic: property taxes on Pensacola Beach and what the newest ruling by a U.S. District Appeals Court means for leases on Pensacola Beach.  More...


‘They Were Our Fathers’ documents the true cost of war

New WSRE documentary premieres Father’s Day, June 19

Some 20,000 American boys and girls lost their fathers during the Vietnam War. More...

‘A Hologram’ is odd yet refreshing

I have a very limited amount of travel experience. What I do have, however­ – what is (aside from my family and girlfriend) the most precious and invaluable part of my life, is my deep passionate love for movies.  More...

See a free movie on museum’s new screen

To celebrate the opening of the recently-upgraded Giant Screen theater and new refreshment counter, the National Naval Aviation Museum is offering free movie screenings on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...


Pre-K graduates

Students from St. Ann Discovery School’s Pre-K graduated Wednesday, June 1. The theme was “Off to Kindergarten - Two by Two.” There were 36 children that graduated from VPK and will be attending Kindergarten in the Fall.   More...

FDOH honors SR County as a healthy school district

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County congratulates the Santa Rosa County School District on their Gold Level recognition as a Florida Healthy School District. More...

Optimist scholars

Gulf Breeze Optimist Club gave college scholarships to deserving Gulf Breeze High School students. From left, Madeleine Ngo, Marley Taylor, Jade Carver, Elijah Barry and Aaron Boding. At right is club president Joe Lennon. More...


Is knee replacement surgery the only option?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a female in my 60s, and for the past couple of months I have been having some discomfort and swelling in my right knee. I am slightly overweight and have osteoarthritis. More...

Home & Garden

Curington-Smith Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Keith Curington of Gulf Breeze, Florida are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Sue, to Ethan Michael Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Michael Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas. More...

Friends host Bridal Shower for Kasey Landfair

Brunch and bubbly was on the invitation for the bridal shower held for Kasey Landfair on May 28th at the home of her grandmother, Pat Landfair. The event was hosted by Samantha Landfair, the sister of the bride-to-be. More...

Book Ends Book Club loses a long term member

With great sadness I report that Barbara Elbert left this world on May 27. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11 in the auditorium at Azalea Trace. Theo and Barbara Elbert are former residents of Gulf Breeze.  More...