July 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Prayer vigil

Supporters lay hands of protection on a deputy with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office after a sniper took the lives of five law enforcement officers in Dallas on Thursday. More photos on page 8A.   More...

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Gulf Breeze Rotary celebrates a successful year and plans for future

Gulf Breeze Rotary Club bade farewell to president Buz Eddy and installed incoming president Mike Stahl, swore in its board of directors and handed out awards at its annual installation banquet at the Pensacola Bay Center.  More...

Shaffer graduates Marine OCS

Nevie Shaffer, Gulf Breeze High School 2013 graduate, successfully completed the six week OCS course at Quantico, Va. on July 2.  This is a “must do” step on the path to becoming a Marine Corps officer. More...

Goette selected to Spirit of Atlanta Drum, Bugle Corps

This year, Savannah Goette of Gulf Breeze, has been selected to join Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps for our 40th anniversary season, as a member of this elite competitive group.  More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 14  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  GBArea Chamber Rise and Shine Breakfast 7:00 - 9:00 a.m., 1020 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze   More...


July 14th

1 Year ago this week - 2015  A fire burns 16 acres in the Naval Live Oaks. Although area is the responsibility of the National Parks Service, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was the first respondent. More...

Title to property needs to be cleared before closing

The title to the ex-Food World property in Milton came through last week to the Santa Rosa County School District attorney Paul Green – but it was not a ‘clear’ as the district officials want.  More...


Expectations high for LSU entering 2016 season

Miles, Tigers look for SEC title game return, with Nov. 5 game with Alabama the biggest hurdle

Editorial Note - The following is the second of an nine-part series previewing college football teams throughout the region. This week, we focus on LSU. More...

Schrepf alternate for U-17 national team

Junior first to start as freshman since 2004

DURHAM, N.C. -- USA Baseball announced the final 40- man roster and 28 alternates for the 2016 17U National Team Development Program (NTDP) June 29, after the 17U East and West National Team Championships in Florida and Arizona.  More...

Split to end summer

Hannah Feerick (left) looks into the dugout for a sign, while Merigrace Whited (above) fires to first in between innings of a recent GBHS softball summer league game. More...

Home & Garden

Summer camp planned at Gulf Breeze Library

Summer Reading Programs through July 15 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays   More...

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Momentum Church refers to movies for the message

Average movies entertain us, but the best ones inspire us. So what can movies tell us about our own lives? More...

City cuts a deal with FDOT

Gets $5.9M for Wayside Park, won’t affect TPO

The standoff between the City of Gulf Breeze and the Florida Department of Transportation is settled, with the city increasing its take for Wayside Park by $3.7 million. More...

County must decide how to spend $12M in oil spill funds

Santa Rosa County has less than two months to decide how to spend $12 million over the next 15 years.  More...

Citizen may purchase Tiger Point Golf Course

During the public forum concluding last Tuesday night’s meeting, the city council was presented with something they weren’t expecting when Gulf Breeze resident and businessman Paul Stagner asked the council if they would be willing to ent More...



Island News

Navarre Pier contractors ask for extension

Operators of Navarre Beach Fishing Pier asked county commissioners Monday for a one -year extension to their contract for management of the pier. Their contract was for a base of three years, which will expire at the end of the year. More...

Beach renourishment

A large pipeline is bringing sand from offshore onto Pensacola Beach as part of the renourishment program.   More...


Crowe, Gosling are ‘The Nice Guys’

The “buddy movie,” where two big name same gender stars pair up to either fight or commit crimes, is now a very well-established genre in contemporary mainstream cinema. More...

Take a candlelight tour of Fort Pickens

Gulf Islands National Seashore presents its annual Candlelight Tour program at Fort Pickens. More...

‘Game of Thrones’ heading toward endgame

Q: I was lucky enough to get to see “Hamilton” on Broadway this year, and I recall talk of a “Hamilton” special for television. Is that still happening? -- Ginger C., via email  More...


Cafeteria renovations

Gulf Breeze Middle School's cafeteria is being renovated over the summer and will be complete when school starts on August 15. More...

Financial books close on last school year

State funding numbers expected by July 18

Books were closed last Thursday, July 7 on all expenses and revenues for the last school year of Santa Rosa County School District ending in early June.  Now the calculations and adding or subtracting of the past school year will begin. More...


Classes help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes

One in three American adults has prediabetes. With lifestyle change interventions targeting diet and increased physical activity, type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented. More...

UF: Younger, thinner people may also be at risk for Type 2 diabetes


Green Nail Syndrome is not easy to treat

DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past four months, I have had an infection around the cuticle of my right index finger. There is green coloration under the nail near the cuticle, and the nail grew rather deformed. More...


We are stronger after Hurricane Dennis

It passed without much fanfare, but back in 2005, it was front page news. More...


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A small increase will settle dispute

Simply put, a $4.00 to $5.00 dollar rate increase to the residential users of the SSRUS is all that it would cost the City of Gulf Breeze to honor their commitments to include rebuilding the West course at Tiger Point.  More...