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Two GBPD officers are promoted to sergeant

The city council and Chief of Police Robert Randle took a moment at last Wednesday night’s Executive City Council meeting to recognize two Gulf Breeze police officers promoting to the rank of sergeant with an official Pinning Ceremony for both More...

Band Campers

For the past 27 years, Mrs. Smithey has taken her band students to the University of Central Arkansas to attend Dixie Band Camp.   More...

Eagle project

FAR RIGHT: Deb Andrews, president-elect of the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club, presents a check to Christopher Bougher to assist with his expenses for his Eagle Scout project.  More...


Mayor Pro Tem pushes for rate hike

Mayor Pro Tem Joe Henderson pushed the South Santa Rosa Utility System (SSRUS) Board at last Thursday’s budget workshop meeting to consider a rate increase for the 2017 fiscal year after realizing the utility’s projected minimal revenue o More...

Residents reject apartment plan

Residents meeting with representatives from Engel Realty about a proposed apartment complex on a parcel between the Gulf Breeze Shopping Center and the Baycliffs neighborhood reached an impasse after residents rejected the firm’s proposal.  More...

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 21  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  GBArea Chamber Networking’s A Breeze Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, 61 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze   More...


Health Dept. offers back-to-school immunizations for children

Santa Rosa County School Starts August 15

With less than a month remaining before students return to the classroom on August 15, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) would like to remind parents that children must be up-to-date with their immunizations in or More...

Three tapped for Discovery Educator Network seminar

Classroom teachers, Erin Cosky (Gulf Breeze High), Lauren Goodin (Holley Navarre Intermediate), Kristin Davis (Jay Elementary), and Instructional Technology Specialist, Shelley Mann (Professional Development Center), from the Santa Rosa County School More...


Ken Hiller


Ken Hiller, The Voice Lives On. For decades, Ken Hiller was one of the most sought-after radio and television voice talents in the country. More...

Wayne Keith Stephenson


Wayne Keith Stephenson, 69, of Gulf Breeze, FL, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2016, at his home.  More...


Tell family about HIV

DEAR DR. ROACH: Can a person who has AIDS cook for his or her family and loved ones without fear of getting them sick? How long does it take to die once you are diagnosed with AIDS? How does someone with AIDS die? -- D.R.  More...

Home & Garden

First ever Santa Rosa Day of Service is Saturday

The first ever Santa Rosa Day of Service will be held this Saturday, July 23 and is already well on target to make a big difference in the Santa Rosa community.  More...

Women’s Sailing Championship, Race for the Roses, ares this weekend

The Gulf Yachting Association (GYA) Women’s Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) Championship returns to Pensacola Bay this weekend after a one year hiatus. More...

Gulf Breeze Will Do plans social

Gulf Breeze Will Do, the woman's philanthropic group serving the greater Gulf Breeze area, is planning a social event for members and potential members on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Beef O'Brady's in Gulf Breeze.  More...

A Gulf Breeze Schools earn As

School District falls to a B

All five of the Gulf Breeze schools, from Midway to Gulf Breeze proper, retained their “A” grade this year from the Florida Dept. of Education when state’s school grades were released last week. More...

GBPD Promotions

Gulf Breeze Police Chief Robert Randle affixes a Sergeant’s badge on Bob Tavierne. Sgt. Tavierne is one of several officers recognized at the Gulf Breeze City Council meeting last week.   More...



Island News

Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center releases rehabilitated Sea Turtle, 'Harriet'

A 105-pound Loggerhead turtle named Harriet was rehabilitated and released back into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, July 14, by the Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center.  Harriet, a female Loggerhead sea turtle, arrived at the center in early May. More...

Sea Turtle Baby Shower is Aug 13

Learn about local wildlife at Landshark Landing on Pensacola Beach

Meet Mia the Mermaid or take the Sea Turtle Oath at the Sea Turtle Baby Shower, Saturday, August 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pensacola Beach’s Landshark Landing.  More...

Navarre pier contract extended — with one condition

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier managers received a one-year extension in their contract from the county commissioners last week. More...


Museum’s ‘Hall of Recognition’ ribbon-cutting ceremony is Friday

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently renovated “Hall of Recognition” at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 22, on the mezzanine level of the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM). More...

Rock ‘n’ Roll

The Rowdies will perform at Navarre Concert in the park tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   More...

‘Jungle Book’ is classic summer Disney fun

I think, for the most part, there are two distinct types of people in the world. There are those people who absolutely hate Walt Disney movies and there are those people that love them.  More...


Ole Miss look to rely heavily on returning starting quarterback

Kelly returns, but will have entirely new offensive line

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


Throughout the summer, the Gulf Breeze News will focus on a different college football team in the region. More...

Golden Rice

GBHS rising junior wins gold at Junior Olympic Sailing Festival

Abi Rice, a rising sophomore at Gulf Breeze High, won a gold medal at the recent Junior Olympic Sailing Festival Festival. More...


Do you have a small-business retirement plan?

If you’re a small-business owner, you’ve always got a lot to do such as marketing your products or services, hiring employees, paying your bills and coping with competition. More...

Beehive Homes

a new concept in care opens in Gulf Breeze

A new concept in care is coming to Gulf Breeze as Beehive Homes is hosting its grand opening Thursday, July 28.  Beehive Homes offers a comfortable setting for its residents.  "It is a home, a large home and it looks and feels like a home. More...

Some common myths and shocking truth about probiotics

(StatePoint) With all the attention paid to health and wellness these days, it’s no wonder that probiotics are such a hot topic. More...


Blue Angels, traffic jams and a misdial lead to lasting love

News reports described record numbers of Blue Angels’ fans gathering along the sandy white shores of Pensacola Beach last Saturday beginning as early as 4:30 a.m. to take in the spectacular flight show. More...

Newcomer Dosev is refreshing

So often fundraising reporting suggests those with the largest largesse must be the most favored the most qualified.  More...

Best newspaper ever

Just a note to say Gulf Breeze News is, imo, the best newspaper ever. The people of this area and Gulf Breeze in particular are blessed to have such a robust, enthusiastic supporter and reporter of all things of interest to our community.   More...