July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

South End candidate forums set

Chambers, UPA host two candidate forums

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce, Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and United Peninsula Association are joining to host Primary Election Candidate Forums on Tuesday, August 2 and August 9. More...

‘Smash, grab’ burglars strike

Sgt. Rich Aloy of Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office reported that officers are on the lookout for a group of “smash and grab” burglars who targeted six vehicles in South Santa Rosa County.  More...

Special Sections



August is audiobook appreciation month

August Events @ Your Library

Have you planned a long road trip or decided to do some yard work and want to read a good book? Summer reading can also be summer listening. More...


Watch the Olympics on expanded coverage

Rio games begin August 5, end Aug. 21

Mediacom, in agreement with NBCUniversal, announced a multi-platform content offering for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to begin on Friday, August 5, and run through Sunday, August 21.&nb More...

Broadway in Pensacola season passes on sale

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Saenger Theatre in partnership with Jam Theatricals is thrilled to announce the 2016-2017 More...

‘Love and Friendship’ is fun with Austen

Adaptations of Jane Austen’s fiction are now a very well established and respected subgenre of film. More...


Back-to-School sales tax holiday August 5-7

Beginning Friday, August 5, is Florida’s 3-day Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday geared to help Floridians save more of their hard-earned dollars with tax free shopping on selected items. More...

Troy University honor students who completed IMPACT

Troy University recognizes new students who have completed IMPACT orientation and enrolled in classes for the Fall 2016 semester. More...

School bus drivers begin union talks

Teamsters union representatives finally sat down about 10 days ago with the company that hires and pays the current 217 bus drivers for the Santa Rosa County School District.  More...


Levin Rinke Resort Realty celebrates $100M milestone

Robert Rinke and Teri Levin hosted agents, buyers, sellers and members of the community at Hemingway's Wednesday evening as they celebrated selling $100 Million in real estate in the first half of 2016. More...

Fabbro Marine expands in Santa Rosa County

Fabbro Marine, local manufacturer of the world-renowned Cape Horn offshore boats, breaks ground this week on their new facility at Santa Rosa Industrial Park East, becoming the first company to build on one of Gulf Power’s Florida First Sites. More...


The mysterious rise in meat allergies

DEAR DR. ROACH: I heard that there is a sudden surge in people coming down with severe meat allergies. Is there any information as to why, after years of eating red meat, you suddenly can become extremely allergic? -- E.V.  More...

Tips to achieve those summer fitness goals

(StatePoint) Improving your fitness level can mean a variety of things depending on your goals and abilities -- beginning marathon training, trying out a new physical activity or simply taking longer walks around the neighborhood.  More...

Stay safe during outdoor summer activities

(StatePoint) Hitting the road for an outdoor adventure or just headed to a local park or pool? Get prepared. Before summer fun, comes summer safety. These tips can help ensure you have the tools you need to enjoy your summer days safely. Be Prepared More...

Gulf Breeze hires new deputy city manager

City Manager Edwin A. “Buz” Eddy confirmed that the city recently hired a new deputy city manager with 15 years of executive level management experience in Mississippi, Florida and Arkansas. Samantha D. More...

Celebrating nonagenarians

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church hosted members of the community who are 90 years of age and older. The event was so well-attended that tables were added to accommodate people.   More...

School board OKs $1.45M for Food World property

The negotiated price for the Santa Rosa County School District to purchase the ex-Food World building on Hwy. 90 from Milton LLC is $1,450,000, which was approved by the school board last Thursday. More...



Island News

Developers favor marina in Navarre Park

Proposal for condos pulled from county agenda

The proposal to ask for permission to build condos in Navarre Beach Marine Park on the Soundside was placed on the agenda for Monday’s Santa Rosa County Commission Committee meeting – then it was withdrawn late last week by the developers More...

Don't tread on seedlings

Dune planting is currently underway on the newly renourished Navarre Beach and Santa Rosa County would like to remind beachgoers to use one of the 12 public access points when visiting Navarre Beach. More...

The Grand Marlin plans Panama City site

New location to open in fall

The Grand Marlin Restaurant and Oyster Bar on Pensacola Beach will soon be expanding further east. Investment partners in the highly successful restaurant plan to open a second location at the Lighthouse Marina on Grand Lagoon in Panama City Beach. More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 28  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  Commissioner Regular 9:00 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   More...


July 28th

1 Year ago this week – 2015: Santa Rosa School District receives 4.77% increase in educational funding. According to State Senator Don Gaetz, it is the largest increase received in state history.   More...

Director of the Optimist Club announces bid for City Council

Director of the Optimist Club, Chairman of the South Santa Rosa Utility Service (SSRUS) and member of the Master Plan Steering Committee Tom Naile, announced to Gulf Breeze News on July 20 that he will be running for a seat on the City Council.  More...


Mississippi State looks to defy their 2016 predictions

Bulldogs to finish at or near bottom in SEC West, according to pundits

Editorial Note - The following is the fourth of an eight-part series previewing college football teams throughout the region. This week, we focus on Mississippi State.   More...

Richards qualifies for U.S. Amateur

Brian Richards, a rising senior at GBHS, qualified for next month’s U.S. More...

GBSA hosts USA Football Safety Coach Clinic

Monday marks first day of practice for GBSA football teams

The first day of practice for teams in the Northwest Florida Youth Football Alliance teams is Monday, but some area coaches got an early football start with a Safety Coach Clinic, put on by USA Football, football's national governing body.  More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze's community garden grows friendships as well as nutritious food

The Gulf Breeze Community Garden (GBCG) is more than just an appealing assortment of plants and vegetables. As the name implies, it is a community, coming together to learn, share, grow, cultivate friendships and reap what they sow, literally!  More...

Celebrating the 90s

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church hosts nonagenarians

With improved lifestyles and nutrition, it's not uncommon for people to live well into their 90s and beyond. More...



Full Story

New laws bring changes to CFO’s office

A government that does not communicate transparently and thoroughly with its constituents cannot operate effectively; that’s something I’ve long believed. More...

1 Million join Florida’s Do Not Call list

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. More...