August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Navarre Beach surf claims life

After calling off a search for a missing swimmer near Navarre Beach, a body surfaced Wednesday at 7:39 p.m.  The Coast Guard received a report at 6:18 p.m. on Tuesday that Jay Wiley Evans, 65, had not returned from his daily swim. More...

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Community

Learning tech

StoryPoint Church hosted a class in July to teach senior adults how to use their cell phones and tablets. The class was the first in an ongoing series to teach technology to senior adults.   More...

City may send letter to residents regarding ‘LOST’

The City stands to earn $480,000 if Local Option Sales Tax passes

City Manager Edwin A. More...

Glass recycling ends Oct. 1 in Gulf Breeze proper

The city council recently took action relative to recycling to eliminate glass products from the list of allowed recyclables in order to enable the continued collection of co-mingled materials by Allied Waste. More...

News

Aydelott ruled competent

After nearly three years since Gulf Breeze teenager William Brandon Aydelott was accused of brutally murdering his mother, Sharon Aydelott, the court has ruled that Aydelott is now competent to stand trial. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 4  Tourist Development Council 8:30 a.m., Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze  GBArea Chamber Business Development Committee Meeting 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Gulf Breeze Area Chamber, 409 Gulf Breeze Par More...

Gulf Breeze teen in serious condition after hit-and-run

Thomas Sutton, 17, from Gulf Breeze was struck from behind in his Kia Sedona by an unidentified driver in a maroon Chevrolet pickup truck while travelling on Highway 98 in the early morning hours on Sunday.  More...

Sports

Bama looking for back-to-back national championships

Saban looking for fifth title in Tuscaloosa and 17th in school history

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

Dolphins begin fall practice

First practice in full pads Monday

A total of 108 rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors were at GBHS Monday - two weeks before the start of school - for the first day of fall practice. More...

Fowler wins a pair of national gymnastics championships

TULSA, Okla. — West Fowler, a 7-year-old from Gulf Breeze, Fla., won two national championships at the 2016 Stars & Stripes Championships (formerly the Level 5-7 Trampoline & Tumbling National Championships) in Tulsa.  More...

Home & Garden

GBHS club takes part in scallop survey

The GBHS Coastal Mentoring Club participated this past Saturday, July 30 in a volunteer staffed scallop survey for UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension. More...

Grant apps now due to PSA

The Pensacola Sports Foundation is accepting applications for its 2017 grant program.  Community organizations involved in providing youth sports opportunities are eligible to apply for funding. More...

Here is how to mow your lawn like a pro

(StatePoint) You might not earn your living taking care of lawns, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the same quality of cut as landscape professionals.  For a consistently superior cut, experts say average consumers should look for More...

Happier hours?

City council may extend alcohol sales

To sync the hours of sale of alcoholic beverages with the unincorporated portion of South Santa Rosa County (SSRC) and clear up an inconsistency regarding Saturday night sales of the same, the city council unanimously approved a first reading of an a More...

A sign of support

Yard signs bolster morale of law enforcement officers

Mayor Matt Dannheisser and Santa Rosa County Commissioner Lane Lynchard want to give a “shout-out” to local law enforcement officers right from the residents’ and business owners’ front lawns. More...

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Island News

SRIA debates vending trucks on Pensacola Beach

The issue of whether to approve vending trucks on Pensacola Beach sparked some debate at last week’s Santa Rosa Island Authority. More...

Entertainment

Abbie Cobb stars in ‘Boy in the Attic’

Q: I love seeing “Suburgatory” co-star Carly Chaikin in USA’s “Mr. Robot.” Can you tell me what some of the other cast members are up to now? -- Linda F., via email More...

‘The Meddler’ - Susan Sarandon masterfully delivers yet again

Over the years I have thoroughly enjoyed the work of actor Susan Sarandon. More...

WEEK OF August 4 - 10 2016

Thursdays in the Park  Thursday, August 4, 6:30 p.m.  Navarre Park  Highway 95A (Country & Southern Rock)  ‘Shrek, The Musical’   More...

School

GBHS student reports on the Republican National Convention

Gulf Breeze High School teen Blake Barclay, a member of the Junior Statesman Program, has ambitions to join the ranks of United States Senators one day.  For now, he is learning the political process by attending the Republican National Conventi More...

AFTER-SCHOOL program

Gives middle schoolers a safe place to go

Director of Parks and Recreation Ron Pulley began an after-school program last year at the Gulf Breeze Community Center exclusively serving Gulf Breeze Middle School (GBMS) students. More...

Health

Survey ranks Gulf Breeze Hospital top in area

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Gulf Breeze Hospital (GBH) a four-star rating in the latest Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. More...

Prostate screening guidance has changed

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 67 and male. When I had a male doctor, he did a yearly testicle and prostate exam during my physical. Now the practice has been taken over by female doctors, and for the past three years, this has not been done. More...

Opinion

An open letter to Rep. Broxson

Open Letter to State Representative Doug Broxson District 3 Republican.  Ref: FDLE investigation and potential ethics violations.  Dear State Representative Doug Broxson, Rep- District 3 Florida.   More...

A woman candidate indicates changes

We now have a woman representing the Democrat Party running for the office of President of the United States. This would have been “crazy talk” in early 1900.  More...

Are you paying attention to the signs?

I stopped at Ace Hardware last week and noticed a most fascinating sight. In the back of a white pickup truck, a pile of street signs sat on their sides. More...