September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Missing teen reportedly safe in Ariz.

A post on the “Help find Sophia Best” Facebook page announced last Thursday, “Sophia is SAFE!! We are in the healing phase of the journey now. More...

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Community

Big Brothers Big Sisters names Big of the Year

Big Brothers Big Sisters to announced the 2016 Big of the Year for Escambia County, Carolyn Nero. The Big of the Year award is presented to the Big Brother or Big Sister who has gone above and beyond as a positive role model. More...

Unlikely that funds will augment bridge design

Mayor Matt Dannheisser said the question has been discussed for several weeks as to the bid price of the winning design, which came in $60.5 million less than the total amount that was set aside to pay the contractor for the new bridge, and whether a More...

Keenan wins Real Estate award

Jennifer Keenan of RE/MAX on the Coast was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow More...

News

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, 1  GBArea Chamber Business D­­evelopment Committee 9:00 A.M. More...

Republican Club to meet Thursday

The public is invited to the The Republican Club of Santa Rosa County next monthly meeting and Dutch Treat Dinner at The Club at Hidden Creek, 3070 PGA Blvd Navarre, FL 32566. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. More...

FLASHBACKS

September 1

1 Year ago this week – 2015  Florida Department of Transportation and Gulf Breeze Police Department believe it will be safer to close the eastbound median across from Starbucks. More...

Sports

UWF football opener Saturday

Argos open season on road, host Missouri S&T at Wahoo Stadium September 10

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

GBHS wins opener 39-28

Clayton wins opener as Dolphins snap 10-game home losing streak, dating back to 2013

It was a streak the Dolphins were more than happy to break - a streak of 1,032 days. That was the last time the Dolphin football team heard the alma mater after a home win - that was, until last week. More...

JV football debuts tonight

The 2016 GBHS junior varsity football team hosts Catholic tonight to open the season. The JV cheerleaders (below) are (front, from left): Zoie Metcalfe, Maddie Warnke, Brooke Schwalier, Kat Denton and Brooke Davis. More...

Opinion

Labor Day is more than just a day off from work

One hundred and twenty two years ago, President Grover Cleveland signed legislation declaring the first Monday in September to be Labor Day. More...

Cartoon

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A lesson in life from a bad case of the chiggers

They say clear fingernail polish does the trick, but I’ve never had good luck with it. The Benedryl gel helps a little bit. If I take a pill for the itching, it makes me sleepy and spacey all day. More...

District enrolls 500+ new students

Gulf Breeze High principal Danny Brothers said he is happy and “impressed” with the system the school district has in place to help the schools deal with unexpected new students arriving at the beginning of the school year. More...

Above and beyond

Midway Firefighters Lt. Chris Stimmell, Orlando Rivera and Skyler Rowland repair a porch that was damaged in a fire so the resident can access his house.   More...

Petition aims to stop city from seizing land

Debbie Deville Stanhagen, daughter in-law of Catawba land owners, John and Jamie Reese, is speaking up on behalf of her in-laws in the battle with the city over a strip of land leading to the water at the end of Catawba St. More...

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Island News

No food trucks will be allowed on Pensacola Beach

Still no vending trucks for beach visitors will be allowed on Pensacola Beach. More...

Entertainment

Celebrate Japanese culture at Bon Fest Sept. 10

The free Japanese summer festival features EPCOT’s Matsuriza Taiko Drummers

Offering a taste of summer fun from Old Japan, the 10th Annual Bon Fest returns to Pensacola September 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Booker T. Washington High School, located at 6000 College Parkway. More...

‘Independence Day - Resurgence’ is a disappointing disaster movie

It is a tricky thing to reboot or somehow extend the legacy of a long dormant, but widely beloved, television or film series.  More...

Tom Hiddleston stars in ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Q: Is it true that they are making a new version of “King Kong”? If so, do you know how or if this will be different from other iterations? -- Dave G., via email  More...

School

Gulf Breeze area schools have most students in ‘Gifted’ programs

Woodlawn Beach Middle School, Gulf Breeze Elementary and Gulf Breeze Middle School have the highest number of students involved in the school district’s Gifted program of all of the 24 schools involved in the program districtwide. More...

GBMS hosting Open House, Picture Day next week

SCHOOL NEWS

On Thursday, GBMS had our first club day. All of the students were introduced to the clubs that GBMS offers. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6:00, GBMS will have our open house. Parents will go through their child’s schedule. More...

Obituaries

Mable Ruth Holton

1917

Mable Ruth Holton, 99, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at her home. The youngest daughter of Gussie and Julius Bush, she was born on March 2, 1917 in Quitman, GA. More...

Alexander John Najarian

Alexander John Najarian passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the age of 28. Alex was born April 17, 1988 in Carmel, New York and moved to Gulf Breeze in 1996. More...

Health

PSC Dental Hygiene Clinic offers low cost services at Warrington campus

The Dental Hygiene Clinic at Pensacola State College’s Warrington campus offers low cost, preventive dental hygiene services to the public.  Oral cancer screening, teeth cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatments and sealants are some of the se More...

Generic medications are required to match name brands

DEAR DR. ROACH: My pharmacy recommends that I switch to the generic to save a lot of money on each refill, as it’s exactly the same as the brand name. More...