September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Car chase ends in GB

A car chase that occurred on Saturday, September 10, in the early afternoon hours, began on Highway 98 in Navarre and ended in Gulf Breeze with the resulting arrest of Terra Neshonda Carroll, 35, of Lakewood Ranch, Fla. More...

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Cops and Coffee

Patrol Officer Brian Scapin (left) and School Resource and Patrol Officer Stan Pagonis (right) enjoy a cup of coffee during a shift change to stay up-to-date on Gulf Breeze Police Department business.   More...

Firefighter Simms praised

The city started off its executive city council meeting last Wednesday night by recognizing firefighter Tristan Simms for the completion of his emergency medical technician (EMT) certification and continued service to the city. More...

Big fall book sale is Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Friends of West Florida Public Library, a non-profit support organization will hold its Big Fall Book Sale from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at the downtown Main Library, 239 N. Spring Street.  For more information visit   More...



In an article published in last week’s issue (“City council rejects 24-7 sales of beer and wine, restarts process,” Sept. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 22

Commissioner Regular 9:00 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton TO BE RESCHEDULED. More...


September 22

1 Year ago this week – 2015  City receives rough estimate of $300,000 from Gulf Power to install underground electrical wiring from the bridge to Fairpoint Drive, which doesn’t include the cost of other utilities. More...


Oriole Beach celebrates Patriot Week!

A lesson in patriotism

Students at Oriole Beach Elementary learned what it means to be an American last week.  Principal Josh Mc- Grew said this week is important for the children. More...

Gulf Breeze Middle launches online school newspaper

School News

Michael Brandon, Principal of Gulf Breeze Middle School announced that the newspaper,, is now on-line. Mrs. Player’s students will be putting out a new edition each month.  More...

GBES students celebrate International Dot Day

Last week, Gulf Breeze Elementary celebrated International Dot Day.  Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity based on Peter H. Reynolds’ award-winning book The Dot. More...


Gene Arthur Leary, Sr.

Gene Arthur Leary, Sr. of Matlacha Isles, Florida passed away on September 14, 2016 after a battle with cancer.  More...

Home & Garden

IMPACT 100 reveals grant finalists

Cyndi Warren, President of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, announced the 15 grant finalists. Ten will receive a grant of $108,200 at the IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area’s Annual Meeting. More...

GBUMC plans Senior Services Expo Monday

Join Gulf Breeze United Methodst Church in the Fellowship Hall at 11 am for an opportunity to learn all about the agencies and services that can make your life as a senior citizen easier.  More...

As autumn approaches, Bears across Florida become more active

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking Floridians to be more aware of what they can do to help prevent bear conflicts as fall approaches.  More...

City keeps millage rate under 2%

At last Wednesday night’s city council meeting, the agenda called for establishing a tentative millage rate of 1.9723 per Resolution No. 22-16. A second public hearing has been set for September 19. More...

Catawba dispute draws crowd

For the last several executive and city council meetings, more citizens than usual have been present in the audience. More...

School Bd. budget is $304M

The Santa Rosa County School Board approved their ‘final’ budget for this school year at last Thursday’s meeting. More...

Hwy. 98 input meeting is tonight

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public kickoff meeting regarding a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study that will examine improvements for State Road (S.R.) 30 (U.S. 98). The meeting Thursday, Sept. More...



Island News

Brothers joins PBES family

“Very nice and beautiful.”  “Caring.”  “Helps me understand.”  “Makes Language Arts fun to learn.”  More...

This weekend, get a 'Taste of the Beach'

A weekend full of fun is planned on Pensacola Beach as it is the host of "Taste of the Beach."  More...

PBES seeks sponsors

In collaboration with community partners, the Pensacola Beach Elementary School (PBES) Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is hosting its annual 2016 Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. in the school’s parking lot. More...


PSC hosts free ComposerFest XII on Sunday

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Come enjoy the original music of local and regional composers at Pensacola ComposerFest XII, a Pensacola State College Lyceum Series event that began in 2005.  The free concert is 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. More...

Dane-Toberfest is Oct. 9

“Who let the Danes out?” Get ready for some food, live music, vendors, auctions, raffles, craft beer – all with a side of dog slobber - as Northwest Florida Great Dane Rescue (NWFLGDR) presents its inaugural Dane-Toberfest celebrati More...

Promenade your pooch at ‘Paws on Palafox’

What better way to spend an autumn morning than on a walk with a thousand other dog lovers and their furry friends? Bring your best canine pal and join the folks at the Pensacola Humane Society on Saturday, Oct. 29, for a 3K fun walk. More...


Statement made

Gulf Breeze stuns sixth-ranked Pine Forest, off to first 4-0 start ever

If the Panhandle (and the state, for that matter) wasn’t paying attention before, they sure are now. More...

Noles’ massacre trips up Gurus

Florida State’s egg last weekend in Louisville tripped up all the Gridiron Gurus on Week 1.  Somehow, this writer picked all four NFL games right (which I don’t think has EVER happened) to take a one-game leading over Jacob Lintner h More...

Ninth grade volleyball

The GBHS ninth grade volleyball team beat Mobile’s McGill Toolen in three sets to win the Tate ­Invitational Saturday. More...


McGee joins Levin Rinke

Levin Rinke Realty is excited to welcome Kyle McGee to the #1 independent real estate brokerage in the area!  Kyle was born and raised in Gulf Breeze. He is a proud alumnus of Gulf Breeze High School and THE Florida State University. More...


It’s time to pay the city council

It has always been a source of pride to say that the council members serving the city of Gulf Breeze make only $1 per year.  How many times have you heard the mayor or council members joke about their salaries? More...

On the Spot:

Do you think minimum wage should increase to More...

Dartland: support Crapps in general election

America deserves more political candidates like Steve Crapps, who was my opponent in the Democratic Primary for Florida’s Congressional District 2.  Steve proved himself a thorough gentleman during our contest. More...