December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

GB attorney guilty of 13 felony counts

Richard Michael Colbert, 55, of Pensacola Beach, pled guilty last week to 13 felony counts, including one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and/or mail fraud affecting a financial institution, one count of false statement to a federally insure More...

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Community

GB Hospital honors volunteer efforts

The Gulf Breeze auxiliary and volunteer luncheon was held on Friday, Dec. 9 at Andrews Institute. Patsy Myers, Vice President Baptist Health Care, welcomed the group and The Rev. More...

Santa makes annual visit to Midway FD

Firemen and Family visit with santa Claus Friday, Dec. 9 was Christmas at Midway Fire Dept. with help from the Santa Rosa Shores Homeowners Assoc.  More...

Reserve holiday greeting card ads by Friday

Gather your family, friends, employees and snap your holiday photo to run in Gulf Breeze News on Dec. More...

News

Navarre woman killed crossing Hwy. 98

A 52-year-old Navarre woman died as a result of a crash at 6:18 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.  More...

Drivers injured in Hwy. 87 crash

A Navarre woman, Janet Deborah Hayes, 77, was critically injured at 8:47 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. More...

Inmate discovered deceased

On Monday, Dec. 12 at approximately 2:30 p.m. More...

School

School Board to close on former Food World property

The school board cleared the way last week for the school district to move ahead with a closing on the ex-Food World property in Milton, even though the district has not received a completely clear title yet.  More...

GBM Spelling Bee winners know their words

Gulf Breeze Middle School held its annual spelling bee on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The winner for 6th grade was Isabelle Gatmaitan with runner up Lauren Saiter. More...

School board renews attorney contract

The Santa Rosa County School Board renewed the contract with their board attorney last week who has served them for many years.  “Mr. More...

Obituaries

Theodore H. Foret, Jr.

Theodore H. Foret, Jr. “Ted” - Husband, father, good friend to all – passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016. He was 80. More...

Health

Few children outgrow tree-nut allergy

DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you tell me if there is any hope of a cure for tree-nut allergy, particularly for a child? -- X.M.  More...

Opinion

Let every heart prepare him room

A mother was having a gathering to celebrate the birth of her newborn son. She invited a bunch of friends over to celebrate his arrival. More...

On the Spot:

What is the best (or worst) Secret More...

Now is the time to enact voter ID law

We now have four years to enact a voter ID law.  Liberal Democrats should also happily push for this law because we now have enough time that it won’t disenfranchise any legal voter and their right to vote!  More...

A Christmas angel appears

Ina Sees, 85, met her Christmas angel here on earth in the form of a child. More...

Is bridge design too narrow?

City of Gulf Breeze, Escambia Co. voice concerns

At last Monday night’s regular city council meeting, City Manager Edwin A. More...

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Island News

Meet 'cig,' the sea turtle

Every Saturday, volunteers with Ocean Hour meet to pick up debris from a local beach. The group finds all kinds of trash items but finds a lot of a certain kind of trash: cigarette butts. More...

Essay contest open to local youth

Local students are invited to submit their entry into the Optimist Club Essay Contest, a part of the Optimist International effort.  Applications are available at local schools or by contacting Lisa Newell at (850) 932-8986 ext. 101.  More...

Island Realty welcomes Hood

After a successful nursing and medical sales career, Krystal Hood is entering the world of real estate.  Krystal spent the last 10 years supporting her husband in his Naval aviation career and recently moved to Gulf Breeze. More...

Entertainment

‘Moonlight’ is an unusual movie

“Moonlight” is a coming-of-age story with a very specific difference. More...

Reese Witherspoon in ‘Big Little Lies’

Q: One of my favorite books of the past few years is “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty. My sister told me it’s going to be adapted into a movie. Is that true? -- Linda W., via email More...

WEEK OF December 15 - 21

USO Northwest Florida seeking donations  December 14 - 23  USO Centers at PNS and VPS   More...

Sports

Football, volleyball win Academic titles

Only school in entire state to win both; volleyball's 3.902 team GPA best in entire state

A total of 477 schools played football and 626 played volleyball in the eight and nine classifications, respectively this season in the Florida Athletic School Athletic Association.  Only one school won an Academic State Championship in both spo More...

Black Knights trip up all the Gurus

The Army Black Knights knocked off nationally-ranked Navy last week, which tripped up all six Gridiron Gurus. It was the only game to trip up Jacob Lintner, who went 9-1 for the second straight week to create a little separation. More...

Dolphin wrestling team 5-0 after winning Daphne Duals Tournament

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin ­wrestling team won all four of its duals to win the eight-team, ­Daphne Duals ­Wrestling ­Tournament ­Saturday at Daphne High School. More...

Business

Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. More...

Home & Garden

Book clubs keep busy during winter months

The Gulf Breeze Book Club members will hold the next monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 pm in the Pensacola Beach Elk’s Lodge. Please join them for the discussion of “Last Bus To Woodstock” by Collin Dexter. More...

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Full Story

Jubilee property owners offer to donate 2,718 acres to Santa Rosa Co.

The county may be getting a donation of 2,718 acres in north Santa Rosa County that rain into development problems between 2005 and now and has fallen behind on property taxes to the tune of $140,000. More...