December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County gets two big checks

Habitat, RESTORE funds add to coffers

A check for $89,534 was presented to the Santa Rosa County Commission last Thursday from a special group of property owners. More...

Swearing in

City Clerk Leslie Guyer administers the oath of office to Tom Naile, the newest city council member who is replacing Joe Henderson.   More...

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Visiting Santa Claus

Santa Claus stopped by RE/MAX on the Coast Friday to visit with children. Pictured are Christoper Agront, left, and Penelope and Christos Bithos. More...

A lesson in understanding

Gulf Breeze High School’s Teacher of the Year is Jessica Barnes

Jessica Barnes is Gulf Breeze High’s Teacher of the Year this year. She has been at Gulf Breeze High for the past four years, and prior to that taught Special Ed/ESE at Pace High for three years. More...

Momentum plans five Christmas Eve services

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Momentum Church with five special gathering times: 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. at Gulf Breeze Middle School and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Navarre High School. More...


FDOT to suspend construction for Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

Chipley – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Three office is suspending highway construction projects on major roadways across Northwest Florida for the upcoming holidays. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 22  Commissioner Regular Cancelled  Friday 23  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  City Hall closes at Noon Utility window open until 4:00 p.m. to accept payments   More...


December 22

1 Year ago this week – 2015  Five-acre parcel just north of the St. Ann Catholic Church campus on Joachim Drive was purchased by GP Senior Properties and will coming before the Development Review Board to show the city their plans. More...


GBHS, Catholic play to 0-0 tie

Stalemate the third in as many seasons

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer team played arch-rival Catholic to a scoreless tie Friday night at Dolphin Stadium. The stalemate marks the third one in as many seasons between the two schools. Gulf Breeze fell to 6-5-1 on the season with the tie. More...

Knights trip up most Gurus

The previous week, it was the Army Black Knights. Last week, it was just the Knights.  UCF’s loss to Arkansas State tripped every Guru except for Jack Kale during last week’s contest.  More...

Richards to play golf for Southern Miss

The list of college golfers coming out of GBHS grew by one last week with ­Brian ­Richards signed a golf ­scholarship with Southern ­Mississippi. More...

Student stabbed to death

A Navarre High School senior is dead and Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office is launching an investigation into what happened on Friday, Dec. More...

Street light gives teen bright idea

Gulf Breeze resident Robert Turpin’s 13-year-old daughter, Celia, spoke to the city council last Monday night outlining the importance of a speedy solution to the bothersome glare from a streetlight positioned approximately 65-feet from her bed More...

Ordinance slows boaters in Polynesian Isles

Polynesian Isles in Gulf Breeze has some new boating regulations in place, making it quieter and, county commissioners hope, safer on the canal system. More...

City council meetings start earlier next year

Councilwoman Renee Bookout addressed the rest of the council and the public during the council comments portion of the executive city council meeting last Wednesday night asking what everyone might think about an earlier start time for city council m More...




Baby Valor: one of many sweet reasons for Cordova Mall Ball

Baby-boy Valor Ervin made his entrance into the world last July in a smooth delivery following his mother’s healthy, full-term pregnancy. But the first week of his life was nothing short of eventful. More...

‘Beasts’ enriches Rowling’s legacy

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” enters into our consciousness with both the benefit and the burden of continuing and expanding the much beloved “Harry Potter” franchise of books and movies. More...

‘Mean Girls’ co-star returns Jan. 1 in ‘Mommy, I didn’t do it’

Q: I was watching “Christmas Cake Wars” the other day at my parents’ house, and I saw that Jonathan Bennett was the host. More...


Scott Peden of Gulf Breeze is new SR school board chair

Scott Peden of Gulf Breeze is the new Santa Rosa county School Board Chairman. This is Peden’s seventh year on the board, and has another year after this one before his term ends, with board members elected to four year terms.  More...

Decesare wins GBMS Geography Bee

The final round of the national Geographic Bee was held at Gulf Breeze Middle School on Friday, Dec. 9. The winners, from left, are Fulton Ascherl, third place; school winner Steven Decesare; and Eli Smith, second place.  More...

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awards $68,000 in teacher grants

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded 68 Teacher Grants totaling $68,000 to Santa Rosa public educators.  More...

Home & Garden

‘Mrs. Claus’ sends holiday greetings

“Well here we are again; arriving at that stage where everyone thinks happy and festive thoughts,” says Mrs. Claus, “All of you, civic and social club members in the community have been working very hard. More...



Full Story

Raid encryption should be routine

“When government agents raid Uber’s offices,” Business Insider reports, “the company springs into action with an immediate response: it shuts everything down and encrypts all its computers.”  More...

On the Spot:

What is your favorite holiday tradition? City of More...