January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New sheriff in town

Sheriff Bob Johnson takes the oath of office from Judge Robert Hilliard as outgoing Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall and Sarah Johnson (Sheriff Johnson’s Wife) look on.   More...

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Pensacola Beach Lifeguard tryouts Jan. 28

Pensacola Beach Lifeguards will host a tryout event Saturday, Jan. 28 for individuals looking for a challenging, rewarding and exciting job with a starting pay of $15.01 per hour.  The tryouts will take place at 7 a.m. More...

Gulf Breeze Will Do hosts membership socials

Gulf Breeze Will Do, the woman’s philanthropic group that pools its membership money to provide grants to benefit the 32561 and 32563 zip codes, is hosting two membership socials in advance of the 2017 membership deadline.  More...

Elite Repeats moves to new location

New Year’s resolutions are different for every person. Some vow to be organized, others promise to lose weight.  One local shop owner has a different take on her New Year’ s resolution.  More...


Calendar of Meetings

Friday 6  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  TDC BOD Special Called Meeting 9:00 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton  Monday 9   More...


January 5

1 Year ago this week – 2016  UWF finds evidence of de Luna’s colony. More...

SSRUS approves advertisement of RFQ for Tiger Point expansion

The South Santa Rosa Utility System (SSRUS) Board voted unanimously on Dec. More...


Write your personal history

‘Footprints’ class forming at GBUMC

A new Footprints class will start on January 9, at the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, Room 8.  This is a fun writing class where you are guided to write about things in your life.  More...


Immunizations now by appointment only

Now, immunizations will be offered by appointment only at the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County. Appointments will be available during regular clinic hours at all DOH-Santa Rosa locations by calling 850-983-5200.   More...

SR Health Dept. offers help to avoid Type 2 Diabetes

Registration is open for the next session of the National Diabetes Prevention Program offered by the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County. The first class will be held Monday, Jan. 30, from 4 to 5 p.m. More...

Is medication risk worth the benefit?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old woman with diabetes. My body, as I have been told, is bad with arthritis, for which I have been prescribed Celebrex. I have been taking it for a few months now, and am definitely moving around with a lot less pain. More...

Stabbing death under review

A stabbing that occurred at Bergren and River Birch Roads near the power lines, involving at least 23 individuals, including minors, according to the offense report filed by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, left two injured and one dead More...

City hopes to secure BP funds by expanding septic tank elimination efforts

The city council recently adopted a septic tank elimination program (STEP) to provide homeowners within the City of Gulf Breeze incentive to switch over to sewer.  More...




Mardi Gras kicks off this week with the Blessing of the krewes

To kick off this fantastic Mardi Gras season, Pensacola Mardi Gras presents the 2017 Windcreek Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick Off Celebration on Friday, Jan. 6.  More...

NewsRadio1620 launches FM 92.3

Pensacola NewsTalk listeners can now hear NewsRadio1620 on the FM dial at 92.3.  Programming on FM 92.3 is identical to NewsRadio1620, including “Live & Local” talk Pensacola Morning News, hosted by Andrew McKay from 5-9am, and t More...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — more fun, space-opera stuff

The whole universe of Star Wars is so vast and deep that any 300-word (or so) movie review can barely (but hopefully fairly) elucidate its sincere significance or continuing impact on our collective pop-cultural (and dare I say it) artistic American More...


GBHS wins Catholic Tourney finale

Dolphins beat Milton in seventh place game; enter 2017 with 5-8 record

What a difference a day makes. After a close loss to Pace the in the opening consolation round of the fifth annual Catholic Crusader Classic, Gulf Breeze’s boys looked like a new team against Milton, trouncing the Panthers, 53-33 in Pensacola. More...

Playing beach in Proper

Construction should be completed this week on a pair of beach volleyball courts next door to the Gulf Breeze Community Center. More...

Boomer Sooners trip up most Gurus

The Oklahoma Sooners' win over Auburn in Monday's Sugar Bowl tripped up every Gridiron Guru - except for Philip Gibson, who holds a one-game lead heading into the NFL's Wild Card weekend.  Gibson went 6-4 last week and holds a one-game lead over More...

Home & Garden

Clubs welcome 2017 with friendship and service

I hope you are beginning to settle into the New Year. There is a lot of excitement to come; internationally, nationally, statewide and local. More...


Florida strong despite challenges

It’s the end of the year and we’re readying for new beginnings in 2017. By all accounts, it was a year for the record books. More...

On the Spot:

“What did a babysitter set you back hourly this New Year’s Eve?”

I set out to find the average hourly rate for a babysitter on New Year’s Eve, but what I found instead was that many parents are now opting to stay home with their little ones for the celebratory holiday – But, if they were planning to go More...

Mental health professionals needed for our armed forces personnel

More suicide research is needed and treatment implemented for all troops serving in the military. My message to them:  Mate, if you are feeling suicidal, please stop and let’s talk about your dark feelings. More...