January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

No marijuana in Gulf Breeze — for now

In response to the State of Florida’s voter approval of Amendment 2 on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot, City Manager Edwin A. More...

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Tax collector sworn in for third term

Newly re-elected Santa Rosa Tax Collector, Stan Colie Nichols, made it official on Tuesday evening as he took his official oath of office- marking the start of his third term as Tax Collector.  More...

Covenant Care seeks new patient, family advisory councilors

Covenant Care is seeking individuals who are interested in participating on its new Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). More...

SR County gets $100K tourism, seafood grant

Tourist Development was a major item for discussion at Monday’s County Commission Committee meeting, with three speakers addressing the subject and the announcement of a $100,000 grant from BP Oil fines for promotion of the Gulf Coast Tourism a More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 12  Commissioner Regular 9:00 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton  Zoning Board 6:00 p.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton  Fr More...

Woman, 46 charged with sexual assault

A presumed Louisiana woman, with a vacation home in Gulf Breeze, among other areas, including Mississippi, posted a $25,000 bond after being arrested and charged with sexual battery of a minor.  More...


January 12

1 Year ago this week – 2016  Buck Lee leaving his Santa Rosa County Executive Director post after serving as Pensacola Beach’s top executive since 2005. More...


GB blanks Choctaw to open 2017

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team got back to work earlier than most teams, getting two goals from Alyssa Scott to win 3-0 at Choctaw on Jan. More...

Baldwin's big game keeps Hawks flying

'07 grad catches 11 passes in wild card win

Doug Baldwin continued his record-setting season Sunday, grabbing 11 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Seattle Seahawks' 26-6 win over the Detroit Lions in an NFC Wild Card game Saturday. More...

Ready to 'anchor down' in the SEC

John Learned (60) breaks through the banner to lead the Dolphin onto the field last September against Catholic. Last week, Learned earned one of three 'preferred walk on' spots to play football at Vanderbilt.   More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze author pens ‘Growing Up in Pensacola II’

West Florida Literary Federation invites you to Third Tuesday, Jan. 17, room 201, at the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 S. Jefferson St. More...

Golfers support Caring & Sharing

Dave Villane, Ann Thompson, President of Caring and Sharing, Chuck Howard and Sherill Villane are pictured at the New Year’s Eve Day 2016 8th Annual Fool’s Invitational golf tournament. More...

Celebrate Arbor Day — plant a free tree

January 20—Escambia County Tree planting, proclamation and tree giveaway   Camelot Park (7705 Gallahad Road, Pensacola) from 10 am - noon. Hosted by City of Pensacola. More...

Catawba litigation timeline:

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Gulf Breeze City Manager will become Special Advisor

Buz Eddy retiring

Edwin A. “Buz” Eddy announces his retirement after nearly 25 years as City Manager of Gulf Breeze, stepping into a new role as Special Advisor to the City Manager as part of an initial 12-month succession plan. More...



Island News

Attorney John Morgan to address Tiger Bay Club

John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan will address the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club members and their guests regarding his future political plans and Amendment 2 at noon on January 13, New World Landing, Pensacola.  More...

A warm welcome for Snowbirds

The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Rosa Island Authority will host their 3rd Annual Snowbird Beach Bash on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at the Pensacola Beach Community Church. The event will be from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. More...

Two rising stars join Levin Rinke Realty

Jessica Duncan:  Levin Rinke is excited to welcome Jessica Duncan, Realtor to the team. Having spent 12 years in marketing, Jessica decided to turn her passion for real estate into a career.  More...


‘Sing’ delightfully animates animal talent competition

It used to be, some 10-15 years ago, that the only sure bet for solid quality craftsmanship married seamlessly to a steady hand of a sincere loving tone came from Pixar Studios. More...

Glenn Miller Orchestra to perform at Naval Air Museum Jan. 17

Big bands are back at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Tickets are on sale now to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra, scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Blue Angels Atrium at the National Naval Aviation Museum.  More...

Test your skills with Trivia Trek

Bring your family, bring your pets. Let’s go Trekkin’!  We are starting the new year with a big bang. The whole months of January will be FREE! More...


Serving God and making a difference

How we Worship

Q: Did you always want to be a pastor? A: I did not. My dad was a pastor and I really wasn’t interested in following in his footsteps when I graduated from high school. Q: Where did you grow up? More...


Barbara Elizabeth Knighton Murphy


Barbara Elizabeth Knighton Murphy, 83, of Kansas City, MO and a resident of Gulf Breeze, FL for multiple decades passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.  Barbara was retired from the Building Inspection department as a switchboard operator fo More...


Blood test results can vary wildly

DEAR DR. ROACH: I went in for an annual examination with my primary-care doctor, and she had my blood tested at a laboratory. She told me that I have high potassium, 5.5, and had me retake it. More...


Sen. Gaetz reports from Washington

Earlier this week, I was sworn in as your congressman. Constitutionally, this means you are my boss. I wanted to give you a report on my first day, and seek your advice and prayers moving forward. More...

On the Spot:

What are your thoughts on medical marijuana coming More...

Captive animals are not entertainment

Tilikum, the orca who died at SeaWorld on Friday, was torn from his ocean home when he was only about 2 years old. More...