February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County begins choosing projects

Santa Rosa County taxpayers will soon be how to use the half cent sales tax which was approved last November.  County commissioners will hold public meetings to get input from residents on what they feel are priorities in their districts.  More...

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Hwy. 90 will be renamed to honor Sheriff Hall

Santa Rosa County’s new sheriff Bob Johnson requested last week that the county commissioners rename a portion of Hwy. 90 in Pace to honor retired Sheriff Wendall Hall. Commissioners voted Thursday to do just that.  More...

Deadman’s Island

Restoration Project is underway

In November of last year, the city council determined Deadman’s Island was worth saving with a sum of $100,000 of the City of Gulf Breeze’s own dollars to be put towards the proposed Deadman’s Island Estuary Restoration Project.&nbs More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 16  Gulf Breeze Elementary School Advisory Meeting 7:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Elementary, Gulf Breeze  Friday 17  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  Monday 20   More...


February 16

1 Year ago this week – 2016  Tornado believed to have touched down in Santa Rosa Shores Monday evening. Several families headed for cover in their bathrooms as damage to their homes and property outside ensued. More...

Murder suspect Lindsay’s bond remains at $3M

Christopher Lindsay, 44, while currently being held at the Santa Rosa County Jail awaiting trial for the alleged murder of Lorie Musil, 55, recently requested a reduction in his $3 million bond amount for the charge of second degree murder.  More...


Ladies lose at Lincoln

GBHS plays first regional game in 12 years

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin basketball team hung tough for a quarter before a bigger, stronger, faster Lincoln squad pulled away in the second quarter for a 71-48 win Thursday in a Region 1- 8A Quarterfinal in Tallahassee.  The loss marked the More...

Raiders edge Dolphins in districts by 3

GB rally from 11 down falls short in closing seconds

Three months earlier, Gulf Breeze won a game for the ages in Navarre. Two weeks ago, in a different sport, the Dolphins did it again with another fourth quarter comeback. But last week, Navarre returned the favor. More...

GBHS track season begins this week

The GBHS boys and girls track teams competed in a three-team meet (along with Navarre) at Pace Thursday. More...


Can spleen rupture without trauma?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband was admitted to the hospital with a ruptured spleen that bled into his belly. His surgeon repaired it with a coil. He was not in an accident and had no injuries or any bruising anywhere on his body. More...


Florida CFO asks feds to notify holders of unclaimed federal savings bonds

Dear Fellow Floridians:  More...

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Gus, the good dog, has an alter ego

Brock is a sweet little boy of about two years of age. He lives just a few doors down the road with his older brother, sister, and two loving parents. His world is filled with baseball, soccer, boating, neighbors, playing, and his dog. More...

Property Appraiser suing city of Gulf Breeze

Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Gregory S. Brown is suing the City of Gulf Breeze. More...

GB woman charged with pedestrian hit-and-run

Gulf Breeze resident Jessica Nikole Moore, 19, was arrested last Wednesday, Feb. More...

House, garage and boat fires erupt

First responders had kept busy as three separate fires erupted this week.  More...



Island News

Bob Sikes Bridge & Beach Traffic Town Hall meeting Thursday, Feb. 23

The Escambia County Public Works Department will host a town hall meeting to discuss Bob Sikes Bridge operations and Pensacola Beach traffic Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Perdido Key Area hike-in/drive-in primitive camping temporarily suspended

Gulf Breeze, FL - Gulf Islands National Seashore have temporarily suspended hike-in/ drive-in primitive camping at the Perdido Key Area. The suspension is effective immediately. More...


‘Rise Again – The Justin Gatlin Story’ shows at PLT

Justin Gatlin is one of many great athletes who have made Pensacola “The City of Champions.” From his track days at Woodham High School to his countless Olympic medals and world records, Justin personifies the drive and determination to o More...

‘Hidden Figures’ inspires, enlightens

“Hidden Figures” is yet another movie about the painfully true reality that was the oppression of black people of the south in our recent history.  More...

Family-friendly improv starts Feb. 26

There is a saying in improv that there are no mistakes – only unexpected results. More...


GB schools take precautions as suspicious person is seen

Last Friday, Feb. 10, several parents took to the Nextdoor app to find out what was going on at their local schools in Gulf Breeze. Some had heard that the Gulf Breeze area schools were on lockdown and understandably, they wanted answers.  More...

County supports renewing 1/2 cent school board tax

Santa Rosa County Commissioners gave their formal approval last week of the school board’s quest for a half-cent sales tax renewal. Joey Harrell, an Asst. Supt. More...

FLVS students enjoy Zoo

FLVS Full Time, a statewide, online public school serving students in grades Kindergarten-12, recently had its students take a trip to Gulf Breeze to visit the Gulf Breeze Zoo. More...


Time to gather your investment tax forms

The holidays are now a month behind us, which means it’s about time for another season: Tax Season. While you may not find it particularly festive, you can get through this season with a minimum amount of stress if you’re organized. More...

Home & Garden

Book club to discuss First Lady Eliza Johnson

The Red Shoe Book Club will meet on Presidents Day, February 20 at 10 am at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road, Navarre (off Hwy 87. The Club invites all like-minded women to discuss the biographies of United States First Ladies. More...

It’s planting time!

Can we just set the thermostat at this temperature? We have enjoyed an extremely pleasant non winter. We only have one month, March 15th, to the average last frost. More...

Chef Noah shares his recipes for hungry people

After retiring from the workplace 35 years ago, Noah Belew soon got bored. To solve this problem, he taught himself how to be a chef in his home for his family. More...