April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber site sells for $1.3 million

The 1.03 acres that has been home to the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce for the past several years is actually the property of the Santa Rosa County School Board. The school district just made a deal to sell the property for $1.3 million. More...

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International Woman of Courage Honored

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council and The Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida hosted a reception for one of 13 recipients of the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage.  More...

New teachers’ organization forming

A group of teachers and educational professionals in Santa Rosa county Schools are not happy with the results their current union – which is the Santa Rosa Professional Educators – are getting in teacher contract negotiations.  More...

Emergency responders honored during Public Safety Week

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners recognized April 10-16 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to honor the men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-sav More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 13  Santa Rosa County - Commissioner Meeting 9:00 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline St, Milton  Santa Rosa County - Zoning Board Meeting 6:00 p.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board More...


April 13

1 Year ago this week – 2016  Property owners win beach access lawsuit against city. A decades-long dispute between who is the rightful owner of the Catawba St. More...

Commissioners still can’t decide on courthouse site

A new county courthouse is back on the front burner for county commissioners. More...


Lady Dolphins roll to repeat; Catholic upsets Dolphins, 8-7

Girls get (another) rematch with Oak Hall; Crusaders score twice in last 91 seconds

It was expectancy for one and shock for another during Thursday’s District 1 championship action. More...

Historic win

The Catholic boys lacrosse team storms the field after upsetting Gulf Breeze 8-7 to win its first ever district lacrosse championship. The Dolphins finish the season 17-2.   More...

Second season this week

Callie Mitchell hits a forehand during her singles match at Thursday (results were unavailable at press time). GBHS hosted the District 1-3A Tournament Monday and Tuesday (after the News’ deadline) at Shoreline Park. More...

Home & Garden

Impact 100 presents nonprofit workshop

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area will host its annual Nonprofit Workshop this month. More...

Be safe on the water

Satori Foundation offers safety tips for all boaters

While US Sailing’s Safety at Sea (SAS) program began in response to the sailing community’s issues, knowing how to be safe aboard all types of recreational vessels can save lives. More...

Matassa pleads guilty to child porn charge

Thomas E. Matassa, 24, of Gulf Breeze, pled guilty today to receipt of child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. More...

City inks golf course contract with Troon

Members of Boy Scout Troop 406 got a view of city government in action at the March 29 meeting of the Gulf Breeze City Council. More...

Citizen opposes bridge site

As work is slated to begin to drive the pilings for the replacement Pensacola Bay Bridge, one lone voice is continuing to push to relocate the bridge in the interest of saving Gulf Breeze from crushing traffic.  Architect Glynn Brown, a Gulf Bre More...



Island News

Pensacola Beach Pier operator talks Navarre Beach Pier

When discussing the future management contract for Navarre Beach Pier at last month’s Santa Rosa County Commission more than one commissioner said the model they should look to copy for the pier would be Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier. More...

Realtor of the Week

Jennifer Jackson | Levin Rinke Realty

What motivates you? My love of the Pensacola area. I love Pensacola and have a desire to help others fall in love with it. More...


Outdoor music concerts abound

Bars and restaurants are not the only options for enjoying live music, now that the weather is good. More...

‘Get Out’ is a bloody, funny horror romp

The poster for the movie “Get Out” appears as a window cracked into eight different shards, each piece showing different images of a black man – one where he is being hugged passionately by a white older man with glasses, one where More...

‘Will and Grace’ stars present campaign video that paved the way for come back

Q: Can you tell me what Nikki DeLoach has been up to since “Awkward” ended? -- Ollie Y., via email More...


GB High School students show their creative sides

Gulf Breeze High School held its annual Fine Arts Festival March 30 to highlight the great work done by more than 600 students enrolled in our Fine Arts Department.  More...

GBES unveils Honor Roll

Mr. Warren Stevens, Principal, Mrs. Kim McChesney, Assistant Principal, and the Gulf Breeze Elementary Staff congratulate the following students for making the third nine-weeks Honor Roll: A HONOR ROLL First Grade More...

GBHS unveils Honor Roll

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Betty Ann Johnson Ellis

Betty Ann, 67, went home to be with the Lord on March 17th, 2017. She was born on September 15th, 1949, in Pensacola, FL to Arthur Dow Johnson, Jr. and Betty Ann Johnson. She was a Gulf Breeze native who worked at PSC for more than 20 years.  More...


Can meds cause leg weakness?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have peripheral neuropathy symptoms in my feet. I am borderline diabetic and keep it under control by eating right. Also, my legs are weak, and I am doing exercises. I was taking the drug Reglan for a couple of months. More...


Mainstream America has spoken

It amazes me how the left refuses to accept Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential election defeat, ignored Barack Obama’s association with subversives and radicals, and manufactures unsupported accusations of wrong doing and illegal associa More...

Rebuild the military but don’t diminish the Coast Guard

As a Navy veteran and a strong supporter of our military, I commend President Trump for initiating a program to rebuild our military with a defense budget increase of $54 billion, but it should be decreased by $1.3 billion and the $1.3 billion added More...

There is a better way

April 15th, tax filing day, filled with displeasure and false joy from refunds due to over payment. The federal tax code is over 74,000 pages; too big to administer, full of loop holes and bad practices. More...