2012 Krewe of Wrecks Parade at Pensacola Beach

Natural gas fees fuel lawsuit

Gulf Breeze, Escambia, Pensacola dispute Pensacola Beach franchise

Developer and entrepreneur Philip Napier was delighted when he received confirmation last month that he soon would be receiving natural gas from the City of Gulf Breeze natural gas utility. For years, Pensacola Beach has had to rely on LP gas, which is more expensive and less desirable. “From the Grand Marlin perspective, natural gas is much more economical than […]

GBSA, TPSA switch youth baseball alliances

¦ Two parks now part of Gulf Coast Youth Baseball

The Gulf Breeze Sports Association, Tiger Point and several other parks in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties will be play in a new, local affiliation for its All-Star baseball tournaments, starting this year. Gulf Coast Youth Baseball was recently formed for parks that offer recreation baseball players a chance to play what they view in a more even playing field. […]

Coalition ready to fight tolls on bridge

¦ Joint resolution expected to be crafted within several days

A unified coalition to fight a potential toll on the new Pensacola Bay Bridge took shape last week as area business and municipal leaders met to begin devising a cohesive opposition. Representatives of the City of Gulf Breeze, Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce, Pensacola Bay Area Chamber, Pensacola Beach Chamber, Santa Rosa Island Authority and the United Peninsula Association […]

Bridge replacement tops agenda


The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) meeting today (Feb. 23) for local government staff to discuss replacement of the Pensacola Bay Bridge. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive. The bridge directly affects Gulf Breeze, Pensacola and Pensacola Beach. It has been rated as structurally […]

School trespasser damages cruiser, cell

A teenager trespassing on school property got into a fight with four police officers on Tuesday, Feb. 14, injuring one of them and damaging the patrol car and equipment in his jail cell. Gulf Breeze High School Resource Officer Kerstan Tatro spotted the expelled student on school grounds at 8:45 a.m. and called for backup. Three officers responded, and the […]

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Felonies 2/14/2011 Briggs, Donna Hicks, W/F, 50, 1900 block of Truman Drive, Navarre, fugitive from justice. 2/15/2011 Dean, Marshall Shawn, W/M, 33, 7500 block of Blackjack Circle, Navarre, larceny. Wells, Ronald John, W/M, 41, 8200 block of Toledo Street, Navarre, violation of probation. 2/16/2011 Blair Jr., Thomas Homer, W/M, 43, 2000 block of Wind Trace Road, Navarre, bigamy. Riley, Isaac […]

Emergency Reports

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue and Midway Fire District

GB Fire & Rescue For the week ending Feb. 19, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 16 emergencies. These incidents included 11 medical calls, 1 motor vehicle accident, 1 structure fire, 1 assistance to Gulf Breeze Police, and 2 mutual aids to Midway Fire District. To learn more about Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue, log on to www.cityofgulfbreeze.com/firedept/index.html. […]

Police Report

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

¦ A business owner reported a stolen vehicle tag on Feb. 16. ¦ On Feb. 15, a woman reported that she never received the goods and services valued at $400 she ordered from a seller on Craigslist. ¦ This week, GBPD officers served a warrant to arrest William Kearney, 66, of Pensacola Beach, for vehicle theft and fraud. ¦ Officers […]

Andrews’ Ball cited for excellence

Mary Ball, an occupational therapist at the Andrews Institute, was honored by the Florida Occupational Therapy Educational Consortium (FLOTEC) with an award of excellence. Each year, FLOTEC selects fieldwork educators from across the state and honors them with an award in recognition of their dedication, commitment and service to Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Education.