Patriot Day Ceremony


9/11 heroes remembered by community

Ceremony marks 11th anniversary of terror attacks

Many Americans are sharply divided along partisan, philosophical lines 54 days before the 2012 Presidential Election. But Tuesday and in days leading up to one of the country’s most emotional anniversaries, citizens put aside their partisan differences to remember the victims of the tragic Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. In Gulf Breeze on Sunday, Sept. 9, […]

GB woman contracts West Nile Virus

¦ County health department protects patient’s identity, but husband confirms diagnosis

The Santa Rosa County Health Department on Tuesday confirmed the county’s first case of the potentially deadly West Nile Virus, but would not divulge the person’s identity. Gulf Breeze resident Noah H. Belew told Gulf Breeze News that his wife, Annie, was being treated for the virus at Gulf Breeze Hospital. Belew, a periodic Gulf Breeze News contributing writer, submitted […]

Unopposed Fitch to join City Council on Dec. 3

¦ Mayor Beverly Zimmern, Councilman Joe Henderson also will retain Seats

Cherry Fitch will be the new face on the Gulf Breeze City Council when she takes the oath of office on Monday, Dec. 3. Fitch, a real estate agent and former educator, was the only candidate to throw her hat into the ring for Council Seat A currently held on an interim basis by Bob Cleveland. The qualifying deadline for […]

Progress clear 8 years after Hurricane Ivan

Hurricane Ivan came ashore on Sept. 16, 2004 and wrecked much of the shoreline improvements in Gulf Breeze, including the popular fishing bridge. In the eight years since, some significant improvements have resulted from its loss. The old Gulf Breeze fishing pier is now a man-made reef, and the broken spans and stanchions that haunted the bay for more than […]

‘GBN’ begins analytical look at proposed amendments

Interest in the 2012 Presidential Election could attract record numbers of Gulf Breeze and Santa Rosa County voters to the polls on Nov. 6. Those voters, however, will also vote on several local races and 11 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution that almost certainly will significantly slow down the balloting process. Because of the far-reaching and long-term effects potential […]


Thursday, September 13GBA Chamber Monthly Breakfast, 7a.m., The AndrewsInstitute, 1040 Gulf Breeze ParkwayBlackwater Soil and Water Conservation DistrictSupervisors Board, 7:30 a.m., 6285 Dogwood Drive,MiltonSanta Rosa County Commission Regular, 9 a.m.,Santa Rosa County Administration Building, Board Room,6495 Caroline Street, MiltonZoning Board, 6 p.m., Board of County CommissionersMeeting Room, 6495 Caroline Street, MiltonMonday, September 17Final County Budget Public Hearing, 6 p.m., SantaRosa […]

‘Sentinel’ archives now housed at library

Anyone interested in learning more about Gulf Breeze history, finding that old band picture, studying local weather patterns, or finding documentation of certain events now has fingertip access to the ‘Gulf Breeze Sentinel’ archives at the Gulf Breeze library, located on 1060 Shoreline Drive. Eleven years ago, the ‘Pensacola News Journal’ bought the small community newspaper after a 26-year run […]


Eight years ago Sep. 16, 2004 Hurricane Ivan slammed into the Gulf Coast just east of Mobile in the early morning, however, damage assessment indicate that the Pensacola/Gulf Breeze area clearly absorbed the brunt of the storm’s 130 mile-per-hour winds and enormous storm surge. Gulf Breeze City Manager Buzz Eddy said he was “very pleased” with the recovery efforts in […]

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue For the week ending Sept. 9, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 17 emergencies. These incidents included 9 medical calls, 1 motor vehicle accident, 2 water rescues, 2 fire alarms, 1 smoke scare, 1 trash fire and 1 mutual aid to Midway Fire District. A man was hospitalized after he jumped from the Bob […]