Toll numbers mixed for air show

Even though the Blues were not soaring over the beach this weekend, many people were thankful for a new set of wings that drew in an estimated 161,688 visitors to the area. Despite the new act, not as many people flocked to the Pensacola Beach over the weekend for the air show. According to Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director […]

Officers shoot, kill dog in scuffle

A Navarre man’s dog was shot and killed by Santa Rosa County deputies after a woman released the dog, described as “aggressive” on the officers as they attempted to serve a warrant on a her and another man inside her home. According to the sheriff’s office press release, deputies attempted to serve warrants on two suspects, Cassie Dyson and Daniel […]

‘We want this on the ballot next year’

County wants one-cent tax increase for facility

Santa Rosa County c o m m i s sioners did not hesitate for a second on deciding what steps to take to get a new judicial center built in Santa Rosa County. On July 11, commissioners met at a special meeting at their chambers in Milton to discuss whether a new judicial center was a necessity at a time […]

Surfboard stolen from vehicle on Soundview

A $500 surfboard was stolen off of a vehicle on Tuesday off of Soundview Trail at 9:13 a.m. Tuesday, July 9 A vehicle left the roadway at Gulf Breeze Hospital at 12:30 a.m. after it blew a tire and came to final rest on the helicopter pad in front of the hospital. No damage was reported done to the helicopter […]

Former District 2 Lieutenant passes away

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office announced the passing of Theda “Cheryl” Bray, a former District 2 (Navarre) Lieutenant on July 12. In February of 1982, “Cheryl” began her career with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. During her long tenure with us, she was a member of the first K-9 Unit established in the County as well as a […]


Gulf Breeze News strives for accuracy and deeply regrets the error on page 1A In the July 11 issue of Gulf Breeze News. In the story about black bear encounters, Erik Askegard should have been identified as the person who encountered a black bear. Gulf Breeze News regrets the error.

Long-Wiggins conviction upheld

A Gulf Breeze woman who aided in a robbery back in 2009 that received national media attention had a conviction upheld by the First District Court of Appeal on July 8. Pamela Long-Wiggins, 51, was found guilty of accessory after the fact in the murder of Beulah residents Melanie and Byrd Billings back in July 2009. The Beulah couple took […]

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 7/9/2013 Barber, Jerry Leon, W/M, 46, Homeless, Navarre, crimes against person Dyson, Cassie Marie, W/F, 20, 2000 block of Aurora Dr., Navarre, assault Mullins, Brandin Christopher, W/M, 22, 8000 block of Lucena St., two counts of probation violation 7/10/2013 Kennedy, Jason Chesley, W/M, 37, 2000 block of Paloma St., Navarre, aggravated assault 7/11/2013 Gifford, Nathan Daniel, W/M, 20, 7000 […]


Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

During the week of July 8 through July 14, the GBFR responded to a total of 17 emergency calls. Eight were medical, one motor vehicle accident, one hazardous condition, one fire alarm, one Mutual Aid to Midway and five Mutual Aid to Pensacola Beach. To learn more about Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue, visit their web page at dex.html.

Calendar of Meetings

Friday, July 19 Womens Business Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze/Storypoint Church Monday, July 22 Gulf Breeze Police Pension Board Meeting, 8 a.m., Gulf Breeze Police Station, Break Room Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center, Board Room Navarre Community Center Public Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Navarre Visitors Center Tuesday, July 23 Budget […]