Black bears becoming nuisance

On the morning of July 24, a lifeless black-haired body was seen curled up on the side of the road next to Holley by the Sea. The body, about 110 pounds, had been struck by a car. Motorists stopped in the dozens along the side of Highway 98 to take photos as if it was the scene of a fatal […]

Drunk driver killed

A Navarre woman, who was under the influence of alcohol hit another car head on when traveling on Highway 98 on July 25. She later perished from her injuries at Baptist Hospital. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Carmen Morales-Perez, 59, was traveling the wrong way on Highway 98 heading east in the inside westbound lane near the intersection […]

Police get new ride

The shiny black Chevrolet Tahoe emblazoned with “Law Enforcement Challenge” is the latest addition to the Gulf Breeze Police Department and it didn’t cost a dime. Valued at $60,000, the vehicle, which resembles those in a presidential motorcade, was a prize offered to each of the winners of the 12 categories of law enforcement agencies statewide, based on the number […]

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, August 1 North End Tourist Development Committee,8:30 a.m., SRC Chamber of Commerce GBA Chamber Business DevelopmentCommittee, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., GBA Chamber School Board Meeting – 1st Public Hearing/Budget, 6:30 p.m., School Board & Superintendent’s Office Saturday, August 3 City Budget Workshop, 9 a.m., Gulf BreezeCity Hall, Council Chambers Monday, August 5 Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., SRCAdministrative Center, […]

Police serve several warrants

Police served several warrants this week, and were met with an unexpectedly quiet, crime free weekend. Tuesday, July 23 A local called in a report of property damage at the 1200 block of Tall Pine Trail. The caller reported that someone had run over a street sign near their home. Wednesday, July 24 Police served a warrant at Gulf Breeze […]

William Gary Bowling

William Gary Bowling, 68, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Visitation was held on July 30, at Rose Lawn Funeral Home in Gulf Breeze. Services followed at the funeral home at noon. Interment followed at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Man charged with lewd behavior at Walmart

A Ft. Walton Beach sexual predator was arrested after he allegedly tried to expose himself to a minor inside the Walmart Supercenter in Tiger Point. According to the arrest report, Lloyd Allen, 64 was charged with two counts of a lewd and lascivious offense after the victim complained to the sheriff ‘s department about the suspect’s unusual behavior inside the […]

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 7/23/2013 Griscom, Joshua Ryan, W/M, 33, 2000 block of Pelican Ln., Navarre, larcen 7/25/2013 Barnard, Michael Lee, W/M, 33, 1000 block of Fuller Drive, Gulf Breeze, moving traffic violation 7/26/2013 Mayfield, Sarah Elizabeth, W/F, 23, 2000 block of Prytania Cir., Navarre, probation violation DUIs 7/24/2013 Lawson, Megan Ann, W/F, 23, 2000 block of Hilton Dr., Navarre, DUI Padilla-Ornelas, Humberto, […]

Gulf Breeze Fire Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

During the week of July 22 through July 28, the GBFR responded to a total of 18 calls. Ten were medical, two motor vehicle accidents, one activated fire alarm, one hazardous condition, two water rescues, and four mutual aids to Pensacola Beach. To learn more about Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue, visit their web page at index.html.

Budget bleak for county at budget workshop

It’s a sign of the times. At their recent budget workshop meeting, the county outlined the massive cutbacks that have taken place over the past seven years and what they plan to do to keep up with the cuts before submitting their final budget. At the meeting inside the county chambers, Tony Gomillion, the public service director for the county, […]