Lightning strikes home

The heavy thunderstorms that rolled through the area last week left a disaster in its wake when a lightning strike sparked a fire at Lynette Bramlett’s home in the Whisper Bay subdivision last Tuesday. Bramlett and her 24-year-old son were both at work when the fire ignited her home on Whisper Bay Boulevard. Thankfully, she said, a neighbor had the […]

Relay for Life is Friday

Rushing is honoree

Last October, Robby Rushing’s family got the news that every parent dreads: their 10 year old son had cancer. By December, the diagnosis was refined to be Desmoplastic Plastic Small Round Cell Tumor, a rare sarcoma affecting fewer than 75 people per year worldwide. Robby underwent chemotherapy treatments from November to April and on May 4, he will travel to […]

Will Do awards first grants

Gulf Breeze Will Do, the all-female group that formed this year to make a difference in the Gulf Breeze/Pensacola Beach community, awarded nearly $25,000 in their first grant cycle. The group’s 229 founding members gathered at Tiger Point Golf Club Sunday, April 19 where they got to vote on the finalists in four categories. A list of their grant summaries […]

Player, two others earn Nat’l Merit Scholarships

Three Gulf Breeze area students earned “one heck of an honor” after it was announced they were National Merit Scholarship Winners for 2015. Those words came from Gulf Breeze High School Principal Jason Weeks after finding out that one of his students and two other area students earned a spot as National Merit Scholarship winners. The news rolled out of […]

Snapper season extended

Anglers will have a little bit more time this year to fish for red snapper in Gulf state waters thanks to a recent decision made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. FWC approved a 70-day recreational season at their April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. The season will start on May 23 and will run through July 12. The […]

Bear hunting season being eyed further

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is attempting to move forward with approving measures to help cut back on nuisances that have been plaguing residents across the state. Those nuisances are Florida Black Bears, which have grown in numbers over the last several decades. Earlier this year, FWC officials eyed the possibility of opening up a seven-day bear hunting […]

Calendar of Meetings

April Thursday 23 Commissioner Regular9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, BoardRoomLocal Mitigation Meeting1:30 p.m., 6051 Old Bagdad Hwy., MiltonDistrict One Recreation Advisory Group4 p.m., Benny Russell Park, PaceGBA Chamber Business After Hours5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Oak Ridge Gun Range, GulfBreezeCommission Special – Rezoning6 p.m., SRC Administrative Center, BoardRoomSRC School Board Meeting6:30 p.m., SRC Board Room, 5086 Canal St.,Milton Friday 24 […]

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff ’s Office. Felonies 4/15/2015 Calamis, Christopher Louis, W/M, 39, 5000 block Fawn Ridge Dr., Gulf Breeze, battery Pacyga, Stephen Raymond, W/M, 52, 1000 block Redwood Ln., Gulf Breeze, probation violation 4/18/2015 Hicks, Dallas Shane, W/M, 50, 9000 block Eagle Nest Dr., Navarre, aggravated assault – weapon Hicks, Cody Shane, W/M, 22, 9000 […]

Alleged battery victim turns suspect

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Friday, April 17 At the 1300 block of Soundview Trail, during a battery investigation, the victim was identified as having an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The victim turned suspect, The 62-year-old Soundview Trail man of was arrested for the warrant. Saturday, April 18 A 45-year-old Pensacola man was arrested for driving with a suspended license even after being warned […]


In the article, “Gulf Breeze physician is a leader is sexual assault forensics,” (April 16, 2015), the article and title should have stated that Dr. Womack is a nurse practitioner and not a physician. In an update to the story, Dr. Womack is now assisting Okaloosa and Bay Counties in starting a Sexual Assault Response Team. Gulf Breeze News regrets […]