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Mayor Pro Tem calls it quits for politics

When asked what Mayor Pro Tem Joe Henderson would be running for next, he simply responded, “Home.” Henderson confirmed last Wednesday that he has no plans to run for an additional term in his current seat, nor any seat for that matter, i More...

Potential buyers eye chamber office

The property the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce is sitting on is owned by the Santa Rosa County School Board. More...

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Community

Annual ride to benefit NWF Big Brothers/Big Sisters

More than 400 cyclists from around the region are expected to participate in the annual Fenner Ride in Milton on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. More...

Citizens request competitive sand volleyball courts at Shoreline Park

A request from a group of citizens in the community, spearheaded by Randy and Kim Hepworth, asks the city to consider the installation of two sand volleyball courses within Shoreline Park. More...

Gulf Breeze Apothecary now a full service pharmacy

Gulf Breeze again has a locally owned full service pharmacy. Hollie Fletcher remembers the days when Bokas-Jordan Pharmacy was a landmark in Gulf Breeze for 50 years. More...

News

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 25 Gulf Breeze Police Pension Board 9:00 A.M. (Rescheduled for September 1, 2016) Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze More...

FLASHBACKS

August 25th 1 Year ago this week – 2015 Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 60 years. Since 1955 members of the GBVFD have devoted numerous hours in time, energy, and sacrifice to keep the City of Gulf Breeze safe. More...

U.S. Representative, District 1

PRIMARY ELECTION GUIDE 2016
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Sports

Noles turn to redshirt freshman to start season

Francois takes over play calling duties for injured Maguire

Editorial Note - The following is the eighth of an nine-part series previewing college football teams throughout the region. This week, we focus on Florida State. A little preseason adversity is becoming a habit for the Florida State Seminoles. More...

New era begins

Clayton debut as football coach Friday

Bobby Clayton was a freshman at Gulf Breeze High the last time the Dolphins won a district championship. More...

Another new era gets underway this week

Crowell coaching at alma mater, six years after leading Lady Dolphins to beat season in school history

The Dolphin football team isn't the only one beginning a new era this week. More...

Home & Garden

Learn composting at UF Milton Gardens

Get the dirt on composting at the UF/IFAS “Mondays in the Gardens” series on September 26. Ashley Moore will lead the one-hour presentation at 10 a.m. More...

What is good about BUGS?

As the most populous species of both vertebrates and invertebrates, numbering 950,000 different varieties (that we know of) insects dominate planet earth. More...

Two sales tax proposals ‘confusing’

There are two separate half-cent sales tax proposals on the Aug. 30 ballot. Last week Ed Carson of the committee admitted that trying to encourage voters to vote “yes” on both was confusing. More...

‘Positive news’ reported about runaway teen

Mother cancels vigils but says 16-year-old is still not safe

A candlelight vigil for Sophia Best, 16, was canceled for the second time last week due to some “positive news” as shared from a post by Sophia’s mother, Samantha Graber, on a Facebook page created in Best’s honor and titled & More...

Navarre Walmart receives bomb threat

Last Thursday, Aug. 18, at approximately 1:45 p.m., deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Navarre Walmart in Hwy 98 in reference to a bomb threat. More...

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Entertainment

WEEK OF August 25 - 31

Pensacon ‘Dress Up or Dress Up’ Costume Ball Friday August 26, 7:00 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre More...

Mediacom adds international TV Channels

New choices for European & Asian TV entertainment & news

Mediacom Communications announced that most of its customers gain the ability to choose from as many as eight (8) international channels that can be added to an individual cable subscription to provide current news and entertainment from a variety of More...

‘Free State of Jones’ is good yet long

There are a lot of good reasons to not like the recent Civil War/Reconstruction historical drama “Free State of Jones” More...

School

Scholar award

Watermark General Manager Carol Ettleston awards the first Annual Watermark Scholar Athlete Scholarship Award to Tori Bindi. In recognition of Academic and Athletic excellence. More...

Perfect scorers

Several Gulf Breeze Middle School students scored a perfect score on the English/Language Arts or Math section of the Florida Standards Assessment or a perfect score on an End of Course Exam. More...

New teachers join staff at GBMS

Gulf Breeze Middle School welcomed some new faces to their staff this year. Sarah Johnson, Amber McAllister, Margaret Pennewell, and Kelsey Strickland are hired as Para-professionals and will work with the ESE students. More...

Obituaries

Donna Mae Giddis

IN MEMORY

Donna Mae Giddis passed away peacefully on August 17, 2016 in Gainesville, FL at the age of 86. Born on October 5, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Albert John Charbeneau and Lillian Ann Charbeneau. More...

Business

AppRiver makes Inc. Mag's 5000 list

For the tenth time in a row, AppRiver made Inc.’s 5000 fastest growing private companies list, which presents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent business More...

Clarkson Eyecare expands eye care services to the Florida Panhandle

Sight and Sun Eyeworks of Gulf Breeze, Pensacola and Perdido, Navarre Family Eye Care and Berryhill Eye Care have all combined under the name Clarkson Eyecare. More...

Opinion

Dunkin’ Donuts: You can’t get there from here

Believe me, I have plenty big things to worry over -- climate change, Zika mosquitoes, nuclear holocaust, the fearful possibility of Trump becoming president etc., etc. But today I came upon something that truly dumbfounds me. More...

On the Spot:

What is the most important thing voters should More...

Weeds grow in our souls and soil

I hate weeds. In the last few weeks my yard went from looking healthy and manicured to looking like a post apocalypse golf course. I’ve got some torpedograss, spurge, doveweed, and a little dollarweed. More...