Gulf Breeze FL

Health Department clinic in Midway to reopen Nov. 3

Health Department clinic in Midway to reopen Nov. 3

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County will reopen its doors to serve the south Santa Rosa community on Nov. 3.  The clinic, which has been closed due to heavy damage caused by the April 2014 flood, is located at 5840 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. Immunizations will be offered on a […]

Officer cleared for fatal shooting of Gulf Breeze teen

Officer cleared for fatal shooting of Gulf Breeze teen

The State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that Pensacola Police Officer Chad Willhite has been cleared for the fatal Christmas Eve shooting of William “Cody” Goodman of Gulf Breeze. A Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation determined that the shooting of the 17-year-old was justified. Goodman was shot by Willhite after he led officers on a […]

Water rates less for Holley-Navarre residents

Water rates less for Holley-Navarre residents

Although capacity and usage play a role, location is what drives the price local residents pay for water. Water service rates and tap fees vary in south Santa Rosa County because each utility system sets its own rate schedule. For the past decade, a partnership between local utility systems called the Fairpoint Regional Utility Authority […]

Pharmacy employee steals thousands of pills

Pharmacy employee steals thousands of pills

A Gulf Breeze Wal-Mart pharmacy employee was arrested March 21 for stealing Hydrocodone pills by false prescription since 2010, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. Forty-six-year-old Raine Webb Roberts is accused of using false prescriptions for a non-existent customer and using her own insurance information and employee discount card to receive […]

Video games serve as creative outlet

Video games serve as creative outlet

For Gulf Breeze Middle School student Tanner Williams, an interest in video games has led him to discover a new talent for making and editing game-play videos on his YouTube channel, LegendOfGuiga. Williams, 14, started making the game-play videos two months ago as a way to interact with other gamers online. He has made more […]

Gulf Breeze advances with golf course renovations

Gulf Breeze advances with golf course renovations

The Gulf Breeze City Council voted unanimously Monday to begin negotiations for the renovation of the Tiger Point Golf Course Clubhouse and Pro Shop. The city will negotiate a contract with architectural firm Bay Design Associates, Inc. for the design and construction management of the renovation. “We had some communication with the architects and they […]

UPA president resigns

UPA president resigns

Don Richards officially resigned as president of the United Peninsula Association  at a meeting at the Tiger Point Golf Club Tuesday night. “This is my fifth and final year on the board,” Richards said. “I cannot continue past this meeting as the president. We really need to have someone step up.” No members volunteered for the […]

Gulf Breeze woman pleads no contest for leaving pets to starve

Gulf Breeze woman pleads no contest for leaving pets to starve

[media-credit id=18 align=”alignright” width=”240″]n[/media-credit]A woman who abandoned her home on Winding Shore Drive in Gulf Breeze has pleaded no contest for leaving six cats and dogs in the residence without food or water for several months. In November 2012, Toni Amaro Phelps, 41, was arrested after several complaints led officers to find decaying animal carcasses […]

Grandmother helps wanted GB man escape police

Grandmother helps wanted GB man escape police

A 74-year-old woman hid her grandson in the trunk of her car in an attempt to conceal him from officers Wednesday, according to a Gulf Breeze Police Department arrest report. Janice Brady was arrested for aiding in the escape of her grandson Nicholas Logan, 28. Logan had an active felony warrant out of Escambia County […]

UPDATE: Students to make-up one ice day on Feb. 17

UPDATE: Students to make-up one ice day on Feb. 17

Santa Rosa County students will be attending classes on Monday, Feb. 17 in order to make up one of the three days lost earlier this month due to the ice storm. The Santa Rosa County School Board in special session Tuesday voted to designate Monday, Feb. 17 as a professional development day for teachers with […]

SWAT assists with Gulf Breeze arrest

SWAT assists with Gulf Breeze arrest

SWAT assisted Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies as they attempted to serve several active warrants at  the 1200 block of Sanibel Lane in Gulf Breeze Tuesday afternoon. The suspect, Christopher Robert Creighton, 42, refused to exit the home. SWAT arrived on scene and made entry, and Creighton was apprehended and taken into custody. More information […]

Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Teacher of the Year finalists announced

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation and its partner Santa Rosa Medical Center have announced the three finalists for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Jason Olson, Gulf Breeze High, Danielle Clark, Holley-Navarre Intermediate and April Laurent, Oriole Beach Elementary have been named as finalists. The Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year will be announced Friday, Feb. […]

Teen breaks into Gulf Breeze homes

Teen breaks into Gulf Breeze homes

A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday after reportedly breaking into two Gulf Breeze residences, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. Cody Vincent of Gulf Breeze was charged with two counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, two counts of grand theft larceny, one count of drug possession and two counts of […]

First responders pay their respects to Gajewski

First responders pay their respects to Gajewski

First responders, family and friends paid their respects Monday afternoon to Rodney “Big Daddy” Gajewski, a Gulf Breeze Lifeguard paramedic who died because of complications from the H1N1 virus. A memorial service was held at Coastline Calvary Church in Gulf Breeze to remember Gajewski, 47, who passed away Jan. 5 after battling the flu virus […]

Goodman: Gulf Breeze says goodbye

Goodman: Gulf Breeze says goodbye

Friends and family will say their final goodbyes Saturday to William “Cody” Goodman, a 17-year-old from Gulf Breeze who was shot Christmas Eve by a Pensacola Police Department officer after a high speed chase. Goodman was also scheduled to make a court appearance this month regarding a vehicular homicide that he was charged with earlier […]

Gulf Breeze city worker arrested for DUI

Gulf Breeze city worker arrested for DUI

A Gulf Breeze city worker was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence while driving a city vehicle last Wednesday. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, David Glenn Dobson, 40, was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck owned by the city when he drifted off the road, struck a utility trailer and […]