January 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

GBPD announces officer, volunteer of the year

Officials from the Gulf Breeze Police Department (GBPD) has announced its peer-nominated officer and volunteer of the year. More...

Christmas tree recyling offered

Officials with the Santa Rosa County Engineering Department announce the that the South Santa Rosa site for Christmas tree recycling will be Tiger Point Recreation Center, located at 1370 Tiger Point Lane. Recycling will continue through January 31. More...

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Community

Hard work, dedicated members help St. Francis turn 50

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze celebrates it 50th anniversary on Saturday, January 6. The celebration will begin with the Festival of Lights on the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ at 5 p.m. More...

Ben Franklin to visit libraries

America's most-loved founding father will be appearing in mid-January at your local Santa Rosa County Library. More...

Area churches announce new year schedules

First Baptist Church First Baptist Church Gulf Breeze will offer three studies beginning in January. Everyone is invited to participate and church membership is not required. More...

School

PJC to offer video game design degree

Rich Cacace, a Gulf Breeze resident and professor of Computer Science at Pensacola Junior College has always maintained that computers are fun. More...

Tracy Oriole Beach's Teacher of the Year

When Oriole Beach Elementary School (OBES) gifted education teacher Erin Tracy is not busy teaching first through fifth grade gifted students, she spends her time editing the school newspaper, producing the morning news show, and serving as the scho More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 4 No meetings scheduled as of press time Friday, Jan. 5 No meetings scheduled as of press time Saturday, Jan. 6 Kid's Safety Fest, 9 a.m. More...

Opinion

Justice for juveniles?

Through personal experience over the past few weeks involving my 14-year-old son I have discovered flaws in the system pertaining to juveniles and their rights. More...

Political Cartoon

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VIEWPOINT

County should consider all options for vital paramedics

No one can deny how vital a paramedic is in providing exceptional care to victims in crisis from medical conditions and/or trauma. More...

Citizens contest tax bills

Property assessments exceed market values

Mike Godfrey, Pensacola Beach home owner and investor, has visited nearly every Property Appraisers office in Northwest Florida to contest the assessed values on the tax bills of his properties. More...

American history has a local face

The ancient Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero once said: "History is the witness of the times, the torch of truth, the life of memory, the teacher of life and the messenger of antiquity. More...

Andrews opens this week

The final preparations are made, the Medjool palms are blowing in the breeze and the patients will be arriving soon. More...

Events

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Entertainment

Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7:30 p.m. on NBC The Office: You should've gone to Vegas, Mikey. What happens there ... well, you know. Michael (Steve Carell) returns from a vacation in Jamaica all mellowed out. Nothing at work is going to get to him. More...

News

Beach prepares for Mardi Gras 2007

. Float fee reduced from $600 to $100

It's almost time to pull those old Mardi Gras beads out of the closet or off the rearview mirror and put them back into commission. The Mystic Krewe of Nerieds will officially kick off the season with their King Kake party Jan. More...

CORRECTION

Christopher Scott Gunter's age was incorrectly listed in the Dec. 21 issue of Gulf Breeze News. Gunter is 14. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

FELONIES 12/25/06 Denova-Garcia, Efrain Ortuno, 32, H/M, 2200 block of Panhandle Trail, Navarre, driving on a suspended license 12/26/06 Logan, Robert Andrew, 18, W/M, 100 block of Camelia Circle, Gulf Breeze, aggravated battery Pierce, Schyler More...

Sports

Dolphins go 1-2 at Barnstormer

Catellier scores careerhigh 28 in Gulf Breeze's 70-60 win over Cottondale

Matt Catellier hit six three-pointers and finished with a career-high 28 points as the Gulf Breeze Dolphins beat Cottondale 70-60 Friday at the Barnstormer Classic in Panama City. More...

Sports Schedule

Jan. 4 Girls S at Washington (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Girls BKB at Navarre (ninth grade 4:30 p.m., JV 5:30) Ninth grade BKB at Navarre, 7 p.m. Jan. 5 Boys BKB vs. Navarre (JV 4:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Girls BKB vs.Navarre, 6 p.m. More...

Sports Briefs

GB News location for Double Bridge run applications and t-shirts

Runners interested in competing in the 2007 Pensacola Double Bridge Run can pick up applications at the Gulf Breeze News office in Harbourtown (Suite 35). The Gulf Breeze News will also be selling Double Bridge Run t-shirts for $15. More...

Seniors

Old Christmas lights still shining bright

After attending the Christmas concert at Old Christ Church, I returned to admire all the festive decorations that shone brightly up and down the street (including my own lights, of course.) I hope your neighborhood is like ours - everyone goes all o More...

Turn of a new year offers a fresh start

Have you made your New Year's resolutions? I've rarely been successful keeping mine. One problem is that they were always too vague. ("Get fit." "Eat right.") Or maybe they were too stringent. More...

Facing the worst case scenario in bridge

The bidding: East More...