January 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Council OKs road behind post office

Gulf Breeze City officials conceptually approved a plan to facilitate traffic flow ensuing from a future 32-unit townhouse development. More...

Alleged rape victim wants 'just due'

One alleged victim of the accused Nail Spa rapist has come forward, detailing her frustration with the state funded victim's assistance programs and local attorneys. More...

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Chamber welcomes gala attendees, Hollywood style

The stars were out Friday night as Gulf Breeze Chamber hosted it's first ever Gala with the theme, "Welcome to Hollywood!" at the Hilton Garden Inn on Pensacola Beach. More...

Mayor Pro Tem Clay Ford campaigns for Florida House

Long time Gulf Breeze City Councilman Clay Ford has begun his campaign for the Florida House of Representatives, District 3. More...

Greater Navarre Beach Arts Association achieves status

Greater Navarre Beach Arts Association (GNBAA) benefits from generous donations from two hard working members of the Greater Navarre Beach Arts Association. More...


Santa Rosa proposes landfill reforms

County officials held a workshop Tuesday, Jan. 16 to discuss proposed ordinances to regulate debris disposal and excavation pits. More...

Midway Fire to approach SR School Board to discuss ambulance service

Midway Fire District has requested that the Santa Rosa County School Board add Midway's ambulance proposal to its special election ballot this Spring. Fire Chief Stephen Demeter was told the issue would be discussed at the tonight, Jan. More...

Woman not hurt after crashing car into parked car, Barnhill's

On Saturday, Jan. 20 at approximately 8 p.m., a Gulf Breeze woman careened through the intersection of Hwy. More...


OBES releases second nine-weeks Honor Roll

Mrs. Sherry Diamond, Principal, Mr. Warren Stevens, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students for making the second nine weeks Honor Roll: 'A' Honor Roll Third Grade Mrs. More...

GBHS posts second nine weeks Honor Roll

Mr. Sylvan Ladner, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the second 9-weeks grading period of the 2006-07 school year. More...

PBES names Honor Roll students

Jeff Castleberry, Principal of Pensacola Beach Elementary School, congratulates the following students for making the second nine-weeks Honor Roll: Second Grade 'A' HONOR ROLL - MICHAELE DUNNE 'A/B' HONOR ROLL - COLIN ADAMS, BENTON BYRD, ANGEL More...



First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze offers study groups

"Daniel" Sundays - Beginning January 14 at 4:30 p.m. Beth Moore's Daniel. Meeting in the Renfroe Center Dinning room, 555 Fairpoint Drive. Cost of the workbook is $10. This is a 12-week, videobased class study group. Childcare is available. More...

Columbiettes yell Bingo!

Over 200 local senior citizens attended the 2nd annual Senior Bing Bash making it a huge success. The Columbiettes of St. Sylvester Catholic Church provided the totally free Senior Bingo Bash open to all area seniors. More...

Christ Church holds antiques show Feb. 2

The 2007 Christ Church Antiques Show and Sale has been schedule for February 2nd, 3rd and 4th at The Currin Center on Wright Street, between Palafox Street and Baylen Street. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 25 School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., School District Administrative Offices, 5086 Canal Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Friday, Jan. More...


Selling Girl Scout cookies brings back memories

Today was another beautiful day that inspired everyone to get out and walk and do the outdoor chores we have all put off after retiring the holiday decorations. More...

Home & Garden

DFO offers upscale quality and style at a fraction of the cost

DFO, or Designer Furniture Outlet, is definitely the discriminating decorator's favorite find. Whether you are decorating a tropical-themed condo or adding new accessories and furnishings to a traditionally appointed home, a trip to DFO is in order! More...

Pensacola Pools celebrates 30th anniversary

Pensacola Pools is celebrating it's 30th anniversary in 2007 and they send a heartfelt thank you to all of their customers, crediting them for their success. More...

Commercial vermicompost leads to clean basement

For me, it started out innocently enough, I suppose; a simple hobby operation in the basement to pass the time and development of something to feed my plants with organically. I didn't know it would become an obsession run amuck! More...

Three dogs attack GB man

Three dogs viciously attacked a Gulf Breeze man while he was approaching a house to have a petition signed on Jan. 11. More...

Tiger Point plans clubhouse repairs

The permitting process is underway for the $3 million renovation to the Tiger Point Golf and Country Club clubhouse after being closed since Hurricane Ivan struck in September of 2004. More...

GB shooter, burglar still at large

The investigation of a burglary and shooting in Gulf Breeze that occurred on Jan. 6 at OBO Auto Sales on Fordham Pkwy. continues. Santa Rosa Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the establishment in reference to a burglary/shooting. More...

Midway Fire loses Div. Chief

M i d w a y Fire District is back to only one chief to carry the load. Deputy Chief Jeff Manning resigned last week, heading back to Orlando where his family is still living. More...



Island News

Things that make me feel good

We here in Far Far Super-Far Florida have a lot to feel good about. In 2007 we need to feel good as much as we can. Nowadays these things are not going to find us, so we have to look for them. More...

Hats off!

Pensacola Beach Red Hatters try their luck at Texas Hold'em last Saturday at their luncheon at Paddy O'Leary's. From left, Helen Teasdle, Wendy Brandon, Shirley Blake, Pamela McCray, Charlene Dangelo and Kitty Flournoy with dealer Trace Lewis. More...

State of the Island is strong, Manager reports

Two and a half years after the first of two hurricanes hit Pensacola Beach, the island is recovering nicely, according to officials. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7 p.m. on ABC Ugly Betty: The Halloween episode "The Lyin', the Watch and the Wardrobe" had a lot of fans going, "Boo!" The reason? More...

'The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci' exhibit now open at Pensacola Museum of Art

Who designed a helicopter and a tank over four hundred years before they came into general use? More...

'Children' needs some growing up

It is the year 2027. After a series of global pandemics, the world's population is left infertile. No child has been born since 2009. Global terrorism is on the rise. England, like the rest of the world, is in the grip of panic. More...


Lady Dolphins maul Cats for 16th consecutive district crown

Robles scores twice in 5-0 win

The Gulf Breeze girls soccer team looked to be in championship form Friday as they blasted Washington 5-0 in the District 1-4A championship game at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Dolphins win at West Tech, snap five game losing streak

Bryan Shreve scored 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Dolphins beat West Florida 63-59 on Jan. 16, snapping a five-game losing streak. Brandon Creager's only two points of the game, free throws with 20 seconds left, sealed the win. More...

McKie helps Bears to Super Bowl

One of Gulf Breeze's own will be playing on one of the world's biggest sports stages in less than two weeks. More...



Joyce T. Baxter, 81 of Gulf Breeze, died Sunday, January 14th, after a long illness. Joyce was preceded in death by her first husband, Vern Tebo; second husband, Dr. Gordon P. Baxter; parents, Loren and Emma Dilger; and sister, Muriel Rich. More...


Janice Darlene Carroll, age 57 of Navarre, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2007 after her resilient battle with breast cancer. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas November 2, 1949. More...


June Lanz Cook, passed away December 14, 2006 at the age of 91. She was born in Bon Aqua, TN and grew up in Seacy, AK. Preceding her in death were her husband, William J. (Bill) Cook; her grandson, PO3 Sean M. More...


Wear red event mobilizes heart disease awareness and prevention

At 49, Vickie Pratt, never thought she would be a heart disease survivor. "My father was diagnosed with coronary heart disease at 48 and so I decided to get a coronary CT scan," Pratt, wife and mother, said. More...


Baptist Home Care Health agencies receive recognition

Baptist Health Care's two home health agencies have been named to the 2006 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful home care providers in the country. More...



New money for new schools

New state and federal mandates will require building many new schools in Florida in the near future. Conservative estimates of the costs of these new schools between now and 2020 start at $35 billion. More...

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Do you think an increase of troops is what's needed for the Iraq war?

"No. I think it's sort of a pointless war. I don't think sending more people over there to risk their lives is going to help." -Annie Mitchell Gulf Breeze More...



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