March 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Publix still coming to GB

Shopping center making progress, but slowly

Amidst rampant rumors of a Publix pull-out, officials at both the city and development firm Moulton Properties remain adamant that nothing has changed Publix will be opening in the Sea Shell Collections Shopping Center on Highway 98 sometime in ear More...

Pill incident has board explaining code of student conduct

Last month a Navarre High student grabbed some pills from the home medicine cabinet and brought them to school. The student then started passing out the pills at school. More...

Special Sections



Ambulance provider Rural/Metro leaving county

The Rural/Metro Ambulance Service Corporation is on its way out of Santa Rosa County but not for at least another six months. The ambulance service provider opted not to rebid during the county's most recent Request For Proposals (RFP). More...

Reunion committees forming

Gulf Breeze HS 1977 - The 1977 Class of Gulf Breeze High School is planning its 30th class reunion for June 29-July 1 on Pensacola Beach. More...

As legislature considers property tax cuts, Santa Rosa enacts hiring freeze

Commissioners discuss shelving project to replace courthouse

Santa Rosa County Commissioners are expecting huge budgetary cuts from the state level and they are expecting them very soon. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 9:01 p.m. on ABC October Road: You may hear echoes of "Ed" in this new drama series about another successful man returning to his roots. More...

Festival on the Green at UWF this weekend

The University of West Florida will hold its annual Festival on the Green event March 30 and 31 on the UWF Main Campus. More...


Thursday 3/ 29 Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub   Traditional Irish Music Session Sandshaker Lounge Small Change, 8 p.m.      Friday 3/ 30 Sandshaker Lounge   Karaoke, 8 p.m. More...


Woodlawn winners

The following students from Woodlawn Beach Middle School won awards at the recent Santa Rosa County History Fair (not in order): Mary Matechik (first place, Historical Paper), Michael Barbee (first place, Individual Documentary), Mark Matechik More...

School Briefs

GBMS Advisory Council applications due April 1

The deadline to apply for a spot on the Gulf Breeze Middle School's Advisory Council is April 1. More...

Proud to be an American

Kaylen Reynolds, a fifth grader in Mrs. Godfrey's class at Oriole Beach Elementary, recently won the 'Proud to be an American' essay contest, sponsored by the local Elks Lodge. Reynolds won a $100 savings bond. More...


David Bogan


David Eugene Bogan, age 43, went home to his Heavenly Father on February 21, 2007, leaving behind the love of his life and wife of 10 years, Dove Hadley Bogan, and their young daughter Joy Dawn Bogan. More...

Mildred K. Brown


Mildred K. Brown, age 104 of Destin, Fla. passed away in Gulf Breeze, Fla. on Monday, March 5, 2007. She was born in New York City on February 23, 1903 and she was preceded in death by her parents, William Brown and Sara Lee Cannon. More...

Wanda D. Gentry


Wanda D. Gentry, 52 of Gulf Breeze, Florida. Wanda went home to be with the Lord in peace on Saturday, February 24, 2007. She lived in Magee, Mississippi before residing in Gulf Breeze, FLabout 11 years ago. More...


A St. Patrick's Day greeting from across the pond

Believe it or not, I received a Saint Patrick's Day greeting card from England this year. More...

Game of bridge goes transnational

Many years ago, a British Columbia team journeyed to nearby Seattle to play a teamof eight match against a Pacific Northwest team. The U.S. team won the 64-board match by 4,240 points. More...

Home & Garden

Create your own private paradise with Pensacola Pools

How about turning your back yard into a vacation paradise at home? Everyone is eager for a vacation in the Bahamas, but with limited schedules and increasing fuel costs, vacations are often not feasible. More...

Dolphin Pools enjoys 10 years of service, a golden reputation

"At Dolphin Pools, we believe all pool owners should feel they are on an exclusive vacation every time they walk out their backdoors," says owner Jimmy Foster. More...

Pools call for lush planting

When planning your outdoor retreat around your pool, budget for unusual and lush plants that will add to the sense of retreat. More...



      NOTICE OF       APPLICATION     FOR TAX DEED NOTICE   IS   HEREBY GIVEN   THAT   GARY COLEMAN holder of the following More...

City gets its wish on bridge

Second bay bridge planned; 3-mile bridge to stay as is

Gulf Breeze City Council fought adamantly against six laning the Pensacola Bay Bridge for many years, and their stance affected the outcome of the recently released Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NWFTCA)'s final master plan. More...

Picture perfect

Great weather brings crowds to arts festival

Throngs of art lovers gathered in the Gulf Breeze High School parking lot over the weekend for Gulf Breeze Celebrates the arts. The event featured works from students and professional artists. More...



Island News

Mass transit

Allow me to add my answers to the "Three Questions" letter in the "other" newspaper's Sunday issue, in regards to the Mass Transit System in Pensacola. Have we gone completely PC nuts? More...

A new tradition

Pensacola Beach Elks dedicate new lodge building

The wait seemed to be worth it as the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge formally dedicated its new building on Saturday, March 24. "This was over two years in coming and we are absolutely delighted," said Exalted Ruler Robert Randle. More...

Don't throw away love when it's in your hands

Robert Fulgham, in his book "It Was on Fire When I lay Down On It" tells a story about his 7-year-old daughter, Molly. Molly enjoyed doing things for others, especially making lunches for herself, her father, and her brothers. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

FELONIES 3/19/07 Anderson, Jacob Matthew, 19, W/M, 2000 block of Iris Lane, Navarre, larceny, less than $5,000 Paulding, John Tyler, 35, W/M, 300 block of Plantation Hill Road, Gulf Breeze, larceny, less than $5,000 3/20/07 Clifton, Diann Eliza More...

Easter egg hunt April 7

Swenson Park will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt on Sat. April 7 at 10 a.m. There will be an Egg Hunt, games, competition and prizes. More...


According to Gulf Breeze Dog Lovers, the Keyes family donated a total of $3,500 and $500 of their funding will go toward lighting at the Shoreline Bark Park. More...


Dolphins rally to beat Milton

Five-run sixth gives Gulf Breeze 12-7 win

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins needed five runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Milton 11-7 Friday in Gulf Breeze. More...

Defensive miscues continue to plague Lady Dolphin softball team

Seventeen errors in two games drop GBHS to 7-9 on season

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin softball team escaped a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh to win 3-2 at Washington on March 19. More...

GBHS coach steps down

Clayton starts next week at Athletes Performance

A long time fixture at Gulf Breeze High is leaving Dolphin Country this week, although he won't be too far away. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 29    Dollar      and      a      Dream Award,   9:30   p.m.,   Belmont Arts and Cultural Center, 401 N. More...


Trauma drama

Gulf Breeze Hospital played a part in a biohazard disaster drill Thursday, March 22. Staffers had to respond to a credible threat that "occurred" at the Baptist Medical Park. More...

Andrews Institute becomes provider of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) and the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have signed a new agreement for ambulatory surgical services. More...


Stretch your precious fuel dollars by taking care of your car

Rising fuel costs are on the minds of most Americans these days as gas prices are expected to top $3 per gallon in coming weeks. Sure, you can simply stop driving as much, but for many consumers, that's not an option. More...

Political Cartoon

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On the Spot:

Would you use a proposed toll bridge from Pensacola to Garcon Point?

"I bet a lot of folks from Pensacola would. I think it might be kind of a handy bridge to have." -Bob Remmereid Pensacola More...