July 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Foreign workers under scrutiny

To report a possible mistreatment of foreign workers, call the U.S. Department of State at 202-203-7616

Several local residents say they are worried about the kids who are occupying houses in their neighborhoods. More...

City lists 17 options to raise income

City officials continue to research options for potential revenue in response to expected income loss. More...

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Community

School board prepares for four percent budget cut

Santa Rosa County School Board is the 66th least funded school district in the state -- and there are only 67 districts in Florida. More...

Find a detective adventure at the library

Come dressed as Sherlock Holmes for a chance to win

You never know what happens behind closed doors. Or do you? Closed-door mysteries remind us of Victorian parlors with bloodstains on the oriental rug and detectives painstakingly assembling clues using only their powers of observation. More...

Bye Bye Birdie

The Gulf Breeze actors in Pensacola Little Theatre's summer musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' are (front to back) Claney Outzen, Kelsea Naggatz, Jordan Law, and Gavin Parmley. More...

Entertainment

Furious action in 'Transformers'

CRITIC'S CORNER

"Transformers" Running time: 144 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 In the '80s, "Transformers" was a poorly animated cartoon on TV that was, for all intents and purposes, a 30-minute toy commercial. More...

PLAN YOUR SUMMER

Farmers' Opry favorite to perform at 'Evenings'

Get ready for some line dancing at the next Evenings in Olde Seville Square concert in historic downtown Pensacola. The Sawmill Band will bring songs of love and everyday matters to Evenings in Olde Seville Square from 7- 9:15 p.m. today. More...

School

GBMS welcomes new teachers

Someone once said that, "if nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies," and this quote sets the tone for Gulf Breeze Middle School in 2007. GBMS lost four outstanding educators this year. More...

Simply Perfect

Oriole Beach has a record number of third graders make a PERFECT score on May's FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test). That is very difficult to do, and very unusual to have so many from any school. More...

Faith

FAITH BRIEFS

Upcoming at GBUMC The Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Wednesday Senior (and not so senior!) Bible Study Group invites anyone who would like to join them for a 4-week study of Paul's letter to the Galatians starting August 1st at 10 a.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 26 Books R Fun book sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital lobby. History books, children's books, games and novelty items. Pensacola in the Civil War at Naval Live Oaks, 10 a.m. More...

Seniors

Seniors with diabetes more likely to battle the blues

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Growing old can be disheartening. But for people with diabetes, the aging process can be downright depressing. More...

Award-winning Covenant Hospice dares to care for all terminally ill patients

Covenant Hospice was named a Circle of Life Award® Winner, being recognized for its innovative program that improves the care of patients near the end of life or with life-threatening conditions for the eighth year. More...

Watermelon prompts a wealth of memories

Last week in the supermarket while I selected a small plastic box with chunks of watermelon in it, I thought about how the sweet and sticky fruit played a big part in my younger years. More...

Home & Garden

Show off your lawn with Project Evergreen

Winners can win $100 gift certificate

Could green spaces ever be overexposed? Not according to national non-profit organization Project EverGreen! More...

Here's some water conservation tips for 'Smart Irrigation Month'

As the heat of the summer hits, many homeowners are spending more time watering their lawn and landscape. In fact, experts estimate that July is one of the top months for landscape water use. More...

If your roses are waning, don't blame the heat

In mid-July the spring riot of blooms is laid low by the heat. Most of us wander away from the garden lured by parties and languid days at the shore. But midsummer is high time for roses, and those who really know these plants are hard at work. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SATURN 1 LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

GB man recovers from bike accident

A Gulf Breeze man is lucky to be alive after being thrown from his motorcycle last week. More...

Giraffe dies at Zoo

The Zoo of Northwest Florida in now short one adult male giraffe. The Zoo's 10 year old giraffe was found dead at 8 a.m. July 17, in its exhibit yard where it resided for the past eight years. More...

Bus drivers among safest in Southeast

Santa Rosa County School bus drivers are some of the safest in the nation. That's what Laidlaw Branch Manager Bobbie Williams reported to the school board last week. More...

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Island News

Blues dazzle beach throngs

Blues cause different behavior for beach goers

What would motivate thousands of people to sit in slowmoving traffic backed up all the way over the three-mile bridge, in temperatures in the nineties, search the beach for a place to park, and even walk a great distance to find a place to sit on h More...

Aeroshell flies vintage T-6 Texans for Blues' Airshow

One year has gone by since my last adventure into the blue 'yonder in an aerbatic vehicle. More...

Bubba releases new book, CD

I grew up in Texas, and I thought I had had my fill of "bubbas," so I wasn't very keen on listening to or reading anything by a comedian named Bubba. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 07/15/07 Vega, Jose Felix, 47, H/M, 1000 block of Revere Street, Navarre, aggravated assault 07/16/07 Anderson, Andrew James, 23, W/M, 5000 block of State Court, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation, More...

Seek professional help for a financial tune-up

Are you in need of some extra cash flow this summer? A financial tune-up could help you squeeze some more cash out of an already stretched budget. More...

SBA approves new Patriot Loans

Business

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Sports

Tiger Point 8's take third at state

The Tiger Point 8-under All Stars lost to Pinellas Park 19-17 in the semifinals of the Dizzy Dean State Tournament July 17 at Seminole. The Tigers took third in the 12-team tournament. More...

GBSA 9-year-olds take second at USSSA World Series

The Gulf Breeze U9 All Stars prepped for this weekend's Dizzy Dean World Series by placing second out of 20 teams at the USSSA AA World Series Saturday in Pace. More...

Hicks, McCormick win golf tournaments

Sarah Hicks of Gulf Breeze wins the girls overall title in the 28th Annual Marvin Debolt Daily News Junior Classic, played at the Pines course in Fort Walton July 12-13. More...

Health

Help homeless beat the heat

During the hot summer weather, everyone is trying to beat the heat. But homeless people are among the very few who are unwelcome in the cool comfort of malls, libraries and other public facilities. More...

Give blood for a chance at a new car

The Northwest Florida Blood Center Foundation gratefully accepted the keys to a 2007 KIA Optima from KIA Autosport of Pensacola for the "Drive For Life, Help Put the Brakes on Blood Shortages" Blood Drive. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Holy Trinity hosts Health Fair The Holy Trinity Health Fair will Friday, July 27 from 9a.m. to noon at Holy Trinity Church located at 609 North Alcaniz and Jackson in Pensacola. More...

Opinion

Illegal immigration laws will take time

Don't blame politicians for the slow legal system

You can interpret the Senate's recent rejection of the immigration reform compromise several ways. You might see it as a political response to intense anti-immigrant pressure from talk radio and a slice of the heartland. More...

On the Spot: WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

What is your favorite movie that you have seen this summer?

"My favorite movie would probably be Live Free, or Die Hard. I like all the big action." -Andy Eskridge Gulf Breeze More...

Letters to the Editor

Exterminated geese a case of having 'wrong bird'

As reported in various outlets, the Tiger Point golf course recently had 52 geese removed and exterminated because as the past president of the homeowners association stated "they had a negative influence on the golf". More...