August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners hear impact fee debate

Baptist Healthcare and Santa Rosa County are about $100,000 apart on what they each believe should be a fair impact fee for the new building in Navarre. More...

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Community

Lifeguard ambulance service on the job with new look

Lifeguard ambulance services owner John Roche said the first day on the job in Santa Rosa County for his ambulances and crews was the busiest day ever for emergency services in the county's history.

Lifeguard ambulance services owner John Roche said the first day on the job in Santa Rosa County for his ambulances and crews was the busiest day ever for emergency services in the county's history. More...

USF offers free hurricane planner

Businesses around the state now can create their own customized hurricane emergency management plan, free of charge. More...

EDWARD JONES: FINANCIAL FOCUS

Are you prepared to help aging parents?

If you have your parents during much of your adult life, consider yourself fortunate. As they age, however, you will need to become increasingly aware of added responsibilities you may have to assume. More...

Entertainment

'The Simpsons Movie' regains edge and energy of the innovative TV show

"The Simpsons Movie" Running time: 87 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13

After 18 years and more than 400 episodes, "The Simpsons" has long ceased to be the cutting-edge, controversial cartoon it was in the late '80s and early '90s. More...

Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 8/16 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session Paradise Bar & Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Mike Quinn, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge All Star Band, 8 p.m. Friday 8/17 Paddy O' Leary's Fort Morgan Slammers, 8p.m. More...

LOCAL TV LISTINGS FOR YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER

Thursday 7 p.m. on ABC Ugly Betty: The old "rent a sweetie so the parents don't know I'm gay" story line has been done, but if any show can make it fresh, it's this one. More...

School

GBHS junior spends month in France

Alicia Jeffrey made a memorial four-week trip to Banyuls, France this summer to improve her understanding and communication of the French language and to experience French work and social culture. More...

County, resource officer agreement same as last year

The Santa Rosa County School Board came to an agreement last week concerning school resource officers with the Sheriff. But the final deal will not save the sheriff any money in his next year's budget, as he had hoped. School Supt. More...

School Briefs

Early Learning Coalition meeting today The Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County, Inc. will meet today at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Santa Rosa County Health Department, 5527 Stewart Street in Milton. More...

Faith

Local missionaries return from Peru

"The compassion, kindness and giving spirit of what little they had was amazing! We all felt so blessed to have had the opportunity to participate in this very special mission!" - Bambi Provost Mission trip member

A large group of students and adults recently returned from a mission trip to Peru, where 32 American citizens reached out to perform the work of God. More...

1 John is in which testament - new and old? Test your Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 1 John in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Exodus 20, to whom did God give the Ten Commandments? Noah, Abraham, Moses, Aaron 3. Which book of the Old Testament is an essay on, "Is life worthwhile"? More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Aug. 16 No meetings scheduled as of press time Friday, Aug. 17 No meetings scheduled as of press time Saturday, Aug. 18 Sunday, Aug. 19 Seeing Sea Life at Naval Live Oaks, 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Health

State allots $3.8 M for mental health programs

Monetary resources available to help keep mentally ill out of jail

Florida counties will soon have access to money to help keep their mentally ill citizens out of jail. More...

A parent's depression can burden children

A parent's struggle with stress or depression can lower a child's quality of life - and it could hinder an overweight youngster's attempts to lose weight, too, University of Florida (UF) researchers say. More...

Tricare Prime offers travel reimbursements

Tricare Prime beneficiaries referred by their primary care manager for specialty services at a location more than 100 miles from their provider's location may be eligible to have their reasonable travel expenses reimbursed by Tricare. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MTAG CUST/CARLYLE ASSET MGMT holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

Alleged spa rapist gets probation

A man accused of at least two counts of sexual battery will receive probation. More...

GBPD tops all agencies statewide

The Gulf Breeze Police Department has been named the Championship Category winners of the 2007 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge and Traffic Safety Awards, More...

Events

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Island News

A tropical answer to prayer?

Beach officials eye the tropics as Alabama prays for rain

Alabama Governor Bob Riley implored state residents to pray for rain to alleviate the historic drought much of the state is facing. Based on the weather forecast, they may soon get a tropical answer to those prayers. More...

No stranger to paradise

Dudley named GM at Hilton on Pensacola Beach

Gina Dudley, who has been with Hilton Garden Inn since its opening five years ago is no stranger to hotel industry experience or paradise. She was born among five children in Oahu, HI where she resided since 1996. More...

The war at home

We tend to think that the "war"' is in the Middle East. We have forgotten that "they" attacked us on our own soil with our own airplanes and used our people to kill our people with. We are tired of the war. More...

News

Expelled GBHS student shares ordeal

The last three months have been the most scary and stressful of Gulf Breeze High freshman Arica Kuaile's life, she says. That's what made her develop a program she hopes to bring into the high school to try to help other students. More...

BBB ethics award deadline nears

The Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida is reminding businesses that there is one week to apply for the 2007 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 8/2/2007 Hull, Stephen Joseph, 1900 block of Melissa Oaks Drive, Gulf Breeze, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, methamphetamine production 8/3/2007 Glowacki, Marek Henry, 18, W/M, 2100 block of Frontera Street, Nava More...

Sports

Breakin'out the pads

The 2007 Dolphin football team donned its pads for the first time on Thursday, but the day didn't get off to the start they wanted. More...

2007 GBHS JV football team

Front row (from left): Michael Mann (5), Austin Whidby (7), Jay Halford (8), Ben Lively (11), Thomas Dorsey (12), Pantelis Peterson (18), Currin Caudell (19), Grant Harris (20), Collin Brown (21) and Stephen Houser (22). More...

2007 GBHS ninth grade football team

Front row (from left): Zachary LeBlanc (7), Holden Tibbs (9), Everett Ellis (12), Tyler Williams (14), Brandon Sorenson (18), Chris Baretta (20), Stefan Harper (21), Davin Rodgers (22), Jacob Greer (24) and Eric Adams (26). More...

Obituaries

INA MOODY HYER 1922 -2007

Ina Moody Hyer, 85, died peacefully with family members by her bedside Sunday, August 5, 2007 at Gulf Breeze Hospital. She is survived by her daughters, Ina Dickerson and Linda (Robert) Murphy of Gulf Breeze, Fla. More...

REMSEN ARNOLD CHATTERLEY 1925 - 2007

Remsen Arnold Chatterley, 81, went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, August 4, 2007, at his home in Gulf Breeze. After completing his education at the Albany Academy, Remsen enlisted in the Army Air Corps to serve his country. More...

Seniors

Pulling the chain - and that's no joke

My neighbor's son was getting ready to cut the grass. I could hear his father's voice loud and clear, as his son tried to start the mower. "Pull the chain, pull the chain!" That phrase took me back more than 70 years... More...

Here's some reasons on why you need a computer

There's no reason why seniors of any age can't use a computer and travel the Internet. It's to our benefit to know how. Here are but a few things you can do on a computer: Compare merchandise and save time going to stores. More...

Opinion

Citizens flaunts a $1.1 billion surplus

Marie Antoinette is remembered for licking icing off her fingers as France fell apart in the late 1700s, and Nero is credited with playing the flute while Rome burned in AD 66. More...

Cartoon

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

What are your thoughts on Summer 2007?

"It's very hot and very humid." -Doreen Rhoades Celina, Tenn. More...