August 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

OSHA gets address wrong on citation

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is accusing a local construction company of safety violations, but got the company's address wrong. More...

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Evening of comedy comes to beach

Tickets are now on sale for the 13th Annuals Evening of Comedy Benefiting Covenant Hospice, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at The Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, located at 12 Via De Luna Dr. More...

Library cards are an important school supply

Today's kids are well-outfitted to head back to school. More...

Postal worker needs help

On July 18 Gulf Breeze Post Office City Carrier Anna Johnson fell seriously ill after suffering a brain aneurysm and was admitted to the UAB Hospital in Birmingham. She is currently in intensive care. More...


Midway considers layoffs

Midway Fire District officials are wrestling with the financial future of the department. The district's commissioners are considering layoffs and pension plans and recently received grant funding from the federal government. More...

FDOT releases bridge inspection information

The Florida Department of Transportation recently reversed its earlier decision to withhold all information about the structural integrity of the state's bridges. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 8/15/07 Herrholz, Eric John, 34, W/M, 1100 block of Ceylon Court, Gulf Breeze, grand theft, less than $20,000, fraud Kelley, Erin Gayle, 20, W/F, 3100 block of Calle de Ciervo, Navarre, aggravated assault Potts, Jeremy Kane, 26, W/M, 1 More...


SoundWave Band returns to the 70s

For the third time in four years, halftimes during Dolphin football games will be filled with the sounds of the 1970s. More...

Dolphins make strides in scrimmage

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team began its preparations for Friday's Kickoff Classic in Crestview with its intrasquad scrimmage Friday at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Sports Briefs

Gulf Coast Youth Football jamborees pushed back a week Due to the high temperatures, the Gulf Coast Youth Football jamborees, originally scheduled for last Saturday, have been moved to this Saturday. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Aug. 23 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton School Board Meeting, 10 a.m. More...


Mailbox brings good news, as well as bad

Yesterday when I heard the mailman's truck pause at my mailbox, I recalled a former neighbor's definition of the difference between a pessimist and an optimist: the optimist expects good news or money in the mail, the pessimist expects bad news and More...

At 91, artist still enjoys work

MURRIETA, Calif. -- Florence Unkeless spends a lot of time on her computer creating greeting cards from her artwork in the popular graphics program Adobe Photoshop. More...

Getting answers from the doctor

The interactions seniors have with their doctors is the subject of three recent studies, with the focus on encouraging patients to ask more questions. More...


GBN publishers keeping busy

What a busy week! Vici and I were privileged to speak to the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club last Tuesday morning about the importance of a community newspaper. More...

US economic machine is in trouble

"I have predicted $2 and $3 per gallon gasoline. Beware, America will see $5 per gallon gasoline." - Danny G. Goe

The U.S. Economic Perpetual Motion Machine is in serious trouble. Stock market jitters over sub-prime lending, declining housing, American car sales and the falling dollar seems to have the stock market hunting to find market value. More...

Letters to the Editor

Zoo stirs strong emotions for Kellners

Did you know....Zachary the chimp loves to throw sticks while on the island? That Jafar, the rhino, has a best friend that is a deer? More...

Cyclist killed on 98

Driver arrested for DUI

A young man riding a bicycle was killed alongside Highway 98 early Sunday morning. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 19 Navarre resident Gerran Clayton Copeland, 17, was hit from behind by a van traveling the same direction. More...

Zoo still needs help

The Zoo needs help. That's why Lauretta Aiken of Navarre said she decided to organize a brain storming session at the Holley-Navarre Fire station last week. More...

Paramedics deliver baby on bay bridge

Some people like to live in the fast lane, while some are actually born there. Julie Diederichsen, 33, gave birth to her fourth child, Payton Ross, while traversing the threemile bridge at 80 mph in the back of an ambulance. More...



Island News

Gov. Crist highlights Clean Marina program

Governor Charlie Crist joined Secretary Michael W. Sole of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to recognize Florida's Clean Marina Program at the Clearwater Municipal Marina. More...

Things that tick me off

I get ticked off about twice a day! I usually laugh it off, but there are a few things about my beloved Pensacola Beach, right here in the heart of the Redneck Riviera, that just tick me off. More...

A view from the Sound

Morning breaks over Pensacola Beach. The Quietwater Boardwalk pier is in the foreground, with South Harbor and Verandas Condominiums rising into the Florida sky. More...


Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 8/23 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session Paradise Bar & Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Ken Smith, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge All Star Band, 8 p.m. Friday 8/24 Sandshaker Lounge Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. More...

'Ultimatum' fits formula

"The Bourne Ultimatum" Running time: 111 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13

Matt Damon once again stars as Jason Bourne, the amnesiac CIA hitman trying to piece together his past and reclaim his true identity in "The Bourne Ultimatum," the final chapter of the Bourne trilogy. More...


Thursday 8 p.m. on NBC The Office: Bad news: A shipment of paper watermarked with an obscene image is sent out. Worse news: A high school has issued prom invitations on the pornographic paper. More...


Open for business

Business education teacher Stephanie Boyett, left, looks on as school store employee and Gulf Breeze High School student Michele Legendre speaks with fellow students Chris Wilson, foreground, and Jeff Lanza. More...

Into the unknown

Nervous kindergarteners received a school tour first thing Monday morning at Holley-Navarre primary from kindergarten teacher Kim Bailey. More...



GBUMC offers special music Opera singer, musical theatre performer and christian entertainer Lee Farrar Bailey will perform at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Sunday, August 26 at 4 p.m. More...



Ms. Lillian Lois Guinn Giara, 94, a native of Corbin, Kentucky, a former resident of Montgomery, Alabama for 20 years, and a long time resident of Mobile, Alabama, died Wednesday, August 15, 2007. Ms. Giara was a former member of St. More...



Wilford Wallace Keyes, age 74 of Gulf Breeze, FLdied on August 15, 2007. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Yvonne Dill Keyes. He is survived by daughter, Katherine J. More...



Nurse gathering in Pensacola Nurses who are currently employed in their profession or who are retired are invited to attend "The Gathering," a time for spiritual enrichment and community awareness that will be held Friday, Aug. More...

She's got legs

New treatment for veins means lovely legs without surgery

Do you suffer from varicose veins? Are you in pain or discomfort and ashamed of how your legs look? Then you are not alone. Up to 40 percent of women and 25 percent of men worldwide suffer from varicose veins. More...

Successful model returns home

One of Gulf Breeze's own models is back from Los Angeles, CA and has settled in Navarre, Fla. Ann Marie Crouch, 38, has also joined the staff of Gulf Breeze-based Mary Lou's Models - the modeling agency where her career all started. More...

Home & Garden

Moles can be a 'hole' lot of trouble

What's causing all those raised tunnels in your lawn? One common cause of saucer-size mounds of dirt and two to four inch diameter tunnels is moles. And everyone seems to have tried, or at least heard of, some kind of a home remedy. More...

Helping a friend in need

Q: A friend of mine has been having some health and financial problems recently, and so I've been helping him out with a few things. My wife brings over dinner a couple times a week, and we help with cleaning and small fix-it items. More...

Save that half of grapefruit

"I like a half a grapefruit every morning, and to keep the second half fresh until the following day, I place it cut side down on a coffee lid and keep it in the refrigerator. I don't even need to wrap it. It stays nice and juicy." -- T.I. More...



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...