September 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Man drowns in Navarre

A Kansas City couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Navarre Beach had their vacation interrupted by tragedy last weekend. More...

Busing costs on the rise

It cost almost $1 million more last school year to transport students in Santa Rosa County School District than it did the year before. School Board members want to know why. "I know rising fuel costs have a lot to do with it. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

State honors GB student

Whiney Harris takes part in Youth Leadership Forum

Seventeen year-old Whitney Harris works at Firehouse Subs, is the section leader for the drum line in the Gulf Breeze High School band, enjoys knitting hats and scarves, and likes to hang out with her friends. Normal teenager? More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Feast with the Beasts Join the zoo on Friday, Sept. 28 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. for Feast with the Beasts. More...

Harriman speaks to Santa Rosa Women

The Public Affairs Department of the Santa Rosa Women's Club was responsible for the first program of the year on Tuesday Sept. 4. The department is chaired by Sally Stanford and co-chaired by Rose Jenkins. More...

News

Correction:

In the Sept. 6 edition of "On the Spot" Racquel Wood was incorrectly identified as Brenda Lawrence. Gulf Breeze News strives for 100 percent accuracy. We regret any errors in our publication. More...

School board mulls new medical insurance plan for employees

Teachers and employees of Santa Rosa County Schools will have a new option for their health insurance next year. More...

GBPD deputy chief to run for Sheriff in 2008

Robert Randle, Deputy Police Chief for the Gulf Breeze Police Department, recently announced his candidacy for Santa Rosa County Sheriff. Randle filed as a Republican candidate. More...

Sports

Pace pitches shutout vs. GBHS

Dolphins held to 95 yards of total offense in 35-0 loss

The saying is that lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, but don't tell that to the Pace Patriots. More...

Lady Dolphins lose 3-0 to Catholic

Bounce back with 3-0 win at Escambia

A short-handed Lady Dolphin volleyball team made 23 passing errors in a 25-19, 25-18, 25-20 loss to Catholic Sept. 4 in Gulf Breeze. More...

Gridiron Gurus

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Obituaries

FAYE LOUISE BAGGOTT

Faye Louise Baggott, age 81, of Gainesville, Florida, died Thursday, September 6, 2007 in Pensacola, FL. She was a resident of Navarre, FL. More...

HARRY YASSON, JR. 1928-2007

Harry Yasson Jr. 79 of Gulf Breeze died Thursday August 9, 2007 at his home. Mr. Yasson was a native of Nesquehoning, PA. and has resided in Santa Rosa Shores since 1977. He was a retired U.S. More...

Seniors

Different things make you happy when you're a senior

Well, today may be an exciting day for someone who least expects it. Maybe it's the person who bought a winning Florida lottery ticket and stuck it in the pocket of a jacket they aren't wearing right now because it is too hot. More...

AARP program helps manage your money

I called one of my friends last week only to discover that her phone wasn't working. Because she has health problems, I knew she couldn't be without a phone. More...

Home & Garden

10 tips for organizing your kitchen

(ARA) - "I know it's in here somewhere!" Does this sound like you when you're trying to find something in your kitchen cabinets? More...

Carpet care made easy

(ARA) - Carpeting is a practical and aesthetic addition to any home. Utilized for its comfortable surface, it also beatifies interior spaces by adding to the décor. More...

Get a kitchen makeover in time for the holidays

(ARA) - During the upcoming holiday season, the kitchen will be the most frequently used room in the house. You'll be spending countless hours there preparing holiday meals and doing dishes; friends and family will gather there to socialize. 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...

Boat gear stolen at Shoreline

A boat trailer and a boat motor were reported stolen in two separate incidents near Shoreline Park South recently, according to police reports. More...

Gulf Power requests rate increase

Electricity bills may be going up in the near future but not as much as last year, a Gulf Power representative said. "The average customer will see an increase of 25 cents," said John Hutchinson, Gulf Power's manager of public affairs. More...

Events

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Island News

SRIA still ponders Hotel definition

As Northwest Florida marks the third year after Hurricane Ivan hit on September 16, 2004, Island Authority officials have yet to decide how to define a hotel on Pensacola Beach. More...

Top 10 tips

to stay safe on your personal watercraft

Are PWCs dangerous? According to Boat Owners Association of The United States, the answer to that question depends on who is driving. The most recent figures from the U.S. More...

Island slang

Slang is a part of the American setting. We cant' escape it. I don't like it, but every part of the country I have been to and that is "All" of them, has its own slang. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 9/13 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session, 7:30 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Live Music, 6 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge All Star Band, 8 p.m. More...

CRITIC'S CORNER

Mr. Bean becomes kid friendly

"Mr. Bean's Holiday" Running time: 90 minutes MPAA rating: G I am a huge fan of Rowan Atkinson's television work. His "Blackadder" series ranks as one of the most original and funny television shows of all time. "Mr. More...

ClassicFest sizzles for bay area crowds

Each year some of the best performers of the classical music world visit Pensacola to play concerts for music lovers in downtown Pensacola's Christ Church. The results are always electrifying performances of some of the world's great music. More...

School

School Briefs

Rotary Reverse Raffle raising funds for scholarships Rotary is hosting its third annual Reverse Raffle to raise funds for the four $5,000 scholarships it awards each year. More...

GBES welcomes new teachers

The sky is the limit for the new class of Gulf Breeze Elementary School teachers. More...

Faith

People 4 People

St. Ann Catholic Church hosted the People 4 People Race Saturday to benefit outreach ministries. LEFT: Shannon Kohler and Mandy Sonnen finished 1-2 in the women's 5K division.. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

Youth music rally in Navarre A youth rally is planned for Sept. 15 at the Navarre HIgh School football field. More...

What testament is Numbers in?

1. Is the book of Numbers in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Mark 15:23, while on the cross Christ was offered wine mingled with? Salt, Water, Myrrh, Speck 3. What's a Hebrew religious song sung at Sabbath meals? More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Sept. 13 Blood Drive, 9:30 a.m., EPA, 1 Sabine Island, Pensacola Beach. Call 850- 473-3853 for details. School Board Final Budget Hearing, 6:30 p.m. More...

Health

Shark genes may hold cures for humans

When the first four-legged animals sprouted fingers and toes, they took an ancient genetic recipe and simply extended the cooking time, say University of Florida scientists writing in Wednesday's issue of the journal PLoS ONE. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

GriefShare to meet in Pensacola Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola has established a grief support group called "GriefShare." The group will meet today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart in the St. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Cooperation key in road planning

Cooperation is of the utmost importance when federal and state transportation dollars are allocated to serve transportation needs which cross county boundaries. Now, with federal and state revenues shrinking, cooperation is even more important. More...

On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT." By Franklin Hayes

What do you think about the area's progress since Hurricane Ivan in 2004? More...