September 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Atchison pleads not guilty

Despite the shocking allegations facing federal prosecutor and former Gulf Breeze Sports Association (GBSA) President J.D. Roy Atchison, local authorities are saying there is no evidence that his alleged behavior had a presence in Gulf Breeze. More...

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State Supreme Court rules on wind damage suits

Citizens Property Insurance General Counsel Perry Cone said Thursday, Sept. 20 a decision by the Florida Supreme Court should end most litigation stemming from storm surge damage that occurred in 2004. More...

Free organ available

An organ with full foot pedals is available to any church or group. The instrument was recently refurbished by Reynolds, and the owner will pay for delivery to the church. For more information call Trudy at 850-476-5962. More...

Bike and golf cart stolen

Gulf Breeze Police are looking for information about a stolen bicycle and golf cart that disappeared Sept. 23 and Sept. 19 respectively. More...



Walken, Maggie Q excel in 'Fury'

"Balls of Fury" Running time: 90 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 If you see just one pingpong kung-fu movie this year, let it be "Balls of Fury." Well, actually it's the only ping-pong kung-fu movie this year. Or ever, I think. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 9/27 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session, 7:30 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Mike Quinn, 6 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge All Star Band, 8 p.m. More...


Award winning violist performs at PJC tomorrow night The Pensacola Junior College Lyceum series presents violist David Carpenter at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus. More...


Vikings blank undermanned Dolphins

A short handed Dolphin football team put up a good fight, but lost 28-0 Monday at Fort Walton. The game was postponed due to threatening weather in the area Friday. More...

Girls golf wins Miracle Strip tourney again

The Gulf Breeze girls golf team avenged its only loss of the season with a win at the Miracle Strip Golf in Fort Walton. It's marked the second straight year the Lady Dolphins have won that event. More...

Gulf Breeze grad Hayes conference leader in assists

Jaime Hayes is making the most of her opportunity as a first year starter at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. A2006 Gulf Breeze grad, Hayes is the Conference Carolinas leader in assists (232) and assists per game (10.55). More...



Mildred Bowen Busbee, 89, died Saturday, September 8, 2007 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Pensacola on June 11, 1918 to Thomas and Theodosia Bowen. More...


Richard "Vinny" Stricula passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2007. He had a humorous loving spirit enjoying friends, family, students, laughter, cooking, playing darts, the beach, a stiff drink and the Blues Brothers. More...


"A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold" Proverbs 22:1 Bill was born on a tobacco farm in Robertson County Kentucky. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Sept. 27 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton School Board Meeting, 9 a.m. More...


Restaurant dining leads to doodling

Last Sunday after church we all went out to lunch at The Fish House. There were about nine of us, and we of course had a large table, which was covered with a shiny white paper table cloth. More...

Home & Garden

Coastal Properties reveals premiere space

Regions Bank Bldg. available for lease or sale

An exciting thing is happening in downtown Gulf Breeze proper - more office space has become available for sale or lease, and the space can be customized for the specific use of your business! More...

Enjoy the Pensacola Pools

Pensacola Pools is celebrating its 30th year in business building and servicing pools across the Northwest Florida Panhandle and lower Alabama, and their experience only makes the process better and better! More...

Wet weather? Serve some soup!

Completely bored with cooking? Tired of looking through old magazines for something that sounds interesting? A new unofficial club has formed - the Bored with Cooking Club. More...

Residents pitch park ideas

A concentration of orange, blue and green stickers showed local residents want better maintenance, more land, and additional ball fields for their parks. But what do colored stickers have to do with park planning? More...

Property appraiser audited by state

Calls Dept. of Revenue's measures 'punitive' and 'unusual'

Santa Rosa Property Appraiser Greg Brown was in Tallahassee last week meeting with state representatives regarding what he called an "unusual demand" to conduct an in-depth study of the county's 2008 tax roles. More...

K-9 attack teen sues

A lawsuit that stemmed from an incident at a Valentine's dance in 2005 finally made its way into court last week. Testimony began Sept. 17 and the jury began deliberations at 1 p.m. on Sept. 24. More...



Island News

New watch program helps boaters protect homeland, each other

A neighborhood watch-style terrorism deterrent

As America enters a new era of increased terrorist threats at home, citizens across the country are being asked to keep on the lookout for suspicious activities. BoatU.S. More...

Life's a Vette ...

More than 100 Corvettes will be on display this Saturday, Sept. 29 on Pensacola Beach at the Annual "Life's a Vette on the Beach" Corvette show. The show lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Trauma conference Nov. 16-17 on Pensacola Beach

Three Pensacola hospitals and the District 1 EMS Council are teaming up to sponsor the 17th Annual Surviving Trauma Conference, on Nov. 16-17 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Pensacola Beach. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

County commission discusses budget cuts

A standing room only crowd attended the Santa Rosa County Commission budget hearing Sept. 10, with many teen and pre-teen athletes from Pace sitting in the floor along the walls of the meeting room. More...

Financial Snapshot

Financial planning is all in the family

Throughout the 1990's and into the early 2000's we have seen the further evolution of the definition of the family. Demographics have forced a change in the perception of what exactly is an American family. More...


Roald Dahl Day at Gulf Breeze Elementary School.

Submitted photo September 13, 2007 was Roald Dahl Day at Gulf Breeze Elementary School. Catlin Cibula's third grade class at Gulf Breeze Elementary celebrated the greatest story teller of all time, Roald Dahl. More...

GBE teachers running for a cause

Gulf Breeze Elementary kindergarten teacher Amy Cayson and fifth grade teacher Chloe Vignes are training to complete the 2008 15th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon (26.2 miles) on Jan. 13. More...

GBES welcomes diverse group of new teachers

Deshean Chavez joins GBE after teaching in Southern California for three years. California is known for leading the nation in educational strategies and his expertise will be a tremendous asset to his fifth graders. Mr. More...


God uses rules for our welfare

My wife and I returned recently from a European cruise around Western Europe and through the Mediterranean Sea. Life aboard ship serves as an excellent allegory for life in general. More...

Blessing of the pets at St Francis

Mark your calendar for Oct. 6. St. Francis of Assisi, located at 1 St. Francis Drive in Gulf Breeze, will hold its annual St Francis Day Festival. The main event will be the annual blessing of the animals and Holy Eucharist in the St. More...


First Baptist Women meet Every Tuesday, ladies are invited to join First Baptist Church members at the Aegean Breeze at 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The women chit-chat about anything and everything. More...


Seniors seminar on retirement

Knowing your financial options as retirement nears can help with managing expenses and maintaining quality of life. More...


Political Cartoon


Insurance discounts available

Few of us in Northwest Florida are satisfied that property insurance is sufficiently available or affordable. But there are some positive steps that have been taken and that you may possibly find helpful. More...

Letters to the Editor

My Safe Florida Home saves homeowners cash I found your article since My Safe Florida Home was in the title. I am the president of a Wind Certification Entity. Our company has been selected to provide the inspections in the panhandle. More...



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