January 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Former GB fire chief dies

The city lost a well known leader in Robert G. Minshull when he passed away late Friday, Jan. 11. Minshull was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. on April 25, 1932. More...

Zoo works to comply with new regulations

The new year brought a new set of state requirements for The Zoo-Northwest Florida. More...

Special Sections



Local child battles rare cancer

St. Ann Discovery School student Lindsey Adams, 3, recently underwent surgery for bilateral retinoblastoma, a rare disease of the eye. To receive treatment, she had to travel to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami to Dr. More...

Car reported stolen

Astolen vehicle was reported on Jan. 14 on the 100 block Gilmore Drive. The vehicle, a 2007 beige Lincoln town car, had been parked in the driveway of the victim at approximately 11p.m. More...

Condiment burglar strikes again

The condiment burglar was at it again last week, but this time he allegedly made off with credit cards and a vehicle instead of a handful of ketchup packets, sheriff's documents said. Jereb Shane Johnson, 21, of Gulf Breeze was arrested on Jan. More...


Third 'National Treasure' likely

Critic's Corner

"National Treasure: Book of Secrets" Running Time: 124 minutes MPAA rating: PG I must confess, I avoided the first "National Treasure" movie because I thought it looked like a lame rip-off of "The Da Vinci Code." Which is saying a lot, be More...


Pensacola Junior College hosts distinguished artists Pensacola Junior College presents the Switzer Distinguished Artists exhibit Jan. More...



GBUMC announces upcoming events A new Footprints Writing Workshop will begin on January 21 on the Main Campus of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, located at 75 Fairpoint Drive in Gulf Breeze. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 17 Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary Uniform Sale, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital, 1110 Gulf Breeze Parkway Education Task Force Meeting, 11:30 a.m. More...

Entertainment ALENDA

Thursday 1/17 Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 1/18 Sandshaker Lounge Krewe of Nerieds Moon Pie Party, 7 p.m. More...


Make financial resolutions and stick to them in 2008

Edward Jones: Financial Focus

If you make a New Year's resolution, and you don't follow through on it, what are the consequences? It all depends. More...


GB Rotary seeks nominations The Gulf Breeze Rotary Club is soliciting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Police Officer of the Year awards. More...

Home & Garden

Get in shape in`08

Two local women open a new fitness club in Gulf Breeze

A brand new exercise facility is open in Gulf Breeze. Fit for Women is a 30-minute circuit training facility located in the Quietwater Business Park, convenient to both Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach. More...

South America offers exciting safari adventures

What it is like to go on Safari in a foreign country? In a word, it is very exciting. It was for me. I was invited by my friend Ed Walter and his sons to Bolivia for a dove hunting safari. More...

Recipes for those who can't wait for dessert

Chocolate Chunk Cookies This cookie is for people who like a little decadence in their afternoon snack. More...



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

Holley-Navarre firefighters show support for Midway's Jan. 29 proposal

Holley-Navarre Fire Chief Les Slocum told the standing-room-only crowd at the last Midway Fire meeting that if mutual aid has to be eliminated in the Midway Fire District, Holley- Navarre's firefighters will still respond when Midway needs them. More...

Santa Rosa inmate injured

A Navarre Man, currently serving time at the Santa Rosa County Jail for an aggravated assault charge on an officer the day after Christmas, was hospitalized after allegedly fighting with deputies. More...

Commissioners to hear jail proposals

Eleven architectural firms think they could provide the solution to Santa Rosa County Jail's overcrowding problems. More...



Island News

'Island is back,' Lee states in address to SRIA

Another year without a hurricane provided an opportunity for more recovery on Pensacola Beach, Buck Lee, Executive Director of the Santa Rosa Island Authority told the board at its Jan. 9 meeting. More...

Escambia Co. won't pay for parking garage

Escambia county commissioners rejected the idea of committing money to building a parking garage on Pensacola Beach. On Dec. More...

Businesses show progress toward reopening

The Santa Rosa Island Authority met for the first time in 2008, and members heard that many of the leases that were in default are currently showing signs of recovery. More...


Sports Schedule

Jan. 17 Girls S vs. Navarre in District 1-4A semifinals at Brosnaham Park, 7:30 p.m. Boys S vs. Pace (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) BKB vs. Navarre (JV boys 4:30 p.m., Var. girls 6, Var. boys 7:30) Jan. More...

Sports Briefs

Quarterback Club Meeting Monday The Gulf Breeze High School Quarterback Club will meet Monday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. All QBC parents and other interested persons are encouraged to attend. More...

Teammates now, rivals later

Rodgers commits to Florida, Smith to Ole Miss; Vickrey to play at Florida Atlantic, Robles to sign with UWF next month

Maggie Rodgers and Alyssa Smith are teammates at Gulf Breeze for the next 13 months. But in the fall of 2010, they'll be on opposite sides of the pitch. More...


Be thankful for Florida's winter

Reports from my family up North keep me informed about the unusual weather up there. When cold weather sets in here, I comfort myself with remembering some of the miserable days we had to deal with out in the woods where we lived in Pennsylvania. More...


Completing a difficult journey

Nationwide, 12,400 children and teens are newly diagnosed each year with cancer and start their journey to fight this disease. More...

Researchers trigger insulin production in diabetic mice

If the human body were a stage, then proteins would rank among the lead actors in the play we call "Life." These large biological molecules hold many starring roles, and their lines are dictated by information encoded in our genes. More...


PJC hosts health fair tomorrow Get cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density, heart and lungs checked out at the annual Pensacola Junior College (PJC) Health Fair Friday, Jan. 18. More...


Political Cartoon


Midway Fire lacks financial foresight

This article is the result of several sleepless nights and much prayer. As a resident living in the Midway Fire District, I feel compelled to verbalize my opinion concerning the upcoming vote. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don't compare Midway's apples to Milton's oranges I attended the Midway Fire Department meeting last [week] and heard the stats on what will happen if the proposed double homestead constitutional amendment passes on the Jan. More...