January 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Giuliani makes campaign stop in GB

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, right, is greeted by current Gulf Breeze Mayor Lane Gilchrist, left. Giuliani is flanked by campaign supporters Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, Jr. and former FEMA director Joe M. Allbaugh. More...

Car burglar strikes Sunday in Tiger Point area

Several businesses were burglarized in the Tiger Point area Sunday. The burglaries occurred at the Gulf Breeze Church of Christ, Santa Rosa Shores Baptist Church, IHOP and Waffle House. More...

Special Sections



Soaring high with a father's legacy and a flying spirit

Childhood is a time when our minds are fresh, curious and full of awe and amazement. Wondrous imaginations allow us to envelop the mind in an imaginary world. More...

Talk of the Town

GB Optimist Club installs new officers at middle school The Gulf Breeze Optimist Club had an action-packed meeting on Jan. 11. More...


Recycling efforts are not wasted

According to the Environmental Protect Agency's web site, over the past 15 years recycling efforts across the nation have almost doubled. Today, 32.5 percent of waste is recycled throughout the U.S. More...


In the Jan. 10 issue of Gulf Breeze News, the amount calculated per square foot for an institutional business under Midway Fire District's proposal would be 42 cents. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 1/16/2008 Cyr, Olivia Jovan, 24, W/F, 3200 block of Bob Tolbert Road, Navarre, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana Hippe, Anthony Blake, 30, 3200 block of Tolbert Road, Navarre, robbery, More...


Sports Schedule

Jan. 24 Girls S vs. Arnold in Region 1-4A Quarterfinal, 7 p.m. WR vs. Pace, 6 p.m. Jan. 25 Boys S vs. Navarre-West Florida/Milton winner in District 1-4A championship game at GBHS, 7 p.m. Boys BKB vs. Mosley (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. More...

Sports Briefs

P'Beach Volleyball team raising money for national trip The Pensacola Beach Volleyball Club's 15-under team is raising funds to play in next year's U.S. Junior Olympic Girls National Championships in Dallas. R.J. More...


Pensacola Bay Entrance Jan. 24-30 Th 24 Low 9:16 AM, High 10:40 PM F 25 Low 9:06 AM, High 11:15 PM Sa 26 Low 8:26 AM, High 2:56 PM, Low 9:16 PM, High 11:53 PM Su 27 Low 7:05 AM, High 2:03 PM M 28 Low 12:55 AM, High 2: More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 24 Blood Mobile, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EPA, 1 Sabine Island Place, Pensacola Beach Covenant Hospice Volunteer Training Workshop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pensacola Covenant Hospice branch office, 2001 N. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 1/24 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 1/25 Sandshaker Lounge miles from Coletrane, 8 p.m. 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...

Meaney achieves certification

Susanne C. Meaney ARNP, CPE, Family N u r sPractitioner at Live Oak M e d i c aAssociatesin Gulf Breeze has renewed the certification process for a Certified Diabetic Educator. More...

GB Chamber announces Business of the Month

Humbaugh Lift Company has been chosen as the December 2007 Business of the Month by the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce. More...


FDA issues documents on cloned animals

FDA Issues Documents on the Safety of Food from Animal Clones After years of detailed study and analysis, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that meat and milk from clones of cattle, swine, and goats and the offspring of clones from More...

Covenant celebrates 25 years

Above from left: Quint Studer, Covenant Hospice President and CEO, Dale O. Knee and Steve Ahnen, senior vice president of the American Hospital Association (AHA). 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...

If homestead passes, taxes may rise

The marketing effort being put forth by Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida legislature sounds enticing: vote to approve the constitutional amendment on January 29 and you can double your homestead exemption from $25,000 to $50,000. More...

Sansom: Florida faces economic woes

Ray Sansom, the incoming speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, was the guest speaker at the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce January Breakfast. More...

City seeks public input for parks

Gulf Breeze residents were presented with an opportunity that many communities could never dream of. The City of Gulf Breeze may receive a large sum of money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). More...

Midway FD's tax plan goes to voters

As of Tuesday, it is up to the voters in the Midway Fire District to decide how much fire protection they can afford. More...



Island News


Beach businesses say taxes will kill profitability

Adding property taxes on top of leases will ruin the commercial businesses' ability to compete, many business owners told representatives at a special meeting. More...

Learn public boating at UWF this spring

The University of West Florida Division of Continuing Education will offer maritime education courses for the spring semester. More...

Domino's Pizza opens new Pensacola Beach restaurant

Scooters will be used to make deliveries in high season

Domino's Pizza franchisee, Scott Magnes, owner of the Gulf Breeze Domino's store recently opened a new Domino's Pizza store on Pensacola Beach. More...


Critic's Corner

'Bucket List' reminds audience of how good Nicholson can be

"The Bucket List" Running Time: 98 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 Jack Nicholson. Morgan Freeman. One plays a curmudgeonly billionaire with an appetite for women and the good life. More...


UWF to celebrate Japanese New Year on Jan. 26 The University of West Florida (UWF) Japan Center will present a Japanese New Year Celebration Jan. 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bayview Community Center on 20th and Lloyd St. in Pensacola. More...


Students compete in GBMS Geography Bee

The following students competed in the recent Gulf breeze Middle School Geography Bee. More...


CORRECTION - In a cutline in the Jan. 17 issue, the Gulf Breeze News identified that Chris Robinson was the husband of OBES teacher Lauren Robinson. More...


Jesus took the blame for all of us

I grew up in a very strict household and as the oldest of six children I sometimes thought I received more than my share of the punishment. I doubt my brothers and sisters would agree. More...


Global Outreach Party begins next month Travel the world in three days without leaving town. Experience the taste and sights of different countries with local missionaries. Discover what being a missionary is all about and how to help. More...


The Veranda offers seniors an elegant and continually enriched lifestyle

The Veranda is an independent and assisted living retirement community. It is one of Northwest Florida's premier properties conveniently located at 6982 Pine Forest Road, 3 Miles South of I-10. More...

City of Gulf Breeze serves seniors

The City of Gulf Breeze is committed to being available to its senior citizens. "We also rely on seniors to provide valuable service to the City," says City Manager Edwin 'Buz' Eddy. More...

Sun increases vitamin D supply

Get out and play a little

The sun is a hot topic with doctors this winter. What's causing the fuss? More...


Political Cartoon


Portability exemption retroactive to 2007

As you go to the polls to vote next Tuesday, Jan. 29, I wanted to remind you of the provisions of Amendment 1. These are the key elements for taxpayers in this package - things that Floridians have told us they wanted. More...

Jan. 29 is a choice for property tax relief

On January 29 taxpayers can send a message to tax takers. That's the day voters answer the question: do you want to reduce property taxes? More...