January 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Former GBPD officer arrested

Aformer Gulf Breeze Police officer Duane Leifur, 38 was arrested on Jan. 25 on charges of sexual battery and unlawful compensation. The arrest stemmed from a complaint that Leifur demanded sex from a citizen after a traffic stop in April. More...

Commissioners narrow courthouse sites

Where would be the best place in Santa Rosa County for a courthouse 50 to 75 years from now? That's what county commissioners say they would like to figure out in the process of deciding on a site for a new courthouse. More...

Events

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Island News

It's cold

When one moves to our area of Florida they expect a bit of bad weather, and a few days of cold weather. This is not what they signed on for. It's cold! I had busted pipes, my parrots want to migrate further south and Rolex moved under our bed. More...

LeaP accepting nominations

The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations to the Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2009. The 2009 LeaP class year begins in August and the deadline for nominations is March 15. More...

Mardi Gras Mania hits Pensacola Beach

By now, the krewes have readied their floats and the throws are at the ready for the big Mardi Gras Weekend on Pensacola Beach. More...

News

City phases in new schedule

The City of Gulf Breeze is beginning the transition to weekly garbage collection and bi-monthly recyclable collection. The city will officially begin the new schedule March 1, said city official Steve Milford. More...

Making way for expansion

Construction crews began demolishing the old fifth grade pod at Gulf Breeze elementary last week to make way for an expanded cafeteria. More...

Sports

Dolphins win physical title game

GBHS rallies for 2-1 win over Navarre; rematch could take place in regional semifinals last Tuesday

Leland Davis may have strong social and sport rivalries in Navarre, but he got the last laugh Friday, scoring what would be the game-winner in a 2-1 Dolphin win in the District 1-4A title game at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Sports Schedule

Jan. 31 Boys S vs. Tallahassee Godby in Region 1-4A Quarterfinal at Dolphin Stadium, 7 p.m. Boys BKB vs. Escambia (Ninth grade 4:30 p.m., JV 6, Var. 7:30) Girls BKB vs. More...

Sports Briefs

Bigger, Faster Stronger seminar at GBHS Feb. 8-9 Bigger, Faster, Stronger, an enterprise that's been in existence for more than 30 years, will be in Gulf Breeze Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9. More...

Faith

FAITH BRIEFS

GB Methodist offers Mid East study A study on the Israel/Palestine situation will be sponsored by the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Women on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. More...

Seniors

Hot Spring spas soothe away stress, pain

Pensacola Pools is renowned for its six locations delighting families in Northwest Florida with pool building and maintenance for over 31 years, and the company has built a fine reputation for its spa sales and service as well. More...

Breeze Courtyard introduces concept memory care

Why should your loved one be treated differently? Why should you, a family member, be treated differently? Here at Gulf Breeze Courtyard we offer a total home experience, no locked units. More...

Mediacom services save seniors money

Mediacom offers area senior citizens a variety of programming and services that can entertain, inform and educate at an affordable cost whether it be Family Cable, digital video service, highspeed internet access, video-on-demand (VOD), high-defini More...

Home & Garden

Draining problem...cooling a radiant house

Q: Ed, I have enjoyed you on TV for many years with all your different shows and hope to see you with a new TV show very soon! More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Lakota Sioux Nation justified in separation

In December of 2007 the Lakota Sioux Nation announced their separation from the government of the United States of America and declared sovereignty. More...

Letters to the Editor

Editor's Note: Due to the volume of letters concerning the Midway Proposed Tax Referendum and the amount of space available to editorial items, not all letters received could be published before the vote Jan. 29. More...

Schools delay block

Gulf Breeze High parents and faculty - and students - can breath a sigh of relief. They have received a one year reprieve from any scheduling changes. That means there will be no block scheduling at the high school next year. More...

Feds catch People's First suspect

Terry Dale Dayton, 37 was identified by FBI agents as the man they believe is responsible for robbing the People's First Bank in Gulf Breeze and First Gulf Bank in Pensacola last year. More...

Navarre author gains honorable mention

Navarre resident Moonstone Star White was awarded with an honorable mention in the London Book Festival Awards Wild Card category for her book: "High Way from Hell: Using Emotion to Fan the Fire of Enlightenment. More...

 

Community

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 1/19/2008 Dearco, Christian Elliott, 19, W/M, 10000 block of Calle De Palencia, Navarre, dealing in stolen property 1/20/2008 Hartzog, John Anthony, 39, W/M, 2000 block of Arrow Court, Navarre, aggravated assault Seeback, Brandon Dane More...

Garden Clubs honored by city officials

The City of Gulf Breeze, through Mayor Lane Gilchrist, City Manager Edwin "Buzz" Eddy and Director of Parks and Recreation Ron Pully worked diligently to provide the leadership necessary to replace lost trees and foliage in the area. More...

Talk of the Town

Don't forget your sweetheart Members of the Women's Board of Baptist Health Care Foundation are saying, "Don't forget your sweetheart!" They are hosting their annual fine jewelry sale on Feb. 11 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Entertainment

CRITIC'S CORNER

'Wilson's War' is almost a movie

"Charlie Wilson's War" Running time: 97 minutes MPAA rating: R "Charlie Wilson's War" is a great example of an Almost Movie. It has almost enough good stuff in it to be recommendable. More...

THINGS TO DO

'Arsenic and Old Lace' wraps up this weekend at PLT Joseph Kesselring's comedy about a kooky family of killers is taking the stage at Pensacola Little Theatre tonight. "Arsenic and Old Lace" is playing until Feb. 3. More...

School

Running for a cause

Gulf Breeze Elementary School teachers Chloe Vignes and Amy Cayson recently competed in the 15th annual Walt Disney World Marathon. More...

Gulf Breeze Middle eighth grade flutist plays in All State band

Leffard named sixth chair out of 16 flutists

Adrienne Leffard, an eighth grade flute player in the Gulf Breeze Middle School Symphonic Band, recently performed in Tampa with the All-State Middle School Band. More...

School Briefs

Gulf Breeze Elementary holding Book drive for foster children Gulf Breeze Elementary is doing a book drive for foster children in Escambia and Santa Rosa County in partnership with Baptist Healthcare Foundation. More...

Calendar of Events

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 1/31 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 2/1 Sandshaker Lounge Miles from Coletrane, 8 p.m. More...

Business

Avoid the pinch of a weak economy

The dreaded "R" word is making the suppertime news, the dollar is in a free-fall and consumer spending is slowing to a crawl -- a bad-news combination that has struck fear into business owners across the nation. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Baptist promotes McGuyre Candy McGuyre has been promoted to regional marketing manager for Baptist Health Care. More...

Health

FDA approves new flu test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing a test that simultaneously detects four common respiratory viruses, including the flu, in a patient's respiratory secretions. More...

Win a free diamond with Gulf Breeze Chamber Bubbles and Bling drawing

Event to benefit Rookie Teacher

The 2008 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce 20th Anniversary Gala scheduled for Saturday, February 2 from 6 p.m. More...

Health department presents 'Sweet Deception'

The Santa Rosa County Health Department (SRCHD) is proud to announce that Jerry "Robbie" Leggett, Tobacco Prevention Specialists (TPS) for SRCHD and Ron Davis, Regional Tobacco Prevention Coordinator for the Florida Panhandle, have been chosen to p More...

Legals

LEGALS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF Arthur Joseph Radige, Deceased File No. More...