February 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Midway trims budget

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, voters overwhelmingly denied Midway Fire District's proposal to levy a $224 fee per residential dwelling and a percentage on each square foot on commercial businesses. More...

Celebrating 20 years

Chamber honorees were: Business of the Year, Studer Group; Small Business of the Year, Humbaugh Lift Company; Emerging Business of the Year, Choice Video Services. Volunteer of the Year was Doug Jolly of Qualified Marketing. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Ready, set...hut!

Fifth grade students at Oriole Beach Elementary School participated in a Super Bowl party on Friday, Feb. 1 at the school's library. Activities included tailgating, goal post making and of course, paper football. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 1/28/2008 Gutting, Samuel Lloyd, 26, 4800 block of Soundside Drive, Gulf Breeze, forgery 1/31/2008 Hawkins, Percy Lee, 51, 9000 block of East River Road, Navarre, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon Reed, Christopher Neal, 20, More...

Plastinized bodies on display now

When you're updating your list of must-see destinations, there is one place you shouldn't neglect: the journey within. Sounds exotic? More...

Entertainment

CRITIC'S CORNER

'Juno' does live up to the hype

"Juno" Running time: 91 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 I see a couple hundred movies a year. Most, about 70 percent, are average. Not great, but not horrible. Ten percent are pure dreck. Fifteen percent are above average. More...

THINGS TO DO

Brown returns to dazzle local audiences Saturday night Ashley Brown, star of the hit Broadway production of Mary Poppins, will perform with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and special guests the Pensacola Children's Chorus More...

Sports

Sports Schedule

Feb. 7 Girls S vs. St Augustine Nease-Fort Myers Cypress Lake winner in 4A state championship, 6 p.m. SB vs. Washington (JV 4 p.m., Var. 6) Feb. 8 WR at Regional meet at Palm Coast Mantanzas, noon SB vs. Pine Forest (JV 4 p.m., Var. More...

Sports Briefs

Cheerleaders to bag groceries Sunday for state tournament trip The Gulf Breeze High School varsity cheerleaders will be bagging groceries Sunday at Bruno's to help pay for their trip to the first ever Competitive Cheerleading competition Ma More...

Tides

Pensacola Bay Entrance Feb. 7-13 Th 7 Low 8:12 AM, High 9:48 PM F 8 Low 8:20 AM, High 10:46 PM Sa 9 Low 8:13 AM, High 2:03 PM, Low 5:54 PM Su 10 High 12:09 AM, Low 7:30 AM, 12:40 PM, Low 8:52 PM M 11 High 12:33 PM, Low 10: More...

Seniors

Stay 'forever young' with executive training, physicals

Do you want the professional power house of your life to work healthier and stronger? Want to help your loved one take their physical well-being or physical athletic prowess to the next level? The Andrews Institute can help! More...

Celebrate a loved one's legacy with a gift to Covenant Hospice

There's an exciting new way you can celebrate the life of a loved one and support the important work of Covenant Hospice at the same time. More...

Give the gift of hearing to a loved one

When you are making an important decision and an investment in hearing aids, you need to take advice from a trusted professional. More...

Health

UF: Smokeless tobacco is not safer

University of Florida (UF) research snuffs out the notion that smokeless tobacco is the lesser of two evils. Millions of Americans make the New Year's resolution to stop smoking, but far too many break ranks before Jan. 2. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Amendment 1 passage is one step toward property tax relief and sends message

The approval of Amendment 1 is another step toward tax reform. The passing of Amendment 1 on Jan. 29 sends a clear message that the citizens of Florida want Property Tax Relief. More...

On the Spot:

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

What was your favorite thing about this past weekend? More...

Navarre residents push for new pass

In 1965 the first Navarre Pass was opened, but it was only two months before Hurricane Betsy blew through the Gulf of Mexico and destroyed it. Ever since then, residents across the county have been working to get the pass reopened. More...

Investigators: beware of Internet predation

Teens tend to think they are on top of all there is to know about using the Internet and web safety, but the Florida State Attorney's Office wants to make sure they truly understand the potential perils. More...

GB man pleads guilty to hurricane fraud

Gulf Breeze resident Stephen P. Wehner pleaded guilty last week to a federal indictment that charged him with two counts of making false statements to the Small Business Administration (SBA). More...

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Island News

Photos

Josh Timmons/Special to the News The Krewe of Warriors went beyond this planet for their entry in the KOW parade. More...

There's a special place for government workers

Many people here work for the government. It's a military town in many ways and then there is the county, city and Federal government. There are many retired folks that used to work for the government, and then there are the rest of us. More...

Like Mardi Gras beads, the small things mean the most

So, Mardi Gras is over with all the parties and parades of the season. While standing and watching the exciting parade on Pensacola Beach, the deafening cries of the crowd for beads was like a drone of bees. More...

School

GBHS releases second nine-week Honor Roll

Mr. Sylvan Ladner, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the 2nd 9- weeks grading period of the 2007-08 school year. More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary School Honor Roll released

Mrs. Karen Murray, principal and the faculty and staff at Gulf Breeze Elementary School wishes to congratulate the following students on achieving the A or A/B Honor Roll for the 2nd Nine Weeks of the 2007-08 Blue Ribbon school year. More...

GBMS second nine weeks Honor Roll released

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Faith

City celebrates Susie Spencer

Submitted photo Susie Spencer, pictured with husband Bob, has been Parish Administrator of St. Ann Catholic parish since 1986 and resigned for family reasons in January. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

GBUMC offers Holy Spirit unleashed The Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church (GBUMC) will present "The Holy Spirit Unleashed in You" from the Kay Arthur Inductive study series beginning Thursday, Feb. 7. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Feb. 7 Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) forum, 9 a.m., former Escambia County Commission Chambers, 221 Palafox Place, Third Floor, Pensacola Panhandle Writers Group, 5:30 p.m. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 2/7 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 2/8 Sandshaker Lounge Mighty Mudsharks, 8 p.m. More...

Business

NAIOP announces yearly honors

The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Northwest Florida Chapter honored Moulton Properties, Innisfree Jet Center and Andrews Institute NAIOP members and friends gathered at McGuire's Grand Hall on Jan. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Be wary of Valentine's Day virus AppRiver LLC warns that some new electronic greeting cards bearing Valentine's Day messages are once again being used to infect computers with viruses that can turn them into spam-sending 'bots' or to steal us More...

Home & Garden

Composting turns yard trash into garden treasure

Yard waste and food scraps make up a significant portion of our garbage. Composting is a great way to reuse yard waste and reduce household waste, while creating a natural fertilizer for your garden. More...

How to get a toilet clean

Every week I receive many letters, comments and questions from our readers across the United States and many from our friends in Canada and other countries as well. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CHRISTOPHER OR DEBRA SIMMONS holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...