February 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Midway reinstates two

South Santa Rosa County voters, by passing Amendment 1 and overwhelmingly rejecting a fire assessment referendum, told Midway Fire Commissioners that their budget must be trimmed back. More...

GB hotel now a Quality Inn

There is a new flag flying at what was the Bay Beach Inn. It is now a Quality Inn. The hotel still has the same owner, but had to undergo a facelift in order to fly the Quality Inn flag. More...

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GBPD investigates shooting, earns cocaine proceeds

Police are investigating a possible attempted suicide. On Feb. 17 Gulf Breeze Police responded to a medical call at the 200 block of Pensacola Beach Road. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 2/12/2008 Nieves, Carmen Maria, 43, 1500 Stanford Rd., Gulf Breeze, Harassing Communication, Property Crimes 2/14/2008 Toney, Darren Creighton, 22, 6500 block of Kempton Street, Navarre, Aggravated Assault, More...

OBES shows off artistic talent of students and faculty

Oriole Beach Elementary School OBES) students and faculty showed off their handiwork at an art show Feb. 15. More...



'Rambo' almost lives up to reputation

"Rambo" Running time: 93 minutes MPAA rating: R Sylvester Stallone appears to be spending the twilight of his career revisiting the roles that made him famous. More...


Area could produce the next 'Nashville Star' NAS Pensacola has been invited to participate in a local casting call for the upcoming television season of, "Nashville Star". More...


Sin must be removed, like weeds

Shortly after arriving at my first church and purchasing our first home, the women of the Altar Guild gave me a birthday party. It was nothing fancy, just a cake and some gag gifts. I specifically remember one of those gifts. More...

GBUMC dedicates Benson children's building Sunday

On Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m., the new Children's and Youth Building of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will be dedicated in honor of founding members Mark and Eloise Benson. Rev. More...


Ethel V. Goff Robertson 1918 - 2008

Ethel Robertson was called home to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday, February 3rd, 2008. Ethel was born on September, 30th, 1918 in Parsons, West Virginia to James & Margaret Hansford Goff. In 1948 she married Ralph E. More...


A balanced diet can help senior citizens reduce risk of disease

March is National Nutrition Month and I wanted to take this time to focus on Nutrition for Seniors. Food provides the energy and nutrition needed to be healthy. More...

Its hard to keep up with so many winter birthdays in our family

With a large family like mine, I must confess that it is hard to keep track of all the winter birthdays. Especially when they all seem to be lumped close together. More...


Improperly used Botox can cause adverse reactions

According to the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Botox and Botox Cosmetic (Botulinum toxin Type A) and Myobloc (Botulinum toxin Type B) have been linked in some cases to adverse reactions, including respiratory failure and death, More...


DeStaven earns senior professional certification Employing top-notch people in healthcare setting requires human resourceexpertiseC h e r y human resource manager, Gulf Breeze Hospital, recently earned certification as Senior Professional in Hum More...

Florida releases first greenhouse emission study

Crist seeks 10% reduction in levels

Governor Charlie Crist recently released Florida's first comprehensive assessment of greenhouse gas emissions produced by state government. More...


Political Cartoon


How does Amendment 1 affect tax payers?

Now that it's law, here's how Amendment 1 may affect your tax liability. Last month, the people of Florida voted in overwhelming numbers to save nearly $10 billion in property taxes with the approval of Amendment 1. More...

Midway fire responds to criticism about budget

Part one of three

I was appalled by the vicious attacks made by people who were misinformed, made illogical conclusions, and pure fabrications about the status of the District. More...

City creates FEMA wish list

The Gulf Breeze City Council held a workshop on Friday, Feb. 15 in order to discuss alternate projects for the use of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant money. More...

Red snapper limits cause concern

For many people on the Gulf Coast, a favorite pastime may be a thing of the past. More...

Officials predict weak economy

Many residents of Northwest Florida are fighting to make ends meet in a slacking, post-hurricane economy. More...

City cracks down on littering

The Gulf Breeze City Council will be cracking down on littering and strictly enforcing the state anti-litter ordinance in an attempt to stem the weekly flow of flyers distributed throughout the community. More...



Island News

SRIA ponders winter events

Goal is to stimulate beach economy in the 'off season'

The Santa Rosa Island Authority is aiding efforts to increase business on Pensacola Beach during the "off season." "There is a need to bring people to the beach in the wintertime," said Fred Gant, Chairman of the Special Projects Committee. More...

This is February?

Beachgoers and swimmers venture into the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, enjoying the warm, sunny weather. More mild weather is predicted for this weekend, according to forecasters at Accuweather. More...

Making others happy makes us happy, too

I was talking to the small children in our worship service just before they went to their classes, and was telling them about my great-grandson and greatgranddaughter. More...


WBMS students make All-State Chorus

Seven students in Gina Lavere's chorus program at Woodlawn Beach Middle School were selected to the All- State Chorus Choir. More...

Pensacola Beach Elementary releases second nine weeks Honor Roll

Jeff Castleberry, Principal of Pensacola Beach Elementary School, congratulates the following students for making the second nine weeks Honor Roll: Second grade A Honor Roll Blair Amberson Caroline Hadden Abigal Jacobs Meredith McCurdy Patrick More...


Sports Schedule

Feb. 21 TN at Pace, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 BB vs. Milton, 6:30 p.m. JV BB at Milton, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 BB vs. Flomaton, W.S. Neal at Flomaton, 10 a.m.,12:30 p.m. Feb. 25 WL vs. PHS, 3 p.m. Feb. 26 TN vs. Bay, 2:30 p.m. More...

Sports Briefs

Sponsorship signs for Saturday's Run for the World only $25 Order your sign to be on display on the Run For The World route for only $25. More...

Tiger Point team sponsors needed

The Tiger Point Sports Association will need team sponsors for all age groups. If you are interested, please visit: http://eteamz.active.com/tig erpointpark/ to obtain a sponsorship form. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Feb. 21 GBHS Block Schedule Community Education Forum, 6 p.m., Gulf Breeze High School cafeteria, 675 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze Friday, Feb. 22 No meetings scheduled as of press time Saturday, Feb. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 2/21 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 2/22 Sandshaker Lounge Wildwood, 8 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Live Music, 9 p.m. More...



Be prepared for tax filing day

April 15, the tax-filing deadline, may seem like a long way off. But you don't want it to sneak up on you. More...


Pack your bags ... travel expo is Sunday Elite Travel Agency has been in business for over 25 years offers the Travel Expo on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Conference Center at Sacred Heart Hospital. Auditorium in Pensacola. More...

Home & Garden

Bring in the open beauty, light of the outdoors by adding glass to your home

Need mirrors, windows or patio doors, glass shelves, furniture or table tops, tub enclosures or shower doors? Be sure to check out Glass Services of the South, LLC. More...

Even appetizers can be quick and easy

Are you an unofficial member of the Bored with Cooking Club? So many men and women love to cook but hate the hassle often associated with preparing a truly tasty meal! More...

More than just a permanent generator company:

Power Supply adds convenience to your life

Power Supply has built a great reputation in the greater Gulf Breeze area for its permanent standby generator program, but the company also now takes simplifying life to a whole new level! More...



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