March 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal prisoners to fund jail

It looks like federal prisoners will be the ones to fund the new Santa Rosa County jail expansion project. More...

County considers selling courthouse, South End Annex

One county commissioner wants to sell the county's waste water treatment plants and the courthouse, the jail and the south end annex, as well as all the libraries, among other county assets.Then he wants to put the money into roads and drainage pro More...

Midway mulls budget options

In a special meeting Feb. 26, Midway Fire Commissioners took yet another look at next year's budget to decide where cuts could be made. As of press time, the commissioners are expecting a cut of over $600,000 to their operating budget. More...

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Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 2/25/2008 Lemke, Joseph David, 37, 3900 block of Spanish Moss Cove, Gulf Breeze, battery, cruelty toward child 2/27/2008 Munts, Aimee Ellen, 21, 2700 block of Penn Street, Navarre, larceny Rousell, Philip Robert, 39, 2700 block of Gul More...

GBHS students expelled for drugs

Santa Rosa County School Board expelled 25 students at the school board meeting last week, with 10 of those being from south end schools. More...

Local astronaut touches back down after mission

An astronaut with local roots is back safe on earth. NASA pilot/Navy Cmdr. Alan Poindexter is a Pensacola Junior College graduate and recently piloted his first mission in space aboard the STS- 122 mission. More...


Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 3/6 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 3/7 Sandshaker Lounge Mighty Mudsharks, p.m. More...


All that glitters certainly isn't gold and neither is McConaughey's 'Fool's Gold'

"Fool's Gold" Running time: 112 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 Maybe I was asleep during the Romantic Comedy lecture at Movie Critics School, but I'm pretty sure that romantic comedies are supposed to be 1) Romantic and 2) Funny. More...


The Thunder Nationals to roar in to the civic center The stars of the world's largest, most spectacular monster truck tour, Thunder Nationals, are set to roll into The Pensacola Civic Center March 7-8. More...


Know the recipe for fundraising

(ARA) - Retirement used to be an end of life journey, but not anymore. Today's seniors are more active than ever. More...


Calvary announces Schedule Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze will be hosting upcoming events as follows: Parent's Night Out/Couples Gathering, Friday, March 7 at 6 p.m. Sign up by calling or emailing the church office at information@ccgulfbreeze. More...



Sonia was born in Athens, Greece to Armenian parents, Dr. Megeurditch and Mrs. Hripsime Minnasian. The Minassian family had been forced to leave their home in Turkey during the Armenian massacres of 1922. More...


Louis Francis Martin, Jr., passed away Monday, February 25. Born May 10, 1924 in Gulfport, MS, he was raised in Pass Christian, MS. More...


Gregory Joseph "Greg" Naile, 39, of San Diego, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2008 at his parents' home in Gulf Breeze while awaiting a liver transplant. Greg was born in Newport, Rhode Island on June 16, 1968. More...


Better Business Bureau offers scholarships to area students

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation of Northwest Florida is currently accepting applications from students in Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington c More...

New auto service opens

A well known local mechanic is now operating his own garage. Accurate Auto Services at 3021 Gulf Breeze Parkway. of Gulf Breeze is now open and providing all maintenance and repair work on all types of cars. More...

Home & Garden

My Safe Florida Homes program successfully storm-proofs homes

Take control of insurance costs

For those who have seen their insurance rates drastically increase and want a way to change it, there is still hope. More...

Consider gravel as a complement to your garden

The sound of tires on gravel always brings to mind English manor houses on "Masterpiece Theater." You expect a Rolls Royce to deliver over-dressed nobility into the hands of waiting domestic staff. More...

Plant camellias for some winter color

Camellias are excellent shrubs for our southern landscapes. They brighten our winter gardens with huge, beautiful flowers and provide shiny, evergreen foliage throughout the year. 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...

Target preps Tiger Point site

It's semi-official, Target is planning to open a new store in the Tiger Point area, east of the Garcon Point bridge, north of U.S. 98. More...

School board to collect over $6,000 per Santa Rosa student in 2008

If everything goes as planned for the Santa Rosa School District for the rest of this school year, the district's fund balance - or money left over at the end of the school year after all the expenses are paid - will be about 5.02 percent of the More...

Lawmakers visit Santa Rosa

The Northwest Florida Delegation met with Santa Rosa County residents and officials on Feb. 27 in the Commissioner's Board Room at the County Administrative Center. More...

Gulf Breeze Rotary Gumbo Cook-off proves 'some like it hot'

Vici Papajohn/Gulf Breeze News The 3rd Annual Gulf Breeze Rotary Gumbo Cook-off attracted record crowds, at right. Dr. Steve Zieman unveils the 2008 poster art he created for the event, far left. More...



Island News

What price glory?

I have often asked the question, "What price glory?" My high school football coach asked me that one day when I blew off my one and only practice to go to the beach. He told me I had an "All State" body and a Harrison County brain! I got it. More...

Lifeguards back at work

As spring approaches, Pensacola Beach Lifeguards are back guarding Casino Beach. Staffing will increase in April and all of the designated swimming areas will be staffed in May. The Gulf continues to be a potentially dangerous place. More...

'Leave only your footprints,' SRIA implores

Pensacola Beach is considered among the most pristine coastline in the world, and the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) plans on keeping it that way. More...


School task force convenes

There are 18 new pair of eyes taking a close look at the options available to Santa Rosa County School District for cutting expenses in the future. More...

Huntington Arms no more

The Breeze Apartments, above, located behind Gulf Breeze Methodist Church on Fairpoint Drive, are currently undergoing renovations. The complex was originally built in the 1960's and once rented for $150 per month. More...


Sports Schedule

March 6 TN vs. Washington, 3 p.m. SB vs. PHS, 3 p.m. TK vs. Washington, 3 p.m. Ninth grade SB at Milton, 5 p.m. March 7 SB vs. University School at Gulf Shores Dolphin Classic at Orange Beach Sports Complex, 4:30 p.m. SB vs. More...

Sports Briefs

Tiger Point team sponsors needed The Tiger Point Sports Association will need team sponsors for all age groups. If you are interested, please visit: gerpointpark/ to obtain a sponsorship form. More...


Pensacola Bay Entrance March 6-12 Th 6 Low 6:40 AM, High 9:20 PM F 7 Low 6:42 AM, High 11:50 AM, Low 4:05 PM, High 10:51 PM Sa 8 Low 6:16 AM, High 10:29 AM, Low 6:20 PM Su 9 High 2:28 AM, Low 5:28 AM, High 11:14 AM, Low 8: More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 6 No meetings scheduled as of press time Friday, March 7 Junior League Two Day Bargain Sale, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Hadji Shrine Temple in Pensacola, $1 admission. More...


It takes some work and fun to age gracefully

Memmy, my great-grandmother, was a working woman all her life. At age 89, she went to work at 7 a.m. each weekday. More...



Area gears up for Gulf Breeze Expo Join local business owners and community representatives Saturday, March 15 for Gulf Breeze Expo 2008, sponsored by the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce. The event is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

ADHD meds may pose heart danger, study shows

Stimulant medications used to treat children with attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder may be responsible for an increased number of visits to the emergency room or doctor's office because of cardiac symptoms, but deaths or serious heart complic More...


Dizziness seminar at The Club There will be a free seminar on dizziness and balance disorders on Thursday, March 13, from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Rehabilitation Center at The Club in Gulf Breeze. More...


Political Cartoon


All Midway equipment is essential

Part three of three

Continued from last week: NOT A GOOD IDEA "As an act of good faith, would like to see the Midway Fire Department sell or terminate the lease on some of their nonessential equipment, including the new ladder truck, the command center bus, the s More...

Letters to the Editor

Lakota tribes lives in nearly impossible conditions Thank you for your insightful synopsis of the treaty process with Native American tribes. Many may respond, "That's all water under the bridge. It's the world we inherited. More...