July 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Attorney: Fire official denies charge

Midway Chief booked after June 21 indecent exposure complaint

The Midway Fire District Commission was scheduled to meet Tuesday night with topics of discussion likely to include the July 1 arrest of Chief Stephen Demeter. More...

Ex-Gulf Breeze cop gets 5 years' probation

Duane Leifur had sex with victim often while on duty in 2007

Duane Leifur, a former Gulf Breeze police officer accused a year ago of using his position to intimidate a woman into having sex with him, avoided jail time in a plea deal with the state last week. More...

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Community

School District's sale of Chamber property near

The check was almost in the mail late last week for property in Gulf Breeze being sold by the Santa Rosa County School District. More...

Pensacola man, 19, shot at Boardwalk

Brett Richardson, a 19-yearold Pensacola man, suffered three non-life-threatening gunshot wounds when an assailant fired multiple times at the victim during the early morning hours of Thursday, July 3, at Quietwater Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. More...

CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE 2008

Candidates for political races in Santa Rosa County for the Aug. 26 primary. County Commission District 1 Candidate Samuel Cleaver-R Stacia LaDue-NP Clayton Miller-R i-Tom Stewart-R Jim Williamson-R District More...

Entertainment

Trees attack in 'The Happening'

Critic's Corner

'The Happening' is the latest offering from M. Night Shyamalan -- Hollywood's most self-indulgent filmmaker. That he is still allowed to inflict his poorly conceived claptrap on an unwilling populace is a testament to how much Hollywood hates us. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 7/10 Evenings in Olde Seville Square 450th Celebration with the Pensacola Civic Band and the state band of Spain, 7 - 9 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. More...

THINGS TO DO

Blue Angels headline Pensacola Beach Airshow It's that time of year again- time to get revved up for the 2008 Red, White & Blues Week, the largest annual event on Pensacola Beach. More...

Sports

GBSA 7-under All Stars take second at state tournament

The Gulf Breeze 7-under All Stars took second at the Dizzy Dean State Tournament last week, losing to Bill Bond 12-6 in the championship game. More...

Five Questions with boys hoops coach David McGreal

The fifth installment of a summerlong series comes from GBHS boys basketball coach David McGreal. Q.Talk about this past season - the school's first winning season in a decade. What memories will you take from that season? More...

Sports Briefs

Innerlight to host Surf 4 Cystic Sunday on Pensacola Beach Innerlight Surf Shop will be hosting a one day surf camp dubbed Surf 4 Cystic July 13 from 1-4 p.m. on Pensacola. More...

Home & Garden

Unique Gift Shop:

A truly unique collection of beautiful decor

Upon entering the Unique Gift Shoppe you will notice the pleasant aromas from the Habersham Wax Pottery Vessels nestled in various places throughout the shoppe. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Ah, ha! Our gas has been altered!

Last week in this space, I vented my frustration over a recent loss of engine performance in my two older-model vehicles and theorized that unscrupulous gasoline distributors were adding water to their product to increase supplies and profits. More...

On the Spot:

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

How interested are you in the upcoming county election primaries, and why? More...

Financial crisis puts Zoo future in jeopardy

Money 'will run out in 2008' Board Chairman tells City Council during plea for help

The Zoo Northwest Florida faces the very real prospect of soon closing its doors after a major fund-raising event scheduled for next month was canceled because of a hoax. The Zoo planned last week to announce an Aug. More...

Celebrity benefit hoax stuns Zoo

Danielle Lantz, Executive Director of The Zoo Northwest Florida, felt like she had been punched in the stomach last week when she learned the Zoo had been duped in a celebrity benefit fundraising scheme. More...

State tells SR Schools to cut budget even more

District must whittle nearly $8 million from plans for coming year

The Santa Rosa County School District knew it had to find an additional $5 million in budget cuts for the coming school year. That's why difficult changes like the controversial three-tier starting schedule were made. More...

Blue Angels ready to soar

Visitors and residents from around the area are preparing to gather on Pensacola Beach this weekend for the annual Blue Angels Air Show. The show includes civilian and military aircraft and features Pensacola's own Naval precision flight squadron. More...

Events

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Island News

Grand Marlin groundbreaking

Joe Culpepper/Gulf Breeze News Principles and dignitaries perform the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Grand Marlin Restaurant and Yacht Club at 400 Pensacola Beach Boulevard on July 4. More...

This week on Pensacola Beach

Friday, July 11 Blue Angels Practice Show begins at 12:25. Blue Angels fly at 2 p.m. More...

What is a conservative?

I am often asked, "Are you a Conservative?" I guess I am, but it is hard to define one these days. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 07/01/2008 Fitzsimmons, William Lee, W/M, 40, 5300 block of East Bay Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, burglary and larceny. Stapleton Sr., Brian Christopher, W/M, 31, 300 block West Avenue, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. More...

Two women arrested on burglary charge

Two women were arrested by Gulf Breeze Police on July 4 for allegedly living illegally in a rental home on Shirley Drive. More...

Anxious bus drivers seek insurance coverage

"Insurance is not a union issue. It is a human issue," says Donna Tillery, who has driven school bus in the Santa Rosa County School District for the past seven and a half years. More...

Faith

FAITH

St. Ann teacher to cut hair in child's honor Casey Wheeler, a former student and current teacher at St. Ann Discovery School in Gulf Breeze, will have 10 inches of her hair cut at 9 a.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 10 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m. County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Fire Protection Board of Adjustments and Appeals 4 p.m. More...

Seniors

Fun but ill-timed climb resulted in losing my freedom

As I started out on my daily walk, I was admiring a huge oak tree in front of my home. I noticed two small boys climbing another when I reached the corner of my street, and I thought how fortunate they were to have easy, fun trees to climb. More...

HEALTH

Music group 'Wildwood' raises $6,300 to support Thompson Charitable Trust A local band held a benefit concert at the Paradise Bar and Grill on July 4-5 to raise money for a local woman who has Lupus disease and her family. More...

Women's hormonal health to be discussed

Women's hormonal health will be the topic of a free presentation at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 in Gulf Breeze. Gynecologist Karen Kennedy, M.D. will address the issues of hormones at Fit for Women, Quietwater Business Park, Building 2, Suite 3. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT VERDOT V1 LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...