July 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber property sale still up in air

Due to a delayed closing that has spanned nearly one year, the $1.6 million bid by Tiger Point Land and Development, LLC to purchase property at 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway occupied by the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce faces possible nullification by More...

9 constitutional amendments on ballot

Voters should begin familiarizing themselves with November issues

When you vote this November, you will be asked to decide on a lot more issue than 'just' who will be the President of the United States for the next four years. You will find nine proposals to permanently change the Florida constitution. More...

Special Sections



City council tables noise ordinance

Developers have hit yet another twist along the path to bring an upscale bar and lounge with evening entertainment to Gulf Breeze. More...

Good job, Troop 11!

Twenty-six members of Troop 11 from Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church attended Camp Daniel Boone near Asheville, N.C., on July 5-12. More...

Pets susceptible to snake bites now

Reptiles move more during summer

Cold-blooded animals, including venomous snakes, are most active during the summer months, and your family pet could be bitten if the proper precautions are not taken. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 07/02/2008 Moree Jr., Anthony Gerald, W/M, 18, 1200 block of Redwood Lane, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. More...

County eyes cutting municipal funding

Budget workshops for Santa Rosa County Constitutional Officers and the Board of County Commission departments are Monday, Aug. 4. More...

Highway between Gulf Breeze, Tiger Point most-traveled

The section of U.S. Highway 98 between Gulf Breeze and Tiger Point is the most heavily traveled roadway in Santa Rosa County. To widen that section would take $70 million the county doesn't have. More...


Yankees fourth at World Series

The Gulf Breeze Yankees took fourth out of 17 teams (from eight states) at the USSSA AA World Series July 13-20. The Yankees won three straight in the losers bracket before falling to the Montgomery Gold Gloves 9-1. More...

Breeze 12s win tourney at UWF

The Breeze Basketball 12- under team won their first tournament ever Sunday, beating the Enterprise Elite 33-28 in the finals of The Summer Madness Shootout at UWF. More...

Five Questions with swim coach Rachel Purdy

The seventh installment of a summerlong series comes from new GBHS swim coach Rachel Purdy. Q:You're entering your first year as a Gulf Breeze High coach. Where else have you coached? More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, July 24 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., Commissioners' Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County School Board 10 a.m. More...


I have to admit (blush) my legs were picture-perfect

In my second year at the Philadelphia College of Art, our teacher, Miss Park, came into class one day in a state of high excitement. More...

90th birthday celebration

Submitted photo Virginia Faulk (left) of Gulf Breeze celebrated her 90th birthday with friends at St. Ann Catholic Church during a dinner reception June 18. Joining 'Ms. V' were (from left) Dr. More...


An innovative commitment to wellness that stands alone

T he Blake at Gulf Breeze is on track for its grand opening in September 2008. If you travel Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze, you can't miss the beautiful Mediterranean style building currently under construction. More...

BREAKING NEWS: State won’t pursue prosecution against Demeter

Midway Fire Chief was accused of indecent exposure in June

The State Attorney More...

Will Deadman's Island be saved?

Dissenting couple at odds with city in restoration project

At Monday's Gulf Breeze City Council meeting, an original copy of a counter proposal from the couple contesting the Deadman's Island restoration project was all that was needed to seal the deal and move forward. More...

County considers more $$ for TPP

Tiger Point Park (TTP) might soon be getting a facelift to the tune of $300,000. That depends on Santa Rosa County Commissioners approving the improvements being requested by the District 5 Recreation Committee. More...



Island News

Free Friday Flicks resumes tomorrow at Gulfside

Remember when you were a kid and on a beautiful summer night the whole family would pack up and head to the local drive in? We do and we're recreating that memory for the next generation of kids and families. More...

Deputies on bicycles now helping to patrol Pensacola Beach

Sheriff's deputies are now patrolling Pensacola Beach on bicycle, thanks to an overtime grant, Lt. Gary Montee of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Precinct One, said. More...

Saturday is family sunset supper and swim at Gulf Islands National Seashore

Superintendent Jerry Eubanks announced a new free, summer evening program in the Naval Live Oak Area in Gulf Breeze. More...


Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 7/24 Evenings in Olde Seville Square Sawmill Band, 7 - 9 p.m. 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. More...

'Wall-E' destined to be a classic

Critic's Corner

"Wall-E" is the best animated film of the past 50 years. There. I said it. More...


Free movie night begins at beach Beginning this Friday, July 25, Free Friday Flicks will take place at The Gulf Side Pavilion beside the Pensacola Beach Pier. More...


Emma resigns post at GBUMC

T.J. Emma, Youth Pastor at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, has submitted his resignation as Youth Pastor, effective Aug. 1. "I have known T. J. since he was about 10 years old," GBUMC pastor Rev. More...

Leadership Summit on horizon

For the third year, the Community Life Center of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will serve as a host site for The Leadership Summit on Aug. 7-8. More...

We can learn so much from tomatoes

I have never worked on a farm, but I did work in a tomato greenhouse as I finished high school and completed my university studies. I gained a greater appreciation for at least one type of fruit we eat. More...


MERLIN J. HAYES 1916 - 2008

Merlin Julion Hayes, 92, of Gulf Breeze, died Wednesday, July 9, after a brief illness. Hayes was born in Zwingle, Iowa, on Feb. 5, 1916, to George and Mary Hayes and had resided in Gulf Breeze for the past 46 years. More...


Political Cartoon


Dick Smith's legacy will live forever

I never had the honor of knowing Richard T. (Dick) Smith, the first Parks & Recreation Director in Gulf Breeze. More...

Shifting populace, shifting political clout

Political pundits, political scholars, politicians and other interested people presently are looking toward the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 25-28, the Republican National Convention on Sept. 1-4, the Quadrennial Elections on Nov. More...



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 there on. More...