July 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed school budget cuts 4-percent

The Santa Rosa County School District will have to keep its spending within $278 million for the 2008-09 school year - a four-percent cut from last year's $299 million budget. More...

Hicks qualifies for First Tee Open

Gulf Breeze High sophomore will play in national TV pro-am

Sarah Hicks of Gulf Breeze is one of 18 girls worldwide who qualified last week to play in the Aug. 29-31 Wal-Mart First Tee Open. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Gulf Breeze police sharpen skills with encounter training

If a dangerous situation occurs within Gulf Breeze City Limits, citizens can rest assured that the Gulf Breeze Police Department will be ready and able to respond. More...

New Balance shoe store now open near Publix

Jeff and Katie Gale recently opened the doors to the New Balance store in the Sea Shell Collections Shopping Center, near Publix. The store is a New Balance concept store, specializing in New Balance shoes and apparel. More...

BRIEFS

Library to be closed between Aug. 4-22

The Gulf Breeze Library will be closed between Aug. 4 and Aug. 22 for carpet replacement. During this period, Gulf Breeze residents are urged to consider using the county libraries in Navarre, Milton, Pace and Jay. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 7/31 Evenings in Olde Seville Square Snowden Big Band/Holly Shelton, 7 - 9 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 8/1 Paradise Bar & Grill, Tin Feet, 6 p.m. More...

Critic's Corner

Hellboy is back for seconds

In a season filled with great comic-book films, "Hellboy II" is a welcome addition. More...

Big bands, dueling pianos at Evenings in Olde Seville Square

THINGS TO DO

Don Snowden's Big Band All Stars, featuring vocalist Holly Shelton, will present a great night of big band favorites at Evenings in Olde Seville Square from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 in historic Seville Square in downtown Pensacola. More...

School

Back-to-school checkups

The South End Santa Rosa Health Clinic held a Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 26. The clinic offered free back-to-school physical exams, free immunizations and vision tests. More...

School board prepared to acquire HBTS acreage

Another new school may be in Navarre's future. More...

Bus transportation department working for smooth transition

Santa Rosa County School District has more substitute 'bench' bus drivers than ever before to start the year. More...

Obituaries

CONNER L. CAGLE SR.

1941-2008

Conner Lee Cagle Sr., 67, a beloved Pensacola-area entrepreneur, musician and entertainer, passed away Thursday, July 24, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Cagle was born in Baton Rouge, La., on June 10, 1941. More...

Seniors

There were lots of changes after railroad came through

Sorting through the mess in my linen closet — sheets mixed together with worn-out bath towels and shower curtains — I was reminded of my grandmother's much smaller and neater closets of days gone by. More...

Opinion

Extra, extra! Read all about it!

To the thousands of subscribers to Gulf Breeze News, I'd like to say 'thankyou' for your wonderful support. More...

Cartoon

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On the Spot:

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

Does the recent drop in the price of oil give you a sense of optimism for the future? More...

Police sharpen tactical skills

Gulf Breeze Police Department Sgt. Sherry Armstrong (top right) fires a paint-pellet revolver at fellow officer Steph Neff, who was portraying an armed perpetrator during a simulated traffic stop July 22. More...

State drops prosecution of Demeter allegation

The State Attorney's Office in Shalimar announced Monday it will not prosecute the alleged indecent exposure charge against Midway Fire Chief Stephen Demeter. In a document dated July 25 and signed by Ginger B. More...

Sheriff's challengers want DUI checks

Stricter alcohol, drug enforcement would make county roadways safer

Robert Randle remembers a time not too long ago when sobriety checkpoints were common practice among law enforcement agencies in Santa Rosa County. More...

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Island News

Get Bushwacked!

Pensacola Beach celebrates its cool, frothy signature drink with two events

Three things evoke the feel of Pensacola Beach: 1. Sand in your flip flops. 2. Suntan lines. 3. The Bushwacker, a magical mixture of rum, ice cream, kahlua and other ingredients. More...

Beach Optimists aim to stop childhood cancer

The beach optimists are currently accepting entry forms and photos for the 2008 Island Fun Photo Contest, to help Optimist International fight childhood cancer around the world. More...

Colors and textures

As the sun dips farther down into the atmosphere, the rough texture of a pier is accentuated in the shadows. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 07/22/2008 McGirr, Angela Babette, W/F, 26, 8200 block of Navarre Parkway, Navarre, violation of probation. 07/23/2008 Hannah, Lennard Tremayne, B/M, 23, 1100 block of Pine Street, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. More...

District 5 commission hopefuls weigh in on courthouse issue

All three candidates running for Santa Rosa County's District 5 Commission seat in the Aug. 26 primary agree that the decrepit county courthouse in Milton needs replacing. But how to do that is where they disagree. More...

Nichols pledges leadership as collector

Stan Colie Nichols, a native of Santa Rosa County, announces his candidacy for Santa Rosa County Tax Collector. Nichols graduated with honors from the University of West Florida's school of business. More...

Sports

Southern Legacy wins inaugural World Series

Southern Legacy, a 16-under select softball team made up of mostly Gulf Breeze High players, won the inaugural United Softball Girls Fastpitch World Series Saturday at Exchange Park in Pensacola. More...

Five Questions with GBHS baseball coach Randy Renfroe

The eighth installment of a summerlong series comes from GBHS baseball coach Randy Renfroe. Q: Outside of soccer, baseball has been the winningest program at GBHS the last three years, averaging 16-17 wins a year. More...

Wave makes Cal Ripken quarters

The Gulf Breeze Wave advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cal Ripken Big Kahuna 10- under tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Friday before losing to the Myrtle Beach Bombers 7-3. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 31 City of Gulf Breeze Executive Committee 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Gulf Breeze City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa County School District Budget Public Hearing 6:30 p.m. More...

Home & Garden

Remodel faster with GraniteWorx system

"With this simplified process, the consumer saves money and time." - Bill Baker GraniteWorx

Cool, sleek granite countertops add a sense of style and practicality to any kitchen. They are so popular, many real estate agents are recommending that homes install granite countertops prior to being listed for sale. More...

E-value-ating your shopping strategy for quality kitchen cabinets

(ARA) - At a time when people are remodeling their homes instead of buying or building new ones, homeowners are looking for ways to increase the comfort and value of their current living space without breaking the bank. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MALBEC 11 LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...