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Second Navarre forum is tonight; Rallies planned for Bagdad, Pace

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce tonight will sponsor the second of its two candidate forums to give Santa Rosa County voters an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the issues and candidates involved in the approaching Aug. More...

Early voting begins Monday at 2 locations

Early voting for the Aug. 26 primary elections begins Monday, Aug. 11 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 23 at two locations in Santa Rosa County. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Richardson promoted to rank of sergeant

MILITARY

U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin A. Richardson was recently promoted by Lt. Col. Fishchel, U.S. Air Force, while serving his second deployment in Afghanistan. More...

A time to reap, a time to move on

Faithful Emma takes next life step

Many Christians believe that God has called each and every one of us to be and do certain things in life. T.J. Emma's life is a testament to that belief. Sometimes that calling requires one to leave their family, friends and home. More...

Wizard of Oz features Gulf Breeze talent

The Wizard of Oz is about to embark on the yellow brick road at Pensacola Junior College. More...

News

DEP issues Deadman's Island permit

But restoration manager says construction months away

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Friday issued a highly anticipated permit to allow the placement of breakwater structure around part of eroding Deadman's Island. But two other agencies - the U.S. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 07/28/2008 Fisher, Steven Christopher, W/M, 24, 1900 block of Diplomat Street, Gulf Breeze, failure to appear. Shiavo, Bobby Dale, W/M, 28, 5500 block of Hummingbird Court, Gulf Breeze, sex offense and cruelty toward a child. More...

CORRECTION:

In the July 31 issue, the date of the Pensacola Beach Optimist Club's Island Fun Photo Contest was incorrect. The correct date is August 19. Gulf Breeze News regrets the error. More...

Faith

2008 Leadership Summit under way at GBUMC

FAITH

For the third year, the Community Life Center of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church is serving today and Friday as a host site for The Leadership Summit. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 7 Santa Rosa County Electrical Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals 3 p.m., 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton Santa Rosa County Board of Adjustments 5:30 p.m. More...

Seniors

Hey, guys, I can still get up and out of my chair quickly

Some of the lessons you learn early in life are the ones that stay with you the longest. It was in sixth grade, and I learned a lesson that has stayed with me all these years. More...

Health

Women's hormonal heath 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...

Opinion

U.S. 98 a highway, not sidewalk

I was first introduced to U.S. Highway 98 back in the 1970s during my college days at Southern Miss. Part of U.S. 98 ran right by the USM campus in Hattiesburg, Mississippi's Hub City. More...

Political Cartoon

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On the Spot:

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

Do you plan on watching the 2008 Summer Olympics on TV? "Maybe so, but I'll be working a lot. I'll try to catch a little of it." Drew Hagen Gulf Breeze More...

City to raise tax rate for 2009

Residents to receive TRIM notice with 2009 tax estimates Aug. 16

After weeks of budget hearings and deliberations, the Gulf Breeze City Council voted Monday to raise the millage rate from 1.552 mills to 1.8 mills. "There is no question we are raising taxes," Mayor Lane Gilchrist said after the meeting. More...

It's official: Gulf Power rates going up 11.3 percent

Electric company says it will not profit from this cost increase

The Florida Public Service Commission last week approved an increase in electricity prices for Gulf Power Company customers brought on by sharp rises in the cost of the fuels — mostly coal and natural gas — used to make electricity. More...

CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE 2008

Candidates for political races in Santa Rosa County and state of Florida. County Commission District 1 Candidate Stacia LaDue-NP Clayton Miller-R i-Tom Stewart-R Jim Williamson-R District 3 Marvin Fowler Sr. More...

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Island News

Bushwacker Festival gets rowdy

The 22nd Annual Bushwacker & Music Festival provided locals and tourists alike the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of great food, live entertainment and ice-cold bushwackers. More...

Patron-only parking at boardwalk on SRIA's agenda

The cars that circle, circle, circle the Boardwalk parking lot on Pensacola Beach may get a place to stop if 100-125 spaces are freed up from employees. More...

Edouard raises storm concerns

A storm popped up in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this week, and fortunately for Northwest Florida, it was headed west. However, if circumstances were different, it may have been an unwelcome visitor to Northwest Florida. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 8/7 Evenings in Olde Seville Square Rosie O'Grady's Dueling Pianos, 7 - 9 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. More...

Critic's Corner

Ledger shines in 'The Dark Knight'

SCREEN PLAY Title: The Dark Knight Running time: 152 minutes. Rating: PG-13 Grade: A I've watched "The Dark Knight" three times, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. More...

THINGS TO DO

Texas ghost hunters to explore haunted history of Pensacola's old Lighthouse

The Ghost Seekers of Texas are coming on Aug. 7, 8 and 9 to explore the supernatural events linked to the Pensacola Lighthouse. Come experience professional ghost hunting at one of the most historical lighthouses in the country. More...

Sports

GBHS athletes shine on national stage

Celia Eddy has been used to being the 'big fish in a small pond' as a member of the Lady Dolphin volleyball team the past two years. More...

Dorsey repeats as Divot Derby champ

Ryals third overall; Hicks wins 14-15 year-old age group by 12 shots

Recent Gulf Breeze High graduate Kristen Dorsey repeated as the girls' Divot Derby champion last week, edging recent Pace graduate Haley Millsap by one shot. GBHS junior Ashleigh Ryals was third. More...

Five Questions with GBHS softball coach Sean Tomey

The ninth installment of a summerlong series comes from GBHS baseball coach Sean Tomey. Q: You're going to be starting your second stint as GBHS softball coach this season. More...

Home & Garden

A new kitchen transforms your home

Picture this: it's Thanksgiving, and all the family is gathered together, chopping, baking, talking and making memories. Now, picture these activities taking place in your brand new, beautiful, efficient kitchen from D&D Kitchen and Bath Cabinets. More...

Late summer is a good time to plant vegetables

The thermometer may be stuck on 90 degrees, but don't let the summer heat beat you out of a second crop of fresh summer veggies. More...

How to pull off a paint job

Q: I'm planning to paint two rooms of my house over the weekend. How can I do the entire job quickly so that I'm not working late into the night on Sunday? 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...