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Portofino condo owners lose tax lawsuit

Last week, another domino fell in the quest to keep Pensacola Beach tax-free. More...

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Community

Filing period opens for Gulf Breeze mayor, council seats

The filing period is open for the position of Gulf Breeze Mayor and council positions A, currently held by Beverly Zimmern, Seat B held by Carl T. Hoffman and Seat D held by Richard Fulford. More...

First of Zoo's town hall meetings tonight in Milton

BRIEFS

The Zoo-Northwest Florida will host two public town hall meetings, the first today (Aug. 14) at 6 p.m. in the Student Center at the Pensacola Junior College-Milton campus; the second at 6 p.m. on Aug. 21 in the Boma Pavilion at The Zoo. More...

Early voting under way

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

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 8/14 Evenings in Olde Seville Square Clark and Company and Zig Zag, 7 - 9 p.m. Friday 8/15 Sounds of Summer Anna Garrott, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, Hawkins Band, 6 p.m. Bimini Beach Bar Incognito, 9 p.m. More...

Curtains close on 'Evenings' concert series

THINGS TO DO

Savor the sweet sounds as the curtains close on the 2008 Evenings in Olde Seville summer concert series. Clark and Company takes the stage for an encore performance as well as the reunited band, Zig Zag, from 7-9 p.m. More...

School

Navarre school supporters question times

Parents attending the Santa Rosa County School District's Aug. 4 town hall meeting in Navarre got an overview of the district's financial status resulting from recent state budget cuts. More...

Faith

GBUMC to bless backpacks

FAITH

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will hold the Blessing of the Backpacks on both campuses Sunday, Aug. 17. All children can bring their backpacks to church with them and together they will pray for one another as they start this school year. More...

Obituaries

ROSA MEAD

1961 - 2008

Rosa Lee Mead, 47, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Thursday, July 31, in a pedestrian/vehicle accident in Midway. Mead, a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, was born in Lake Charles, La., in 1961. More...

DARLENE PETTIGREW

1945 - 2008

Darlene Stevens Pettigrew, 63, of Navarre, died Friday, Aug. 1, in Gulf Breeze. She was born March 12, 1945 in Houma, La., daughter of the late J. W. and Mattie Price Stevens. More...

JAMIE THOMPSON

1978 - 2008

Jamie Leigh Thompson, 29, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Friday, Aug. 1 after a four-year battle against lupus, pulmonary hypertension and other complications. Jamie was born in Pensacola and grew up on Pensacola Beach. More...

Business

Don't let bear market devour your investment strategy

If you're an investor, you've probably been less than ecstatic lately when you open the newspaper and see what's happening in the stock market. From October 2007 to the end of June, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell about 20 percent. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

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First step into school the longest

I was looking through some old family photographs the other night, and I happened across a fading, black-and-while picture of my older brother, Carson, being escorted down the sidewalk by our mother, Vera, on his first day of school. More...

On the Spot:

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

What was your most memorable first day of school? More...

Breaking news: Demeter out

Midway Fire chief terminated by 3-1 vote

By Joe Culpepper Gulf Breeze News joe@gulfbreezenews.com The Midway Fire District Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday night to oust Chief Stephen Demeter, the majority expressing a shared opinion that change in leadership was necessary to move the depart More...

Meet 'Flash' Gordon

Collector enjoys sharing memories

A N old saying suggests that the only difference between men and boys is the size of their toys. In the case of Gulf Breeze resident "Flash" Gordon Sprague, no saying could be more accurate. More...

Henley's Honkers, Dolphin band lent Amity their sound

SECOND IN A SERIES

Three decades ago, Universal Studios chose the Emerald Coast as a filming location for the movie sequel 'Jaws 2.' During August, veteran staff writer Betty Archer Allen is reporting exclusively about how the movie affected Gulf Breeze residents' More...

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Island News

Why Me?

I love my favorite watering hole on the island. While I only seem to get there about three times a month, things never seem to change there. I won't tell you which one it is, because I don't like to talk to people when I go there. More...

Portofino owners lose tax lawsuit

Last week, another domino fell in the quest to keep Pensacola Beach tax free. More...

SRIA's special meeting stalls over sunshine concerns

Did the special meeting, called for August 6 by Santa Rosa Island Authority member John Peacock meet Government in the Sunshine rules? That question was debated by board members and SRIA attorney Mike Stebbins. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 08/05/2008 Fish, Jeremy Shane, W/M, 25, 9200 block of Eagle Nest Drive, Navarre, aggravated assault. Martin, Mason Garrette, W/M, 26, 8400 block of Sierra Street, Navarre, violation of probation. More...

Peak time for hurricanes now through September

With one tropical storm, Eduoard, and one hurricane, Dolly, already passing through the Gulf of Mexico this year, locals are reminded that a dangerous storm could threaten the Panhandle. More...

Sports

Fall practice under way

Team to practice in full pads today

Throughout the summer, the quarterbacks, receivers and defensive backs on the Dolphin football team have had the most fun, since they're the focus of their 7-on-7 games. More...

Sports Briefs

GBSA volleyball registration under way Registration for the 2008 GBSA volleyball season is going on now until August 22 at the Rec Center. The league is open to girls entering fifth through eighth grade. More...

Five Questions with GBHS wrestling coach Matt Alt

The 10th and final installment of a summer-long series comes from GBHS wrestling coach Matt Alt. Q: The formation of the GBHS wrestling program five years ago was a brainchild of yours. Tell us about your wrestling background. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 14 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County School District Board 10 a.m. More...

Seniors

Pranks can be lots of fun — until they backfire on you

My second son was always up to tricks and mischief that got him in trouble. As a preteen, Hugh loved to upset his elders. More...

Health

The McCollough Institute: A local landmark with an international following

Affecting the kind of change that makes life better is what drives the man who created The McCollough Institute in Gulf Shores, Alabama. As a young man, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough faced a life-altering decision. More...

Proper Pilates for everyone

Pilates is everywhere. Movies, music, celebrities, athletes, and your neighbor are all talking about Pilates. Why Pilates? Well the benefits are many. More...

Driftwood Garden Club donation to help beautify Gulf Breeze Library

On Aug. 3, Helen Antonacci, head of the Driftwood Garden Club Library committee, presented Amy McDonald, Library Manager, with a check on behalf of the Driftwood Garden Club. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT HEARTWOOD 20 LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...