August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fade to black: Alas, 'Jaws 2' comes to an end

'JAWS 2'; LAST 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 has reported exclusively about how the movie affected Gulf Breeze residents' l More...

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Community

Clock ticking on Zoo's fate

Director says commissioners' support needed to avoid closure

Santa Rosa County Commissioners said Monday they need to do even more research on what can be done budget-wise for struggling The Zoo Northwest Florida. More...

BRIEFS

Free rose giveaway comes with a catch The Open Rose at 3035 Gulf Breeze Parkway will be giving away free roses next Wednesday as part of Good Neighbor Day. More...

Santa Rosa Woman's Club plans Sept. 2 meeting at OLA

The GFWC Santa Rosa Woman's Club will hold its first meeting of the 2008-09 club year on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Mission on Pensacola Beach. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 08/18/2008 Braswell, David Jerome, W/M, 49, 5500 block of Charter Circle, Gulf Breeze, driving with a suspended license. Mayfield, Nicholas Mitchell, W/M, 21, 2200 block of Prytania Circle, Navarre, fugitive from justice. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report Midway Fire District was called for 27 emergencies between Aug. 15-21. These calls included 18 medical, two activated fire alarm residential, one outside rubbish fire, three motor vehicle accidents (MVA) no injuries, More...

Special newsletter informs public of sexual predators in county

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office has released the second publication of "Keeping Our Children Safe," a newsletter containing registered sexual offender and predators residing in Santa Rosa County. More...

Sports

Year of redemption for Dolphins starts tonight

"I'm feelin good from my head to my shoes, Know where I'm goin' and I know what to do I tied it up, my point of view I got a new attitude" Patti LaBelle's tome from almost 25 years ago could be the theme song for the 2008 Dolphin footba More...

Lady Dolphins have big dreams for 2008

GBHS opens season with preseason matchup against 2007 5A state runners up

The players know it and the coaches know it - 2008 could be a history making year for the Lady Dolphin volleyball team. But they also know that knowing what they want their destination to be doesn't matter if they can't make the journey there. More...

Meet the Dolphin varsity football team

Photo by David Standridge Defensive linemen, linebackers Front (from left): Kyle Robinson, Bobby Clay, Colton Greer, head coach Chris Nemith, Casey Moore, Keeling Villar and Brad Foley. More...

Opinion

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You can thank me for Fay's fizzle

Tropical Storm Fay came and went last week, and for the most part Gulf Breeze was spared Mother Nature's wrath. Strangely, Fay seemed to do an endaround on South Santa Rosa County. More...

Storm aftermath often reveals gifts

August brings so many things our way. The beginning of school. Thankful prayers from parents. School zone traffic jams. Angry drivers. A more active time for tropical storms and hurricanes. Dog flies. The neighbor's roof. Okay. More...

GBPD wins Challenge/Traffic Safety Award

Local department is state's best traffic safety agency of its size

Gulf Breeze News The Gulf Breeze Police Department recently was selected the Municipal Police Category M-3 winner of the 2008 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge and Traffic Safety Awards. More...

Are you ready for some football?

Gulf Breeze News The 2008 football season begins unofficially tonight when the Gulf Breeze Dolphins play host to Crestview at 7 p.m. in the Kickoff Classic at Dolphin Stadium. The game doesn't count in the standings. More...

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Island News

Park service seeks public input on reducing impact of transportation on Fort Pickens

Superintendent Jerry Eubanks announced that the National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are conducting an Alternative Transportation Study for the Fort Pickens Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore. More...

Summer's swan song

Jamaican Festival and Bath Tub races keep summer fun alive for Labor Day weekend

ANYTHING THAT FLOATS BATH TUB RACES 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 Soundside at Quietwater Boardwalk. $30 per two person teams. Sign up at the Visitor Information Center or Bamboo Willie's. More...

This week on Pensacola Beach

Friday, August 29 Free Friday Flicks, dusk at Gulfside Pavilion. To find out the name of the show, call 850-994-9074. Jamaican Festival kicks off with live entertainment and a clown for children's enjoyment. More...

Entertainment

You're better off without 'Step-Brothers'

Critic's Corner

SCREEN PLAY Title: Step- Brothers Running time: 95 minutes. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 8/28 Bamboo Willie's Ba'nana Republic, 8 p.m. Hopjack's Retro Night, 9:30 p.m. Bimini Beach Bar John Knott. Friday 8/29 Sounds of Summer Mystic Springs, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, Delta Moon, 6 p.m. More...

'ClassicFest' comes to Pensacola

THINGS TO DO

Music at Christ Church announces another edition of "ClassicFest," Pensacola's summer chamber music festival, August 29-3. More...

Faith

St. Sylvester plans fashion show/luncheon

FAITH

The Columbiettes of St. Sylvester Catholic Church are planning their third annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, which returns this year by popular demand. This grand occasion will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the St. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 28 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., Commissioners' Board Room, County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Commission Special Rezoning 6 p.m. More...

Seniors

Campaigning was cheaper when gas was 18 cents a gallon

Another trip to the mailbox and another pile of political ads fall out, mixed in with the days 'real' mail, and, of course, I think back to some of my own experiences with running for a county political office. More...

Business

Property value losses due to Amendment One equal $822 million

Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown presented commissioners with a 3.78 percent decreased budget for the 2009 fiscal year beginning in October. More...

County continues to target aerospace industry

Santa Rosa County is actively targeting a list of 300 businesses in the aerospace industry to recruit to the county. More...

Goodin appointed to key FAC committee

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin of Navarre has been appointed to serve as co-chair of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Finance, Transportation and Administration Policy committee. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MTAG CUST/BROADWAY ASSET MGMT holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...