September 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local firefighter called into Ground Zero duty

9-11 Seven years ago today, terrorists attacked the United States and changed the world forever. One local man experienced the carnage first-hand.

A routine day of hazardous materials training in New Jersey quickly turned at action for Chris Phelps after terrorists flew two airplanes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. More...

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Community

Deserving scholarship recipients

Parish members at St. More...

St. Francis gives $8,000+ in scholarships

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church of Gulf Breeze awarded $8,400 in scholarships to 11 young people of the church on Aug. 21. More...

Gulf Breeze pup reigns in Atlanta

'Herschel' the bulldog wins newspaper's pet contest

The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently named a local English bulldog, Herschel Walker Merrill, "Atlanta's Top Dog." Herschel wasn't born into the lap of luxury, but he has always had star potential according to Martha Anne Merrill, a Gulf Breez More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 08/29/2008 Fitzsimmons, William Lee, W/M, 40, 5300 block of East Bay Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, fraud and dealing in stolen property. Gostomski, David Glenn, W/M, 21, 7500 block of Blackjack Circle, Navarre, burglary and larceny. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report

For the week of Aug. 29 through Sept. 4, Midway Fire District was called for 37 emergencies. These calls included one house fire, one tornado, 17 medical, two pedestrian vs. More...

Henderson declares for Seat B City Council

Joseph "Joe" B. Henderson of Gulf Breeze announced his candidacy for Gulf Breeze City Council Seat B. Henderson is challenging incumbent Carl Hoffman. More...

Faith

Morissette will be missed at GBUMC

FAITH

Amy Morissette recently served her final day as the administrative assistant to the Senior Pastor at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. For more than 23 years, Morissette served as the voice and heart of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. More...

Obituaries

JAMES H. BUSBY

1939-2008

James H. (Jim) Busby, 69, of Gulf Breeze passed away Sunday, Aug. 17 at Gulf Breeze Hospital. Busby was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Jackson, Miss., and had made his home in Gulf Breeze for the past 28 years. More...

MALFRID HOWELL

1936-2008

Malfrid Howell, 72, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Aug. 15 in her home. "Monnie" (as her friends called her) was born in Sadnes, Norway on Jan. 15, 1936 to Kristian and Maria Hognestad. More...

Seniors

Sailing is passion that lasts lifetime (and beyond)

A recent regatta sponsored by the Pensacola Yacht Club conjured up memories of my husband and his lifelong sailing career. He spent most of the summers of his youth at the Yacht Club in Ocean City, N.J. More...

Opinion

Now is time to start volunteering

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the dreadful attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Tonight, our two presidential candidates will join together to honor those who tragically lost their lives that day. More...

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On the Spot: WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

What do you think is the most important issue in the 2008 Presidential election?

"The war and getting out of Iraq." Jody Herzog Gulf Breeze More...

Here come the Dolphins!

Gulf Breeze begins football season against Choctaw

Fans forming a spirit tunnel welcome the 2008 Gulf Breeze High School Dolphins onto the playing field at Dolphin Stadium Friday night prior to the squad's season-opening contest against Choctawhatchee. More...

City gets OK from FEMA on ballparks

First alternate project funding amounts to $1.3 million

The city of Gulf Breeze has received notification that the rebuilding of the ballparks at Shoreline Park has been submitted for approval as the first alternate project under the $13.8 million FEMA mitigation grant. More...

Ike expected to go west

Another week, another threat in Gulf Breeze from a tropical storm. More...

Events

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Island News

Local parks will be on broadcast

Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns' next subject is national parks; WSRE will showcase local National Seashore

Ken Burns, the documentary filmmaker whose PBS miniseries include The Civil War and "The War" about World War II, is turning his attention to the National Parks. More...

ANYTHING THAT FLOATS' BATHTUB RACES

Postponed one week from its original planned date due to Hurricane Gustav, The "Anything that Floats" bath tub races took place Sunday, Sept. 7 in the sound waters behind Bamboo Willie's. More...

Gustav damages National Seashore

Surge breaches roads to Opal Beach and inside Fort Pickens

In the Florida District, all areas of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, including Naval Live Oaks, Perdido Key, Okaloosa, and Fort Barrancas are reopened. There was further damage to the island roads at Fort Pickens and Santa Rosa Day Use Area. More...

Entertainment

'Death Race' is no fun

Critic's Corner

SCREEN PLAY Title: Death Race Running time: 105 minutes. Rating: R Grade: F "Death Race" is a remake of the 1970s cult classic "Death Race 2000." The original was great campy fun. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 9/11 Hopjack's Retro Night, 9:30 p.m. Bimini Beach Bar John Knott. Friday 9/12 Paradise Bar & Grill, Delta Moon, 6 p.m. Bimini Beach Bar Mo Jiles, 9 p.m. More...

Treasure Hunters Road Show in Pensacola

THINGS TO DO

Modern day treasure hunters are coming to Pensacola from Sept. 16-20 to showcase, sell and buy collectibles. What treasures are stashed around Escambia County? More...

Sports

Second quarter key in 44-9 loss

Choctaw holds ball for nine and a half minutes, scores three times in final five minutes of half

While the 2008 Dolphin football team is trying to distance themselves from last year's squad, their seasons have started the exact same way. The 2007 Dolphins opened the season with a 40-3 loss at Choctaw. More...

Dolphins in Pace Friday

Gulf Breeze will be looking for its first win over Pace in more than a decade when they play at Patriot Stadium Friday. Pace is coming off a last second loss to Pine Forest, a game they rallied from an 24-6 halftime deficit before losing 30-27. More...

Volleyball routs Escambia, loses to Washington

Lady Dolphins take game one before Lady Cats win three close games to take match

Washington's ability to outside attack, coupled with GBHS' inability to pass the ball led to the Lady Wildcats pulling off a 20-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-23 win in Gulf Breeze Thursday. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Sept. 11 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., Commissioners' Board Room, County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Fire Protection Board of Adjustments and Appeals 4 p.m. More...

Business

Hibachi restaurant to open at Sea Shell Collections in Gulf Breeze

Sea Shell Collections will soon have a new tenant at the west end of the shopping center. "A Japanese Hibachi restaurant is now going through permitting," Moulton Properties Vice President Mary Moulton said. More...

Private jail discussion sparks impact fee talks

It appears that Santa Rosa County will be getting a private jail to complement the existing county jail. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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