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November water bills to offer method for Zoo support

The City of Gulf Breeze has joined the fight to save The Zoo Northwest Florida. City residents shouldn't be alarmed if the utility bills are a little thicker next month. More...

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Community

Midway Fire District approves budget of $2.9 million

The Midway Fire District Commission last week unanimously approved a $2.9 million operating budget for fiscal year 2008-09. More...

Fire code increases cost of WBMS addition

The Woodlawn Beach Middle School addition of 12 classrooms will cost between $365,000 to $400,000 more than originally budgeted. Because of that, construction of the addition will be postponed for several months. More...

Candidates Forum II planned for Oct. 13

Candidates Forum II, the second political forum sponsored by the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13 at Calvary Chapel, 1140 Harrison Avenue in Gulf Breeze. More...

Entertainment

'RocknRolla'gets high marks

Critic's Corner

"RocknRolla" is writer/director Guy Ritchie's latest Cockney Caper flick, in the same vein as "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch." Like the other two films, you can expect loads of stylized violence, a maze of plots and counterplots, More...

Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 10/2 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 10/3 Paradise Bar & Grill, Wildwood, 6 p.m. Bimini Beach Bar Live band, 9 p.m. More...

Lifeguard Ambulance aids Texas' Ike victims

One of Lifeguard Ambulance Service's vehicles logged 800 miles in one day during poststorm duty in Texas. It was one of the two Lifeguard ambulances from Santa Rosa County stationed in the Lone Star State helping Hurricane Ike victims. More...

Faith

St. Francis Day Festival on tap Saturday

FAITH

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze will hold its annual Festival Day, including Blessing of the Animals and Holy Eucharist, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1 St. Francis Drive. More...

Obituaries

ALFRED C. GARZA III

1973-2008

Alfred Carl Garza III, 35, of Gulf Breeze, passed away suddenly on Sept. 18, 2008. Garza was born March 28, 1973, in Gainesville, and grew up in Gulf Breeze, where he played football and baseball. More...

JOE ELLINGSON

1949-2008

Joseph Curtis "Joe" Ellingson, 59, lost his courageous battle with cancer and passed away at home Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Ellingson was born July 4, 1949, and raised in Pensacola. He was a Foreign Service Specialist with the U. S. More...

GERALDINE McMULLEN

1941-2008

Geraldine Ann McMullen, 67, passed away Sept. 27, 2008. McMullen was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Belfast Ireland, one of 11 children. In 1965, she left Ireland with her husband, Gerry, and their children. More...

Business

Studer Group, AppRiver among businesses recognized

A mixture of well-established and emerging companies was honored in Milton at the Santa Rosa County Auditorium during the Industry Appreciation Week luncheon, hosted by TEAM Santa Rosa Economic Development Council, Inc. More...

Opinion

Too many zeroes, too many questions

Here's a little Math 101 refresher I thought you might find enlightening: One billion dollars is equal to 1,000 million dollars. Ten billion dollars is equal to 10,000 million dollars. More...

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Bailout not fair to U.S. taxpayers

Two weeks ago, the Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson, sent a three-page request to the Congress asking for $700 billion of your money for his friends and former colleagues on Wall Street. More...

Home fire victim succumbs

Geraldine McMullen was alone when flames broke out last Thursday

A beloved Gulf Breeze woman, Geraldine McMullen, died Saturday, Sept. 27, as a result of injuries sustained from a fire in her Washington Street home in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 25. More...

DEP moving for ward with seawall dispute case

The State Attorney's Office cleared Gulf Breeze Chief of Police Peter Paulding early last week of allegations of abuse of power, but a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) investigation continues over a property dispute. More...

GBHS celebrates Homecoming 2008

Carnival for middle, elementary schoolers will replace parade

Folks driving to lunch dates on Homecoming Friday will be able to get there a little easier as the annual Homecoming Parade, which runs down Highway 98 in front of Gulf Breeze schools, has been canceled in place of a carnival behind the high school More...

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Island News

Work play

Business mixes with pleasure at Joint Chamber Event

Around 80 members of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce and Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce attended the Joint Chambers Business After Hours Thursday night at Bamboo Willie's on the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. More...

New plan for commercial core draws comments at SRIA meeting

The new plan for Pensacola Beach ignited debate how to pay for revamping the commercial core. At the Sept. More...

Ike damages National Seashore

After assessing the damage from Hurricane Ike's storm surge, the Gulf Islands National Seashore Director of Interpretation Gail Bishop reports that the following areas are open: Naval Live Oaks: Open and no damage. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 09/22/2008 Pullum, Daniel Austin, W/M, 32, 2000 block of Casa de Oro, Navarre, larceny. 09/23/2008 Chechak, Alex Olaf, W/M, 35, 2400 Reservation Road, Gulf Breeze, burglary and larceny. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Sept. 19-25, Midway Fire District was called for 37 emergencies. More...

Gulf Breeze Fire Department Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Sept. 13-19, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 13 emergencies. More...

Sports

Second quarter dooms Dolphins

Seventh-ranked Fort Walton scores 21 straight, wins 42-13

The second quarter has been the Achilles Heel of the Dolphins all season. It jumped up and bit the Dolphins again Friday as seventh-ranked Fort Walton scored 21 unanswered points to pull away for a 42-13 win. More...

Girls cross country team wins Jay Invitational

Tryon wins girls division, breaks school record by 30 seconds

Emily Tryon broke a school record by nearly 30 seconds as the Lady Dolphin cross country team won the fourth annual J.D. MacDaniel Invitational Saturday in Jay. Gulf Breeze placed four runners in the top 15 and won the meet with 49 points. More...

Sports Schedule

Oct. 2 Volleyball vs. Milton (Ninth grade 4 p.m, JV 5, Varsity 6 p.m.) Boys golf at Tiger Point vs. West Florida, 4:15 p.m. JV football at Catholic, 5:30 p.m. Ninth grade football at PHS, 7 p.m. Oct. 3 Football vs. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Oct. 2 Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments 5:30 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Monday, Oct. 6 Santa Rosa County Commission Committee 9 a.m. More...

Seniors

Ready, girls? 'Boom-chicka-locka-chicka-boom' Go Dolphins!

Each morning when I go out and pick up the newspaper, I discover a thick section of advertising, and after largely ignoring that, I feel that I should at least take a cursory look at the Sports section. Boo Weekley. Who's that? More...

Legals

LEGALS

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