October 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Crowning moment

Joe Culpepper/Gulf Breeze News Lacie Brothers, the daughter of Danny and Linda Brothers, is crowned Homecoming Queen 2008 by Gulf Breeze High Principal Sylvan Ladner. More photos, 8C More...

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Community

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...

Block grant might help fund septic abatement

The City of Gulf Breeze has applied for a Community Development Block Grant that could fund septic-tank abatement along York Street and street resurfacing for Shirley Drive and McClure Street. More...

Pensacola Beach Woman's Club to meet

The Pensacola Beach Woman's Club will be holding its monthly meeting Oct. 16 at Hunt Hall at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, located at 920 Via de Luna on Pensacola Beach. More...

Entertainment

Jackson not Abel to sell role

Critic's Corner

SCREEN PLAY Title: Lakeview Terrace Running time: 106 minutes. Rating: PG-13 Grade: C- Samuel L. Jackson is really good at shouting. That's what the man does best. More...

Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 10/9 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. PJC Lyceum Series PJC Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. More...

Quayside Gallery presents 'A Mix of Six'

THINGS TO DO

Quayside Gallery's East Gallery opened a new exhibit, "A Mix of Six," on October 8. The exhibit will be on display until Oct. 18. The six featured artists are Marion Hawks, Joy Sims, Jean Boosa, Dot Hudson, Dennis Boyce and Joseph Diaco. More...

Faith

Here's a way to avoid economic crisis panic

FAITH

Rev. Herb Sadler at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church shared a message regarding the country's economic crisis in his newsletter last week. More...

Obituaries

CHRIS SMOCK

1964-2008

Christopher Harold "Chris" Smock, 44, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. Born Feb. 6, 1964, in Frankfort, Ind., Smock was the son of Margaret Smock Bigham of Gulf Breeze and Harold Smock of Wilmington, N.C. More...

Calendar of Events

Events

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

Seniors

Our bright youngsters deserve good examples of citizenship

A friend asked me, "Did you see the article in the newspaper today? More...

Opinion

Cartoon

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Bailout OK, I suppose, as long as rum flows

Last week in this space, I expressed my personal opposition to the Wall Street bailout, which officially will go down in history as the controversial Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. More...

School sprinklers shouldn't be taken for granted

I just read Gulf Breeze News' Oct. 2 article concerning fire sprinklers. I support 100 percent the installation of sprinkler systems in the schools. More...

Woodlawn will get addition, sprinklers

County School District decides to move forward with construction despite cost

The Santa Rosa County School District is moving forward with plans to add a 19,000-square-foot wing of classrooms to Woodlawn Beach Middle School just a week after it realized a stricter fire code would mean a construction cost increase between $35 More...

Andrews Institute, UWF launch special partnership

The University of West Florida and Andrews Institute of Gulf Breeze have formed a partnership that could be the first step in establishing UWF as a national leader in secondary sports medicine education. More...

Midway woman jailed after hours-long standoff

SWAT team apprehends suspect

A Midway woman was jailed Monday after she allegedly threatened neighbors with a firearm and then refused to surrender to authorities while holed up in her home. More...

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Island News

Sailing through High School

A group of students from Gulf Breeze spent a busy summer sailing locally and around the country, in addition to holding down near full-time jobs. More...

Casting Nets

An Internet article by Donald Martin, "How to be a Successful Student," speaks of defining priorities and scheduling activities in order to properly manage our time. More...

SRIA meeting reset for Oct. 15

The Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting that was originally scheduled for Oct. 5 is rescheduled to Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. in the SRIA board room to accommodate board member's schedules. For details, call SRIA at 932- 2257. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 09/29/2008 McGill, Clayton Dean, W/M, 18, 1400 block of Stanford Road, Gulf Breeze, burglary and larceny. Plischeck, Jason Andrew, W/M, 18, 3000 block of Laurel Drive, Gulf Breeze, burglary and larceny. More...

CORRECTIONS

Gulf Breeze News on Oct. 2 incorrectly reported the hours for the Gulf Breeze Library. The correct hours are: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 2, Midway Fire District was called for 33 emergencies. More...

Sports

Miscues costly in Homecoming loss

Unbeaten Crusaders edge Dolphins 17-10

Three Dolphin miscues, and a questionable personal foul early in the fourth quarter, helped the unbeaten Catholic Crusaders snap their five-game winless streak to their archrivals 17-10 on Homecoming Friday at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Sports Schedule

Oct. 9 Boys golf at Hidden Creek vs. Fort Walton, Navarre and Milton, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball vs. Escambia (Ninth grade 4 p.m., JV 5, Varsity 6) Oct. 10 Football at West Florida (at Woodham Middle School), 7 p.m. Oct. More...

Volleyball wins Tate Tourney

Win streak at six heading into district clash Tuesday at Navarre

At first glance, it looked like a volleyball match, but it more resembled a chinese fire drill. More...

Business

Mana'olana now open in Sea Shell Collections Shopping Center

Mana'olana Chocolates is proud to announce its presence in the Sea Shell Collections Shopping Center in Gulf Breeze. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Local Attorney Kristen Marks wants women to call her 'My Pink Lawyer'

Kristen Marks, Attorney Wills, Trusts, Probate and Guardianship Gulf Breeze

Q: Kristen, where did you receive your education? A: I received my Bachelors Degree in Government, with a minor in Religion from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, in 1992. More...

Batten hopes to leave professional legacy for her two daughters

Angie Batten, Agent ALLSTATE 2784 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. Gulf Breeze

Q: Angie, where are you from and where did you receive your education? A: I am originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, my father is a Cajun and mom is from the East. 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...