November 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Bus driver under physician's care

Clearance to return to work must come from 2 doctors

It's unclear how long it will be before county school bus driver Linda Daniel can return to work. More...

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Santa Rosa strongly supports McCain

Gulf Breeze propels Ford past surprising upstart May

Americans overwhelmingly elected Illinois Sen. Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, but Santa Rosa County did not give the Democrat much of the same love. More...


Votes President U.S. Representative Public Defender State Rep. District 1 State Rep. District 3 Sheriff Tax Collector County Commission 1 School Board 2 Blackwater Soil 4 Votes Midway Fire Commission More...

'Meatball' the dog has about as many lives as a typical cat

A local pooch is safely with his owner because of the efforts of caring neighbors in the Villa Venyce neighborhood. More...


Gulf Coast Community Bank opens

Karen Murphy/Gulf Breeze News Gulf Breeze's newest financial institution, Gulf Coast Community Bank, opened for business last week with a grand celebration at the bank's fifth location at 2871 Gulf Breeze Parkway near The Breeze Theatre. More...

Youth leave damage at local church

Five juveniles with Gulf Breeze addresses were arrested Nov. 3 and charged with multiple counts of burglary and criminal mischief with property damage in excess of $1,000 stemming from an Oct. 21 break-in at St. Sylvester Catholic Church. More...

County teachers, subs waiting to learn fate for 2009-10 year

Some school employees and substitute teachers will have to wait until mid-December to find out if they have jobs in the next school year. More...


Gulf Breeze High Honor Rolls released

Mr. Sylvan Ladner, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the first 9- weeks grading period of the 2008-09 school year. More...

OBES Honor Roll announced

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Warren Stevens, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students. A Honor Roll Third Grade Mrs. Brown - Alexa Laux, Sadie Nix Mrs. More...

GBMS Honor Roll released

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Thurston Roland Hauke, 91, of Gulf Breeze, died Sunday, Nov. 2, at his home. Hauke was born Oct. 17, 1917, in Pennsylvania. The family planned a private service at Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors. More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, Nov. 13 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Committee noon, Chamber Conference Room, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway, More...


Original Basket Boutique delivers quality personal, corporate gifts

Sheri Beckham, Owner The Original Basket Boutique Harbourtown #22 Gulf Breeze, Fl

Q: Sheri, tell us a little about yourself and your business, The Original Basket Boutique. A: My business is "The Original Basket Boutique" in Gulf Breeze, in Harbourtown Shopping Village, suite #22. More...

Keep statement of professional objectives

A statement of your professional objective is an optional element on your resume. There are pros and cons to including one. More...


It's time to unite behind Obama

I congratulate Presidentelect Barack Obama on his historic victory. Our nation's democracy is a shining example admired throughout the world for its ability to peacefully transition from one leader to another. More...



Project Graduation seeks your suppor t


It's that time of year again! Gulf Breeze High School Project Graduation is setting goals and anticipating lots of fun for the Class of 2009. What is Project Graduation? It is a joint effort between students, parents, PTSO and the community. More...

Henderson wins Council Seat B race over Hoffman

Second try for city government spot the charm for ex-Navy man

As the final hours of his campaign for City Council Seat B wound down, Joe Henderson stood outside Precinct 22 last Tuesday with a distinct look of reservation on his face. More...

Broxson was instrumental in funding UWF

Last in a 2-part series

John Broxson was serving his first term in the Florida House of Representatives in 1963 when he and several other Northwest Florida Representatives decided it was time to end the 'talk' and take action on having a public university in the Panhandle More...



Island News

The best lessons occur by observing

I came across this reading that applies especially for parents, but certainly has implications for all of us, whether teachers, friends, etc. More...

Beach Optimists 'scrub in' for new year project

Newly installed Pensacola Beach Optimist Club (PBOC) president, Scott Neal kicked off the new year of his administration announcing youth and community projects for the upcoming year, including an attempt to attract Optimist International (OI) inte More...

'Joy for the Beach' holiday concert Dec. 7

Post concert cookie sale will aid cancer sufferers

Pensacola Beach Optimist Club's "Joy For The Beach" (JFTB) annual free Christmas Concert is set for Tuesday Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church with a reception following. More...


'So You Think You Can Dance' tour hits Pensacola


Local fans of America's #1 sizzling summer show, "So You Think You Can Dance," can see their favorite stars perform live on stage in this fall's highly anticipated tour which hits Pensacola on Nov. 14. More...

New DVD releases offer drama, fun

Couch Theater

PICK OF THE WEEK "Wall-E" — Hands-down one of the best films of 2008. More...

Coats For Kids drive under way; 16-year-olds can donate blood

The United Way of Santa Rosa County invites the public to join its Coats For Kids team. This drive, which started Nov. 1 and lasts through Dec. 5, collects new and gently used coats for children in Santa Rosa County. More...


Tigers out 'big play' Dolphins

Big runs, passes by Lavoie the difference as PHS earns runner up spot

For 10 minutes on Friday, the Dolphin football team looked prepared to be heading to a shootout. More...

Timeout prompts quick history lesson

Last week's regional quarterfinal loss at Wakulla does prompt a quick history lesson. Late in game five, coach Waynn Sellers called a timeout, when GBHS didn't have one left. The result gave Wakulla the win 18-16 in the decisive game. More...

Dolphins, Raiders close out season Friday

Publix Beach Bowl Cup goes to winner of 'Battle of Highway 98'

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins and Navarre Raiders, although they're big rivals, have more in common than they'd care to discuss. First off, both of their seasons have been long - the Dolphins are 1-8, while the Raiders are 2-7. More...


Do 2-table Thanksgivings still exist?

I recently spent four days in Ocala with the Florida Silver-Haired Legislature and, now back in Gulf Breeze, I am moving on through the busy two months that will see the end of 2008. More...

Home & Garden

Enjoy upscale waterfront living at Driftwood

Best of in-city convenience, waterfront living combine in new Gulf Breeze proper development

Gulf Breeze is a small southern community that has most everything to offer its residents - a wonderful park system, upscale shopping, first-class medical and hospital facilities, multiple dining locales and a sidewalk system that connects residen More...

Kristen Marks: Answers to your questions about wills and probate


No matter what the business climate, we all have questions about will and probate issues. Today, it is more important than ever to get the answers. Local attorney Kristen Marks provided the information below: What is a Will? More...



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE 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...