December 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Constituents pepper delegation with ideas

Local legislators hear recommendations, pleas prior to sessions

Education funding, protections for children, seniors and special-needs citizens, economic development, uncollected Internet sales taxes and personal integrity were just some of the concerns voiced to Santa Rosa County's legislative delegation duri More...

DEP: Chief must make reparation

Agency finds unauthorized dredging in neighbors' dispute

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) investigation into a seawall and pier built on the property owned by Gulf Breeze Chief of Police Peter Paulding continues, More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Gulf Breeze boy is 'Tiny Tim'

Submitted photo Dr. Stephen C. Lott (right) played Mr. Scrooge, and Blake Barclay of Gulf Breeze played the role of Tiny Tim the Pensacola Little Theatre's production of A Treehouse Christmas Carol, directed by Austin Holt, on Dec. 5-7 and Dec. More...

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Vici Papajohn/Gulf Breeze News Gulf Breeze Middle School (GBMS) Student Government representatives took over city hall last week as part of the Gulf Breeze Optimist Youth Appreciation program, an activity which honors students in middle school who More...

DEAR SANTA

I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. I want to tell you thank you for giving me a present every year. And for all the toys you give other kids. Also we always need to say happy birthday to Jesus Christ. More...

News

Local man struck by vehicle on Highway 98

Gulf Breeze News A Gulf Breeze man was hospitalized in critical condition at a Pensacola hospital after being struck by a vehicle last Thursday as he crossed U.S. Highway 98 at Bayshore Drive. More...

Soundview Trail home cited for dereliction

The City of Gulf Breeze Code Enforcement Department recently cited a vacant home on Soundview Trail with a "Notice of Unsafe Structure." According to Gulf Breeze Community Services and Code Inspector Shane Carmichael, the owners have been asked to More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 12/15/2008 Sears, Carl Jerry, W/M, 20, 4700 block of Kitty Hawk Circle, Gulf Breeze, fraud. 12/17/2008 Scott, Sara Megan, W/F, 25, 9200 block of Sunset Drive, Navarre, failure to appear. More...

Faith

God's rod & staff deliver comfort

For years, I have used an electronic personal data assistant (PDA) as my master calendar. More...

Calendar of Events

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Thursday, Dec. 25 Christmas All city, county, state and federal agencies closed for holiday Friday, Dec. 26 City of Gulf Breeze Board of Adjustments 6:30 p.m. More...

Opinion

Real Christmas story remindful of reason for season

St. Luke 2: 1- 14 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. More...

It is a wonderful life despite all the challenges

I have to admit that I have not been as "into" the Christmas season this year. In fact, for the first time I can remember since age 18, I don't have at least one Christmas tree decorated in my house. More...

On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

What did you ask for for Christmas this year? More...

BREAKING NEWS: Quality Inn shooting suspect surrenders to authorities

Hotel employee Dallas Lanser allegedly shot 18-year-old Milton man in early morning Sunday

A man wanted in connection with an early Sunday shooting at a Gulf Breeze hotel surrendered to Gulf Breeze police at approximately 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. More...

Police may have solved burglary outbreak

The Grinch that slithered through Gulf Breeze the past two weeks might be spending the rest of the holidays behind bars. More...

Full moon over St. Ann's

A brilliant full moon rose over St. Ann Catholic Church on Dec. 12, similar, perhaps, to the Christmas star that shone over Bethlehem two millenniums ago. More...

Gulf Breeze residents help place Christmas wreaths at NAS

Bette Harriman urges friends, others to get involved next year

An endless sea of balsam rounds, Of red bows barely sweeping the grounds. In the snow-covered path of gently laid graves. Lies the heart and soul of so many braves. More...

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Island News

Spreading the word

Pensacola chamber promotes tourism

A smiling girl is enticing visitors to imagine themselves on Florida beaches, and it is seems to be working. More...

Love one another all year long

Along with all the good things in life, there are the not-so-good. Along with happiness, there is unhappiness. Unfortunately, we see this during the Christmas Season. More...

Bob Sikes toll passes expire with 2008

Time is running out to renew annual passes for the Bob Sikes bridge, which is also known as the Pensacola Beach bridge. More...

Sports

Dolphin wrestling team takes eighth out of 27 at Capital City Classic

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin wrestling team finished eighth out of 27 teams at the Capital City Classic on Dec. 13 in Tallahassee. More...

Dolphins in four-team district (for now)

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team found out early last week that they will stay in District 1-3A for the next two years. They also found out they wouldn't be doing as much travelling as was feared. More...

Kessler Tourney a basketball junkie's dream

Next week's inaugural Dr. More...

Obituaries

MARY BROXSON 1929-2008

Mary Broxson, born June 15, 1929 on her father's tow boat "The Viking" on the Mississippi River at Chico, Ark., passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. She and her father, mother and brother came to the area in 1941. More...

THELMA C. RYAN 1924-2008

Thelma May Campbell Ryan, 84, of Wesley Haven, Pensacola, passed away Monday, Dec.15, 2008 at Gulf Breeze Hospital. Memorial services were held at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze on Saturday, Dec. More...

Seniors

$1 Christmas tree was so special

Recently married and living in our new apartment in the west part of town, my husband and I were looking forward to our very first Christmas in 1938. To save money, we had decided to wait until the absolute last minute to buy a Christmas tree. More...

Legals

Legals

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