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Go Gators!

Lisa Newell/Gulf Breeze News Several local residents are showing their support for the Florida Gators, who play the Oklahoma Sooners tonight for the college football national championship. The game airs at 7 p.m. on WALA-Fox 10 TV. More...

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Community

Wildlife Sanctuary seabirds in need of food

The Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida is asking for donations of fish to help feed seabirds housed at the sanctuary as cold weather has caused an increase in the number of birds, especially pelicans, housed at the sanctuary. More...

House Speaker Sansom steps away from college position

Rep. Ray Samson of Destin, House Speaker in the Florida legislature, resigned Monday from his $110,000-a-year job at Northwest Florida State College after weeks of criticism alleging conflict of interest. More...

New restaurants to open doors in Gulf Breeze first quarter of '09

At the December 15 Gulf Breeze City Council Meeting, City Manager Edwin "Buz" Eddy presented a summary of pending development and construction expected in first quarter 2009. More...

News

Gulf Breeze Police Department Incident Report

For Dec. 21 through Jan. 5 At 10:40 a.m. on Jan. 4, Bruno's employees observed a white female putting a bottle of Schmidt - Schone Riesling into her purse. She was not apprehended. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 12/29/2008 Skipper, Carol Cherie, W/F, 29, 3000 block of Wind Meadow Drive, Gulf Breeze, marijuana distribution. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, Midway Fire District was called for 31 incidents. These calls included 19 medical, 1 structure fire call at the 1100 block of Bayview lane with $500 in damages. More...

Faith

'Truth Project' begins at GBUMC

"The Truth Project" begins at the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church on Jan. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fairpoint Campus Lecture Hall. A recent study revealed only 9 percent of Christians have a Biblical worldview. More...

Obituaries

DR. JOHN D. MYERS

1929-2008

Dr. John David Myers, 79, of Pensacola, passed away on Dec. 30, 2008. Myers was a retired U.S. Navy Podiatrist, having served his country for more than 30 years. He retired as a full Commander and lived in Pensacola for 40 years. More...

NORMAN S. OLSON

1926 - 2008

Norman Stukey Olson Sr., 82, of Gulf Breeze passed away Friday, Dec. 26, at his home. Olson was born to Axsel Martin Olson, a farmer, and Arvilla May Stukey Olson, a teacher, on May 28, 1926 in Alfred, N.Y., in Allegheny County. More...

MAURICE E. PHILLIPS

1942-2008

Maurice Eugene Phillips, 66, of Gulf Breeze, passed away at home on Dec. 31, 2008. Phillips was born July 14, 1942, in Grenada, Miss. He graduated from Rolling Fork High School in 1960. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. More...

Opinion

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Mantra reprise: "If we can just get through this . .

Like many small businesses, Gulf Breeze News is affected by the roller coaster of the economy. In fact, we've rolled with so many punches lately that we are almost completely round! More...

Labarga brings experience to High Court

On Friday, Jan. 2, I had the distinct honor and unprecedented privilege of appointing a third member - Jorge Labarga - to the Florida Supreme Court. More...

Budget cuts top agenda

School officials warn of imminent cutbacks

There probably will be about 100 fewer teachers working in Santa Rosa County Schools next year, but half of those were leaving anyway. That projection by the school district is expected to be one of the issues discussed today at 5:30 p.m. More...

TOWN HALL MEETING

What: Santa Rosa County School District Town Hall Meeting When: Today, 5:30 p.m. Where: Gulf Breeze High School cafeteria Topic: More...

Hotel shootings have residents on edge

Police working with Quality Inn owner to quell recent violence

Two shooting incidents during a 15-day period at the Quality Inn & Suites is cause for alarm, a worried city resident said last week. More...

One man's 'O'pinion:' O'Brien GB column malicious bunk

Pensacola News Journal know Mark O'Brien as the veteran community observer whose column - O'Pinions - is titled with an obvious play on his last name. For decades, O'Brien, 59, has made his living pontificating on issues of local interest. More...

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Island News

Dipping into a new year

Polar Bears take annual plunge into the Sound

Why would anyone in their right mind want to wade and swim in the frigid waters of Santa Rosa Sound on New Year's Day? More...

This week on Pensacola Beach

January 10, 2009 King Kake Party! Mystic Krewe of Nereids King Kake Party @ Paradise Bar & Grill 3-7PM Music by Boogie Inc. More...

Pensacola Beach Run set for Jan. 17

Lace up your running shoes and get ready for the Pensacola Beach Run. The race will consist of a 5K and 10K run and a half marathon. The race begins at the Hilton on the Pensacola Beach at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. More...

Entertainment

What's on tap?

Thursday 1/8 Seville Quarter Karaoke, 7 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 1/9 Seville Quarter Texas Hold 'Em, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Buzzcutt, 8:30 p.m. More...

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, Jan. 8 Saturday, Jan. 10 Comedian Alex Thomas performs at UWF Alex Thomas will perform in the University Commons Auditorium at 8:30 p.m. Thomas has opened for Sinbad, Jamie Foxx, Daman Wayans and Bill Cosby. More...

Sports

Dolphins fourth at Kessler Tournament

Livingston Academy wins battle of Tennessee teams to win title

They had the longest trips, but they made it worth their while. More...

Best of the rest from the first Kessler Tourney

The inaugural Alec Kessler Memorial Basketball Tournament came to a close just hours before the start of the new year. More...

Scholarship winners

GBHS seniors Tobie Bass (far left) and Daniel Shull (second from right) won two of the four scholarships from the Andrews Institute at a dinner Dec. 29 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 8 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

Yes, I know lots of words, but word games are not my specialty

It was only last spring when I had a phone call from a kind reader of the column who, among other remarks, said with a tone of awe, "You do know an awful lot of words, don't you?" Naturally, I was flattered. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 01-09

Please be advised that Proposed Ordinance No.01-09 was presented to the City Council of the City of Gulf Breeze for first reading on Monday, December 15, 2008, and will be presented for final reading and adoption at a City Council meeting scheduled More...

LEGALS

NOTICE Pursuant to state law, a sale will be held at American Stor & Save, 4761 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL on 1/22/2008 at 8:30 am. The auction will be for household goods. More...