January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Could a fire like Milton's occur in Gulf Breeze?

Anything is possible, but newer construction makes it less likely

A Gulf Breeze administrator expressed sorrow and concern after a major fire in Milton last week devastated a row of Main Street businesses and partially burned a historic theatre on the courthouse square. Fire broke out Tuesday night, Jan. More...

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Community

Hellums to attend big inauguration

Gulf Breeze will be represented at the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama as Ashley Hellums, 20, will be in attendance. More...

Hall, Nichols take oaths of office

Wendell Hall was sworn in for his third term as Sheriff of Santa Rosa County on Tuesday, Jan. 6 by Judge Ron Swanson in Milton. Hall then issued the oath of office to the majority of his 190 law enforcement deputies and 87 detention deputies. More...

Girl Scout Cookie sales run Jan. 16 to March 22

The annual Girl Scout cookie sale starts Friday, Jan. 16, when Girl Scouts from Santa Rosa begin taking orders for America's favorite cookies. More...

Entertainment

Use comedy, Payne to avoid torture in '09

Couch Theater

PICK OF THE WEEK "Chris Rock: Kill The Messenger" (3-Disc Collector's Edition) — I have a pretty extensive library of comedy albums, and one of my favorites is a rare double album by Bill Cosby from 1969 entitled "8:15 12:15." The first dis More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 1/15 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 1/16 Bimini Beach Bar Live music, band TBD, 9 p.m. More...

Don't hibernate; run out, enjoy the music this week

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, Jan. 15 Ron Gartner performs at Naval Museum Ron Gartner and his band have been enticing audiences across the country with their memorable, crowd-pleasing Vegas-style salute to the Golden Oldies. More...

Sports

GB soccer takes two from Navarre

Both teams win by 1-0 scores

The Gulf Breeze varsity soccer teams played a rare doubleheader on Friday as they both edged archrival Navarre by identical 1-0 scores. More...

Why we love our colors

Like many of you, your favorite sports writer is digging his way out of credit card debt. I remember my first big credit card payment - back in January 1997, I spent almost $200 at the mall buying Florida National Championship gear. More...

Sports Schedule

Jan. 15 Girls weightlifting at sub-sectional meet at Pace, noon Boys basketball at Navarre (JV 4:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Girls basketball at Navarre, 6 p.m. Jan. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 15 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Breakfast 7 a.m., first-floor conference room, Andrews Performance and Research Pavilion, Andrews Institute Santa Rosa County Library Advisory Board, 4 p.m. More...

Business

Will new administration affect your investment strategies?

Next Tuesday, President-elect Obama will become President Obama. Like people across the country, you will no doubt be greatly interested in how his actions will affect a wide variety of domestic and foreign-policy issues. More...

Opinion

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Elite Repeats' Compton staying the course

Last week I asked if there was a secret that some business owners knew that convinced them now is the right time to open a business or keep moving forward despite all the economic doom and gloom being reported by the national media. More...

On the Spot: WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

How will you remember President George W. Bush?

"He's really very faithful to America, and I admire his morals. He kept us safe after 9/11." Thomas Bosworth Gulf Breeze More...

BREAKING NEWS: Gulf Breeze man faces child pornography charges

Suspect admits knowingly possessing five explicit videos of children performing sexual acts

A Gulf Breeze man, 33-year-old William Justin Pearson of 3349 Laurel Drive in the Santa Rosa Shores area, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. More...

School District chips away at budget

The $2.5 million trimmed from the Santa Rosa County School District budget last year was only the tip of the education financial crisis iceberg, officials say. More...

OBES' Robinson likes 'fit' of 5-year-olds

Children are ready to learn at that age, standout teacher says

First in a series Lauren Robinson has spent all 17 years of her teaching career in Santa Rosa County, with the last 13 at Oriole Beach Elementary. More...

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Island News

Simple act pays big dividends

A parable is told of a man who bought a small house, in a rural area, with minimum, simple furnishings and a stove that burned firewood. When the winter weather came with the snows and fierce winds, the cottage was cold, along with the owner. More...

Beach business hopes for slide

Business aims to bring inflatable water slide to beach

If Tiki Island Golf and Games General Manager Terri Mckamey has her way, business could take a big slide later this year. More...

'Visit Florida' victim of budget cuts

Bud Nocera, Visit Florida CEO, sent an urgent appeal to tourism related businesses to contact their legislators to preserve efforts to attract out of state visitors to Florida. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 1/1/2009 Lockwood, Lynne Marie, W/F, 28, 8200 block of Calle Mio, Navarre, possession of cocaine. 1/5/2009 Hines, Julie Ann, W/F, 20, 1900 block of Church Street, Gulf Breeze, possession of drugs. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Jan. 2 through Jan. 8, 2009 Midway Fire District was called for 44 incidents. More...

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Jan. 3 through Jan. 9, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 12 emergencies. More...

School

GBHS students spend break in Europe

Ten students from Omayra Casalduc's 2007-08 Spanish class and four adult chaperones, Betty Watson, Wendi Davis, Daniel Coley, and Vicki Duke, celebrated Fall Break in Europe. More...

Gulf Breeze Middle hosts National Geographic Bee

Final round slated for Wednesday, Jan. 21

The preliminary round of the school level National Geographic Bee was held at Gulf Breeze Middle School on Friday, January 9, in the school's library. A total of 28 students participated in the Bee. More...

Faith

Blackwood 'Trio' raises roof at GBUMC

Gulf Breeze residents enjoyed an hour of toe-tappin More...

Obituaries

I.B. COTTON

1920-2009

I.B. Cotton, 88, a Greatest Generation member, passed away Jan. 7. Cotton was born on March 26, 1920 in Geneva County, Alabama. More...

BUDDY G. LINDSEY JR.

Buddy G. Lindsey Jr., 43, of Baton Rouge, La., died unexpectedly in a car accident on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. Lindsey lived a life full of adventure. More...

JANET LOCKWOOD

1938-2009

Janet Mae Lockwood, 70, of Gulf Breeze, passed away quietly Monday, Jan. 5, after a short and unexpected illness. Lockwood began her life on May 18, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa, born to Roger and Kathryn Clark. More...

Health

Kayaker completes . . . Florida Saltwater Paddling Trail

Cocoa Beach man paddles around peninsula from Georgia border to Perdido Key

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) celebrated Matthew Keene's completion on Jan. 5 of a 1,600-mile sea kayaking trip around Florida's peninsula - finishing at Big Lagoon State Park near Perdido Key. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Health Department to open dental clinic in Midway

The Santa Rosa County Health Department (SRCHD) will hold a grand opening ceremony on Friday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. for a new dental clinic at its Midway location at 5840 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. More...

Chip's is much more than the area's favorite gym

Tennis program for the whole family, personal training and weight management top the list

Start the New Year off with a South Beach body without the dodgy diet at the "longest running" fitness center in Gulf Breeze -- and why not try tennis in 2009 as well? More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF SALE BREEZE MINI WAREHOUSES 3036 Breeze Pkwy. Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 Household goods in accordance with FLA Statute 830801.809 will be disposed of on 1-30- 09 at the above address. More...