July 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Number of hopefuls up to five for vacant Council Seat

¦ Two new applicants for seat vacated by Zimmern

The candidate pool to fill the vacant Seat A on the Gulf Breeze City Council continued to expand last week as two more applicants joined three initial hopefuls in filing documentation for consideration. More...

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Firing range scares some residents, not all

Neighbors living within a few feet of the shooting range on Soundside Drive in Gulf Breeze say they do not hear the shooting inside their homes, and it does not make as much noise as motorcycles or cars without mufflers. More...

Ladies shop, socialize at The Outlet

Local boutique hosts celebration of success

Justin Miller's new business, The Outlet, hosted a Ladies Night with complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres last week to celebrate the success the designer fashion outlet is experiencing since opening this summer. More...

Class of '79 honors former GBMS principal with new library sign

Ten years after its creation and dedication, the library at Gulf Breeze Middle School will finally bear the name of the principal for whom it is named. More...


'Bruno' skewers the fashion industry

In 2006, British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen took America by storm with the release of his feature film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 7/23 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 7/24 Paradise Bar & Grill Thomas Wynn & The Believers, 6 p.m. More...

Hip-hop meets opera at Suite Friday night


Friday, July 24 On Friday, July 24, two verydifferent musical styles will come together at Suite Ultra- Lounge to create a fantastic night of entertainment as part of the second annual Hip H'Opera White Party. More...


FHSAA sports schedules won't be cut

Board votes 15-0 to nullify Policy 6, which would've reduced most sports schedules by 20 percent

GAINESVILLE - The Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday (15-0) to rescind the amendments to Policy 6, "Sports Season Guidelines. More...

Gulf Coast Bulldogs win USSSA World Series

The Gulf Coast Bulldogs won the 11-under division at the USSSA World Series last weekend in Pace. The Bulldogs, one of 34 teams in their bracket (that included teams from nine states), won eight straight games after losing their opener. More...

Warford to play football for Millsaps

Baseball also a possibility for receiver, who caught 44 passes last season

Former Dolphin wide receiver Cody Warford, who was second in the area in receptions last season, recently signed a letter of intent to play for Millsaps College, a Division III school in Jackson, Miss. More...


Fuel prices continue to decline

Demand increase for summer driving season miniscule

The current price of gasoline is making summer getaways a bit more affordable as the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has descended for 28 consecutive days. More...

Home & Garden

Mixing dentistry and pleasure

When Jim Cunningham got word that he needed extensive dental work, his wife Margaret leapt into action, calling around for the best price. More...

Learn to get the most from your 'post-retirement' earnings

In earlier generations, "retirement" meant what it sounds like - a cessation of working. Not any longer. More...

Your home health care providers

People's Home Health:

Peoples Home Health employs 86 people including 13 Gulf Breeze residents. More...

Local 'art' not appreciated

Graffiti is appearing on a weekly basis

Ron Pulley, director of parks and recreation for the city of Gulf Breeze, is growing tired of what is becoming a weekly occurrence: discovering graffiti on walls, trash cans, fences and signs at the Rec Center. More...

Two more arrested in double murder case

Donald Stallworth, 28, is sitting in an Escambia County, Alabama jail fighting extradition back to Florida. More...

Teachers, school board at impasse

Since June 10, representatives from the Santa Rosa County School Board and the Santa Rosa County Professional Educators (SRPE) have been to the table eight times to negotiate the final terms of their contract and have left empty handed. More...



Island News

A new home for fire services

Pensacola Beach Fire Station will be dedicated Wednesday at 10 a.m.

When Hurricane Ivan rolled ashore in 2005, it destroyed the building that was home to the Pensacola Beach Fire Department. More...

Learning is easier nowadays

One of the joys, or is it a curse, that in our electronic age we can go online and find answers to many of our questions and concerns. More...

This week on Pensacola Beach

Friday Fun Night Under the Stars, 8 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion.The Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association will host a night under the stars. ¦ The Sounds of Summer, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Portofino Boardwalk Shell. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

Felonies 7/14/2009 Cartwright, Allan Scott, W/M, 39, 5400 block of Laramie Lane, Gulf Breeze, burglary. Hammonds, Timothy Dwayne, B/M, 28, 7100 block of Riverview Street, Navarre, driving with a suspended license. More...

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department.

Weekly Activity Report For the week of July 11 through July 17, the Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 22 emergencies. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Information provided by Midway Fire District.

Weekly Activity Report For the week of July 10 through July 16, Midway Fire District was called for 40 emergencies. More...


GBHS' French participates in science symposium

OXFORD, Ga. — Grace French, a teacher at Gulf Breeze High School, recently participated in Oxford College's Institute for Environmental Education. The OIEE took place at the Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College. More...




Martha Lynn Roche, 52, of Gulf Breeze, died Tuesday, July 15, 2009. Ms. Roche was born in Cherry Point, NC on April 10, 1957. She received a degree in Business Administration at Kings College in Raleigh, NC. More...


1928 - 2009

Andrew Szlaga was carried off in the arms of the God he loved so much on July 19, 2009. Andy was born in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 30, 1928. He joined the US Navy in 1947 and served for twenty-six years. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 23 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Commission Special Rezoning 6 p.m. More...


The organ was once integral to the cinematic experience

As I turned on my television early in the morning, the sound of a great organ filled the room. I thought, "Of course, it's Sunday." That's about the only time one seems to hear the organ played anymore. More...

Seniors and positive thinking

Do happy people live longer, more productive lives? Research suggests that they may. Studies have shown that specific personality traits, whether you're an optimist or pessimist, can determine many areas of your health and overall well-being. More...




Why does free time create renegade artists?

Over the past few weeks, the city of Gulf Breeze has experienced an uptick in the frequency of vandalism, primarily graffiti. It's great to be creative and express that creativity artistically. More...

Time to terminate TEAM Santa Rosa contract?


In April I asked Santa Rosa County (SRC) Board of County Commissioner (BCC) to bring economic development into the County government. More...



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TARPON IV LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...