September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County cuts municipal aid to Gulf Breeze

Also, city extends alcohol sales hours

Santa Rosa County has cut the municipal aid previously budgeted for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The cuts apparently were necessary to balance expenditures with revenues. More...

Daniel Drive work continues

City expects makeover to be finished by Oct. 9 if not sooner

Construction work on Daniel Drive north of the Sea Shell Collections shopping center entrance should be completed by Friday, Oct. 9. More...

Special Sections



Council OKs alcohol hours

In response to requests from The Bridge owners Nick and Scott Wheatley, the Gulf Breeze City Council approved extended alcohol service hours at its Sept. 2 meeting. Most of those who spoke during the open forum were in favor of the change. More...

Hickory Shores couple pens book about cancer

A couple from Gulf Breeze - Larry and Shelly Bevis of Hickory Shores Boulevard, has just released their new book, 'Couple's Answers for Cancer.' This book is written with a positive approach to cancer and the multitude of issues that come with a More...


A Gulf Breeze High School class ring was found in front of Subway and turned in to Gulf Breeze News. To identify the ring, visit the offices of Gulf Breeze News in Suite 35 in the Harbourtown Complex. More...


Enter a dark, strange world

You'r e about to enter a dark, strange world, where you'll immediately notice the pointed projectiles looming from the ceiling above and rising from the ground below. It's almost as if you're being consumed by the jaws of a dreadful beast. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 9/10 Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 9/11 Peg Leg Pete's Ramtones, 6 p m. Sandshaker Lounge Miles From Coltrane, 9 p m. to 1 a.m. More...

Not into football? Catch a good play

Local playwrights present new one-woman show Locally known playwrights Don Parker and Neil Cobb have joined together to write and produce a new play, "The Importance of Being Katherine." Locked in a costume room after a performance, Katherin More...


South end now has its own Little Red Schoolhouse

Reading, writing and arithmetic are being taught more creatively these days, using not only textbooks but also hands-on projects to reinforce the lesson. The challenge for teachers is to get the tools to teach beyond the textbooks. More...

A free ride

Logan Kilgore gets a lift from stepbrother Josh Hurd before Southern Miss' 52-0 win over Alcorn State Saturday. Hurd saw some action at fullback for the Golden Eagles. More...


Barfield to perform at GB Methodist

Warren Barfield, singer of 'Love is Not A Fight' from the 'Fireproof' motion picture soundtrack, will be in concert on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7 p m. at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church located at 75 Fairpoint Drive in downtown Gulf Breeze. More...

Slightest faith potentially can be major force

My wife and I moved to Gulf Breeze just in time to weather Hurricane Ivan. We lost some trees in our yard, but overall we were very fortunate. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School did not fare as well. More...


Oops! I short-changed my ancestors by 30 years

Things that seem important are relevant to the time, I suppose

As I re-read last week's column, I was surprised to see that I had written the wrong date of my family's arrival in America. It should have been 1729 instead of 1759. More...


Education, early detection can mean difference in conquering prostate woes

By year's end, some 192,280 new cases of prostate cancer will exist

Baptist Hospital is one of 100 hospitals in the nation participating in the da Vinci® Surgery Awareness Initiative — a prostate cancer awareness initiative in partnership with LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. More...




Students can help solve difficut problems

Editor's note: This is the text of President Barack Obama's speech to students that was to be broadcast in some schools across the country Tuesday. More...

On the Spot:


Where were you and how did you find out about the Sept. 11 terror attacks in 2001? More...

Interest being shown in Zoo

Baby Orangutan, mom sent to Connecticut location as pair; other animals moved

The Zoo Northwest Florida might reopen again sometime soon. That's the word this week from the Gulf Coast Zoological Society Board of Directors. More...

Camping trip goes sour for Gulf Breeze family

Couple alleges they were harassed during outing near Fort Pickens

A Gulf Breeze family alleges they were harassed by U.S. Park Service law enforcement officers during an August camping outing in the Fort Pickens campground. More...

Library trying to corral items

Return policy revised after too many materials were overdue

Santa Rosa County Librarian Linda Hendrix tried to be nice, she really did. More...



Island News

Anything that floats

Bamboo Willie's annual Jamaican Fest featured the Bathtub Races using "Anything that Floats on Sunday afternoon." The event provided lots of fun for entrants and spectators. More...

Beach Chamber does Business After Hours

Rhonda Randazzo/Special to the News Business After Hour sponsors were Days Inn General Manager Sam Poile and Sales Manager Marta Ray; and Ervin Byrd, the catering director of Chartwell's at UWF, with his daughter, Destiny. More...

ECUA provides a place on beach to dump cooking oils

Don't dispose of cooking grease in drains

On Wednesday, September 9, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) opened a free Residential Cooking Oil Disposal Station on Via de Luna Drive, between the Pensacola Beach Elementary School and Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. More...


Gulf Breeze Police Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

Lt. Rick Hawthorne of the Gulf Breeze Police Department reported the following incidents between Sept. 1 and Sept. 7. ¦ On Thursday, Sept. 3, GBPD officers detained a driver for speeding. More...

Emergency Reports

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue and Midway Fire District

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue For the week of Aug. 29 through Sept. 4, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 13 emergencies. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 8/30/2009 Guyton, Michael Bell, B/M, 29, 2200 block of Nina Street, Navarre, failure to appear. 9/1/2009 Mansfield, Melanie Diane, W/F, 28, 100 block of McClure Drive, Gulf Breeze, fugitive from justice. More...


Dolphins look to knock off Catholic Friday

¦ Big plays too much to overcome in 51-6 season-opening loss

Traditionally, a larger school beating a smaller one would not be considered an upset. But if the 3A Dolphins were to knock off the 2B Crusaders Friday in Pensacola, you may have to call it just that. More...

Ryals plays at Pebble Beach

¦ GBHS senior shoots 5-under 67 on Day 2 of tournament; plays with Champions Tour legend Fuzzy Zoeller

Ashleigh Ryals missed her first high school match last week at Tiger Point, but, boy, did she have a good excuse. Ryals was one of 78 junior golfers from at least 20 states to play in the Wal- Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in Carmel, Calif. More...

Sports Schedule

Sept. 10 Girls golf vs. Catholic and Pace at Scenic Hills, 3 p.m. JV/ninth grade football vs. Catholic, 6 p.m. Sept. 11 Football at Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 Volleyball vs. More...




Patty Shouse Marlo, 73, formerly of Gulf Breeze and a resident of Napierville, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1 after a lengthy illness. Marlo was born May 20, 1936 and raised in Jackson, Miss. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 10 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Business Development Seminar noon, Chamber Headquarters, 409 Gulf Breeze More...


Do you have enough insurance - and the right type?

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, so you might want to take this opportunity to learn more about your life insurance needs and determine if you're adequately covered. More...

Home & Garden

Memories of Hurricane Ivan

Gulf Breeze News invited Hurricane Ivan survivors to share their memories of that fateful event which happened five years ago this week. Here are some of the responses.

Debris accumulated a he foot of the Bob Sikes Bridge. More...

Spencer and St. Ann's staff launch relief site

WOW - it's been that long since Ivan???? Where does the time go? I had left Gulf Breeze to attend a family wedding in Kentucky and got stuck there until the airport reopened a week later. More...

Death of a sanctuary

I lived for 30 years, and then I died. I don't know why my death was so premature but I know that I did a lot of growing in those 30 years right up until the final two weeks of my life. 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...