October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Navarre effluent ends up in Sound

Navarre Beach Treatment Plant eyeing costly agreement with Eglin

The Navarre Beach Septic Treatment Plant has been pursuing a program to cease dumping effluent into the Sound for over 11 years, according to Roger A. Blaylock, P.E., Santa Rosa County Engineer. More...

1-cent bed tax approved to attract airline

Santa Rosa County Commissioners voted last week to raise the bed tax on rentals in the south end Tourist District by one cent. More...

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Meadows takes reins at Pensacola JC

Edward "Ed" Meadows was officially installed as the sixth president of Pensacola Junior College on Sept. 22. Board Chair John O'Connor conducted the traditional swearing in ceremony, and President Emeritus G. More...

OBE students discover dance

The dancers of Ballet Pensacola visited Oriole Beach Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 25 for two special programs. More...

Anniversary, birthdays bring Burr family together for heart-warming celebration

John and Joan Burr, longterm residents of Gulf Breeze, celebrated three very personal special occasion s plus a family gathering with one gala event on Saturday, Sept. 12 at their lovely home in Gulf Breeze. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 9/23/2009 Arreola, Franciso Vasquez, H/M, 26, 9200 block of Eagle Nest Drive, Navarre, fugitive from justice. Brown, Joshua Paul, W/M, 25, 1800 block of Lubbock Road, Gulf Breeze, burglary and larceny. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue For the week of Sept. 19 through Sept. 25, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for eight emergencies. These incidents included 6 medical calls and 2 canceled en route. More...


GBHS community celebrates homecoming Week 2009

The Gulf Breeze High community celebrated Homecoming, 2009 last week with numerous acitivties and themes throughout the week. More...


Animals to be blessed at St. Francis


St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze will have its St Francis Day celebration and the Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 a m. St Francis' Interim Priest, The Rev. Massey Gentry, will be the Celebrant. More...




Virginia Chandler Bothfeld of Gulf Breeze passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Robert; her son, Casey, daughter-in-law, Jeffie, and grandson, Sam Chandler of St. More...



Bernie Bea Cantrell, 91, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. Cantrell was born Feb. 22, 1918 in Leoma, Tenn., to Jeptha and Mary Ellen Cantrell. More...



Deborah Rice Cranage, 79, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. Cranage was born Sept. 18, 1930. She entered civil service, first working in the U.S. State Department. More...


Susan Story: 'created for a purpose'

Susan N. Story President and CEO Gulf Power Company Pensacola

Gulf Breeze resident Susan N. Story is President and CEO of Gulf Power Company, which is a subsidiary of Southern Company-- one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States. More...

Attorney makes her mark with legal advice for women

Kristen Marks Attorney a/k/a 'My Pink Lawyer' Gulf Breeze

A local attorney is making her 'mark' addressing the unique legal needs of women, and she has found a very receptive market. More...

Baptist Healthcare offers breast cancer awareness seminar today

¦ October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer incidence in women in the United States is 1 in 8 or about 13 percent. Even though studies have found that women have a 13 percent lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, your individual risk may be higher or lower than that. More...



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

County sees first death attributed to H1N1 virus

Undisclosed 52-year-old man died Sept. 28; schools' absenteeisms on the rise

The Santa Rosa County Health Department (SRCHD) on Tuesday confirmed the county's first death from H1N1 flu, heightening fears among nervous school administrators, parents and students. More...

Benson Building neglect obvious

Lack of upkeep, safety concerns could lead to condemnations

Ongoing efforts to work with the owners of the Benson Building are not bearing fruit, and both buildings could be condemned if the owner does not respond and continues to abandon them. More...

SSRUS offers disposal alternative

An option available to the Navarre Beach plant is a connection to the South Santa Rosa Utilities Services (SSRUS) - a system "with sufficient capacity to take the Navarre beach effluent," according to Vernon Prather, Director of Public Services fo More...



Island News

'Our' national park will be in PBS series on Sunday

WSRE's new documentary explores our local treasure

All this week on WSRE, PBS is showcasing a 12-hour, six-part documentary series, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," directed by Ken Burns. More...

Did you know?

Interesting facts about the Gulf Islands National Seashore

* Gulf Islands National Seashore is the largest national park in the United States containing a seashore — stretching 160 miles from Okaloosa County to Mississippi. * Two-thirds of Gulf Islands National Seashore is under water. More...

We're counting down 'cane season

As we begin the month of October, we can be grateful that we've not had to contend with any hurricanes this season, and also grateful that we have only 60 days left in the season, although we know that hurricanes do not adhere to the seasons as est More...


A weekend of Art and Wine

Pensacola Beach Chamber hosts second annual event

With a stroke of a brush and a pop of a cork, Pensacola Beach will transform into an artist's village during Art and Wine Weekend, October 3- 4. More...

Krewe of Bananimals host Luau, pig roast on Pensacola Beach

The Krewe of Bananimals will be hosting their annual Luau and Pig Butt Roast. It will take place at the Sabine Sandbar located on Pensacola Beach. There will be live entertainment provided by the Christy Campbell Band. More...

Little Theatre opens 2009-'10 season with 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

Pensacola Little Theatre's Studio 400 series opens its 2009-2010 Season with the touching and emotional drama "Tuesdays with Morrie." Based on the best-selling memoir, the play tells the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journa More...


Dolphins look to right ship with upset

Gulf Breeze hosts fourth-ranked Arnold Friday, looks to rebound from 44-16 Homecoming loss to West Florida

Martin Luther King Jr. once said the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. More...

Girls golf wins FCA; boys third

BY JASON THOMPSON Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com

For the second time in as many weeks, the Lady Dolphin golf team has won a tournament, the most recent being the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Tournament Sept. 22 at A.C. Read. The boys team the day before finished third. More...

Sports Schedule

Oct. 1 Girls golf vs. Navarre and Pace at The Club at Hidden Creek, 3:30 p.m. Boys golf vs. Catholic, Milton and Pace at Scenic Hills, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball at Choctaw (JV 5 p.m., Var. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 1 Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments 5:30 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Monday, October 5 Santa Rosa County Commission Committee 9 a.m. More...


From bagpipes to Bing, there's a song for every occasion

I enjoyed an interesting evening out attending the wonderful musical show at Pensacola Little Theater, Mel Brooks' "The Producers" - the musical comedy version of Brooks' hilarious film. More...


NWF Blood Services/ Studer winners named

Northwest Florida Blood Services last week announced the winners of its Save Our Summer Student Scholarship Program. Students registered for scholarship monies and to coordinate blood drives during the summer months. More...

Home & Garden

Monarch migration is under way

Every fall, a magical event takes place in the animal world. A small, yet amazing, creature may be traveling over your own head right now or visiting your backyard on a mystical journey home. More...




Heads Up Driving Week is Oct. 5-10

Everyone knows that drinking and driving don't mix. Well, something else doesn't mix: Text messaging (texting) and driving. More...

It's time to fight Florida's vaccine statute

Were you aware that Florida Statute 381.00315 (1) (b) 4 allows use of any force necessary to examine, test, treat, quarantine and vaccinate you during a public health emergency? It's enforceable by law enforcement officials (Fla. St. 381.0012). More...