January 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Will WEAR-TV go blank?

Mediacom viewers will see Alabama game, but weekend uncertain

Unless a signal retransmission consent fee agreement is reached before midnight on Friday, Mediacom’s temporary extension with Sinclair Broadcast Group will expire and WEAR-TV’s signal will go blank. More...

City ‘closer than ever’ to FEMA mitigation

¦ Two major steps to project funding have been passed

After over four years of working with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to mitigate the fishing bridge at the south end of the Three Mile Bridge, Gulf Breeze city staff might be close to success. More...

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Island News

Chamber reflects on a good year

Pensacola Beach chamber members gathered at the Hilton to celebrate what became one of the most successful holiday seasons in memory on Pensacola Beach. More...

Lines are long at toll pass office

Those who put off renewing their toll pass for the Bob Sikes Bridge may find long lines at the Santa Rosa Island Authority office. On Tuesday, more than 50 people were in line at 2:30 p.m. More...

Runners events coming Jan. 16

Over 1,200 runners are anticipated to participate in the Pensacola Runners Association’s annual 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon on Saturday, Jan. 16. The headquarters will be at the Days Inn Pensacola Beach. More...

News

Zoo officials target February date

¦ Gulf Breeze facility undergoing upgrades, will have grand opening

The Zoo Northwest Florida will reopen sometime in the first half of February. At least that is the plan right now, according to Zoo founder Pat Quinn. More...

Navarre woman pockets $2.26M in Florida Lottery

For one Navarre woman, the numbers changing on her calendar were of little consequence in light of the change in her bank account. Kimberly Brooks, 30, won $2.26 million playing the Florida Lottery. More...

New sermon series begins at GBUMC

A new sermon series begins Jan. 10 at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Fairpoint Campus. Join the church as it asks, “What’s the Big Deal?” about Salvation, Baptism and Communion. More...

Faith

First Baptist sets special studies

All ladies of the community are invited to four special Bible studies, “What the Bible Says,” held on Thursdays from 10- 11:30 a m. The classes will be held in the Renfro Building, and the topics include Angels (Jan. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 7 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Gala Committee 8:30 a.m., Chamber headquarters, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze More...

Business

Cold weather affecting nation’s gas prices

¦ Retail gasoline costs are $1 higher than at same time a year ago

Demand for heating oil continued to increase amid forecasts for below-normal temperatures in the United States through mid-January, pushing crude oil to its highest price in six weeks. More...

Home & Garden

Introducing the 2010 Florida Plants of the Year

The Florida Garden Select program, formerly known as the Florida Plants of the Year program, is designed to promote the use of plants that are reliable in Florida’s unique climate. More...

Tips to protect your home from severe weather

(ARA) - When people think of winterizing their homes, most often their heating bills spring to mind - along with insulation and weather stripping. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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

Night Work on the Pensacola Bay Bridge

Chipley –Weather permitting: Wednesday, January 13, crews from Transfield Services will perform routine maintenance on the Pensacola Bay (Three Mile) Bridge. A rolling roadblock will be used between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. More...

Hubbard is first GB baby of 2010

Aiden Edward Hubbard, son of Sabeena and Joe Hubbard, was the first Gulf Breeze baby born in 2010.Young Aiden arrived at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola at 2 p.m. on Jan. 1 and weighed in at a healthy 7 pounds, 13 ounces. More...

Local man charged in DUI death

¦ Walter Behrens, 21, was involved in Dec. 15 car crash in Navarre

A Gulf Breeze man who was involved in a fatal accident in mid-December has been formally charged with reckless driving, driving under the influence, DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage. On Monday, Jan. More...

 

Community

New fences, FDOT-funded beautification to define corridor

Thanks to a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant of $350,000 for highway beautification, the Gulf Breeze business corridor could look very different in 2010. More...

Cookie Rally set to launch campaign

BRIEFS

The Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle will hold a Cookie Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. The event will kick off the Girls Scouts’ annual cookie sale. More...

Gulf Isle Neighbors to kick off New Year at Civic Center

Gulf Isle Neighbors celebrated the Holiday Season with a dinner-dance at Tiger Point Country Club. The first meeting of the New Year will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Pensacola Civic Center, 201 East Gregory Street. More...

Sports

Dolphins win Kessler consolation final

¦ GBHS wins last two to take fifth in eightteam tournament; Milton boys, Robertsdale girls win titles

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team may not have won the second annual Dr. More...

SCORES

Tuesday, Dec. 29 Boys Roswell, Ga. 73, Catholic 66 GBHS 41, West Florida 34 Milton 53, Fairhope 29 Navarre 70, Ooltewah, Tenn. 68 Girls Robertsdale 65, Calvary Christian Academy 22 Wednesday, Dec. More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Obituaries

JOSEPH E. BOWLES JR.

1927-2009

Joseph Earl Bowles Jr., 82, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009. More...

DOROTHY FLUDE

1911 - 2009

Dorothy Marie Goebels- Flude, 98, of Gulf Breeze, passed away at her home on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009. Goebels-Flude was born June 13, 1911 in Newark, N.J. More...

DOUGLAS A. JENKINS

1963-2009

Douglas Andrew Jenkins, 46, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009. More...

Opinion

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Industry. Incentives. Economic development

What it means for Santa Rosa County, Gulf Breeze and other communities

Ever wonder where new industry comes from or what it takes to create industry growth? More...

Treats and coats collect in newspaper offices

Gulf Breeze News is a dangerous place to work during the holidays. More...