July 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Cookie tins of pot lead to arrest of suspect

Authorities believe local man deals in illegal drugs

A postal service employee delivered two packages filled with marijuana, giving Gulf Breeze police officers the evidence they needed to arrest a Navarre Street man and search his home.   More...

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Braving the elements for a great cause

Volunteers work under the hot sun to erect playground equipment in the city park near Norwich Drive and York Street recently. More...

County Democrats plan monthly yard sale

The Santa Rosa County Democrats’ monthly yard sale will be held Saturday, July 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5746 Stewart Street in Milton. More...

Driftwood Garden Club bids adieu to spring season

The Driftwood Garden Club held its picnic, the last event of the year, on June 13. This occasion is always special because it includes spouses and significant others.   More...


Catch the summertime Blues!

It’s July on the Florida Gulf Coast, and those who live around here (and perhaps some others) know what that means – it’s time for the Blue’s to fly!   More...

Meet the pilots: What does it take to become one of the six men inside the machines?

Greg McWherter (USN): Flight Leader / Commanding Officer Cdr. Greg McWherter is a native of Atlanta, Ga., and graduated from Avondale High School in 1986. More...

Lots of music fills the summer air this week


Friday, July 9   Swamp music creeps into Evenings in Olde Seville Square   More...


Scoop’s Reading Challenge rewards 19,100+ area students

The Pensacola Pelicans and WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast partnered to host the 6th annual “Scoop’s Reading Challenge” earlier in 2010. More...

GBMS holds eighth grade Awards Night

Gulf Breeze Middle School honored its Class of 2010 during Awards Night last month.   Subject award winners   The following eighth graders won subject awards. More...


Calvary Chapel plans public vigil at Pensacola Beach Pier


In response to the oil tragedy in the Gulf, Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze is promoting a community prayer event at the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier on Sunday, July 11 at 7 p.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 8 Gulf Breeze Chamber Business Development Committee 8 a.m., Chamber Conference Room, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze   SRC Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Admin. More...


Expect pump prices to slide lower as economy struggles


A report released last Friday by the Labor Department showed U.S. payrolls decreased by 125,000 last month; a sign the economy is improving at a much slower pace than expected.   More...


Show appreciation to our visitors

Remember the old days, when tourist traffic choked Highway 98? When the lines in the grocery store were long, comprised of bathing suit clad visitors, buying a week’s supply of groceries and beer? More...

It’s good to see Boyle’s column regularly


To Senior Scene columnist Bette Boyle: More...

Day 80, and condition of Gulf is not good

Scientists at sea and sampling the Gulf at the scene of the BP oil spill are reporting plumes of oil throughout the water column for tens of miles from the blowout site. More...



NOTICE OF   APPLICATION   FOR TAX DEED   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DICK N OR BETTY N RILEY TTEE OF THE RILEY TRUST holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

Out of sight, out of mind

The unseen disaster of the BP blowout

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – While much attention has focused on the pictures of oiled birds, marshes and beaches, the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies recognizes these images represent just the “tip of the iceberg” o More...

Methane bubble-induced tsunami highly unlikely

While workers at sea continue to respond to the massive BP oil leak, there are substances beneath the surfaces of the waters and sand that might create problems in the future. More...

Long-Wiggins gets 2 years probation on bigamy charge

Pamela Long-Wiggins, the Gulf Breeze woman charged as an accessory in the July 2009 murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings in rural Escambia County, last week was adjudicated guilty of bigamy. More...



Island News

Avoiding the oil

FWC plan relocates local sea turtle nests to Florida’s East Coast

Sea turtle hatchlings face great challenges when they crawl to the water, swim offshore, and begin their lives in the ocean. More...

Life gives us fireworks, too

What a wonderful 4th of July we had this past Sunday. The weather was beautiful and so were the families with whom we celebrated. We enjoyed barbecue, one of those monstrous blow up water slides for the kids (and yes ... More...

Coast Guard pulls vessel

SRIA secures jack-up barge for air show center point

Santa Rosa Island Authority officials were scrambling last week after learning that the Coast Guard Cutter, Cypress, that was pledged to be the center point of the Pensacola Beach Air Show was called back to work identifying oil in the Gulf of Mexic More...


Navarre man gets 25 years for crash


State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Joseph Ronald Stewart, 27, of Navarre was sentenced June 30 to the maximum prison resulting from his April conviction on DUI Manslaughter and two counts of DUI with Serious Bodily Injury.   More...

SSRUS faces operating shortages

Could borrow $1 million:

The Gulf Breeze City Council once again is discussing the necessity of South Santa Rosa Utility Service (SSRUS) rates increases while also considering a State Revolving Fund Loan for nearly $1 million to reimburse capital expenses totaling nearly $6 More...

Candidates have until Sept. 3 to qualify for GB City Council races


Four Gulf Breeze City Council seats will be included in the 2010 Election: Mayor and Seats A, C and D. More...


Pfeifler commits to Auburn

¦ Senior-to-be to join former partner Kasler at SEC school

The Iron Bowl may not be until late November, but the Tigers did pick up a big win last week over the Crimson Tide in the form of GBHS senior Jen Pfeifler.   More...

Breeze second in tourney

The Breeze 14-under basketball team took second at the recent Panhandle Basketball Tournament at UWF. More...

deKozan to see a lot of familiar faces for 2010 season

After a few years away from the sport, Von deKozan returned to the sidelines in 2008 as the Dolphin ninth grade basketball coach. Last year he was the varsity basketball coach, replacing David McGreal. More...

Home & Garden

Quality products and service mark the Ace difference

Growing up, many of us sang along with the jingle “Ace is the place with a helpful hardware man.” Though the corporation no longer uses the song in its marketing, it is none the less true – Ace is the place with highly trained, hel More...

Highway 98 summer facelift ‘well under way’

'Time to plant, not plan'

Though the Gulf Breeze City Community Redevelopment District (CRA) will have to pay the bill, council is pushing for Phase II beautification of Highway 98 to complete a Phase I beautification funded by a $350,000 Florida Department of Transportation More...

Overdraft fee changes are on the way

(ARA) - There are new regulations going into effect this summer that could change the way your bank charges overdraft fees for debit card purchases. Are you ready? More...