July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

When Meagan goes missing

Family seeks GPS tracking device for use when . . .

Karen Splain is at her wit’s end trying to keep her daughter from wandering When Karen Splain heard the news in April that an autistic 11-yearold central Florida girl was missing after wandering into a dense swamp, the Gulf Breeze mother of More...

Recovery will be drawn out

Conditions are like January in July for area tourism sector

Things were looking good for Northwest Florida in early spring, but they took a nose dive within days of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, a fact that University of West Florida economist Dr. Rick Harper says is well supported with data.   More...

GBN Online Exclusive

Drum Corps International rolls into Santa Rosa County for show

SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH What: Drum & bugle corps competition When: Thursday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. More...

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New Gulf Breeze restaurant wows the palate

that he creates behind the sushi bar. Partner that with delicious fresh creations that Head Chef, John Lin brings you from the kitchen and you have the first fine restaurant in Gulf Breeze. More...

SRC Sheriff’s Office joins world of ‘Twitter’


The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office now offers the convenience of “Twitter” for citizens to receive law enforcement information.   More...

St. Francis ready to stage Literacy Fair on Aug. 4

The Episcopal Church Women of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze are sponsoring a free Back to School Literacy Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church’s Parish Hall. More...



Get up close and personal with pythons, snake-necked turtles, veiled chameleons, alligators and more!

Reptiles have crept, crawled and slithered from all over the globe to invade the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in Downtown Mobile. More...

Several big-name artists added to the 1st annual De Luna Fest band lineup

Headliners Bush, Daughtry and Dierks Bentley have been added to the De Luna Fest line-up finalizing an already impressive list of performers for its inaugural year including performances from Stone Temple Pilots, 311, 30 Seconds to Mars, Black Rebel More...

Check out Peltier as one of Loblolly’s ‘Women That Walk Right Through It’

Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce President Meg Peltier is currently starring in an emotional new play showing at the Loblolly Theatre in Pensacola. More...


Brown’s career continues in familiar surroundings

2006 GB grad, after four years with Argos, signs with Pensacola Pelicans

Kyle Brown is getting to ‘live the dream’ – and he didn’t have to go very far to do it.   Brown, a 2006 GBHS graduate, recently completed his college baseball career at the University of West Florida. More...

Legacy second at USSSA World Series

If several young ladies from Gulf Breeze missed church on Sunday, the Lord would have understood. More...

Davenport set for another busy season

Ryan Davenport will again coach the junior varsity volleyball team before trying to get the Lady Dolphin soccer team back to the state tournament. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 29 SRC School Board 1st Public Hearing 6:30 p.m., District Headquarters, 5086 Canal Street, Milton   Saturday, July 31   City of Gulf Breeze Budget Workshop 9 a.m., City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze   More...

Home & Garden

Kitchen, bath renovations remain tops, but go lean and green

(ARA) – When it comes to adding value and enjoyment to your home, kitchen and bath remodels still remain tops, remodeling and real estate experts say. But how people remodel is changing. More...

Be sure to scout your lawn for summer pests

Hot summer days and expected thundershowers are ideal for your lawn grass to grow and get healthy from winter injury or spring diseases, but don’t let your guard down just yet. They are also ideal conditions for lawn insects. More...


Video offers disturbing evidence

There’s a video posted on YouTube that everyone living in Santa Rosa County should see.   And I’m not talking about the alleged ‘Sign-Gate’ scandal involving state representative election hopefuls Greg Brown Jr. More...


Full Story

On the Spot:

What is on your bucket list?

“I want to travel to Europe, go skydiving and snorkel in Belize.” Kristen Dearie Pensacola More...

‘Sign-Gate’ blows up in House race

Broxson camp tapes opponent removing roadside campaign signs

Doug Broxson, a candidate for state representative, claims his opponent has stolen campaign signs from public property in Milton – a charge that appears to be verified by secretly recorded videotape.   More...

School Board, Commission candidates share ideas

Candidates for several races from school board to governor of Florida appeared and shared their opinions during Monday night’s election forum at Calvary Chapel Church. More...

Bonnie fizzles; cap nears

Local tourism, fishing industries still waiting for storm to pass

The winds seem to have shifted, so to speak, for Gulf oil crisis response efforts lately. But affected Gulf coast industries continue to tread water – waiting to be rescued. More...

County last in 2010-11 state schools funding

Apparent low cost of living contributes to per-student allocation

If Santa Rosa County Schools received the same amount of state funding per student as Escambia County will this coming school year, Santa Rosa would receive $7.4 million more than scheduled. More...



Island News

Moving Day

Workers remove turtle nests for transfer to oil-free zone

Officials from the National Parks Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) on July 23 successfully relocated the first of 11 sea turtle nests from the Gulf Island National Seashore Fort Pickens area. More...

PWCs OK in Nat’l Parks, for now

The United States District Court in the District of Columbia issued a ruling regarding a lawsuit filed by the Bluewater Network, the Wilderness Society and two individuals regarding the regulations that allowed limited personal watercraft (PWC) use More...

Ground your life in the sands of life and enjoy the beach

It happened again this past week. I was standing on the beach looking out over the sand toward the horizon when I was transported to another world. I found myself looking across the Gulf of Mexico with no restraint. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   7/13/2010   Ruiz, Franklin Buddy, W/M, 45, 2100 block of Nina Street, Navarre, drug possession and drug trafficking. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending July 23, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 17 emergencies. More...

Boat trailer stolen at Shoreline

Police Report

In two weeks, two boat trailers have been reported stolen from Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze.   More...


Olsen begins duties on Sunday

Reception for new St. Francis Rector will be held after morning service

The Rev. Christiana (Christie) Olsen will assume her duties Sunday, Aug. 1 at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze.   St. Francis parishioners are planning a big welcome for her following the service. More...




George John Hutton Jr., 84, of Bonifay and father of Gulf Breeze Mayor Beverly Zimmern, passed away Monday July 19,   2010 in Bonifay.   More...



John B. Wilkins, 84, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010.   Wilkins was born May 26, 1926 in Gaffney, S.C., the son of William R. and Carrie Bass Wilkins. He was a veteran of World War II, The Korean War and The Vietnam War. More...



Frank F. Davis, 87, of Navarre, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2010.   Davis served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator in World War II. More...


Regency Hospice expands to Northwest Florida

Monsignor Luke Hunt appointed board member

Regency Hospice recently welcomed Monsignor Luke Hunt to their Board of Directors. Regency Hospice is a leading health care organization dedicated to the highest quality of care for patients with life limiting illness.   More...

Trauma Intervention Program volunteers are there during a crisis

The call goes out over the dispatch: a family is in crisis after the tragic death of a family member. More...

Garage organization can prevent falls

Not just a place to park a car, the garage is an extension of the home - a back-door pantry for bulky items, a spot to store muddy shoes and coats, and an escape place to garden or tinker with tools. 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...