October 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Teachers’ union, schools agree on pact

Contract agreement must be ratified by membership

The Santa Rosa County teachers’ union and the school district reached a tentative settlement agreement in their contract negotiations for the 2010-2011 school year.   They have been in negotiations since July.   More...

Septic-tank law repeal possible

State Sen. Don Gaetz approached the incoming Senate President last week and asked for a special vote in November to delay implementation of the state’s controversial new septic-tank regulations. More...

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Community

Garcon Point Bridge Authority hopes to restructure bonds, avoid default

Bond insurers for Garcon Point Bridge are trying to restructure those bonds to head off the possibility that the Bridge Authority will default on the bonds that helped build the bridge. More...

News

Bridge Loan Program extended in NW FLa.

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House cleaner admits theft

A man reported that he was missing over $3,400 from an envelope that was in a drawer inside his home. The man and his wife left $400 in the envelope, then reported that another $100 was missing after a visit from their house cleaner. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   10/6/2010   Bryant, Eric Franklin, W/M, 46, 300 block of Dolphin Street, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation.   Matthews, Krystal Amber, W/F, 25, 9700 block of Parker Lake Circle, Navarre, violation of probation. More...

Sports

The streak is over! Dolphins beat Rams

Career night by deKozan, shutout by defense in second half help GBHS snap 21-game losing streak, 38-20 over Rutherford

Who says kids don’t know everything?   After scoring the last of his four touchdowns Friday, deKozan approached this sports writer, saying “put it in the paper – the streak is over.” Well, Mitchell, consider it done. More...

Lady Dolphin volleyball team makes history

Second-ranked GBHS’ 19-0 start the best in school history

The Gulf Breeze volleyball team, ranked second in the state in Class 4A according to the most recent Maxpreps.com poll, set a new school record last week with a 25-11, 25-8, 25-15 win at Pine Forest. More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Home & Garden

Protect your family with cybersecurity

(ARA) – You have a deadbolt on your front door, you always lock your car and at night, you pull down the blinds before you go to bed.   You want to protect yourself, your family, your property and your privacy. More...

Strawberry plants fit nicely in the home garden

In many parts of the country, strawberries are a summer crop, but here in Florida they grow best during the cooler months of the year. Plant yours between October 15 and November 15 to enjoy tasty berries in the spring.   More...

Opinion

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Bodovetz thanks those who stood behind him

LETTERS

On Thursday, Sept. 30, my wife, Joni, called me at work and told me the news that the state of Florida had dropped its criminal case against me after alleging that I burglarized a medical diagnostics laboratory in Pensacola on Dec. 19, 2009. More...

Referendum

Balancing the Federal Budget

Referendum Language: In order to stop the uncontrolled growth of our national debt and prevent excessive borrowing by the federal government, which threatens our economy and national security, should the United States Constitution be amended to re More...

GBHS Homecoming Queen 2010

Meredith Louise Chavers

Gulf Breeze High School senior Meredith Chavers is crowned Homecoming Queen for 2010 by school principal Sylvan Ladner during halftime of Friday’s football game at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Bodovetz’s nightmare finally ends

State drops charges in burglary case; resident wants his good name back

For 233 days, Joe Bodovetz spent his every waking moment struggling with being falsely accused of the widely publicized December 2009 burglary of a Pensacola medical diagnostics laboratory.   More...

Cyclist’s ill-fated journey not in vain; Spirit will prevail

¦ Cross-country bike ride was an effort to help oil spill victims recover

Roger Grooters’ bicycle ride across the country to raise awareness and funds for Gulf oil spill victims was a fitting metaphor for his life.   More...

Rec Center input sought

Meetings scheduled for Oct. 20, Nov. 9 at City Hall

The redesign and expansion of the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center is moving forward with the first of many expected workshops to solicit public input.   More...

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Entertainment

Beaches to Woodlands Tour fun continues this weekend

October 15-16 ¦ Oktoberfest at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – (4257 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze) Traditional food and live music make Oktoberfest an annual favorite on the Gulf Coast. Details: gslcgb@bellsouth.net. More...

Pensacola church hosts Greek Festival this weekend

Thursday, Oct. 14 “Thunder on the Gulf” Powerboat races, 15500 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key visitperdido.com thunderonthegulf.com “Schema” Art exhibit, thru Nov. More...

County Democrats, Republicans plan pre-election gatherings

BRIEFS

Santa Rosa County Democrats will hold their annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Milton Garden Club, 5256 Alabama Street, Milton.   Speakers will be Democratic candidates for the upcoming Nov. More...

Faith

Olsen officially anointed at St. Francis

A celebration of the new ministry of The Rev. Christiana Olsen as the Eighth Rector of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze was held Wednesday, Sept. 29.   More...

Obituaries

ROGER GROOTERS

1944-2010

Roger Wayne Grooters, 66, of Gulf Breeze died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 during his mission to cycle from Oceanside, Calif., to Jacksonville when a motor vehicle collided with his bicycle on State Road 20 west of Ebro.   More...

MAXINE HOWE

1911-2010

Maxine Green Howe of Gulf Breeze died Thursday, Oct. 7.   More...

BOBBIE MURPHY

1931-2010

Bobbie Jean Murphy, 79, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.   Murphy was born April 27, 1931. She was a member of Santa Rosa Shores Baptist Church.   More...

Business

Be prepared for return of federal estate tax in 2011

There’s never really a bad time to do estate planning. But in the months ahead, you might have an extra incentive to look at your estate plans. Why? Because changes are coming to estate tax laws – so you’ll want to be ready.   More...

Roche uses lifetime of skills to lead and serve others

Deborah Roche may be a woman at the helm of a normally male-dominated arena, but the Administrative Officer of family-owned Lifeguard Ambulance Service employs her full package of gifts and skills to get the job done with aplomb.   More...

Murphy enlightens group on airport

A large group from the Gulf Breeze Area Historical Society turned out Sept. 21 to hear Leo Murphy give an informative presentation on Hagler Field, now commonly known as the Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport.   More...

Legals

Legals

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