January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Smile! You’re about to be on ‘candid camera’

.. Traffic-light cameras should be functional within a matter of days

Pending final approval from the Florida Department Of Transportation, the two trafficlight cameras at the intersection of Daniel Drive and Gulf Breeze Parkway soon will be active.  “They are in place now, and the software will be finalized More...

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Community

Broxson hosts oil claims workshop tonight

State Rep. Doug Broxson of Gulf Breeze is hosting a BP Oil Spill Claims Workshop tonight for those claimants that were initially denied.  The workshop will be held today (Jan. 6) at 6 p.m. at Oriole Beach Elementary School in Gulf Breeze. More...

Holiday happiness

Cub Scout Pack 102 visited Bay Breeze Nursing and Retirement Center to deliver hand-made Christmas cards, sing carols with the residents and play games. More...

Mardi Gras revelry begins

The 2011 Mardi Gras season is just days away, and The Mystic Krewe of Nereids has been sighted on Pensacola Beach preparing for the fun.  The Krewe of Nereids will kick off the carnival season with its annual King Kake Party at 3 p.m. More...

Sports

Pohlmann buzzer-beater lifts GBHS past Niceville 31-30

On a night where very few shots fell, it was the last shot that was the difference.  Addison Pohlmann made her 17th and 18th points of the game on a 15-footer as time expired as the Lady Dolphin basketball team edged Niceville 31-30 Monday.  More...

Dolphins drop pair at Barnstormer

The GBHS Dolphin basketball team hopes that the New Year will bring it some new fortunes.  The Dolphins lost its first two games at the Barnstormer Tournament at Bay High School on Dec. 28-29.  They were to play a third game on Dec. More...

Five stories to watch in 2011

While the 2010 Gulf Breeze sports season ended strong, with the Lady Dolphin volleyball team and the GBSA Blue Mites teams going on historic playoff runs, the 2011 year could be just as, if not more exciting.  1) A four-peat?  More...

Seniors

Month shy of my 95th birthday, I say ‘shoot for stars’

Believe it or not, I am still here for another New Year.  And what a lot of them there have been – too many to count! My 95th birthday will be rolling around on Feb. 3.  More...

Opinion

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Let’s get to work on stalled economy

On Tuesday morning, 58- year-old Rick Scott of St. Petersburg was sworn in as the 45th governor of the state of Florida. More...

Make volunteering your ’11 resolution

Now that the holidays are over, you might be trying to adhere to New Year’s resolutions.  I encourage you to make one of those resolutions to become a Covenant Hospice volunteer.  More...

City arms GBPD with 29 new Glocks

.. Chief says force has been using same guns for 15 years

Gulf Breeze Chief of Police Peter Paulding denies that his arsenal of new weapons is a reaction to last summer’s violent attack on three police officers and a canine officer.  But it’s fair to say the force will be ready the next tim More...

Andrews researcher arrested in Idaho

.. Rafael Escamilla is charged with indecent exposure on airliner

A prominent Andrews Institute researcher has been suspended after his Dec. 26 arrest in Lewiston, Idaho, on a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. More...

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News

GB man faces additional charges

A City of Gulf Breeze pickup truck suffered $9,500 in damages and will be out of service until the end of January after being struck by a wayward vehicle in December.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Felonies  12/28/2010  Rollo, Tina Louise, W/F, 40, 7500 block of Buckeye Drive, Navarre, driving with a suspended license.  12/29/2010  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue  For the week ending on Dec. 24, GBF&R was called for 15 emergencies. More...

School

Woodlawn Beach Middle students unwind with man’s best friend

Students in Mrs. Mills’ Reading 180 classes at Woodlawn Beach Middle School are enjoying reading with JoJo, a Reading Education Assistance Dog. More...

Faith

‘Keeping eyes on Jesus’ akin to ‘keeping nose to the grindstone’

I heard the saying “keep your nose to the grindstone” when I was a child. I wasn’t quite certain what it meant. More...

Obituaries

TIMOTHY L. CAHILL

1954-2010

Timothy Lang Cahill, 56, formerly of Navarre and a noted region golf professional, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, from complications related to cancer therapy.  More...

Home & Garden

Keep fresh air flowing during dry winter months

(ARA) – Winter is the season for being cozy, while spending long days and nights inside the comfort of our tightly closed homes. It's also an infamous time for feeling dry and under-the-weather.  More...

Four ways to stretch your dollar in 2011

(ARA) – The beginning of a new year is a great time to do some self assessment and figure out how you can make the next year even better than the last. More...

Why winterizing your fence is an important part of home maintenance

(ARA) – Winter rain and storms take a toll on metal gate hardware. Inexpensive gravity latches function fine when new. More...