July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Navarre girl wins Pitch, Hit, Run crown

¦ Her path to Phoenix started at Tiger Point Park on May 1

Fifty years from now, Kallie Anderson will be able to tell her grandchildren about the time she became a national champion the grandest of stages.  More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Burns tapped by local charity

Judy Burns has been named the new Executive Director of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, effective Monday, July 25.  Burns will work with the staff, volunteers, Board members and the Board President More...

Interfaith Thrift Shop announces changes for donations, pick-ups

The Interfaith Ministries Thrift Shop, located at 4339 Gulf Breeze Parkway, will now accept donation drop offs from 10 a.m. More...

Evers plans area meeting on July 29

BRIEFS

State Sen. Greg Evers will hold a District 2 town hall meetings from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   7/5/2010  Hamby, Jonathan Michael, W/M, 25, 2700 block of Hillview Court, Navarre, burglary and larceny.  Gilroy, Ragen Paige, W/F, 23, 3100 block of Clemson Road, Gulf Breeze, battery.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending July 8, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 17 emergencies. More...

Traffic onslaught handled; burglaries remain problem

Fourth of July and Blue Angel traffic flowed smoothly through the city this week, with very few incidents.  However, there were a few burglaries to report.  More...

School

Nowling loving life at WBMS

Will Nowling will be entering his fifth year as an assistant principal at Woodlawn Beach Middle School. He has been in education for 25 years. More...

Chess, tennis among Nowling’s hobbies

Will Nowling has been an educator for a quarter century. The 2011-12 school year will be Nowling’s sixth at Woodlawn Beach Middle School, where he’s the assistant principal.  More...

2011-12 SANTA ROSA CO. SCHOOL CALENDAR

Pre-planning Aug. 15-19 Classes start Aug. 22 1st semester exams Jan. More...

Faith

GB Methodist seniors bound for Olde Seville

FAITH

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Seniors’ Music in the Park Trip to Olde Seville Square in Pensacola is slated for today, July 14.  More...

Obituaries

RAYMOND MURPHY

1955-2011

Raymond Robert Murphy Jr., 55, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.  Murphy was born Oct. 15, 1955 and was a native of Gulf Breeze. More...

Seniors

Aneurysms, AVMs topics of Sacred Heart seminar

SENIORS

Sacred Heart Hospital’s SENIORSpirit! program will present a free seminar on aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) on Thursday, July 21, from noon to 1 p.m. More...

Home & Garden

Flight-filled Friday fuels fun for fledgling

¦ Media flights an offer too good to refuse

In just a few short weeks my internship at Gulf Breeze News will come to an end, but I won’t be leaving without the experience of a lifetime. More...

Shots from the sky

¦ Reporter Scott Page’s photographs from the Red, White and Blues media flights

Team RV cruises over the new Pensacola Beach Holiday Inn Resort on the morning of July 8. More...

Rescue leads to Navarre Beach review

¦ Surfer saves woman’s life, ordered to leave swimming area because of ordinance

The Saturday morning rescue of a distressed Texas woman in the Gulf waters at Navarre Beach has prompted Santa Rosa County to launch a review of its ordinance that prohibits surfers from encroaching into public swimming areas.  More...

City: No tax increase expected for next fiscal year

¦ Council to freeze millage rate at 1.9% despite decline in property values

The Gulf Breeze City Council began budget hearings Wednesday and for the second year in a row – despite declining property values – expects to freeze the city’s millage rate at 1.9 mills.  More...

Broxson, Ford team up to back ‘Caylee’s Law’

¦ Local lawmakers will co-sponsor House Bill 37 in wake of acquittal

A Florida House of Representatives bill has been filed with District 3 State Rep. Clay Ford of Gulf Breeze and District 1 Rep. Doug Broxson, also of Gulf Breeze, signing on as co-sponsors. More...

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Island News

Tax office to offer driver’s license services

On Monday, July 18, driver’s license services will again be available in South Santa Rosa County, this time at the Governmental Annex, 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway, as part of the Tax Collector’s duties.  The Driver’s License offic More...

Red, White & Blues

Little Sabine Bay was chock full of boaters and floaters Saturday during the air show. More...

Fireworks, air show keep calendar full

Office productivity took a hit last week as the Monday holiday for July 4th stretched into the Blue Angels Air Show. More...

Entertainment

Project alive at Deadman’s Island

A crew aboard a barge began deployment of a special ecodisc breakwater reef at the Northwest end of Deadmans Island on Monday. More...

Get ready to blast off at the Naval Aviation Museum

Afeature presentation on the History and Future of Space by Dean Schaaf from NASA at 10 a.m. will highlight the Blast Off! Space Day event from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. More...

EAAA celebrates 35 years of stargazing

Last month we started our weekend public stargazes at Fort Pickens Battery Worth on Pensacola Beach, and boy, did we catch some interesting things in our scopes. The most exciting was a supernova, or stellar explosion!  More...

Sports

Dolphin baseball splits pair with Navarre

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team split a summer league doubleheader July 6 in Navarre.  Dolphins 9, Navarre 5: GBHS rallied from 5-2 down after two innings with one in the third, five in the fourth and one in the fifth.  More...

GBHS cheerleaders rake in awards at Auburn Camp

Lewis, Ezelle, Holifield named All-American Cheerleaders; captains invited to cheer in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

It may just look like a four foot long inflatable banana, but don’t tell that to the GBHS cheerleading program.  All three GBHS cheerleading squads competed in a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp two weeks ago at Auburn University. More...

Sports Briefs

GBHS Volleyball Camp July 18-22   Registration is currently in progress for the Gulf Breeze High School Dolphin Volleyball Camp July 18-21 at GBHS.  Fundamental Skills Session 1 (1 st -5th grade) meets 8-11 a.m. and costs $65. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 14SRC Commission Regular 9a.m., County AdministrativeCenter, Commissioner's BoardRoom, 6495 Caroline Street,MiltonSRC Zoning Board 6 p.m.,County Administrative Center,Commissioner's Board Room,6495 Caroline Street, MiltonMonday, July 1 More...

Business

Pump fuel prices rebound by nearly 13 cents

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 12.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.56 a gallon Sunday. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Area could benefit from park-and-ride plan

Traffic flows through Gulf Breeze and across the Bob Sikes Bridge every weekend.  Heavy traffic occurs beginning in March, when spring breakers make the trek from Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia to the sug More...

Space program not dead in state of Florida

Last week, Americans witnessed the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center. It was a historic time, and it’s sad to see the program end.  More...