August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman convicted in DUI fatality

¦ Wanda Wallace gets 30 years for killing road worker

Modern, safer highway medians in the Midway area did not materialize without tragedy and heartbreak for at least two area families.  Wanda S. More...

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Community

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

Hoffmans’ influence seen all around town

George Earl Hoffman Sr., the oldest child of George Hoffman and Margaret Anastasia Hoffman, was born March 7, 1892. He married Alberta Monica Langford on Nov. 25, 1914.  More...

Dogwood Garden Club plans first meeting for Sept. 12

The first meeting of the Dogwood Garden Club of Gulf Breeze for the fiscal year 2011- 2012 will be held Monday, Sept. 12.  More...

Birth certificate availability moves south

¦ Service in South End will commence on Aug. 15

South End residents will be able to take care of another important piece of business close to home.  On Aug. 15, the South Santa Rosa office of the Santa Rosa Health Department will begin offering Birth Certificates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 7/24/2010 Lanier, Thomas Edward, W/M, 28, 8400 block of Racing Lane, Navarre, larceny. 7/25/2010 More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending July 29, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 6 emergencies. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

Motorcyclist dies on overpass   More...

Sports

Writers’ expectations low, goals high for AU

¦ Tigers return only five starters from 2010 BCS National Title

First in a series  I F the Auburn Tigers learned anything from their 2010 BCS Championship season, it’s to not worry about expectations, high or low.  More...

Bushwacker 5K still has room for late entries

The Capt’n Fun Bushwacker 5K Run is this Saturday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 a.m., and is sponsored by the Capt’n Fun Runners to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.   More...

Boyles, Fogleman capture ‘Summer Slam’

¦ Ex-Tide, Tar Heel stars fend off Brock Sakey, Blaze Schwartz

With a blistering weekend heat index over 110 degrees, 62 teams of men’s and women’s doubles braved the heat for tennis matches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 29-31, at The Club in Gulf Breeze.  More...

Obituaries

YVONNE BARNES

1930-2011

Yvonne Livings Barnes, 80, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011.  More...

LORETTA RIATUSSO

1955-2011

Loretta Margaret Riatusso, 56, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Tuesday, July 26 in an automobile accident.  Riatusso was born May 3, 1955 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a longtime resident of Gulf Breeze.  She was preceded in death by her daugh More...

SHIRLEY SMITH

1927-2011

Shirley L. (Hoggard) Smith, 84, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011.  Smith was born April 1, 1927 in Chicago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl O Smith.  More...

Opinion

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Principal’s arrest shocks Santa Rosa residents

The arrest last week of Avalon Middle School Principal and former Gulf Breeze High School teacher/coach Steven McHenry sent shockwaves throughout the EscaRosa region. More...

‘Let’s get to work’ more than campaign slogan

Making donuts, cleaning phone booths, delivering newspapers and selling groceries – all are previous jobs of Gov. Rick Scott and tasks he will perform as part of ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Days.  More...

Jury says Long assisted murderer

¦ Pamela Long found guilty of being accessory in robbery, murder of Billings couple in ’09

A six-member jury handed down a guilty verdict last Thursday for Pamela Long of Gulf Breeze, charged with being an accessory after the fact to the robbery and murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings.   More...

Ex-GBHS coach, teacher accused of exposure, lewd behavior

¦ Principal at Avalon Middle School replaced by HNIS’ David Sigurnjak

The Avalon Middle School principal arrested in Pensacola last Thursday, July 28, on misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and lewd and lascivious behavior taught at Gulf Breeze High School from 1994 to 2006.  More...

Lifeguard Ambulance gets 10-year contract extension

Lifeguard ambulances will be the only ones servicing Santa Rosa County for the next 11 years.  Santa Rosa County Commissioners extended their contract with Lifeguard for an additional 10 years when it expires in October 2012. More...

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Island News

Ouch! Don’t stir up the hornet’s nest

I did it again last week; I stirred up a wasp’s nest. If you were a fly on the wall (or backyard fence) at the Kale house, you would have been doubled over in a full belly laugh. More...

Entertainment

Oh, we want the funk!

¦ Is Pensacola ready for George Clinton?

“Oh, we need the funk, gotta have that funk!” So goes the chorus of George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic’s hit song “We Want the Funk.”  Well, on Aug. More...

Sandshaker hosts Bushwacker Beach Weekend Aug. 5-7

FUN BRIEFS

The first weekend of August is a celebration of a famous Pensacola Beach creation – the Bushwacker. The Sandshaker Lounge is hosting its annual Bushwacker Beach Weekend party Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. More...

Amberjack season reopens Aug. 1

Red Snapper season is officially over for 2011, and it will go down in the books as the shortest season ever, here on the Gulf coast. One thing’s for sure – this season will be remembered by many anglers as the best ever.  More...

School

Meet ‘the face of OBE’

Schermerhorn has served as OBE secretary for six years

Say hello to “the face of OBE.” As soon as you walk through the doors at Oriole Beach Elementary School, you’ll be greeted by the warm smile of Mrs. More...

Sales Tax Holiday arrives next Friday, lasts 3 days

Gulf Breeze News  The Florida Department of Revenue announced that a 2011 Sales Tax Holiday will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 and last through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. More...

2011-12 SANTA ROSA CO. SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Faith

Little bit of respect can go a long way

We see them almost every day but do we really see them? I am talking about cashiers, sales and stock people. More...

Business

Pump prices retreat, but costs up 95 cents in year

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.69 a gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

VEGGIES APLENTY!

Don’t forget to share your bountiful harvest

(ARA) – Plenty of tender, loving care went into those vegetable seedlings planted this spring. Weeks of watering, weeding, pruning and feeding have likely resulted in a harvest so bountiful, it is beginning to overwhelm the kitchen.   More...

Why you should protect your dog from Lyme disease, and how you can do it

The urge to be outside during summer is something that's shared by people and dogs. More...

Take the itch out of Summer

It's summertime, and the livin'' is itchy – especially if you spend time outside during dusk or dawn. The best ways to avoid mosquito bites are to stay out of mosquito infested areas, wear protective clothes, and use insect repellent.  More...