August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

PSC campus taking shape

Nantahala Beach Road facility on track for ’12 opening

South Santa Rosa County’s newest resident soon will be nestling into its new home on Nantahala Beach Road. More...

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Community

GBHS’s Philips meets with national leaders at youth conference

This summer, 257 outstanding high school students from across the United States, including rising junior Hailey Philips of Gulf Breeze, took part in a unique leadership development conference in the nation’s capital. More...

Jesters krewe derby, mullet toss for Sept. 5

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters will host their 4th Annual Rubber Duck Derby and Mullet Toss on Sept. 5 at Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach. Festivities will begin at 11a.m. More...

Council says ‘no’ to more reader boards; art gets boost

CITY HALL

For years, the Gulf Breeze City Council has struggled to balance its community redevelopment district design guidelines with the needs and desire of businesses.  More...

Entertainment

Laughter is often the best medicine

Covenant Hospice hosts annual ‘Evening of Comedy’ August 20

Covenant Hospice is hosting its 17th Annual Evening of Comedy: "Decades of Music," a gala-style event on Saturday, Aug. More...

Enjoy Florida’s natural beauty on paddle, hike

FUN BRIEFS

The Florida Trail Association August calendar has two fun events for our area:  More...

Beaches to Woodlands schedule released

September 24 marks the first day of the annual county event

The 8th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County will once again showcase the area's diversity with more than three dozen familyfriendly events staged weekends in late September and throughout five weekends in October.  The tour is More...

School

Droogsma bleeds blue & gold

Gulf Breeze schools long have been her second home

Of all the teachers and administrators at Gulf Breeze High School, it would be hard to find one that bleeds blue and gold more than Trish Droogsma.  More...

Health academy set to begin at GB High; equipment needed

Approximately 25 freshmen will be the first students enrolled in Gulf Breeze High School’s new Academy for Health and Medical Professions.  The four-year, elective curriculum will enable participates to eventually earn a nursing assistant More...

ORIENTATIONS

¦ Gulf Breeze Middle: Orientation is Friday, Aug. 19, at the following times: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., seventh grade; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., eighth grade; noon to 2 p.m., sixth grade & new students. School hours in 2011: 7:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

JO MIX NUTT

1933-2011

Jo Campbell Mix Nutt, 78, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.  More...

Business

Prices rebound after crude’s dramatic downslide

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 7.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.56 a gallon Sunday. More...

Grandparents might need to balance gifts, goals

Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 11 this year. More...

Opinion

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High schoolers, heed these snippets of advice

It’s past mid-August now, and school is about to resume in Gulf Breeze. It’s the time of year that I like to climb up on my soapbox and give the high school kids a little advice. More...

Three Mile Bridge could be a fishing pier

LETTERS

On July 26, the first meeting of the Project Advisory Group for the replacement of the Three Mile Bridge was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pensacola. More...

Weeks poised to lead GBHS

Challenge No. 1 is managing mandated new six-period daily schedule

School starts Monday, Aug. More...

Replacement bridge likely 3 lanes in each direction

The Pensacola Bay Bridge will be replaced by 2016, and it will be taller and wider than the current three-mile span. More...

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Island News

Residents eligible for $150,000 in grants

Pensacola Beach is #1 on FEMA list of Severe Repetitive Loss Homes

Pensacola Beach topped another list recently, a designation as the highest severe repetitive loss area in the state.  “We are firmly on FEMA’s radar,” said Santa Rosa Island Authority Director of Development and Leasing Paolo G More...

Boat landings are slick and sharp, so be careful and wear shoes

The ER not part of my Saturday evening plans, but that’s where I found myself after a small accident at the Woodlawn Beach boat ramp.  More...

SRIA OKs concert site plan

DeLuna Fest is on track for its mid-October concert event, as the Santa Rosa Island Authority board approved the site plan and contract. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   8/11/2010  Smith Sr., William Thomas, W/M, 83, 8100 block of Calle Mio, Navarre, lewd and lascivious behavior.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Aug. 12, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 26 emergencies. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

Officers stopping a vehicle with a broken tail light ended up discovering an array of narcotics equipment, including items used in sale and distribution of marijuana.  More...

Sports

Can Gators stay healthy?

The Florida Gators begin the Will Muschamp era with lots of talent and as many question marks

Gone is Urban Meyer and the elusive spread option attack that helped the Florida Gators win two national titles in his six seasons at the school. Gone, too, are the regularly lofty expectations garnered by Meyer's squads.   More...

SEC MEDIA PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

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FLORIDA 2011 SCHEDULE

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Aug. 18Santa Rosa CountyLibrary Advisory Board 4p.m., County AdministrativeCenter, Commissioner's BoardRoom, 6495 Caroline Street,MiltonMonday, Aug. More...

Health

Catfish: tasty to eat but a danger to feet

Most beachgoers are wary of the threats in the Gulf of Mexico when they see the purple flag warning of dangerous marine life. More...

Home & Garden

A beautiful memory

¦ Friends, teammates dedicate Becky Rockett Memorial Garden

Some people in life are too precious, too beautiful to forget. More...

Aliens attack and drive out natives

The U.S. More...