September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

43 students unhurt in accident

Car collides with school bus on heavily traveled U.S. 98

Officials in the Santa Rosa County School District breathed a relative sigh of relief Friday after there were no serious injuries resulting from a frightening collision between a car and a school bus carrying 44 students on U.S. More...

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Community

Breezer wins ‘Expedition Impossible’

¦ Beach resident’s team prevails in ABCTV reality competition

Pensacola Beach resident and Gulf Breeze High graduate John Leo Post and his team, The Gypsies, won ABC’s first ‘Expedition Impossible’ on last Thursday’s finale episode.  The 25-year-old Post and The Gypsies beat out 12 More...

Sen. Gaetz touts legislative successes

State Sen. More...

Gulf Breeze gets new look, businesses

¦ Chick-fil-a, however, has not been confirmed for core area

At community planning meetings over the past decade, citizens have called for increased control and investment in the visual presentation of the city core. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   8/23/2010  Langner, Lance Richard, W/M, 34, 6700 block of Valerie Lane, Navarre, larceny.  8/24/2010  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Aug. 26, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 13 emergencies. More...

Old Eckerd building graffitied

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

On Aug. 23, graffiti was discovered on the site of the former Eckerd Drug location next to Gulf Breeze High School.  Later that same day, a Valencia Drive resident reported a bicycle, valued at $25, was missing.  More...

Sports

Ready for football? The Dolphins are

The anticipation has been building since the final whistle in last year’s season-ending loss against Navarre – the 2011 football season is here.  “I remember kids that were going to be seniors this year saying ‘I can&rsqu More...

Lady Dolphins volleyball roll over Navarre in opener

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team got off to a strong start in the 2011 season by rolling over Navarre 25-2, 25-9, 25-21 Monday.  Navarre didn’t score a single point on serve in game one, with one of its two points coming on a G More...

Baldwin breaks off 105- yard kickoff return for score in Seahawks’ loss

Three receivers were released by the Seattle Seahawks Monday – and one of them was NOT Doug Baldwin.  The 2007 GBHS grad and former Stanford star made a big statement Saturday, recording a 105-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Sea More...

Home & Garden

Mediacom upgrade for fall adds 100 HD channels

¦ Inernet speed to double, but some customers need adapters

Mediacom Communications will soon upgrade network technology to provide customers in Gulf Breeze and Santa Rosa County with an unprecedented channel expansion that will more than double its high-definition (HD) channel lineup. More...

Navarre Garden Club to explore ‘Pass-Along plants’

The Navarre Garden Club will begin its new year with a meeting Sept. 6 in the Tuscan Grill at Hidden Creek Golf Club.  More...

Get more out of your magnolia than just a flower

The beautiful blooms of magnolias have come and gone. More...

City of Gulf Breeze watching Gulf storm

Heavy rain expected here over next 2-3 days

Up to 10 inches of rain could saturate Fairpoint Peninsula, City of Gulf Breeze More...

FBI probes Santa Rosa dealings

County economic development under magnifying glass

A Grand Jury will meet in Pensacola on Sept. 27 to start reviewing numerous boxes of documents from Santa Rosa County’s economic development deals dating back to 2002.  More...

Santa Rosa teachers, School District reach salary agreement

¦ Prompt ratification could mean pay raises in October checks

The Santa Rosa County School District and the teachers’ union reached a tentative agreement concerning salaries for this year’s contract.  More...

‘Mr. Charley’ retires at OBE

Beloved custodian spent 30 years ‘teaching’ youth

Charley Womack arguably might be the best teacher Oriole Beach Elementary School ever had.  He’s been at the school since it opened in 1981. He probably unlocked the door that first morning as he has done for the last 30 years.  More...

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Island News

Engineers present their ideas for Beach

Public invited to comment until Sept. 12

The Concept u a l Master Plan for Pensacola Beach calls for improvements ranging from $200,000 to $29 million and include elevated walkovers, new signage, new landscaping, safer pedestrian walkways, and perhaps even moving the toll plaza.  More...

Bonfire Jam promoter may do beach concerts

The  Santa  Rosa  More...

Pensacola Beach Pier to offer new, reduced rates

Pensacola Fishing Pier manager Mike  More...

Entertainment

Seafood and Reggae and Beers, oh my!

Fun fall fest ivals are one of the great autumn traditions celebrated in most cultures around the world, and Northwest Florida is no different. More...

September brings fall festivals to Gulf coast

BEST BETS

September is here, and with it comes the first round of fall festivals along the Gulf coast. Unfortunately, the cooler fall weather is nowhere in sight.  Two festivals happen this first week of September. More...

School

‘Thanks, Mr. Charley!’

‘Mr. Charley’ credits OBE’s first principal, Dahlgren, for steering him in right direction

At Oriole Beach Elementary School, Charley Womack didn’t wear a uniform or a nametag. He didn’t need to, either, because everyone knew “Mr. Charley.”  What did he do at OBE?  Hmmm. More...

No school on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day 2011

BRIEFS

After a two-week sprint to start the school year, Santa Rosa County Schools will enjoy a vacation day on Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.  The other pre-planned vacation days prior to the New Year are: Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. More...

Faith

St. Ann/Our Lady show Habitat love

FAITH

St. Ann Catholic Church has completed 17 Habitat For Humanity homes for families in the Pensacola area, particularly in the Gulf Breeze and Midway locations.  More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Monday, Sept. 5 Gulf Breeze City Hall and Santa Rosa County offices closed for Labor Day Tuesday, Sept.  More...

Business

With Labor Day coming, pump prices might go up

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53 a gallon Sunday. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

For many, our photos are ‘watermarked’

Working with the Gulf Breeze News on the 50th Anniversary Magazine marking and celebrating the city’s golden anniversary has been a rare privilege. More...

Gun law no reason for alarm

LETTER

The Gulf Breeze Mayor and City Council seem to be doing a lot of excessive worrying about the new gun laws signed by Gov. Rick Scott. More...