December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School bus driver fired despite lack of charges

¦ Woman was driving bus on Nov. 10 when collision killed motorist

The Santa Rosa County School bus driver who was involved in the fatal crash last month in Navarre when her bus hit an SUV on Navarre Parkway has lost her job.  More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Tiger Point’s Willowood residents continue 5 p.m. Friday gatherings

The manicured entrance to the Willowood subdivision says “Private.” But the quiet neighborhood in Tiger Point is anything but – at least from 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday when the Driveway Drinking Society convenes.  More...

The Eagle (Scouts) have landed

Boy Scout Troop 484 congratulates its 2011 Eagle Scouts for their hard work and community involvement. Eagles and Officers are, from left, R.J. More...

Breezer Remesch is PAR Realtor of the Year

Dennis Remesch, a Realtor with RE/MAX on the Coast in Gulf Breeze, has been named Realtor of the Year by the Pensacola Association of  Realtors.  Remesch received the annual award for his significant involvement in local, state and national More...

School

AFJROTC, Junior Optimists collect Toys for Tots

The Gulf Breeze High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps and the Junior Optimist Club collected Toys for Tots and handed them off to Sgt. Williams from the Marine Corps. More...

Ramos, Patrick capture top honors in Rotary’s ‘Four-Way’ essay contest

The Gulf Breeze Rotary Club recently staged its annual essay contest for area schools and the winners were Madison Patrick from the Seventh Grade Division and Gena Ramos from the High School Division.  The topic is always “What does the Ro More...

Half-dozen GB teachers earn SREF grants

Six teachers from Gulf Breeze schools were among Santa Rosa County public educators who received 87 teacher grants totaling $15,225, the Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) announced last week.  More...

Faith

Coastline Calvary, Gulf Breeze Methodist plan special services

Coastline Calvary Chapel church again will hold its traditional Christmas Eve worship services at Pensacola’s Saenger Theatre.  Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. and  5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. More...

‘Jesus on Broadway’

The B.E.T.A. Repertory Theatre of Gulf Breeze presented ‘Jesus on Broadway’ last weekend at Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, December 22 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular meeting CANCELED Christmas Closures Gulf Breeze City Hall will be closed on Monday, Dec.  More...

Home & Garden

Looking a lot like Christmas...

Gulf Breeze families continue to be enthralled by one family’s holiday light display for a fifth straight year. More...

Dear Santa...

Gulf Breeze Elementary School students are making their lists and checking them twice

I would like some big markersyellow blue red black and brown.Can you bring my brother a carLighning McQuen? Can youbring my dad some video gams? Ilove you santa.Madeleine More...

Take some time off from lawn care

Many areas in Northwest Florida have experienced some cooler weather and some have even seen a frost. This means that warm season lawn grasses are going dormant for the winter. More...

20 acres of dunes on BP list for repair

¦ 4.2 miles of beach will get new vegetation, dune habitat under plan

From special reports  The first set of early environmental restoration projects that are proposed for funding under the agreement BP signed in April were unveiled last week.  More...

Caring & Sharing makes holiday bright

One of Santa Rosa County’s most enduring charities – Caring & Sharing – held its 33rd annual Christmas distribution to the area’s less fortunate residents. More...

Events

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Island News

With so much to do, Christmas is a season of forgetfulness

Have you ever had one of those days when you headed to Wal-mart to get a loaf of bread and some milk and came home with $200 worth of stuff, but forgot the bread and milk?  More...

Entertainment

Pre-, post-Christmas events abound

BEST BETS

The Days of Christmas continue to tick down to the grand day of celebration, and there is no shortage of things to do before and after commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   12/13/2010  Douglas, Shawn Michael, W/M, 38, 9000 block of Timber Lane, Navarre, burglary.  Giaquinto, Veronica Tasha, W/F, 35, 3400 block of Doddie Lane, Navarre, burglary.  More...

Emergency Reports

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue and Midway Fire District   For the week ending Dec. 18, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 21 emergencies. More...

Grinch steals Christmas display

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

A Fairpoint Drive resident reported the theft of a mechanical reindeer lawn ornament, valued at $75, on Friday, Dec. 16.  More...

Obituaries

JESSE VERNON JR.

1922-2011

Jesse Charles “Jake” Vernon Jr., 89, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 in Gulf Breeze.  Vernon was born Oct. 2, 1922 in Birmingham, Ala. More...

Business

Average pump prices highest ever for Christmas

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19 a gallon Sunday. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

In arguably the most famous newspaper editorial ever published, veteran editor Francis P. More...

County suspends impact fees again for 2012

Santa Rosa County Commissioners have extended the suspension of transportation impact fees for the fourth year, through December 2012.  More...