January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Water, sewer increases OK’d by city leadership

The proposed rate increases for South Santa Rosa Utilities (SSRU) and city water and sewer customers went before City Council on Tuesday night and were approved unanimously.  More...

Recovering teen thanks Midway Fire for saving life

¦ Gulf Breeze High student Whitney Jones hurt in Nov. 22 wreck

Gulf Breeze teen Whitney Jones and her family just had the best Christmas of her life two months after she survived a near-fatal automobile accident.  On Christmas Day, Jones, 17, and her mother, Sherry, paid a visit to the guardian angels at Mi More...

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Community

Pensacola-area United Daughters of Confederacy to meet Jan. 12

   A regular meeting of Pensacola Chapter 298, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will be held Thursday, Jan.  More...

Christmas trees bound for recycling

Discarded Christmas trees were piled up at the Tiger Point Park recycling collection area Sunday. The trees will be ground into mulch and used in various ways. More...

Pen Air, U.S. Marines team up for successful ‘Toys for Tots’

BRIEFS

Pen Air Federal Credit Union teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps and Department of Defense to provide toys to underprivileged children in the community for the holidays. More...

Entertainment

New Year brings fun entertainment options

BEST BETS

The New Year has arrived, and those along the Gulf coast can expect more of the same great fun and some new entertainment options in 2012. Start the year off at the Pensacola Civic Center with Pensacola Ice Flyers hockey (Jan. More...

School

Rine captures title in recent school-level Geo Bee at GBMS

The final round of the school level National Geographic Bee was held at Gulf Breeze Middle School on Friday, Dec. 9, in the school’s library. The school winner was Grayson Rine. More...

Sports

Tops in Tavares

The GBHS boys soccer team went 4-0 to win the 16-team Hickory Point Invitational Tournament last week in Tavares. More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Dolphins win Hickory Point Tourney

McDaniel named MVP; Colbert named to All- Tournament team

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer team really enjoyed their Christmas break, going 4-0 to win the 16-team Hickory Point Invitational Dec. 27-29 in Tavares.  More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, January 5 SRC North End Tourist Development Committee 8:30 a.m., Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, 5247 Stewart Street, Milton Monday, January 9 Santa Rosa County Commission Committee 9 a.m., County&n More...

Business

Ugly year for motorists setting up at fuel pumps

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 7.5 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.25 a gallon Sunday. More...

Health

Winn-Dixie recalls 14.5-oz. Italian Green Beans

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is voluntarily recalling Winn- Dixie Brand Italian Green Beans sold in the 14.5-ounce can with a UPC code of 2114021236 and a best- by date of September 2014 because of a potential for inshell peanuts mixed with the green bea More...

Opinion

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First ballot issues to be decided Jan. 31

The race to determine a Republican opponent for Democrat President Barack Obama began this week with Tuesday’s Iowa Caucus officially launching the 2012 political decision-making process.  More...

GOV. RICK SCOTT

Ann and I would like to wish all Floridians a very happy new year. We are reminded of America’s servicemen and women who continue to sacrifice to ensure that Americans can remain free. We are very thankful for their service.  More...

Woodlawn Beach's Baugus is county teacher of year semifinalist

Three Navarre-area teachers also among 5 semifinalists

Woodlawn Beach Middle School mathematics teacher Jeffrey Baugus is one of five semifinalists selected by the Santa Rosa Education Foundation for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. More...

Polar Bear Plunge 2012

It seemed like a spring day Sunday as the New Year dawned on Pensacola Beach. More...

Fat al wreck suspects arrested

¦ Men reportedly were racing on U.S. 98 when collision killed woman

Suspects in a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 26 on Gulf Breeze Parkway in Midway were arrested last week.  More...

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Island News

Plunging into 2012

Hundreds of people turned out Sunday at the Paradise Bar and Grill on Pensacola Beach for the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge in Santa Rosa Sound. More...

Good intentions often fade, so savor the mundane and routine

So I make the turn off of Shoreline onto Sunset when I see all the effect of only one day of a New Year’s resolution. It was Monday and there were people everywhere. They were like ants. More...

Shaggy’s restaurant coming to Pensacola Beach

A vacant piece of property is being developed on Pensacola Beach and it will become a new seafood restaurant.  The property located at 701 Pensacola Beach Blvd., was formerly a retail store called the Palace. More...

News

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Jan. 1, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue responded to 21 emergencies. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  12/27/2011  Albertine-Chame, Blaise Khamisi, B/M, 21, 2300 block of Pine Needle Drive, Navarre, cruelty toward a child.  12/29/2011  More...

Police Report

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

An 19-year-old Gulf Breeze man was arrested in Santa Rosa County jail Tuesday after being charged with burglary, marijuana possession over 20 grams and possession of narcotic equipment. William Benjamin Gibbons was arrested at 1:40 a.m. More...

Faith

GBUMC youth leaders settling in, enjoy being husband-wife team

In August, Gulf Breeze United Methodist added two new youth ministers to its church family. More...

Obituaries

JACK McDONALD

1928-2011

Jack L. McDonald Sr., 83, of Navarre, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.  More...

ROBERT MORRIS

1938-2011

Robert E. Morris, 73, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. He is the father of Gulf Breeze City Councilman Dana Morris. Morris graduated with honors from the University of Alabama with a More...

JEFFREY UTSEY

1967-2011

Jeffrey D. Utsey, 44, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 after suffering from an extended illness.  Utsey was born March 23, 1967 in Orangeburg, S.C. More...

Home & Garden

Miracle child makes Christmas shine brighter

The Christmas season shone a little brighter this year because of a Gulf Breeze boy.  Connor Berry, 6, got the honor of flipping the switch to light up the Sacred Heart Christmas tree, roughly one year after he was diagnosed with leukemia.  More...

Make ‘super’ foods part of your new year

Did you make any resolutions for the New Year? Maybe you are like me and time management tops the list. More...

Pirate and princess join together in theme wedding

Yo ho, yo ho, it’s a pirate’s life for John Adams and his bride, Sandra Shigley, who not only live aboard a boat but also decided to customize their recent nuptials to fit their pirate lifestyle.  More...