January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Couple pushes hotel intruder over balcony

¦ Pennsylvania guests left their door open to enjoy night air before rude awakening

Gulf Breeze Police are seeking a man suspected of entering a sleeping couple’s hotel room Monday morning.  The couple, visitors from Pennsylvania, were guests at the Quality Inn in Gulf Breeze on Sunday, Jan. 22. More...

SRSD boss accused by challenger

¦ Superintendent Wyrosdick denies rules were broken in re-election bid

The challenger to Santa Rosa County School District (SRSD) Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick claims the incumbent has used the authority and power of his office to intimidate other administrators in the district to help get petition cards signed and give More...

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Community

400-plus coats collected, donated by GB Hospital

Hundreds of individuals are staying warm at night thanks to Gulf Breeze Hospital’s winter coat drive.  More than 400 coats were collected recently and distributed to area schools and shelters for children and families in need.  More...

Auction draws large crowd

The Rodgerson family attended the inaugural auction held last weekend at the new Auction and Liquidation Services of Northwest Florida, 3044 Gulf Breeze Parkway. More...

Property Appraiser to accept Homestead applications locally

BRIEFS

Greg Brown, Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser, will be accepting Homestead Exemption applications as well as scheduling appointments in Gulf Breeze and Navarre on Monday, Feb. More...

News

Santa Rosa No. 2 in state FCAT rankings

Students in Santa Rosa County Schools are the second-best performing students in the state on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.  For the first time, the state’s Commissioner of Education used FCAT scores to rank the state’s More...

School Board seeks true-market value of land sought by city for filling station

The Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser is attempting to assign a fair-market value to property at 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway that is owned by the county school board and occupied by the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  1/17/2011  Vidrine, Daryl Joseph, W/M, 32, 2100 block of Bergren Road, Gulf Breeze, drug possession and drug distribution.  1/18/2011  More...

Faith

Methodist Church offers informative, fun activities

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church offers many opportunities for study and/or service.  More...

Obituaries

ODUSE TRAHAN

1912-2012

Oduse “Dago” Trahan, 100, a resident of Bay Breeze Retirement and Nursing Facility, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 in Gulf Breeze. Trahan was born Jan. 14, More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, January 26 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Special Rezoning 6 p.m., County Administrative Cen More...

Business

Don’t expect much price movement soon

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.38 a gallon Sunday. More...

Taco Del Mar to join Subway at old CVS building

Jim Moulton, Moulton Properties, has confirmed that Taco Del Mar will be joining the Subway Restaurant at the longvacant CVS building at 713 Gulf Breeze Parkway some time in the near future.  Subway employees confirm that their opening date for More...

Chamber Board approves referendum with caveat

¦ Midway Fire tax issue will be decided during Tuesday’s voting

The Midway Fire District received a major boost late last week when the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced its support of the Jan. 31 millage tax referendum.  That support, however, came with a caveat. More...

Decision 2012

Early voting continues through Saturday at the South Santa Rosa Service Center, 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway. On Tuesday, the Florida Presidential Preference Election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at precincts across the county. More...

TEAM’s future on life support

There will be no “TEAM Santa Rosa” after March 31.  There will be, however, an economic development board in place under a different name still doing the work TEAM has put in place, following all the projects in the Santa Rosa County More...

Mom sues GBSA over son’s injury

A Gulf Breeze mother is seeking damages of more than $1 million after her son suffered a brain injury during a 2009 Gulf Breeze Sports Associationsanctioned football game in Pensacola.  More...

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Island News

Yancy Spencer statue taking shape

Less than one year ago, the surfing world lost a legend in Yancy Spencer. And no where was the loss felt more acutely than in Gulf Breeze, his hometown.  More...

Concert details will be announced Thursday

Last October, the Santa Rosa Island Authority entered into an agreement with concert promoter Joe Lewis, the Milton native who brought the successful Bonfire Jam concerts to Chumuckla. More...

Entertainment

This week offers a ‘gumbo’ of good times

BEST BETS

From ice hockey to bull riding, or “The King of Rock-NRoll” to big band music, this upcoming week’s entertainment lineup has it all. More...

School

GBHS’ Harper is SRC Youth Volunteer of Year

Brandon Harper doesn’t like to boast. This quiet, unassuming Gulf Breeze High School senior constantly downplays his considerable achievements.  More...

GB Elementary students eyeing big ‘100th day’

Gulf Breeze Elementary students have been anticipating the 100th day of school with great excitement. They will celebrate the milestone on Thursday, Feb. 2.  More...

Sports

GB girls’ postseason streak ends

PHS’ 2-1 district semi win snaps third-longest streak in state at 20 years

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team was part of a once-in-a-lifetime match last week, but not one they’ll care to remember.  More...

Wight fourth at female state wrestling meet

Zoe Wight, a freshman on the Gulf Breeze High wrestling team, placed fourth in the 126-pound weight class at the Florida State Finals, a meet put together for female wrestlers Saturday in Orlando.  More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 26Boys basketball atChoctaw (Jv 5 p.m.,Var. 6:30)Girls basketball atTate (JV 5 p.m., Var.6:30)Wrestling at ChoctawTournament, 6 p.m. More...

Opinion

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League urges voters to check status

The League of Women Voters of Florida encourages all citizens to vote with confidence during this year’s three elections. The first election date is the Florida GOP Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday Jan. 31. More...

School Board meetings to be videotaped, eventually streamed

Residents from the south end of Santa Rosa County soon won’t have to travel to Milton to find out what is happening at school board meetings.  The board is having equipment installed this month to make it possible to have its meetings vide More...