February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

FDOT Secretary: New bridge will be tolled

¦ Alternative local funding could be in form of a sales or gas tax

Short of local area governments planning ahead of the new bridge construction to initiate local sales or gas taxes to raise the $102-$106 million dollars required for the “local share” for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge construction, expect More...

Fire tax approved; Romney wins P-22

¦ City voters side with Romney, could signal eventual nomination

Midway residents Tuesday gave their local fire officials the OK to raise the tax millage rate by two-tenths of a percent in 2013 and annually over the next 10-12 years.  More...

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Community

Children’s Chorus chosen for D.C. performance

When the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition convenes in Washington, D.C., next week, it will feature some of the brightest visionaries in manufacturing, defense, education, energy, medicine and healthcare.  They will gather at the L&rsq More...

First Monday Jazz Jam Session resumes to Unique Café

The Jazz Society of Pensacola (JSOP) will present its monthly First Monday Jazz Jam Session on Monday Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Unique Café, 51 Gulf Breeze Parkway.  The Jazz Jam generally brings in a full house of musicians and music lovers. More...

Property Appraiser to assist with Homestead process

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...

Entertainment

February is here, with 29 days of fun events

BEST BETS

February is here, bringing with it, not 28, but 29 days of fun events this year. Check out what’s in store for the next two weekends: Thursday, Feb. More...

School

Science Olympians seek community’s help

Studies have shown that U.S. high school seniors tested below the international average for 21 countries in mathematics and science. More...

‘Snowcoming Week’ culminates with dance after game

SPIRIT

In anticipation of Friday’s rivalry basketball game against Navarre, Gulf Breeze High School is hyping up the student body with ‘Snowcoming’ Week, which will culminate with the game and black-light dance for students on Friday.  More...

Class of ’87 reunion planned to celebrate 25th anniversary

BRIEFS

The Gulf Breeze High School Class of 1987’s 25-Year Reunion is scheduled for Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, on Pensacola Beach. Call 712-1634 for details or email gbhs87@gmail.com. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, February 2 SRC North End Tourist Development Committee 8:30 a.m., Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, 5247 Stewart Street, Milton Friday, February 3 Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce Education Committee 11:30 More...

Business

Pump prices up 18.3 cents in past month

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.43 a gallon Sunday. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Stop ‘improving’ Pensacola Beach

Anyone that has enjoyed the natural beauty, convenience, and the amazing quality of life enhancement that we are blessed with across our $1 Toll Bridge, needs to be alarmed over what our Escambia County Commissioners and SRIA officials are getting re More...

On the Spot:

What are your plans for Super Bowl Sunday?

“I’m going out to a sports bar to watch the game. I think the Giants are going to win.” Anthony Kolokouris Gulf Breeze More...

Overnight lane restrictions on Three Mile Bridge

    Crews will replace an expansion joint on the Pensacola Bay Bridge tonight. Eastbound traffic toward Gulf Breeze will encounter lane restrictions between 2 a.m More...

Teacher of the Year

Way! Woodlawn’s Baugus collects top county honor

Jeff Baugus said his first thought was “No Way!” when the local paparazzi and Santa Rosa County School District Superintendent came sweeping into his Woodlawn Beach Middle School classroom last Friday morning.  Baugus knew he was one More...

3 Gulf Breeze schools rank among state’s Top 40

The Florida Department of Education on Monday released a numerical ranking of the state’s 3,078 public and charter schools grouped by elementary, middle, high and combination schools.  Three Gulf Breeze schools received Top 40 rankings, le More...

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Island News

Naugas party in their

The Krewe of Nauga’s 18th annual Champagne Pajama Breakfast drew hundreds to The Dock on Saturday. More...

Ronnie Dunn will headline beach concert May 12

Ronnie Dunn, one half of the legendary music duo Brooks & Dunn, the most successful country music partnership in history, will appear May 12 in a concert to be produced on Pensacola Beach by BonfireJam and sponsored by the Santa Rosa Island Autho More...

SRIA tables vote on Master Plan till Feb. 8

Citing the parking allocation problem and public safety, Santa Rosa Island Authority members seem to favor option B, an elevated roadway over a pedestrian crossing but will delay the vote to proceed More...

News

Oxygen cylinder explodes in trash truck

A truck driver for the Waste Pro garbage collection service suffered minor injuries while surviving a major scare on Tuesday, Jan. 24, when two explosions rocked his vehicle.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  1/24/2011  Yager, Nicole Lynn, W/F, 29, 5400 block of Stage Coach Trail, Gulf Breeze, failure to appear.  1/25/2011  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Jan. 28, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 14 incidents. More...

Sports

Soccer rolls to District 1-3A crown

¦ Irwin’s hat-trick makes distractions fade quickly away vs. WFT

Distractions created by the suspension of a teammate two weeks ago did not deter the Gulf Breeze boys soccer team from achieving their first postseason goal for 2012.  More...

Manfredi, Doerr push wrestlers to 2nd place

¦ GBHS gets 2 titles, 7 medal winners at competitive region event

Greg Manfredi and Beau Doerr scored individual weightclass titles to help send the Gulf Breeze High School wrestling team to an inspired secondplace finish in the Panhandle Championships Jan. 20-21 at Mosley. More...

Double Bridge Run returns for 15th running

The 15th annual Pensacola Double Bridge Run, presented by Publix, is set for Saturday with a record of more than 3,000 athletes expected to participate in the 15K and 5K races on Saturday, Feb. 4.  More...

Home & Garden

‘One happy island’

Aruban vacation opens my eyes to ‘another’ paradise

Paradise is paradise, right? Wrong. I live in a paradise known as Gulf Breeze, Florida, (the gateway to Pensacola Beach). More...