July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County ready to capitalize on Airbus

Airbus is coming to Mobile. More...

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Community

Kormondy joins ‘GBN’ staff as reporter

Melanie Kormondy, a native of Bay St. Louis, Miss., has joined Gulf Breeze News as a staff writer.  More...

Webb, Baehr marry in Germany

Sgt. Jacob Randall Webb, U.S. More...

Trachys host big Fourth of July fireworks viewing gathering

Fourth of July delivered another wonderful Independence Day – a day of rejoicing, sharing food with family and friends and watching fireworks in the evening.  More...

Entertainment

Blue Angels not the only show in town

¦ MacQueen to once again open two-day show

Everyone knows the Blue Angels are the stars of the show on Saturday, June 12, but they are not they only show in town.  The air show attracts tens of thousands spectators and an array of aircraft both military and civilian. More...

Blue Angels, Blue Wahoos continue to thrill

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Thursday, July 12 Evenings in Olde Seville Square 7-9 p.m., Seville Square, Government and Alcaniz Streets, downtown Pensacola 850.438.6505 Thursdays in the Park 6-8 p.m., 8543 Navarre  More...

School

Harper selected as National Merit scholar

Brandon Harper of Gulf Breeze High School is among more than 2,000 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities announced Monday by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.  More...

School is out but administrators are preparing for August 20

School may be out, but there is plenty of activity at schools during the summer in preparation for the first day of school on August 20.  Carol Filek, administrative assistant at Gulf Breeze Elementary, said parents of kindergartners need to com More...

Faith

Beach baptism is July 22

Coastline Calvary Chapel Church will hold a special beach baptism at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 22 at Park East on Pensacola Beach.  It will be a great time of fellowship, worship and testimony through believer’ s baptism. More...

Obituaries

CHADSEY CRIM

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Chadsey Moseley Crim, 87, of Stuart, Fla., passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012.  More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, July 12 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Carolina Street, Milton Santa Rosa Flood Mitigation Plan Task Force 1:30 p.m., 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton  More...

Business

As expected, pump prices see significant rise

GAS WATCH

The national average price for regular retail gasoline increased last week for the first time since it peaked the week of April 6, when the weekly average was $3.92.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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S. Sunset Drive expansion nearly done

I am very excited about the new resurfacing of South Sunset Drive in Gulf Breeze. More...

Not all Democrats happy with Obamacare

LETTERS

(The U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of Obamacare represented) a dark day in America. More...

South End voters get opportunity to know candidates

Public forum created to determine who best understands South End

Thirty-four days remain until Santa Rosa County voters go to the polls for the Aug. 14 primaries. More...

Robson pleads guilty to child pornography charges

¦ Local resident could face 30 years in federal prison

Joseph Richard Robson, Sr., 72, of Gulf Breeze pled guilty Thursday, July 5, to production and receipt of child pornography and could face 30 years in prison.  More...

‘GB News’ rates highly in newspaper judging

¦ Page, Brannon collect seven awards in Press Association contest

Gulf Breeze News collected eight awards, including four first-place honors, in the Florida Press Association’s 2011 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest for newspapers in the 7,000 to 15,000 circulation division.  Reporters Scott Page and Pam B More...

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Island News

Trying to reason with the BP claim process

Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims website details who is eligible for compensation

Do you qualify for reimbursement for the BP Oil Spill settlement? More...

Our Lady of the Assumption hosts ‘cram the van’ in July

School won’t start for several more weeks but it’s time to begin planning for school supplies.  This month, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church is Pensacola Beach’s drop off site for school supplies for “Cram the V More...

Turtle ‘baby’ shower planned

A blessed event is coming soon, the birth of hundreds of very special “babies.” The fact that they are turtle hatchlings means that everyone is invited to this special shower on Saturday, July 28 at the Holiday Inn Express on Fort Pickens More...

News

Kelley seeks District 3 commissioner’s seat

Jeffrey D. Kelley of Jay is a candidate for Santa Rosa County Commissioner,  District 3.  “I am 42 years young, married for 22 years and have two children,” Kelley said. More...

Winkles eyes another term on School Board

Hugh Winkles of Milton is a candidate for reelection to the Santa Rosa County School  Board, District 2.  Winkles has been on the School Board for 20 years. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies and DUIs   7/2/2012  Daniel, Cal Hudson, W/M, 25, 3000 block of Coral Strip Parkway, Gulf Breeze probation violation  Dillree, John Lewis W/M, 77, 2000 block of West Bayshore Road, DUI alcohol or drugs  More...

Sports

Droogsma not only Dolphin getting looks

Fellow lineman Pagonis, receiver Sarra, defensive back Bookout among those looking to play past 2012

Last month, Dolphin offensive lineman Austin Droogsma received an offer to play football at Mississippi State University – his second from a Southeastern Conference school (Kentucky) and his eighth overall (Florida State, Clemson, South Florida More...

GBSA U-8s win USSSA Coach Pitch World Series

The GBSA 8-under All-Star Coach Pitch team won the USSSA World Series Saturday in Mandeville. La. Gulf Breeze needed the ‘if’ game to beat Carrollton Blue (New Orleans) 12-1 in the championship game.  More...

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

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Home & Garden

It’s barbecue season – inside or out

Landlubbers and boaters can enjoy summer’s best fare while watching Beach Air Show

(ARA) - It’s barbecue season, and no one’s ever going to complain about a delicious cut of meat cooked over a hot flame, no matter how you slice it. More...

‘The Blues’ are starring act of 2012 Pensacola Beach Air Show

While the the thrills begin Wednesday, July 11 at 8 a.m. when the “Blues” perform “circle and arrival” maneuvers above the beach, and they return Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m. More...

BEAT the HEAT

With temperatures and humidity expecting to be at an all time high, air show audiences can make themselves susceptible to much more than sunburns at this weekend's Blue Angel's Air Show. More...