August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

2012-13 city budget to be tight

¦ City Council will maintain millage rate at 1.9

The Gulf Breeze City Council met late July for the first of at least two scheduled budget hearings to bang out the details of the 2012-2013 city budget.  More...

State increases per-student funding to Santa Rosa County

¦ But school district will be next-to-least funded among Florida’s 67 counties

Santa Rosa schools are getting an increase in state funding of $192 per student for the upcoming school year, which is a 3.25 percent bump.  More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Break out of life’s ‘trance’ with Youngblood

Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County and Emerald Coast residents are invited to wake up from the status-quo trance of everyday life to experience the joy in life’s journey.  More...

Tiger Point Park recycling bins relocated to nearby road

BRIEFS

The Tiger Point Park recycling drop-off containers have been relocated to outside the entrance of the park.  The containers were previously located in the parking lot of Tiger Point Park. More...

Lightning a major danger

Whisper Bay resident Ames recalls scary incident

Whisper Bay resident Tracie Ames received the shock of her life in July 1996 when she was struck by lightning while unloading groceries out of her car after a storm had passed through the area.  More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  7/31/2012  Zupko, Joel Christopher, W/M,  34, 100 block of Gilmore Drive,  Gulf Breeze, driving while license suspended habitual offender  8/1/12  More...

Shot fired on St. Francis Drive

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

Gunshots were fired in traffic on Friday, August 3 when the driver of one vehicle was suspicious of the vehicle following him. More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Aug. 5, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 15 emergencies. More...

Sports

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Drew Beiswenger throws out the first pitch at a recent Blue Wahoos game. Beiswenger and the USSSA World Series champion 8- under All Stars were also recognized before the game. More...

A Look Back... A Look Ahead

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds’ Double-A affiliate) fell out of first place in the Southern Division last week after being swept (losing four of five) in Kodiak, Tenn. against the Smokies (Cubs).  More...

Auburn poised to play spoiler role in 2012

Tigers’ QB battle boils down to Frazier, Moseley; Defense must get stiffer

The good news: The last time (2010) Auburn entered the season following an 8-5 campaign it went 14-0 en route to the program’s first national title since 1957.  More...

Home & Garden

GBHS 2008 alumni sings her way through Europe

Gulf Breeze High School alumni Caroline Bergan has traded the familiar sights and sounds of her hometown of Gulf Breeze for a summer of exploring, learning, and singing opera in workshops and programs in Italy and Norway.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mars rover ‘Curiosity’ just latest marvel

Perhaps somewhat lost in all the excitement surrounding the Summer Olympics is NASA’s successful landing Monday morning of a third exploration robot on Mars.  More...

Ladies, let’s get out and vote!

This letter is only to 70 percent of the female population of Santa Rosa County. More...

Photo

Houston, Texas, resident Dylan Smith, 4, visited the Gulf Breeze Fire Station recently while visiting relatives and received a tour from Volunteer Firefighter Brett Barfield (left) and Lt. More...

Child hit by car OK; speeding irks citizens

¦ 11-year-old suffers serious injuries in July Navarre Street incident

Gulf Breeze resident Vicki Allen had a clear message to the City Council after her granddaughter was struck by a vehicle speeding in front of her home on the 400 block of Navarre Street late Monday evening on July 23:  More...

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Island News

We come together as Americans, Olympians

As I write this article, the United States of America has won a total of 63 medals: 29 gold, 15 silver, and 19 bronze. Among them was our own Justin Gatlin, winning bronze for the 100 meter at 30 years old and in 9.79 seconds! More...

Entertainment

Blue Angels practice at the National Naval Aviation Museum

Catch Them Before “Back to School”

The Blue Angels will be back home in Pensacola soon and their next practices this month are scheduled for August 8*, 9, 10, 14, 15*, 21, 22*. More...

Big Muddy gets down and dirty with blues

Get ready to get a little mud on the tires as Big Muddy brings red-hot blues to Bands on the Beach from 7-9 p.m. More...

‘My Louisana Love’ film at PMA

The Pensacola Museum of Art is proud to present the screening of 'My Louisiana Love' a film documentary on love, loss, and resilience in southeast Louisiana's disappearing wetlands, on Thursday, Aug. 9. More...

School

Tatro promotion results in new resource officer at GBHS

There is a new School Resource Officer at Gulf Breeze High School after Kerstan Tatro was promoted by Gulf Breeze Police Chief Robert Randle.  More...

Obituaries

MARTHA FEHR

1932-2012

Martha Helen Fehr, 79, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012.  More...

PAUL PETTIGREW

1947-2012

Paul Edward Pettigrew, 64, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.  More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, August 9 South Santa Rosa Utility System Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall GBA Chamber Breakfast, 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., The Andrews Institute Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation District  More...

Business

Prices up 26 cents in last month

GAS WATCH

Early last week, it looked as though gas prices would stabilize. Instead, news of more U.S. jobs pushed oil prices to $91, and regional gas prices jumped an average of 10 cents.  More...

Grow your business with networking

Many small business owners are so overwhelmed by the dayto day burden of running a business, that they rarely stop to ask themselves the hard questions or even to analyze if the way they are doing business is actually paying off.  Networking can More...

How to score the perfect internship

Expo puts businesses out in front:

I know that I am personally biased as an employee of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber, but I am positive that you are going to want to swing by the Gulf Breeze Expo on Saturday, August 11th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shor More...