September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Critics want fire tax relief

Broxson, others say Midway Fire funding unfair

State Rep. Doug Broxson says the funding method for Midway Fire District is not fair and he plans to back an effort to ensure that all property owners bear the burden of paying fire protection taxes.  More...

Termite education workshops aim to prevent costly damage

South Santa Rosa County, as previously reported in Gulf Breeze News on June 21, has experienced a significant increase of infestation from the Formosan subterranean termite. More...

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Community

GBUMC invites all to Bible study

Gulf Breeze United Methodist invites the entire community to participate in a Bible study led by Janeese Spencer beginning on Thursday, Oct. More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  Sep. 30, 2004  More...

Shopping season starts at hospital

My plan is to attend as many as civic and social clubs as possible in September and October. I have visited two clubs already but took some time out to fulfill a personal dream of mine to stay at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Ala.. More...

School

Reese among Woodlawn Beach ‘HEROs’

Woodlawn Beach Middle School is recognizing students this year for being HEROs as part of a program originally meant to address bullying but adapted to promote better behavior in all areas of student life.  More...

Sports

Dolphins roll in district opener 42-14

GBHS hosts fourth-ranked 1A Northview for Homecoming Friday

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team will host the Northview Chiefs for Homecoming Friday night, but coach Chris Nemith expects the Chiefs to act more like hornets.  More...

Lady Dolphins hand Catholic first loss of season

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball was challenged last week at Catholic, but rallied from a game down to win 22-25, 25-13, 25-13, 25-21. It was the first loss of the season for Catholic (6- 1), while GBHS improved to 10-1 with the win.  More...

‘Next Man In’ paying big dividends for Dolphins

As a sports writer, there are always certain players that will always get in the paper – quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers primarily.  More...

Home & Garden

The Blake residents rediscover art in everyday life

Tai chi, yoga, football parties and wine tastings. That sounds like the activities of a person in his or her physical prime, of someone who knows how to live life, enjoy community amenities, and of someone who is looking to learn new things.  More...

Local youth plan community fundraiser in support of Humane Society

It is not unusual for children and preteens to have an affinity for animals; one of the most common requests children in our culture make is the petition for a puppy or a kitten to be added to their family. More...

Arnold band members treated for illness

¦ Heat stress sends estimated dozen to Gulf Breeze Hospital

One Arnold High School band member was treated for heat exhaustion and approximately a dozen others also were transported to a local hospital as a precaution during Friday night’s football game at Gulf Breeze High School.  The drama starte More...

Internet sleuths detect Robson porn

A team approach to aggressively working suspected cases of heinous child pornography crimes is at the heart of the recent arrest, indictment and conviction of Gulf Breeze resident Joseph Richard Robson Sr., according to Chad Berry, Resident Agent in More...

2012 GBHS Homecoming Court; queen to be crowned Friday

These young Gulf Breeze High School ladies comprise the 2012 GBHS Homecoming Court. The queen will be crowned Friday night during halftime of the GBHS-Northview football game. More...

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Island News

After DeLuna Fest, island welcomes songwriters

A picture-perfect weekend wowed musical acts and festival goers alike at the third DeLuna Fest concert event.  Toll numbers indicate the festivals success as over 7,000 more cars traveled across the Bob Sikes bridge to Pensacola Beach than on th More...

Smudges mark the spots

Nancy has a great family and a clean house. A painted portrait of one of her two daughters hangs in the dining room. The portrait points to better days: days before the pain of life was revealed through words like cancer breathtaking. More...

News

3rd West Nile case confirmed in county

The Santa Rosa County Health Department continues its mosquito-borne virus alert. An additional case of human West Nile Virus has been reported, bringing the total to three.  More...

Elliott seeks Seat 4 on county School Board

ELECTION 2012

Charles Elliott of Pace is running for Santa Rosa County School Board District 4 in the Nov. 6 general election.  “I have lived my life of 50 years in Santa Rosa County, attended and graduated from the Santa Rosa ”. More...

Budget adopted; CDB grant being pursued

CITY HALL

After no public comment at the final public hearing last Tuesday at City Hall, the Gulf Breeze City Council passed the millage rate and adopted a budget for the Fiscal Year beginning Oct. More...

Obituaries

MARY MATTHEWS

1974-2012

Mary C. Matthews, 38, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at her home.  Matthews was born to Mike and Cathy Kirkman in Bloomington, Ind., on Sept. 4, 1974. She graduated from Bloomington High School South.  More...

BOBBIE VERNON

1929-2012

Bobbie Snider Vernon, 83, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.  Vernon was born June 16, 1929 in Oak Grove, Ala. She had been a resident of Gulf Breeze since 1967. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, September 27 Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administration Building, Board Room Commission Special - Rezoning, 6 p.m., Santa Rosa County Administration Building, Board Room  More...

Opinion

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Amendment 5

State Courts

Synopsis: This proposed amendment would alter the balance of power among the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government. More...

Amendment 6

Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions; Construction of Abortion Rights

Synopsis: Federal law prohibits the expenditure of federal funds for most abortions (exceptions include rape, incest and threats to a mother’s life). If passed, Amendment 6 would enshrine those prohibitions in the state constitution.  More...