January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Hooters workers jailed

Five former employees of the Hooters on Pensacola Beach recently plead guilty to mail fraud and filing false claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and will be forced to pay back more than $85,000 in restitution to the Deepwater Horiz More...

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Community

Rotary seeking nominations for teacher, citizen of the year

Rotary International stresses service to others above self, and Gulf Breeze Rotary each year recognizes a teacher, Law Enforcement Officer and citizen of the year to salute outstanding servants in our community.  More...

FLASHBACKS

30 Year Ago January 26, 1984 More...

Driftwood Garden Club donates tree

On a brisk but beautiful sunny day, January 17, Driftwood Garden Club members gathered at Hodges Park to celebrate Arbor Day. This was an impressive event organized by Janet Kahn and Cindy Gross, both members of the club.  More...

News

City aims to change police pension plan

The sluggish economy is affecting police pension plans, and the City is asking for changes to the amount policemen contribute to their retirement.  More...

Navarre man charged with sexual assault on minor

A Navarre man is behind bars after a minor came forward telling law enforcement that the 70-year-old man molested her for years.  The suspect, Paul Small, Jr. More...

Man jailed over biscuit pan assault

A verbal altercation over a beer landed a 71-year-old man in jail after he struck a person in the face with a biscuit pan back on January 16.  According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff arrest report, James Adams, a GB resident, got in a dispute More...

Sports

Lady Dolphins drop district title heartbreaker in double overtime, 2-1

For the second time in the last four years, the Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team will start regional tournament play on the road after losing 2-1 in double overtime to West Florida Friday at Brosnaham Park.  More...

Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 23 Girls soccer at Panama City Mosley in Region 1-3A Quarterfinal, 7 p.m. Boys basketball at Choctaw (Ninth grade 4 p.m., JV 5:30, Var. 7) Girls basketball at Pace (JV 5, Var. 6:30)   More...

Results

Tuesday, Jan. 16 Pace 35, Dolphin ­basketball 33 Dolphin soccer 1, Navarre 1   More...

Home & Garden

Tech collectors

High school students collecting laptops for college-bound teens

The Take Stock in Children program has two new student caretakers this year with a goal of providing over $40,000 in computers to Santa Rosa county underprivileged teens. More...

Veteran’s Group proposes new sculpture

The Gulf Coast  Veterans Advocacy  Council held its  2014 VIP Speaker  Series Kick-Off Dinner on Friday, January 10 at The Angus Restaurant in Pensacola.  More...

It's nice to have a second home

Some friends of mine recently purchased a home here in our community. It is a “second home.” They are from Virginia Beach and live there most of the year. They recently retired and love the feel of this area. More...

Legals

Legals

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE   More...

Breaking News - 1/28/2014 2:35 PM

Forecast: Ice, cancellations, confusion

Rare winter storm predicted for Tuesday, Wednesday

A flurry of cancellations Monday included schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, Pensacola State College, county offices, meetings and more. More...

Former tax collector exec. gets jail time

The former Santa Rosa County Chief Deputy Tax Collector who was charged with multiple counts of sexual battery on several juveniles was sentenced to jail time last week.  Edward Collinsworth, 46, was sentenced to serve 11 months, 29 days in jail More...

Adams Homes founder dies of cancer

Cancer felled a large man last week, a man not only large in stature but also in impact.  Wayne Adams succumbed Sunday, Jan. 12 at age 60.  More...

Events

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Entertainment

Travel to Destin Saturday to sample gumbo

The Destin History & Fishing Museum announces their Annual Gumbo Contest and Silent Auction Fundraiser. The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Destin Community Center from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  More...

| WEEK OF JANUARY 23-30 |

Festivals & Entertainment

Thursday, Jan. 23  n Year of Shakespeare Monologue Showcase, 7 p.m., West Florida Public Library, downtown branch atrium. Free. setsco.org   More...

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is crazy good

When I heard that Martin Scorsese’s new film would star Leonardo DiCaprio, I was overjoyed. More...

School

GBES students raise the roof for Literacy Week

Literacy Week

Literacy week culminated in a rooftop “rescue” from the Gulf Breeze Fire Department Friday at Gulf Breeze Elementary School.  GBE students raised the roof on reading this week, celebrating literacy week by combining to read 90,000 mi More...

Photo

GBMS did three fundraisers to collect money for Caring and Sharing of South SRC Christmas Distribution held the week prior to Christmas at Oriole Beach Elementary School. More...

Ice Flyers visit WBMS

As part of a Literacy Week treat for the children at Woodlawn Beach Middle School, several members of the Ice Flyers visited the school on January 16 to sign autographs and encourage reading. More...

Obituaries

JANIS LYNETTE GRACE STRENGTH

1934 – 2014

Janis Strength passed away peacefully at home in Gulf Breeze on January 14, 2014 due to complications from a fall. Janis was the youngest of three girls. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

thursday, January 27  County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Board of County Commission Chambers, Milton Commission Special Rezoning Meeting, 6 p.m., Board of County Commission Chambers, Milton   More...

Health

Nationally certified PA joins Gulf Coast Dermatology

Health Briefs

Gulf Coast Dermatology is expanding in Santa Rosa County to better serve the needs of residents in Gulf Breeze, Milton, and Navarre. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bringing my office to you

From the moment I was elected in November 2010, one of my top priorities has been to ensure that every Floridian who needs my office’s assistance is well-served to the best of our abilities. More...

Ice cream guy can throw Whoopi Pies

Letters to the Editor

A former owner of an ice cream company is waging a campaign questioning the necessity of the Pentagon’s large scale weapons systems, including the F-35 fighter bomber which has been plagued with problems to be resolved.  More...