January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Deputies led on high speed chase

Santa Rosa County deputies are still investigating a string of burglaries that have occurred in the county, most recently in the south end. Deputies have recently found substantial evidence to who all may be behind the burglaries. More...

Ex-SRIA official sentenced

A former Santa Rosa Island Authority director of administration will serve 11 months and 15 days behind bars for a felony theft crime he committed last year. Russell D. More...

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Community

FLASHBACKS

9 Year AgoJanuary 27, 2005 More...

Youth prepare to take over city

Mayor Beverly Zimmern will not be presiding over the City Council meeting in February. More...

Impact 100 to host numerous events in February

The organization has a schedule of interesting, enjoyable membership events at a location easily accessible to all. More...

Entertainment

Antique Show Saturday at Christ Church

NEW THIS YEAR for the annual Christ Church Antique Show, we will be offering appraisals of items you already own!  Elodie and David Cardon from “On the Avenue Antiques” will be in the Parish Hall on Friday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. More...

Steines now hosting ‘Home and Family’

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: Can you tell me what Mark Steines has been up to lately? I miss seeing him every night on “Entertainment Tonight.” -- Sara G., via email   More...

| WEEK OF JANUARY 30 ~ FEBRUARY 5 |

Thursday, Jan. 30  n Barry Manilow 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Bay Center 201 East Gregory St., Pensacola   Manilow, the undisputed #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, will bring his high-energy to a hit-packed concert. More...

School

GBMS crowns bee winners

  Gulf Breeze Middle School held its annual Spelling Bee on January 7. Students from each grade competed separately in three bees. For 6th grade, the winner was Emily Stone, and the runner-up was Bailey Bouk. More...

OBES announces second nine weeks Honor Roll

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. ­Joshua McGrew, Assistant Principal, and the ­Oriole Beach Elementary Staff ­congratulate the following students:  A Honor Roll  Second Grade  Mrs. More...

Olson sets the bar at Gulf Breeze High School

Teachers of the Year

The teacher of the year at Gulf Breeze High School for the 2013-2014 school year is Jason Olson. Olson has been at Gulf Breeze High School since 2010 and teaches science.  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings Calendar of Meetings

Monday, February 3  Gulf Breeze City Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Council Chambers  tUESday, February 4   More...

Home & Garden

Soup-ergood

Students’ event helps feed the hungry

Gulf Breeze’s Community Center became a soup kitchen of sorts on Saturday, Jan. 18 when the Gulf Breeze High School Student Government put on a Manna Souper Bowl.  More...

Ashley Brown to perform in March

Gulf Breeze native performed as Mary Poppins on Broadway

Ashley is performing at the 2014 Symphony Gala, appropriately titled “An Evening with Ashley Brown”. The Gala is the PSO’s largest fund raiser for the year, with all proceeds going toward education initiatives.  More...

Recipe

RISOTTO WITH MUSHROOMS & PEAS

1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 3 slices bacon, diced ½ cup finely chopped onions 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, diced 1 ½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine, sherr More...

Legals

Legals

NOTICE TO BIDDERS LOW PROFILE STEEL DECK TRUCK SCALE  Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida, will receive sealed bids for one Btek Centurion - AT low profile steel deck truck scale and indica More...

Adults say Navarre man abused them as children

A 73-year-old Navarre man was arrested on January 23 and charged with rape and sexual battery on a person under the age of 12. More...

Aydelott unfit to stand trial

Teen to be transferred to mental hospital

William Brandon Aydelott, the 17-year-old Gulf Breeze teen who admitted to bludgeoning his mother to death on Christmas Eve, has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and will be transferred from Santa Rosa County Jail to a state mental hospital. More...

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Island News

Golf carts may soon traverse beach roads

Golf carts might become legal to use on some Pensacola Beach roads before too long. More...

Dine out with Fido

Canines may be allowed at some Pensacola Beach outdoor eateries

Pensacola Beach restaurants may soon be able to allow dogs (accompanied by owners) on their outside patio seating areas. More...

Jet ski races may come to the Beach

“Everybody wants more and more money from us.” Those were the words of Santa Rosa Island Authority board member Dr. Thomas Campanella when looking at the agenda for last week’s SRIA committee meeting. More...

News

SR Clerk puts foreclosure sales online

With 873 foreclosures filed in 2013, the Santa Rosa County Clerk announces the launch of their new online foreclosure sale website www.santarosa. realforeclose.com. More...

County receives ‘Safe Communities’ designation

Santa Rosa County is the first county in the nation to earn the “Safe Communities America” designation through the National Safety Council. The board of county commissioners will receive the designation at their 9 a.m. Jan. More...

Signal goes up at Edgewood Dr.

The new traffic signal on U.S. 98 at Edgewood Drive in Santa Rosa County will be activated on February 4. The signal is currently in flash mode to acquaint motorists with the location. More...

Sports

Tough pill to swallow

Mosley scores three in second half, eliminates GB

The ride was two hours ­going up, but felt a lot longer on the way back.  The Gulf Breeze Lady ­Dolphin soccer team led 2-0 at the half, only for ­Mosley to score three in the second half (including the ­game ­winner with four minutes left) as t More...

Wight to the top

Junior wins state title at Florida Girls Wrestling Tournament

Junior Zoe Wight made ­history Saturday, becoming the first Gulf Breeze High wrestler to win a state championship, winning the 138-pound class at the Florida Girls State Meet. More...

Calendar

Thursday Jan. 30 Girls basketball at Bay vs. Arnold in District 1-5A semifinal, 5:30 p.m. Softball at Navarre, 6:30 p.m. Boys soccer vs Mosley Region 1-3A Quarterfinal at Arnold, 7 p.m.   More...

Health

Poitras named President of Sacred Heart Medical Group

Health Briefs

Sacred Heart Health System has selected Roger Poitras as the new president of Sacred Heart Medical Group.  More...

The role of sugar in diabetes

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He is a competitive distance runner. He loves Kool-Aid and calculates that in a year he drinks 150 pounds of sugar in Kool-Aid alone. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The EPA can’t give up ground on biofuels

Together with eight other lawmakers, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) recently introduced a bill to eliminate the mandate for corn-based ethanol. More...

The Fair Tax gives citizens control of their taxes

Letters to the Editor

The Fair Tax, HR25, completely replaces our present income tax and gives citizens immediate control of their taxes. It is a tax on consumption, which means you pay taxes only when you choose to consume something new or use a service. More...