February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

FDOT: Bridge meeting coming

Even though a year has passed since Senator Don Gaetz announced that funds had been secured to build a new Pensacola Bay Bridge, the Florida Department of Transportation is still waiting to hear word from the Federal Highway Administration on when th More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Alternative transportation turns heads on Hwy. 98

For thousands of motorists who ply Highway 98 west into Gulf Breeze, the scenery doesn’t change often. More...

FLASHBACKS

30 Year AgoFebruary 2, 1984 More...

PB Woman’s Club to present Luck of the Island

Pensacola Beach Woman’s Club will present the Luck of the Island, a Fashion Show Extravaganza, on Thursday, March 13. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Hunt Hall, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, on Pensacola Beach. More...

News

County narrows courthouse location down to two spots

After months of debating various sites and locations for the new Santa Rosa County judicial center, the Board of County Commissioners have whittled it down to two sites –– one on Avalon Boulevard and one on Highway 90. More...

Man charged with cocaine possession

A suspicious vehicle was investigated in the Exxon parking lot February 1, and officers found an intoxicated minor who then tried to evade arrest, resulting in two felony charges being added to his misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. More...

BBB warns of ‘One Ring’ phone scam

The “One Ring” phone scam is being reported across the United States. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, February 6  Tourist Development North End Committee, 8:30 Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, 5247 Stewart St. Milton.  Monday, February 10   More...

Business

How will your investments affect your child’s financial aid prospects?

Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers, and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts Fall 2014. More...

H & R Block offers ‘Second Look’

H&R Block is dedicated to ensuring its clients receive a maximum tax refund. To hit that idea home, the tax preparation company offers a program called the Second Look.  More...

Home & Garden

Homeless

GB students have hope

There are students with secrets at Gulf Breeze area schools. Some of them are living in a car, some are living in a motel and some are in families forced to double up because they lost their homes.  More...

Cold weather affects garden

I call it Yankee weather. What seems rude to us is a way of life in the north. A couple of cold days and we have had enough of winter. I predict we have more cold coming this year. So what is a Panhandle gardener to do?  More...

Valentine Cheesecake

Recipe

Chocolate and cherries. Can you think of any better “C” words? Well, maybe “Comforting.” Or how about “Classy” and “Celebration”? More...

Legals

Legals

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS COUNTY OF ANDERSON  C.A. File No. More...

Storm shuts down GB

One word described the conditions Breezers faced last Wednesday and Thursday: Dangerous.  Freezing rain, snow and sleet that froze over roadways the evening of January 28 made commuting unbearable, it not impossible for many in the area. More...

Undrafted to Super

GBHS grad Baldwin, Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII

Three years ago, after finishing a ­successful collegiate career at Stanford, Doug ­Baldwin ­experienced what it’s like to be the ­lowest ­valley – going undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. More...

Events

«  
  »
S M T W T F S
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 

Island News

Are you running on empty lately?

The yellow gas light came on just as I passed Publix. I made it through the seashore before I hit my “step” button that told me how many miles I had left. I was at “3 miles to empty” when I passed FunPlex. More...

How should BP oil spill money be spent?

RESTORE Council to start hearing community presentations

Some monies from the fines for the BP Oil Spill may finally be coming to Florida – and Santa Rosa County – by this Fall. More...

Entertainment

Sharon Stone will appear in new TNT drama

Q: Can you tell me what Sharon Stone has been up to lately? -- Kellie T., via email  More...

| WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-12|

Thursday, Feb. 6  n Lecture  6 p.m. IHMC, 40 S. Alcaniz, Pensacola. Register: (850) 202-4462 “Arteriorsclerosis: It’s the cholesterol, stupid — or is it?”   By Dr. More...

‘12 Years a Slave’ is emotionally powerful

When it comes to the subject of slavery, most films and television shows sugarcoat the events that happened. Besides the mini-series “Roots”, there really hasn’t been a raw and accurate portrayal of the time-period. More...

Sports

Heartache, but history first

Season ends, but not before clinching first winning season since ‘06

Gulf Breeze girls’ ­basketball team’s season ended Friday like nearly everyone else’s does, but not before a historic win the night before.  GBHS lost 72-29 to Choctaw in a District 1- 5A semifinal Saturday at Bay, but they got More...

Great run at state

Morgan Baker (center), Jordan Lamar and Don Harris complete GBHS cheer routine at the recent Emerald Coast Cheer Competition in Panama City. More...

Ram tough

Alex Karcher spikes the ball during an October, 2013 GBHS volleyball match. Karcher recently verbally commited to play for the University of Mobile, joining 2012 GBHS grad Caroline Ennis. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Clear as day, tax deed improperly issued

In my opinion it should be obvious to the powers that be the tax deed was improperly issued for the County owned property located at 8228 Gulf Blvd, Navarre Beach; the County property formerly leased and d/b/a Sandy Bottoms.  More...

Open letter to Floridians without children

Letters to the Editor

If a medical professional kills you, they can’t be sued in Florida anymore! Practically nobody knows it yet but the 2013 Florida Legislature wrote that into law. This unfair aspect of the current law is screaming TO BE CHANGED!  More...