April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Longtime SRC official passes away

Hours after announcing his plans to retire as Santa Rosa County District 1 (Pace) county commissioner on Wednesday, Jim Williamson passed away from health problems at his home in Pace. More...

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Community

Locals visit Royal Palace

Two groups who share a passionate interest in Pensacola’s historic connection to Spain recently shared a Royal Audience at Palace Zarzuela the home of the royal couple of Spain.  More...

SB156 passes

Santa Rosa County Tax Collector, Stan Nichols, was asked to be present with Governor Rick Scott as well as the Florida House and Senate leadership on April 2 for the signing Senate Bill 156. More...

Host families needed for Iraqi students July 21- Aug. 4

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad operates an exchange program for students who have leadership skills. It is called the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program and the Gulf Coast Citizens Diplomacy Council is working with the U.S. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  4/1/2014  Barnes, Monique Shay, W/F, 24, 900 block Grand Canal St., Gulf Breeze, drug trafficking, drugs-health or safety  4/2/2014  More...

School

GBMS students receive treat from cancer survivor

The students in Mrs. Kathy Crane’s seventh grade Health class at Gulf Breeze Middle School received a healthy green treat on St. Patrick’s Day. More...

Gulf Breeze High holds Fine Arts Fest

During the fall, they're the kids sitting in the stands ­watching ­football pep rallies. On Friday, those roles were reversed as part of Gulf Breeze High's Fine Arts Fest.  More...

GBMS third nine week Honor Roll released

Mr. Richard Cobb, Principal, Mr. ­Michael Brandon, Assistant ­Principal, and the Gulf Breeze Middle School Staff congratulate the following ­students for making the third nine-weeks Honor Roll:  A Honor Roll  Sixth Grade  More...

Obituaries

Robert E. May II

Robert E. May II, 33, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, formerly of Hemet, Calif., died April 6, 2014. Mr. More...

Sharon Baker Lyon

Sharon Baker Lyon of Venice and Gulf Breeze, Florida died on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Venice TideWell Hospice. She was 79.  More...

Home & Garden

Outrunning Cancer

Second annual Quentin Cooper 5K’s goal:

Cancer is no respecter of persons. It is an equalizer, striking its victims regardless of age, gender, social status, race, or creed. It observes its own timeline and invades at will, often without warning. More...

Teenage documentarian at it again

Bloodworth’s latest turns attention to athlete

What started as a very broad idea for Clay Bloodworth, a sophomore at Gulf Breeze High School, became a focused work of art. More...

Build soil for better production

It will warm up. I promise. Personally I have enjoyed the longer cool period this year. It is like gardening with the AC on. Soon the mid 70s will be replaced with the mid 80s. More...

PAG meeting set for Apr. 22

After formally announcing the date for the first public input meeting for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge (on June 10), the Florida Department of Transportation handed the area another gift, announcing a Project Advisory Group (PAG) meeting where the st More...

98 road work moving along

Construction crews are moving swiftly to resurface Highway 98 from Navarre to Gulf Breeze, trying to stay in line with their winter 2015 deadline.  Currently, road crews have resurfaced up to Hickory Shores Road in Gulf Breeze, and have repaved More...

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Island News

Escambia tax collector won't send tax bills right away

Attorney asks Supreme Court for clarification

Taxes on property and improvements on Pensacola Beach are a complicated issue, Janet Holley said. People get confused as to what is being billed and when.  More...

Rejected for jury duty ... but who am I to judge?

When the letter came last month, I was a little nervous. It was a summons for jury duty for a federal court. My immediate reaction was one of frustration as I wondered how I was going to get all my work done and carve out time for a court case. More...

Entertainment

Goldberg shows no sign of stopping

Q: While I love Whoopi Goldberg on “The View,” I’d like to see her in a movie -- on the big or small screen -- again. -- Fannie D., Atlanta  More...

The hunt for treasure, history, fun begins

In the 16th Century Tristan de Luna led an expedition to this area that made Pensacola America’s first settlement. The settlement of Pensacola experienced many ups and downs that made it what it is today. More...

| WEEK OF April 10 - April 17|

Friday, April 11  n ‘The Hobbit’   More...

Sports

Girls lax needs 3 OTs to beat Buchholz

Williams’ fourth goal of game gives GBHS 13-12 win

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin lacrosse team ­rallied from four goals down with 14 minutes left in the game, eventually beating Gainesville Buchholz 13-12 in triple overtime Saturday.  The win guarantees Gulf Breeze (7-2) the number two seed in ne More...

GBHS tennis sweeps district championships

The Gulf Breeze boys and girls tennis teams won nine of 10 ­singles titles and all four ­doubles titles as they ­dominated the ­District 1-2A meet last Wednesday and Thursday in Panama City.  More...

Calendar

Thursday, April 10 Tennis in Region 1-2A final, TBD Baseball vs. Washington (JV 4 p.m., Var. 6:30) Softball at Washington (JV 5 p.m., Var. 7)  More...

Health

She feels like sea even back on land

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: My family and I took a seven-day cruise more than six weeks ago. I still am feeling like I am on the ship -- all day, it feels as though I am walking on a swinging bridge. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Don’t try to make us look bad

Is there anyone that reads the news journal every day that would agree with me that Rob’s reporting on Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park foundation is slanted to the negative If you have followed Rob stories you know that Vfw Post 706 stop makin More...

Restoring my faith in humanity

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s Note: Clay Ray is the benefactor of the Quentin Cooper 5k Run. See related story on B1.  Sierra Hamlin helped restore my faith in the youth of America.  More...

Legals

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA.   More...