August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Murder trial could be further delayed

Eddins: Attorneys want third opinion

The Gulf Breeze teen accused of bludgeoning his mother to death on Christmas Eve will be attending his first court hearing on Monday—the first time he’s been inside a courtroom since he was deemed incompetent to stand trial back in Januar More...

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Community

Flashbacks

30 Years Ago August 21 1984  Candidate for county commissioner, Leroy Johnson, died of a heart attack. This happened after being arrested one week earlier for hiring a gunman to kill public works director, Ben Henry Pooley. More...

Perdue shines at pageant

Brie Perdue, a Gulf Breeze High School senior, recently participated in the National American Miss Pageant in Jacksonville. More...

Women for Responsible Legislation talking Common Core today in Pensacola

It’s hard to write a column ­today without mentioning the loss of Robin Williams to the world. More...

News

Ramblewood Drive

The Ramblewood Drive drainage project is still moving along smoothly. More...

West Nile Virus reported in SRC

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory after receiving a report of a case of West Nile Virus in a Santa Rosa County resident. More...

AppRiver earns honor six years in a row

AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. The annual Best Companies list appears in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. More...

School

Back to the books

Students arrived at Gulf Breeze Elementary School Monday morning in anticipation for the first day of school in Santa Rosa County. More...

Back to school

Students headed back to school on Monday, but not before getting hugs and photos from their parents. More...

All in the family

Senior Jordan Brayton gets a lift from her freshmen brothers Daniel and Dylan during the first day of school Monday at GBHS. They are the children of Roxie Brayton and Michael Brayton. More...

Obituaries

Diana Lynne Printiss

1958 - 2014

Diana Lynne (Swenson) Printiss passed away at home in Gulf Breeze, Fla. More...

Home & Garden

Whistle BLOWER

SEC Ref Jay Vines tells what to expect this football season

Jay Vines brought his trademark humor to the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce’s monthly “Rise & Shine” breakfast, and gave football fans a preview of the rule changes taking effect in the upcoming year.  Vines, a head linesm More...

Beautiful living in Grand Pointe

Don’t miss your chance to move into this upscale, meticulously maintained executive home in Grand Pointe. This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with office features a dazzling array of amenities and upgrades.  More...

Carefree lifestyle on Tiger Lake

Wake to the view of beautiful and serene Tiger Lake each day from this rare end unit in Tiger Lake.  This newer home is nestled in the back corner of Tiger Lake on a quiet cul-de-sac and you can enjoy views of the lake from back patio.  More...

Plans yanked

Developers vow to not rezone area along Soundside Drive

Power of people working together still makes a difference, Dara Hartigan of Gulf Breeze points out. More...

One-cent tax increase on ballot

A one-cent sales tax increase is set to be on the ballots for the upcoming general election on November 14.  County commissioners voted at their regular commission meeting on August 14 to propose a one-cent tax increase for five years.  More...

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Island News

Public input ends Friday on plan to realign Fort Pickens Road

The public has until Friday, Aug. More...

Emptiness and the Magic Shelf

I don’t remember what I was looking for as I opened the pantry. What I do remember is how no one in my family acknowledged who it was that ate the last piece of chocolate cake. More...

Entertainment

Learn the stories behind the photos with Steve McCurry

Pensacola State College presents “The Stories Behind the Photographs” with National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Place.  More...

‘Let’s Be Cops’ a pleasant surprise

I can’t exactly explain why or how I ended up liking “Let’s Be Cops” as much as I did. More...

WEEK OF August 21 - August 27

Thursday, August 21  n Thursdays in the Park Thursday, August 21, 6 p.m. More...

Sports

Will LSU’s talent offset youth?

Tigers are extremely talented but young at several key positions

The LSU Tigers boast a school-record four straight seasons with at least 10 wins coming into the 2014 season.  More...

2014 GBHS varsity volleyball team

Front, from left: Mady Smith, Kassie Oldham, Kiersten Ellis, Kathrin Hess, Bailey Burns, Olivia Hepworth and Allison Von Brock. More...

Dude, check this out...

Jacob Kubik (10) checks in on teammate Sam Covell after he gashed his thumb while trying to tackle Kubik after a catch during Meet the Dolphins Friday. More...

Business

Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you may not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bus ramps off limits to public

We are very excited as we begin another school year in our beautiful city. We are very honored and humbled to serve as principals at three of the best schools in the state.  More...

Florida firefighters lead nation

One of my many responsibilities as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer is being Florida’s State Fire Marshal, and I was honored to represent our state at the National Association of State Fire Marshals Conference, which Florida hosted.  More...