October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax could give city projects a boost

Amidst an informative town hall meeting on September 30, Santa Rosa County Commissioner Lane Lynchard told citizens gathered at the Tiger Point Community Center that with a one-cent tax increase, the City of Gulf Breeze could take in an additional $4 More...

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Community

Flashbacks

30 Years Ago Oct. 11, 1994  The Republican Party set up headquarters at 830 Gulf Breeze Parkway, the first established Republican headquarters in the area.  20 Years Ago Oct. 13, 1994   More...

Arrrrrr: Historical Society discusses pirates

Gulf Breeze Area Historical Society met at 800 Shoreline Drive inside the Clay Ford Room at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center on September 16. More...

Courthouse tour

Santa Rosa County Clerk of Court Don Spencer and several judicial and government officials hosted a courthouse tour on Monday to show the degrading underbellies of the current courthouse to show why More...

News

Peyton building demo tabled

Plans to demolish the Peyton Office building the city recently purchased for $425,000 has been tabled in order to examine a “minimalist renovation alternative.”  Discussion at last Wednesday’s Executive Session brought up conc More...

Oveido Street to be resurfaced

The city awarded a change order for the resurfacing of Oviedo Street to Roads, Inc. More...

City approves fire hydrant replacement

The city council approved at Monday’s meeting the replacement of five fire hydrants located on Florida Avenue, Norwich Drive, South Sunset Boulevard and Shoreline Drive for a cost of $26,375.  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Oct.

Thursday 9  Chamber Monthly Breakfast 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., St. More...

Home & Garden

Women in Business

Jennifer Keenan

With over 40 homes sold this year, Jennifer Keenan is working hard to put Gulf Breeze families in the homes of their dreams everyday. In her second year as a Realtor, she is looking ahead to obtaining her broker’s license.   More...

National Friends of the Libraries Week Oct. 19-25

Santa Rosa County is celebrating and recognizing Friends of the Libraries groups Oct. 19-25. More...

SR tourist season breaks records

Robust summer tourism drove bed tax revenue to be the greatest in Santa Rosa County history. Numbers consistently trended upward all year with August bed tax collections showing the greatest growth, a 33 percent increase over August of last year. More...

Legals

Legals

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: IN RE: ESTATE OF BECKY L. More...

Infant drowns at area home

An infant boy was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after he drowned at a home at the 1700 block of Briza Del Mar Drive in Navarre.  Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Richard Aloy said the that 1 ½- year-old child More...

Stabbing suspect nabbed

A Navarre man is behind bars and charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly stabbed a Navarre man repeatedly in his hands, face, chest and abdomen area, leaving him in critical condition at a local hospital.  More...

Events

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Island News

Unplugging can recharge your battery

By the time your read this article, Iwillbe4daysintoa5daybucket list canoe trip down Arkansas’ Buffalo River with my best friend, Bo Parker. More...

Summer Fest plans on hold

The Santa Rosa Island Authority lost over $40,000 by backing William “Cadillac” Banks' Summer Fest with a loan of $100,000 and they will not talk to him about having the Summer Fest back on Pensacola Beach next year until he agrees to pay More...

Entertainment

‘The Trip to Italy’ an entertaining, poignant comedy

I’m aware that the good majority of you reading this haven’t heard of “The Trip” or its sequel “The Trip to Italy,” but don’t worry, that’s okay. More...

‘Outlander’ returns this spring on Starz

Q: Now that “Being Human” is over, what is Sam Huntington up to? I was so happy to see him turn up in the “Veronica Mars” movie. - - Michelle G., via email  More...

WEEK OF October 9 - October 15

n 11th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County Now - October 31  Santa Rosa County   This month enjoy more than a dozen festivals, plan an adventure zipline tour or snorkeling outing at the annual tour. More...

Sports

Dolphins snap three-game losing streak

GBHS back in Panama City Friday at Mosley after winning 48-26 at Rutherford

The wonders of modern ­technology — sometimes when it doesn’t work, they can ruin your day. More...

Lady Dolphins hand Mosley first district loss

Two teams could face either other again in district semifinals

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball avenged an earlier loss in Panama City, beating ­previously unbeaten in district play Mosley 27-25, 26-24, 25-21 Saturday in Gulf Breeze.  More...

Homecoming Week starts Monday

After a bye week, ­followed by three straight district games in Panama City, the Dolphins return home to host West Florida next Friday for Homecoming, 2014.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sweets, celebrities and sex sells

I will be the first to admit that news has changed.  More people get their news from the web than they do from the newsstands on the streets.  People want their news now. Not yesterday. Not an hour ago. More...

Putting the bad guys behind bars

In the past week, our Division of Insurance Fraud has successfully investigated two significant fraud schemes that preyed on the trust of Floridians. More...