December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

City Budget chief resigns

The City of Gulf Breeze has said goodbye to a long standing member of its staff, as former Assistant City Manager Dave Szymanski recently turned in his resignation.  City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy said that Szymanski was an employee f More...

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Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

FELONIES  11/25/2014  Ellison, Christopher Daniel, W/M, 45, 9000 block Eagle Nest Dr., Navarre, marijuana production  Moses, Gregory Antonio, B/M, 23, 2000 block Panhandle Trl., Navarre, hit and run  More...

Public hearing set for technology fee

At Monday’s City Council Meeting the council approved 3-1 to set the public hearing for the $2 per month technology fee for January 20, 2015. More...

Sacred Heart to administer free flu shots

Next Thursday, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free flu shots at St. Ann Catholic Church for adults who are poor, elderly, or uninsured.   The shots will be administered from 9 a. m. to 11: 30 a. m. More...

School

Students make impact at GBHS

Typical kids team up with exceptional kids to create friendships through Best Buddies

Best Buddies, an internationally recognized organization, is making a big impact locally.  Two seniors, Clayton Moss and Gant Player, and one junior, Marina Pattison, at Gulf Breeze High School are the leadership in an effort new to our school d More...

Dolphins & Raiders ‘BAND TOGETHER’ to help ill classmates

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters, to create many ripples”.  More...

GBHS Drama

Feed the birds ...

Margie Timmons, Gulf Breeze High School's Drama Teacher and director of this weekend's production of "Mary Poppins," found time to perform as the bird woman who convinces the children to spend their tuppence on bird food. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 4  GBA Chamber Business Development Committee Meeting  9 a.m. More...

Home & Garden

Plan planting time accordingly

December is a great time to plan for next spring’s bounty. The holidays are great for thankful remembrance and thoughts of good things to come. Timing is critical for successful gardening in the panhandle. More...

Opinion

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Energy could make a comeback

Letters to the Editor

One clear winner on election night was energy. While the economy may have been voters’ primary concern, energy issues played a key role, especially in those states that gave Republicans control of the Senate.  More...

Put Family Farms back in focus

Farm to School programs appeared in the 90s with a threeway focus: fresh, local foods in schools; agriculture and nutrition education in classrooms; and purchases that support local family farms. More...

‘This is not good news for us’

Officials rally over proposed increase

A $5 toll to cross the Garcon Point Bridge is a near certainty, and there’s not much that can be done about it from the legislative standpoint, Rep. More...

Do you have unmet needs?

If you are still in the process of recovering from the April 29 flood, the United Way of Santa Rosa County wants to hear from you. They are working with volunteer groups donating money, materials and manpower and are compiling a unmet needs list. More...

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Island News

Negative comments squelch NPS plans for toll on Bowden Rd.

An idea floated in a press release for “public input” about placing a booth to collect “entrance fees” at each end of the beach road between Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach by Gulf Islands National Seashore employees is gett More...

This holiday season, be sure to invite a shepherd

Christmas parties are big deals this time of the year. There are work parties, neighborhood parties, church parties, club parties, and so many more. With all the business of inviting and being invited, it gets stressful.  More...

Entertainment

‘Fury’ not original in any way

I’m not sure what to say when it comes to David Ayer’s latest film “Fury”. It’s a movie that rides a fine line between mediocre and good. More...

PLT holds short attention auditions

Can’t learn the lines for a full length play, well you’re in luck. The Pensacola Little Theater is having auditions for six tiny little plays just for you! No Experience Required!  More...

Entertainment

WEEK OF December 4 - December 10

n Beaches, Creatures and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters Now - Feb. 5, Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. T. T. Wentworth, Jr. More...

Sports

Late goal ­salvages tie with West Florida

Niles goal in final six minutes gives GB 1-1 tie with undefeated Lady Jags

The Gulf Breeze Lady ­Dolphin soccer team ran its ­unbeaten streak to six last week - just not in the fashion they had hoped.  Freshman Rainey Niles scored with six minutes left as Gulf Breeze (5-2-1) were able to ­salvage a 1-1 tie with West ­F More...

Schedules

Thursday, Dec. 4 Girls soccer vs. Washington (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Boys basketball at Pace (ninth grade 4:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30)  More...

Geraghty stays close to home, signs with UWF

Bryce Geraghty ­became the second member of the Class of 2015 in the last week ­— and the second ­Dolphin golfer in as many years — to sign an ­athletic scholarship when he ­decided on the University of West ­Florida last week.  Jess More...