April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizens protest height requests

Council to vote on issue Monday

On Monday, the City Council will make the decision on whether or not to approve Ordinance 03-15, which will give a pathway for increased height limits in certain areas of the Commercial Redevelopment Area through a special exception process — n More...

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Community

Nominees for Rookie of the Year announced

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation invited every school in the SR School District to nominate one teacher for the Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year Award. All full-time teachers in their third year or less of teaching were eligible for this award.  More...

FLASHBACKS

10 Years Ago April 28, 2005 Letters from FEMA addressed to recipients of disaster funds left many in shock as they requested that the money be returned due to a change in financial situations in that household. 5 Years Ago April 29, 2010 More...

AppRiver teaming up with PSC

Pensacola State College computer science students are getting experience working on a real-world software project in a new capstone course that is built around direct involvement with local companies.  More...

Sports

Ready for a new chapter

Pfeifler getting ready for life after tennis

“This is the time to remember  Cause it will not last forever  These are the days  To hold on to  Cause we won’t  More...

Softball stunner

Suwannee scores two in bottom of the seventh, wins 3-2

It looked like a real-life reenactment from the iconic Charlie Brown cartoon, where Lucy pulls the football away as he runs up to kick it.  More...

GBHS welcomes new coaches

Parker new girls hoops coach, Kent takes over boys soccer

Gulf Breeze High School has filled ­several of its coaching vacancies last week with some who have roamed the sidelines before - and some who have roamed GBHS’ ­hallways before.  More...

Opinion

We need to reduce lease fees

The SRIA has hired the West Florida Regional Planning Council to help them formulate a plan for the operations of Pensacola Beach post-lease fees. More...

On The Spot

Have drainage conditions have improved since last year’s flood?

God's word  “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  ­— James 1:27   More...

There were guardian angels watching over GB

The one thing I appreciate about this area is not what you would expect. More...

One year later

The night of April 29, 2014, people in the Gulf Breeze area were pushed out of their homes as flood waters engulfed years of memories and belongings. More...

Long-Wiggins denied release

The Florida Commission on Offender Review denied a request from former Gulf Breeze resident Pamela Long-Wiggins for a conditional medical release last Wednesday.  Long-Wiggins, who is currently serving a 28-year sentence for accessory after the More...

Good samaritans help lost autistic child

An 8th grade Gulf Breeze Middle School student is being credited with helping keep an autistic boy safe after he found him wandering alone on Redwood Lane near the Winn -Dixie in Tiger Point on Monday.  Colby Copeland, 14, was at his home when h More...

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Island News

Even in tragedy, we have hope

This week, we join people around the world in grieving the tragedy that is Nepal. With over 4,000 people dead and more missing, we struggle to make sense of the such awful destruction. More...

Keep SRIA, residents proclaim at forum

Residents of Pensacola Beach – at least the 100-plus that attended last Thursday’s public forum on the beach – made their feelings clear: get rid of lease fees since they bow have to pay property taxes. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff ’s Office.  Felonies 4/21/2015   Wright, Jeremiah Lynn, W/M, 36, 1000 block Coral St., Navarre, moving traffic violation  4/24/2015   More...

Teacher contracts under negotiation

The Santa Rosa County School’s teachers union is heading back to the bargaining table with the school district next week. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

GBPD arrest several for DUI

Gulf Breeze Police stayed busy this week with DUI arrests.  Tuesday, April 21   At the 50 block of Highway 98, a traffic stop for suspicion of DUI led to the arrest of the driver for DUI second or subsequent offense at 12:58 a.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

May  Friday 1  Optimist Club Breakfast 6:30 a.m., GB Hospital Cafeteria  Saturday 2  Informal City Council Workshop 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers  Monday 4   More...

Legals

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF LAND USE AND INTENT TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE

The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board and Board of County Commissioners will conduct public hearings to consider a change of land use and/or rezoning of land areas depicted on the maps within this advertisement. More...

PUBLIC FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP

Santa Rosa County, in an effort to further Fair Housing, is hosting a fair housing information workshop.  The workshop will be held at the County Commission Meeting Room in Milton located at 6495 Caroline Street at 9:35 a.m. on May 11, 2015. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

All Board of County Commission Meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida, unless otherwise indicated. Judicial Facility Workshop May 5 9:00 a.m.   More...