September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver in deadly crash pleads guilty

2014 accident killed Gregory D. Winter

A 20-year-old Navarre man was convicted Friday morning of a crash that killed a Gulf Breeze man.  Keanu Medina pleaded guilty to driving under the influence with property damage and DUI manslaughter, according to a media release from the State A More...

Gas tax hike effective 2016

Santa Rosa County Commissioners voted last Thursday to begin charging an additional six cents of gas tax – the most allowed by law – beginning January 2016. Only commissioner Jay Williamson voted against it. More...

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Community

GULF BREEZE POLICE REPORT

Three arrested for drug possession

Three people were arrested for drug possession after they were stopped by officers with the Gulf Breeze Police Department.  Wednesday, Sept. 9  A San Carlos resident was  arrested after a disturbance  at 1:23 a.m. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff ’s Office.  Note: All arrest and police reports published in Gulf Breeze News are public record and do not imply guilt. More...

Suspect caught burglarizing car on Navarre Beach

On Monday, Sept. 14, The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 6 a.m. in reference to a suspicious individual on Gulf Blvd. on Navarre Beach. More...

News

TPGC under new management

Integrity Golf Co. has taken over the Tiger Point Golf Course, though it won’t be official until their leasing contract with the city begins on Oct. 1. More...

School

Gulf Breeze’s after school program seeks volunteers

63 percent of attendees reside outside city limits, sources say

The numbers are in and Gulf Breeze officials view the newly formed after school program for middle school students as a success.  In a report to the city from Director of Parks and Recreation Ron Pulley, the average daily attendance is at 81 st More...

Yoga studio opens, coffee shop closes

Kerry Whiteley and Rebecca Sathre opened a yoga studio in Harbourtown this week. Uru Yoga will offer several different types of yoga for all skill levels.  Sathre is co-owner of two additional yoga studios in Pensacola. More...

Gulf Power asks for rate decrease

Beginning in January, Gulf Power customers will see a 2.7 percent decrease in their electricity bills if approved by the Florida Public Service Commission.  The residential bill for 1,000- kilowatt hours of electricity will drop $3.71 to $135.5 More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Sept.  Thursday 17  GBA Chamber Networking’s-A-Breeze Luncheon 11:30 a.m., Hempton Inn & Suites, Gulf Breeze  Friday 18  Optimist Club Breakfast 6:30 a.m., GB Hospital Cafeteria  Monday 21   More...

WEEK OF September 17 - September 24

Gallery Night  n Friday, Sep. 18, 5 - 9 p.m.  Downtown Pensacola   Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown Pensacola to experience an eclectic array of music, art and cuisine. More...

Opinion

Birthday months can be a lot of fun

September is my husband’s birthday month, and it must be celebrated all month long up to and including his birthday on Sept. More...

On the Spot:

“Do you think your school shows enough school spirit?”

“Yes, because at football games people dress up in blue and gold to support our team!” Dovie GBHS More...

Ben Carson is a superior outsider

While Jeb Bush feuds with Donald Trump and others kowtow to him, only one candidate is seriously gaining on him.  Ben Carson is now tied with Trump in one Iowa poll and is close in others. More...

Apartment complex still possible

Two vacant parcels in the city of Gulf Breeze are at different stages of development.  Owners of the four-acre lot beside the Neighborhood Walmart shopping center along Andrew Jackson Trail and Kenilworth Ave. More...

Longer times to buy booze

Alcohol can now be sold, served and purchased from the Gulf Breeze City limits all the way through Navarre to the Okaloosa County line from 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. seven days a week. More...

A solemn moment

Staff Sgt. Forrest Brent Sibley was escorted through Gulf Breeze on Sept. 15. He was deployed with the 21st Special Tactics­Squadron USAF, on his fourth­deployment. He was killed in an ambush Aug. More...

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Entertainment

‘Z for Zachariah’ refreshing filmmaking

Despite its post-apocalyptic backdrop, “Z for Zachariah” is not a movie about the end of the world. More...

‘Legends’ returns with new cast members

Q: My favorite show of last season was “Legends,” starring Sean Bean. Will it be back for another season? I thought it would be back over the summer. -- Patrick K., via email   More...

Cobwebs are proof of spiders unseen

I guess on last weekend’s trip to the woods brought back an eight legged castaway. It’s not just any spider: it’s a steatoda triangulosa. More...

Sports

GBHS scalps Chiefs for first win

Dolphins score Nemith-era record 56; host Pine Forest for Homecoming Friday

It was a streak the Dolphin football team was more than happy to end. The streak in question - 254. It’s the number of days the Dolphins had not heard the school’s alma mater played by the SoundWave Band at the end of a game. More...

Going with Jameis costs all Gurus

All seven Gridiron Gurus’ choice to go with Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Bucs against Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans prevented any of them from going 10-0 during Week 2.  Tim Buttell, Dr. More...

QBs spearhead GBHS, Navarre offenses

Editorial Note – This week marks Week 1 of the Gulf Breeze News’ position-byposition breakdown of the Gulf Breeze- Navarre football game, who play each other in Navarre on Oct. 30. More...

Home & Garden

Tuberculosis concerns put to rest with test

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 22, and I am a security guard at a local store. Just recently, I detained a suspect for shoplifting. We were in a room no bigger than a small office, and she was coughing up a storm. More...

What should you know about establishing a trust?

You don’t have to be a CEO or multimillionaire to benefit from a trust. In fact, many people gain advantages from establishing one, so it may be useful to learn something about this common estateplanning tool.  More...

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,  Plaintiff  vs.  UNKNOWN HEIRS OF HELEN SHAVER, et al.  Defendant(s)  CASE NO.: 57-2012-CA-001341  NOTICE OF SALE   More...

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.: 2012 DR 491 Division: B  Abraca Leigh Parker Petitioner  and  Raymond Woodrow Barrett III Respondent. More...

NOTICE OF SALE

The property described below, stored at BETTA STOR-IT, 2999 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL will be disposed of in accordance with Florida statute 83.801.809 at the above address on 10/2/15 at 10 A.M. More...