Singin’ the Blues

Cutbacks could strip air show from beach

Representative Jeff Miller doesn’t want one of the biggest financial booms to the area to be taken away, but with the budget deficit reaching a record $16.5 trillion, it could be the only option to help cut back the national debt. Miller, of course, was referring to the Blue Angels show. Recently the Pentagon’s proposed stripping some of the shows, […]

SRC schools react to recent violence

First, a couple of months ago, there was the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Connecticut with 20 students and six adults killed by a mentally disturbed gunman. Then two weeks ago there was a school bus driver killed in Alabama when a mentally disturbed gunman rushed onto a school bus and attempted to take a student hostage. Santa Rosa […]

Replacement bridge on fast track

At the January 31 press conf erence announcing Strategic Transportation Investments in Northwest Florida totaling nearly $1 billion in accelerated transportation funding, Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) shocked the crowd, saying construction would begin “within two years” on the Pensacola Bay Bridge replacement project. “We will accelerate the building of the bridge,” he said, “and the first new span will […]

Statue to honor legacy of local surfer

A man in board shorts leaving Pensacola Beach after a day of surfing in the Gulf is an image that many think of when they remember Yancy Spencer III. As of Saturday, that image will be turned into a statue of the man that earned the title of “The Duke of the Gulf Coast.” On Saturday at 2 p.m., the […]

Wyrosdick: The state is digging us deeper in hole

Academic success is nothing new to the Santa Rosa County school district. But Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said that success comes at a price. Wyrosdick spoke with locals last Wednesday announcing that, surprisingly, the Santa Rosa school district was one of the lowest funded districts in the state. Wyrosdick said that the state has been hit with a number of unfunded […]

UPA talks U.S. 98 safety, TP Golf Course

The United Peninsula Association’s first quarterly meeting of the year was full of optimism, as District 5 County Commissioner, Lane Lynchard, and Gulf Breeze City Manager Edwin ‘Buz’ Eddy updated eager listeners about the major, ongoing projects that are scheduled to take place this year. Lynchard again confirmed that there will be “huge changes in the south end of the […]

Man attempts to flee … on Bay Bridge

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

A man involved in a traffic crash in the middle of the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday afternoon attempted to flee the scene on foot. Gulf Breeze Police officers had no trouble apprehending the man, Patrick Haley, 30 of Pensacola. He was charged with DUI, third or subsequent offense, and leaving the scene of an accident. The incident occurred at 5:43 […]

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 2/5/2013 Jackson, Brittany Nicole, W/F, 24, 2000 block of Bella Breeze Ct., Navarre, probation violation Hill, Michael Delmar, B/M, 23, 1000 block of Esplanade St., Navarre, possession of controlled substance without a prescription 2/8/2013 Robinson, Thomas Daniel, W/M, 24, 9000 block of Quail Roast Dr., Navarre, probation violation DUIs 2/7/2013 Reynolds, Charles Hughes, W/M, 55, 300 block of Shoreline […]

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, February 14 GBA Chamber Breakfast, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m., TheAndrews Institute, Performance and ResearchPavilion Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Admin Center,Board Room Fire Protection Board of Adjustments, 4 p.m.,Public Services Conference Room Zoning Board, 6 p.m., SRC Admin Center, BoardRoom Friday, February 15 North End Committee Tourist DevelopmentCouncil, 8:30 a.m., Santa Rosa County Chamber ofCommerce Monday, February 18 Fire Dept […]

Snowbirds welcome at Holley-Navarre Senior Center

How did Saint Valentine’s Day come to be? It’s a mystery that’s hard to explain, you see. It seems there were three men called Valentine; All ill fated, as you will see in this rhyme. One was described as a Priest at Rome, Another as Bishop of Terni, close to Christianity’s home, Of the third, who suffered in Africa, not […]