2007-11-08 E-Edition

SunTrust robbed

The SunTrust Bank in Gulf Breeze was robbed in broad daylight last week. On Nov. 1 just after 12:30 p.m., an unidentified man entered the SunTrust Bank, located at 11 Hoffman Drive, and demanded money from the teller. Witnesses described the man as a white male, approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing around 160 pounds, dressed in a black […]

Gulf Breeze man arrested for pill theft,elder neglect

Gulf Breeze resident William Morgan III was arrested last week by the State Attorney General’s office, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Morgan was a registered nurse formerly employed by Sacred Heart Hospital. Morgan allegedly stole narcotics intended for severe pain patients, and allegedly used the prescription medication to support a personal drug addiction, depriving patients under his care who were suffering […]

Marijuana, pills cause expulsions

Sometimes it might seem like a lot of Santa Rosa County students are getting expelled these days, mostly for marijuana or prescription drug use, Santa Rosa County School Board administrator Bill Price said. “But actually, less than 1 percent of our students have been alternatively placed. Last year we expelled just 105 out of almost 26,000 students. That is not […]

City raises dump fees

The City Council has authorized changes in the minimum rates charged at the Gulf Breeze Transfer Station effective Nov. 1. On that date, the minimum charge for residents who live within Gulf Breeze rose to $8 per visit; Santa Rosa county residents are now charged a minimum $16 per load, and landscapers, handymen and others from outside the county are […]

Facing cuts, school board eyes changes

Gulf Breeze High and Navarre High School may be going to a block scheduling format beginning the 2008-2009 school year, making each class period 85 minutes long. Santa Rosa County School Superintendent John Rogers said that would give students more opportunities for electives, give teachers more time in each class period for instruction with less homework and save the district […]

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Felonies 10/26/07 Gazoo, Tyler Ross, 18, W/M, 2200 block of Ortega Street, Navarre, larceny, less than $5,000 Knauff, Johnathon Lee, 19, W/M, 9000 block of Larker Wood Road, Navarre, aggravated battery 10/27/07 Birge, Jimmy Lamar, 58, W/M, 1600 block of Via De Luna, Pensacola Beach, failure to appear Dodd, Jason Alan, […]

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GULF BREEZE ELECTED OFFICIALS 1070 Shoreline Dr., Gulf Breeze, 32561; (850) 934-5100 Mayor LANE GILCHRIST (850) 932-5565 mayor@ci.gulf-breeze.fl.us BEVERLY ZIMMERN (850) 932-4717 bzimmern@ ci.gulf-breeze.fl.CARL HOFFMAN (850) 932-4948 choffman@ci.gulf-breeze.fl.us J.B. SCHLUTER (850) 232-0939 jschluter@ci.gulf-breeze.fl.us RICHARD FULFORD (850) 932-5135 rfulford@co.gulf-breeze.fl.us SANTA ROSA COUNTY COMMISSION 6495 Caroline Street, Milton, FL32570; (850) 932-1340 or 983-1877 JOHN BROXSON, Dist. 5 (850) 932-2617 comm-broxson@co.santarosa. fl.us GORDON […]

Drink up Northwest Florida, we’ve got plenty of water

The news media is projecting that without a soaking rain, Atlanta may lose most of its water supply in a matter of weeks. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is asking the president to stem the flow of water from Georgia to Florida in hopes of preserving the water supply until enough rain can regenerate the lakes. Georgia officials are threatening legal […]

Local art teacher presents workshop at Florida Art Education Association Conference

Ever wonder where Art teachers get all of the hundreds of ideas necessary to keep students inspired? Gulf Breeze teacher and artist Lynn Cacace, a Nationally Certified teacher, just completed her fifth year of teaching art teachers at the Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) Conference in Orlando. Cacace presented a pottery workshop to art teachers from all over Florida “Not […]