2012-10-11 E-Edition

Bridge path may force businesses to relocate

To motorists traversing the Pensacola Bay Bridge, there is no evidence of the ongoing process of replacing the 52-year-old span across Pensacola Bay. But after 19 months of analysis, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold an October 18 public meeting to notify local governments, affected property owners, tenants and other members of the public about the proposed alignments […]

‘Golden girls’ mark 30 yrs. of tennis and friendship

Every day you can discover something interesting; and this tennis group playing tennis on High Point Drive is more than just interesting; they are exciting. This women’s tennis group has been in existence for 30 years; always playing on the Gulf Breeze Tennis Court on Highpoint Drive. Eunice Osban moved to Gulf Breeze in 1958 and started this nonregistered team […]

Mother held accountable in 15-year-old’s fatal car crash

Victim was visiting for grandson’s graduation

On Friday, Sept. 28 the traffic homicide investigation involving a minor driving without a license was completed. The traffic homicide investigation led to the arrest of Brianna Henderson, 15, for failure to obtain a Florida driver’s license, traffic related offenses for failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign, and violation of learner’s permit requirements. The investigation […]

2nd art project will make debut Wednesday

A new sculpture, “Starlight,” will be installed at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Gulf Breeze’s Woodland Park, the second in a series of public art displays funded by citizens and city government. The 22- foot sculpture, by Lou-Mitchell Courtney of Pensacola, will be installed near the police station at the intersection of Fairpoint Drive and Highpoint Drive. The installation will […]

County searching for economic director

Santa Rosa County Commissioners received proposals from nine firms wanting to help search for an economic development director for the county. Today (Thursday) they will receive a list shortened to the most qualified firms, determined by County Administrator Hunter Walker. Commissioners will decide today how to move forward with the interviews of the search firms. Walker said it is important […]

Roper challenges Hall for Santa Rosa Sheriff


Chris Roper is running for Santa Rosa Sheriff, challenging incumbent Wendell Hall. Roper, 57 of Jay, also ran in 2004 and 2008. This time, he is running as an independent. Roper has patrolled Santa Rosa County for 30 years as a Florida State Trooper. He worked for the agency three years prior. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice […]

Police give up high speed chase; FHP nabs suspect

The Gulf Breeze Police Department issued an arrest warrant for a 41-year-old Pensacola man on Thursday. At 11:08 p.m. police chased a vehicle traveling 80 mph westbound in front of Publix in Gulf Breeze. Gulf Breeze police decided to let the car go so as not to harm the rest of the motoring traffic. David Seale of Pensacola was later […]

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 10/4/2012 Beck, William Lloyd, W/M, 36, 3000 block of Boardwalk Court, Gulf Breeze, assault, battery, aggravated battery, cruelty towards a child 10/8/2012 Martin, Daniel Ray, W/M, 39, 1000 block of Fuller Drive, Gulf Breeze, probation violation DUIs 10/4/2012 Stephen, James Francis, W/M, 48, 3000 block of Duke Drive, Gulf Breeze, DUI 10/6/2012 Adolph, Raynard NMN, H/M, 33, 3000 block […]

Celebrating success