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Today's Features

  • It is said that when people are married for a number of years they develop the ability to finish each other’s sentences–and sometimes thoughts.

  • Karon Johnson’s smile is the first thing that greets you when he enters a room and it never leaves his face, even when sharing the adversity that plagues his life.

    While he is an imposing figure of a man, his voice is soft much like his demeanor. However, it is that smile that speaks loudly and proudly of who he is. 

    Reared in Dunnellon,  Johnson graduated with honors in 1997 and set out to work in his chosen career of juvenile corrections.

  • I was born and reared in Kentucky, resided in Georgia for 17 years and now Florida for eight. There’s no question I am a Southern girl through and through.

    That fact has always been obvious, especially when I was with  family and friends who lived in the North. They laughed at my accent and marveled at the way we did things in the South.

  • People around the world are a little happier thanks to Rusty the Clown. 

  • It was a feat that ends up on morning TV talk shows.
    Monday, an 8-year-old Jack Russell out on her afternoon bathroom break disappeared.
    “I’d seen a turtle the day before,” said the dog’s owner, Patty Hatch, “and thought she was following it.”
    Indeed she had.
    Penny, the curious Jack Russell, had wandered the way of the turtle and somehow became trapped in the turtle/gopher hole.

  • Ellas McDaniel Jr. was just a year old when his father went from relative obscurity, driving an asphalt truck and playing rhythm and blues on the street corners of Chicago, to worldwide fame.
    “He was trying to put diapers on me and my sister. That’s what led him to play on street corners,” McDaniel said last week from the home of Chiefland friend Duane Schwingel. “My mother (Ethel) worked for the Polo Meat Co., cuttin’ up chickens.”

  •  Susie Alvarez became the bride of Dennis Strow Saturday, March 22 at Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale.

  • Bill Risner of Canon, Ga. and Carolyn Ten Broeck of Williston announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Virginia Allison Risner of Royston, Ga. to Jeremy Loyd Owens of Elberton, Ga., son of the late Jerry and Diane Owens of Elberton.

  •  Chetley and Nellie Breeden announce the birth of their daughter, Rosalie Rae Breeden born Dec. 26, 2013 at 9:01 p.m. and weighed 4 lb., 14 oz. 

    Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Martha Gladwell of Williston. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Leisa Breeden of Williston. 

    Maternal great-grandparents include George and Mildred Adams of Williston, Billie Gladwell of Starke and Bill Cauley of Jacksonville. Paternal great-grandmother is Louise Breeden of Williston.

  •  Clara Beth Buchyn, daughter of Phillip Gordon and Mallory Beth Buchyn of Williston, was born Dec. 24, 2013 at the Birth and Wellness Center of Gainesville.