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Today's Features

  •  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. 

  •  When I started this food column a few years ago, the idea was to offer simple, tasty recipes that even a novice cook could mimic.

  •  Many people learn to cook by watching and helping a more experienced cook. Today that is enhanced by a myriad of cooking shows–(food even has its own network!), seaching the Internet, buying scores of magazines and occasionally even reading a cookbook.

  •  Haidee Abbott and Matthew Brannan were married Aug. 3 at the Paramount Plaza in Gainesville with Judge Joe Smith officiating.

  •  Ron and Jane Beasley of Williston announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caitlin Elizabeth Beasley, to Matthew Alan Snyder, son of David and Deborah Snyder of Williston.

  •  Calvin Sr. and Ernestine Edwards celebrated 60 years of marriage Oct. 24. 

  •  Al and Carol Norman of Elberton, Ga.  announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Caroline, to Spencer Andrew Risner, son of  Carolyn (Tom) Ten Broeck of Williston and Bill Risner of Canon, Ga.

  •  Jennifer Tyson and Clayton Stinson announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Trail Riders Club, behind the Dixie County Health Department, off Hwy. 19 in Cross City.

    Ms. Tyson is the daughter of Sue Tindale and Mr. and Mrs. James Tindale.

    The future groom is the son of Clifford and Jackie Stinson.

    Following the wedding at 2 p.m., the Stinson Family Reunion will be held at the same location. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

  • 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.