Tag Archives: Get to Know

Get to Know … Briant Becote

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Briant Becote is a busy man. In addition to being a husband and father, he is a naval aviator and small business owner. Originally from Rhode Island, he wanted to be a sound engineer, but he attended the University of Rhode Island to be near a girlfriend at the time. He ended up without the girlfriend but with master’s degrees in organizational psychology and computer science — since the school did not offer a degree in sound engineering.

Get to Know Rev. Kimberly Hyatt

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Originally from South Carolina, Reverend Kimberly Hyatt grew up on a beautiful farm surrounded by family. Hyatt earned her bachelor of science degree from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. and went on to receive her masters in religion from Princeton University. After her completing her studies at Princeton Seminary, Hyatt moved to Jacksonville in 1996, where she served as pastor at South Jacksonville Presbyterian and Peace Presbyterian churches. Reverend Hyatt also served on the board of directors for both Hubbard House and Community Connections. Hyatt moved to Ponte Vedra in 2005. She and her wife, Jane, enjoy living in The Plantation.

Get to Know … Stephanie Murphy

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Born and raised in Indiana, Stephanie Murphy moved to Jacksonville in 2000. She completed college at the University of Evansville, receiving her masters in counseling. Stephanie Murphy and her late husband have two children and three grandchildren. She and her husband, Eric, have been married for two years and they are proud to call Mandarin home. Much of their time is spent traveling and doing mission work with Life Impact for Eternity missions.

Get to Know … Joe Connolly

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By Elaine Omann
mail@floridanewsline.com

Entering the Mayo Clinic Hospital through the doors of the Cannady Building, you may hear piano music — and sitting at that beautiful baby grand piano could be 93-year-old Joe Connolly, who volunteers. He still drives himself to volunteer and has a special parking place.

Get to Know … Jennifer Harrington

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Jennifer Harrington is practically a Mandarin native, having lived in the area for more than 30 years. She first moved here as a child and lived in south Mandarin with her family. She recalls when San Jose Boulevard was just two lanes.