Jacksonville Journal

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LARNELLE HARRIS EVENING CONCERT CANCELED

A concert by Larnelle Harris scheduled for tonight at the University of North Florida has been canceled.

The show has not been rescheduled.

For more information, call (904) 620-2878.

REGIONALS NEXT FOR SPELLING BEE CHAMPIONS

-- Justin Nipper, 14, of Yulee took first place in the Nassau County spelling bee Wednesday.

Justin, an eighth-grader at Yulee Middle School, correctly spelled "satire" and then "grammar" in the competition's 14th round.

Eleven students in the fifth through eighth grades competed in the county bee. Paige Haddock, a fifth-grader from Hilliard Elementary School, was the runner-up.

Nipper will represent Nassau County in The Florida Times-Union Regional Spelling Bee on March 6.

-- On the word "heavenly," eighth-grader Andrea Warren on Tuesday won the Suwannee County spelling bee. The Branford Middle School student moves on to the regionals next month.

Seventh-grader John Walt Boatright tied with fifth-grader Samuel Arnold for the runners-up.

-- A 10-year-old Hamilton County student correctly spelled "decisive" to win his local spelling bee and earn a spot in The Florida Times-Union regional competition in March.

Tucker Patrick, a South Hamilton Elementary School student, beat runner-up Nicoh Chen. Chen is a seventh-grader at Hamilton County High School.

A dozen students competed in the bee at North Hamilton Elementary School in Jennings.

HAPPENING AROUND THE FIRST COAST THIS WEEKEND

-- The story of Fort Mose, home of the first free black settlement in North America, will be told through a re-enactment today in St. Augustine.

The re-enactment will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Castillo de San Marcos fort in downtown St. Augustine. Old Town Trolley will provide free transportation from 10 a. …