We caught a break, a few month’s worth at least, from all those eyesore political signs — they’ll start popping up with yard sale signs attached to them once everyone does their spring cleaning.
And that’s exactly what the voters in High Springs did to city hall — cleaned it out.
There is a lot [...]
In an effort to discredit the campaign of Byran Williams, one High Springs city official is taking to the internet.
Vice Mayor Bob Barnas has started using his personal website in an attempt to trash the opponent of Pat Rush, the candidate Barnas is openly supporting to fill the seat of the retiring 77 year [...]
I’ve lost count of the number of people who’ve come to me frustrated with the lack of information available on the candidates for High Springs City Commission this November, and rightfully so — there’s virtually nothing out there.
So complain no more, weary residents, I have decided to create this simple, two point voter guide [...]
If you plan to arrive on time for Thursday’s High Springs city commission meeting you’ll probably find yourself without seat. If history is any indicator of what to expect, when the clock hits 6:30pm the room watching the swearing in of two newly elected commissioners will be standing room only.
Commissioners-elect Bob Barnas and Linda Clark [...]
It’s becoming a bit of a trend in High Springs. Throwing out incumbents that is.
For the fourth consecutive year voters have said no to seated politicians*, giving preference instead to their unseasoned political counterparts.
Bob Barnas and Linda Clark Gestrin — neither of whom have previously held political office — received enough votes to [...]
No matter whether you’re happy with city government or want to see a major overhaul, the atmosphere in in High Springs today is one thing: electric.
Polls will open this morning at 7am and close at 7pm to allow High Springs residents their choice for two open city commission seats and six charter amendments.
The second and final forum of the 2011 election cycle was a fantastic success for some candidates while others didn’t fair so well, but which two were in what camp depends on one thing — who you ask.
As one candidate said in his closing remarks, “we’re not gonna change opinions”, eluding to people in [...]
On Tuesday, October 25, High Springs residents will have their second and final opportunity to publicly meet and hear from the four candidates for the two city commission seats on November 8th ballot.
Although this is the second forum of the election cycle, it will be the first with all four candidates (expected) in attendance, [...]
Events, events, events
A total of five separate agenda items dedicated to special use permits, street closings, donations, and fee waivers were all passed unanimously. Events included extending “Downtown Daze”, a Girl Scouts “Power Pack” meeting, the Veteran’s Day event organized by Bob Barnas, a Fall Festival at Beyond the Box Ministries, and the [...]
What was intended to be an informative, balanced event materialized as more of a campaign rally for Bob Barnas and Linda Clark Gestrin, the two candidates in attendance at the Gainesville Tea Party’s inaugural High Springs candidate’s forum.
Was the event biased towards two of the candidates? No.
Was the “deck stacked” in favor [...]
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