Del. Dickie Bell wins 2019 Community Leadership Award

STAUNTON — Richard "Dickie" Bell may have already announced his retirement from public office but his work isn't quite done yet.

On Thursday afternoon, he was still in Richmond, acting in his role as chairman of the state's Commission on Youth. Bell was busy wrapping up work on legislation he previously shepherded through the General Assembly that aims to set clearer guidelines for schools on student discipline.

The five-term delegate from Staunton then hit the road on the unseasonably wintry start to spring after making a presentation to the state Board of Education to be back in his hometown where he was being honored, fittingly, for public service.

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