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Charlie Daniels dead at age 83

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Charlie Daniels, who went from being an in-demand session musician to a staple of Southern rock with his hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at 83.

DeSantis signs ‘panic alert’ bill

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Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill that will require each public school in the state to have a “panic alert system” starting in the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Services to be cut at Lake Shore

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Certain services at Lake Shore Hospital will be eliminated over the next three months. Beyond that, the fate of the long-standing institution is an open question. 

DOH, VA are offering covid tests

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Local health care providers are offering free covid-19 screenings through the Columbia County and Hamilton County health departments, while the local VA Medical Center is offering testing to vetera