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President Donald Trump said Sunday he would extend nationwide social distancing guidelines for another 30 days, an abrupt back-down from his push to reopen the country as coronavirus continues to spread.

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On Sunday, just before noon, The Georgia Department of Public Health said a total of 2,651 cases of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 have been reported in the state. The number of deaths has risen to 80, which is 3.02 percent of all cases.

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More often than not, the "Shooters" didn’t carry weapons since their shooting equipment was heavy and cumbersome. If they did arm themselves, a holstered .45 caliber automatic was their weapon of choice. Yet, everyone understood if a Shooter ever needed to use his weapon it was most likely too late to save the day.

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The latest update from the Georgia Department of Public Health, at noon on Saturday, shows there are now 2,366 cases of coronavirus in the state, and the number of people who have died has risen to 69. That is 2.92% of the cases in Georgia.

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I don’t think I’ve seen the world, or my little corner of it, in such widespread panic my entire life — not even during the Cuban Missile Crisis when we were crawling under our school desks every day in fear of the “Big One” being launched from Havana, apparently right toward the Osprey Mill in Porterdale.

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MCDONOUGH — The Henry County Board of Commissioners has upgraded a resolution addresses the Coronavirus passed on Tuesday to an ordinance during a special called meeting Friday afternoon.

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Dozens of Georgia National Guard members have deployed to help prop up medical staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, where an influx of patients infected with coronavirus has filled hospital beds and severely cut into medical supplies.

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He was the 44th vice president of the United States in the George H.W. Bush administration, but for the last 20 years, Dan Quayle has stayed mostly away from the unfriendly glare of political life.

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The United States, Europe, Japan, China and India are unleashing trillions of dollars in government spending and newly created money as they desperately attempt to keep the global economy from sinking into depression.

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There have been 150 new cases of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 confirmed in Georgia, and two additional deaths from it, since last night, state health officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

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In the 17 years that this column has existed, I have never written a special one to address a current situation that was either tumultuous or triumphant.

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