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Columbia County Report: Lake Shore Hospital Board decision and Senior Center Golden Gala preview

Columbia County Report: Lake Shore Hospital Board decision and Senior Center Golden Gala preview
Published: Mar. 16, 2022 at 6:30 PM EDT
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LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCJB) -A new candidate to take over the Lake Shore Hospital Facility entered the running at their March board meeting. Florida Gateway College President Lawrence Barrett proposed to use the facility as a Downtown campus.

Barrett’s proposal is among others from groups like Columbia County government, the County Health Department and Meridian Behavioral Health. Board members next meet in April.

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Columbia County law enforcement officials have little to update as detectives search for the source of a bomb threat at Columbia High School. Students and staff evacuated the campus on Tuesday after a call of a possible explosive was made to dispatchers.

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CCSO officials say they’re searching for the person who made the call because nothing was found at the school.

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Columbia County Senior Services hosts the Golden Gala Friday to honor 50 years of service in this community.

“We’re standing on a very exciting threshold,” said Executive Director, David Huckabee.

The Golden Gala has a dual-purpose to engage seniors in social activity and fundraise for services offered at the Senior Center. Attendees will learn about what the center offers such as in-home meals and a Dementia Day program for those over 60. 65 tickets have been sold so far, and organizers say they’re ready for a less restrictive event.

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“It feels really good because we have a lot more of our seniors coming out and participating so we want them to have a good experience and get to socialize and get together and just mingle and have that camaraderie because a lot of people didn’t get to experience that,” said Director of Development, Kim Glover.

Tickets are 25 dollars each and are still available for purchase.

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