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February 20, 2019

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Editorial: Merle Haggard told stories with a guitar

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news The Internet became silent for a few moments yesterday as images of country music legend Merle Haggard hit screens all across the world. On Wednesday, April 6, Haggard’s 79th birthday, he died, family said of complications from pneumonia at his home in northern California. Fans of all ages just paused in