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Five Questions For Nikki Fried

Fried is an attorney from Fort Lauderdale who was a student-body president at the University of Florida and a lobbyist on medical-marijuana issues. The News Service caught up with Fried on Friday.

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2018 Was When Alachua County Began To Reckon With Its Lynching History

Brenda Whitfield has lived in Newberry all her life. (Joshua Baker/WUFT News) Brenda Whitfield has heard stories of lynchings in Alachua County since being in middle school.  The lifelong Newberry resident recalls her great-grandmother’s tales of people being hanged at “Lynch Hammock,” the site of several long ago extrajudicial killings …

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