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City Of Newberry Creates Task Force To Fight Opioid Crisis

Newberry will escalate the fight against opioid addiction in March with a five-member task force dedicated to solving the crisis. While the Alachua County Health Promotion and Wellness Coalition does not have specific statistics on opioid addiction in Newberry, they claim nearly ten percent of middle and high school students …

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Alachua County Approves Ordinance Making It Illegal to Sell Tobacco to Anyone Under 21

The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners approved a county-wide ordinance Tuesday prohibiting the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone younger than 21 years old in Alachua County. The ordinance requires retailers to obtain a distribution license, valid for one year, for each separate location where tobacco products …

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The Point, Jan. 4, 2019: Seven Dead In I-75 Crash Near Gainesville

The top stories near you • Just as yesterday’s afternoon rush hour began, two tractor-trailers, a sedan, and passenger van were involved in a crash on I-75 southbound between Gainesville and Alachua. Florida Highway Patrol reports seven deaths, making it one of the deadliest crashes in the region since the January 2012 …

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100 Stories From WUFT That Kept You Informed In 2018

Corrine Brown began her prison sentence, Alachua County and Gainesville leaders squabbled over seemingly every issue large and small, and six weeks into the new year, the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland changed much about what was to unfold. It was a busy year in local and statewide Florida …

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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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