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Once Bustling Seat Of Alachua County, Ghost Town Of Newnansville Attracts 19th-Century History Lovers

Once a bustling center of Alachua County's life, the town of Newnansville started declining in population after the Alachua County seat was relocated to Gainesville in 1854 and turned into a ghost town by the 1890s. Now it attracts history lovers from the county and reminds local residents and officials about the necessity to preserve the county's history.

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Cash Pours Into Scott, Putnam Political Committees

At least at this point, Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam haven't announced plans to be on the ballot in 2018. But with Scott widely expected to run for U.S. Senate and Putnam likely to run for governor, closely aligned political committees are collecting big contributions that could help position the Republicans for their next races.

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