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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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WUFT In Photos: Pumpkin Frenzy Hits Alachua County

  It’s late October and the many local pumpkin patches have painted Alachua County orange. Each patch has something more than pumpkins to offer, whether it is food, activities or the hours that the patch is open. One pumpkin patch at Gainesville Church of God served as a fundraiser (location …

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