Week of February 28
Clay Co. School Superintendent David Owens ends block scheduling at Ridgeview and Orange Park High Schools. A meeting held by School Board President Charlie VanZant allowed parents, students and teachers to voice concerns over the change, in which many based their arguments about the rigorous International Baccalaureate program and the strains moving to a traditional schedule.
Grand Opening held at the Clay County Humane Society.
John Bean, an air traffic controller Petty Officer at NAS Jacksonville, was honored by the Federal Aviation Administration for helping land a private plane that was low on fuel en route from New York to St. Augustine. Amidst hazardous conditions, Bean facilitated a landing at Craig Air Field. He also received the Navy Achievement Medal and commendation for his actions to save the people and the aircraft.
Clair Grosskoff captured first place in the Ladies Golf Association sponsored points tournament at NAS Jacksonville. She beat out her competition by two with a score of 70. Points were assigned for eagles, birdies, pars and bogeys on a hole by hole basis less handicap.