The Week In History 6/27/19


Five years ago, 2014

• Commissioners grapple with $19 million windfall set aside for the failed Big League Dreams complex.

• The Orange Park BJ’S Wholesale Club made sure that moms never had to choose between buying dippers or buying food by donating 10,000 diapers to Feeding America.

• Orange Park Town Council approves of Capital Improvement Plans, with uncertainty, before officials could start crafting a new budget for the 2014-15 year.

10 years ago, 2009

• After a discovery of a rabid raccoon, Clay County Animal Control and Clay County Health departments warn residents to stay away from wild and stray animals.

• Blackfin CrossFit opened by Justin Fisher and brother-in-law Rhett Dantzler features new workout regimen.

• Richard Owens, along with Middleburg head coach Rob Justino and their Faith Football Camp, hits its third year.

20 years ago, 1999

• Imperial Satellite Plus opens in Middleburg.

• Thirteen high school graduates and two collage students receive scholarships at the third annual J.P Hall Sr, Children Charities banquet.

• Jacksonville Cyclones rebound after a loss against new Orland’s Storm, with a 4-1 win against the Maryland Mania.

30 years ago, 1989

• Dick Post, a resident of Clay County for 12 years and former Planning and Zoning Administrator, announced he’s moving to Pensacola.

• Dale Wilson switches to the republic party which means there’s no Democrats on the five-member Clay County Commission.

• Ann B. Wiggins, Superintendent of Schools, was honored as American Business Women’s Association for Boss of The Year.

40 years ago, 1979

• Middleburg preparing for a gala for the 4th of July celebrations with a parade, old fashioned games, county music, skydiving exhibition and a grand finale of fireworks display.

• Sheriff Jennings Murrhee and Green Cove Springs Police Chief Carl Crossley made a joint statement that the investigation of the assault on City Commissioner Larry Miller was being dropped because Miller at that time didn’t want to press criminal charges.

• Sil Rugg, a resident at North Palm Beach, donated his Florida Military Academy Uniform from the 1926-29 to the Clay County Historical Museum in excellent condition.


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