This Week In History 11/7/19


Five years ago, 2014

The Board of County Commissioners approve a mega-sports complex to spend some of its $20 million in unspent bond money.

St. Johns River State College creates Clay County School District’s Work Ready Program to help students find careers.

Camp Cadet’s one-week, tuition-free program helps students in Middleburg gain confidence through physical training.

10 years ago, 2009

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office charge Ryan Vallish, George Greene and Joseph Fernandez with first degree arson after they set fire to the sports department at the Blanding Avenue Walmart.

Officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection conduct a hearing on DuPont’s National Pollutant Discharge System permit and its impacts on the Black Creek.

Maj. Craig Aldrich is selected as the director of operations by Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler.

20 years ago, 1999

The Green Cove Springs City Council rejects a plan from Landers-Atkins Planners Inc. to develop construction documents for Spring Park Phase 1.

David Sekula, owner of Sylvan Learning Center, won the 1999 Sam Walton Business Leader Award and a $500 grant, sponsored by the Walmart Foundation.

A Big Belly contest is one of the featured attractions at Ham Jam.

30 years ago, 1989

Clay County voters approve a local one-cent optional sales tax to raise nearly $6 million to be divided among city and county budgets.

Rachel Hutchings and Brian Bridges were voted Homecoming Queen and King, respectively, at Clay High.

The Orange Park Town Council approve a 25% pay raise for town manager John Bowles

40 years ago, 1979

City planner Mel Chiodo is one of 20 to apply for the city manager’s job at Green Cove Springs.

Stacy Barber and her horse Joe Zero win the Jacksonville 4-H Horse Show in Horsemanship class.

Janice Nelson and Wanda Suttle, both of Green Cove Springs, are named to the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.


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