Five years ago, 2015
• Leaders in Orange Park, Keystone Heights and Green Cove Springs discuss ways to improve voter turnout in non-presidential primaries.
• “Zombie Hunters” train at Camp Blanding to help civil authorities during cases of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive emergencies.
• With nearly 11,000 new homes on the drawing board, Oakleaf residents get an update on the progress of the First Coast Expressway.
10 years ago, 2010
• The Board of County Commissioners approve adding a property tax amendment on the November ballot to benefit the school district.
• Middleburg residents are warned by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about increasing reports of bears in the area.
• The county’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program puts up 14 renovated homes for sale while offering no closing costs and offering to help with down payments.
20 years ago, 2000
• The county’s budget analyst, Margaret Barkley, said the county should be fiscally debt-free by 2004/05.
• Jennifer Carroll gets an endorsement from John McCain in her campaign to unseat Corrine Brown for the District 3 U.S. House seat.
• Eight Clay High students simultaneously earn diplomas from high school and First Coast Technical Institute.
30 years ago, 1990
• All bids to remodel the Clay High Historical Auditorium were rejected by the county’s school board.
• Lake Geneva residents are outraged when canals on both sides of Roess Island are filled by the county.
• Hal and Janet Hill of Middleburg two-step their way to a free trip to Texas by winning a competition at the Crazy Horse Saloon in Jacksonville.
40 years ago, 1980
• J.P. Revels announces his intention to run for Clay County Sheriff as a Democrat.
• Orange Park Town Manager Richard Fellows resigns after spending five years with the town.
• John Bowles is elected president of the Green Cove Springs Rotary Club.