This Week in History 1/2/20

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Five years ago, 2015

Clay County Clerk of the Circuit Court Tara Green announces her office no longer will conduct wedding ceremonies.

The Florida Department of Transportation will give Orange Park $3 million to line the median on Park Avenue with trees.

Ridgeview High graduate Caleb Hoffman wraps up filming as the character Jason on ABC’s “Modern Family.”

10 years ago, 2010

A New Year’s Eve fire destroys three businesses, including Good Samaritan Home Companion Services, SoBran Inc. and a Yellow Book phone directory office on Kingsley Avenue.

Florida Chamber of Commerce president Dale Brill tells chamber members in Clay County it must change the way it does business to stay ahead of an economy that’s becoming more reliant on innovation.

Franklin Estrada is born at 6:33 a.m. on Jan. 1 at Orange Park Medical Center to be the county’s first baby of the year.

20 years ago, 2000

The Clay County School Board hires former WJXT reporter Darleen Mahla as its new public information officer.

Sixth-grader Marty Nemec wins the Spelling Bee at Annunciation Catholic School.

The Reinhold Community Service Awards is increased by $15,000 to $50,000.

30 years ago, 1990

Memorial services for Dr. Robert Patterson, who served on the Clay County School Board for 24 years, were held in Green Cove Springs.

Green Cove Springs City Council votes 4-0 for a survey of Foster Street to find ways to open the dirt road for emergencies.

Clay High choral director Ana Snyder is selected Teacher of the Week.

40 years ago, 1980

Wendy Christine Hawthorne is the first baby born in the year.

Silver Spurs 4-H Club interviews county department heads and administrators.

Mr. and Mrs. Palmer English celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

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