This Week in History 020620


Five years ago, 2015

The Clay County Commission surprisingly and unexpectedly voted down a proposal to spend $10 of unspent bond money on a mega-sports complex in the county.

Thirty-five boys reach the rank of Eagle Scouts for the Black Creek District.

Local VFW Post 8255 of Middleburg present the Weigel Senior Center with a new U.S. flag.

10 years ago, 2010

Former Orange Park Police officer Gary Meeks and town planning and zoning member Eugene Nix qualify to run for Seat 4 on the Orange Park Town Council.

Bruce Butler of Green Cove Springs is invited to the U.S. House as a guest to hear President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech.

Members of the Clay County Education Association overwhelming approve a new contract with the school district.

20 years ago, 2000

Clay High hosts first Mr. Clay Pageant among 16 senior boys.

Thompson Taylor is selected as the chairman of the Clay Builders Council.

The Middleburg High wrestling team stun their rivals at Orange Park to win the Middleburg Invitational tournament.

30 years ago, 1990

Board members of the Clay Memorial Hospital Authority are concerned with an audit by Whitlow and Whitlow reveal increases in expenses and liabilities.

The Clay County Commission retain Walter Law for $25,000 a year to a lobby for the county at the Florida Capitol.

Eighth-grader Aaron Spivey is selected Student of the Month at Lakeside Junior High.

40 years ago, 1980

Bill Vermilling assumes role as Green Cove Springs City Manager and immediately vowed to work on the city’s “unrealistic” budget.

The BCC asks the Planning and Zoning Department to look into the feasibility of taking the unincorporated areas of the county off JEA.

Frank Morea is fired as the head of the electric department at Green Cove Springs by newly-appointed city manager Bill Vermilling.


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