This Week In History 6/11/20

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Five years ago, 2015

• Five people are killed in a head-on collision on State Road 21 near Camp Blanding. Two children survived the crash because they were in their safety seats.

• Orange Park’s Eddie Childs is selected as Florida’s top hunter safety instructor by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

• Lt. Col, James Huggins takes command of Camp Blanding’s 3-348th Regiment. Battalion.

10 years ago, 2010

• Beyond Just Dance Studio opens in Orange Park and offers Zumba lessons.

• Walter Roundtree becomes the third member of the Charter Review Commission to resign in the past six months. Roundtree cited health reasons for his departure.

• The Clay County Agriculture Fair announced its “green” initiative collected 6,900 of recyclable items during the fair in March.

20 years ago, 2000

• The Board of County Commissioners approved an emergency resolution to allow HSS Systems to apply for a state grant to build an office on Wells Road.

• The Green Cove Springs City Council appoints a committee to explore new uses for the Qui Si Sana Hotel.

• The Keystone Heights Ladies Golf Association make security blankets children as part of their commitment to community service.

30 years ago, 1990

• The county commission votes to install barriers along Lake Brooklyn to keep 4x4s from riding along the shoreline.

• The Clay County Historical Society offers a cemetery tour inside Camp Blanding.

• The Department of Environmental Regulation is called to investigate a reported fish kill from North Fork to Black Creek.

40 years ago, 1980

• The Green Cove Springs City Council decides to end its financial problems by selling all but 50 acres of the Rosemary Hill Landfill.

• Clay County Crescent editor Elaine Williamson after staff reporter Ann Williamson receive a second-place award in the Freedom of Information category of the Better Newspaper contest.

• Three county commissioners offer to buy 333 acres of land on Rosemary Hill Road to build the landfill.

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