This Week in History 6/13/19


Five years ago, 2014

Orange Park High turns to crowdfunding web site to help raise $85,000 needed to repair Don Hall track.

Days after Clay County Sheriff deputies arrest and extradite wrong woman from Louisiana, the correct suspect, Ashley Chiasson, was caught and charged with grand theft and attempting to defraud a financial institution.

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-3), a veterinarian, volunteers his time at Clay County Animal Control.

10 years ago, 2009

Clay County assistant property appraiser Roger Suggs said real estate crash led to the county losing $1 billion in property market value.

Clay County new democratic Women’s Alliance receives their charter.

A Stowe Avenue engineering plant laid off 88 workers from their manufacturing division because a downfall in rail car volume.

20 years ago, 1999

Kellie Wilkerson and Jenny Manz, two of the best girl athletes out of Clay County, were honored at the annual JASPER awards.

Orange Park nurse, Barbara Vitellaro, was honored with being voted Hospice Nurse Clinician of the year.

St. Johns Country day school Spartans athletic program finished on top again in the Class 1A Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports for the third time in the past four years.

30 years ago, 1989

The Third Annual Clay County Fair shows $84,000 profit margin.

Orange Park’s new Day Surgery center was officially opened and expanded.

The Clay Memorial Hospital was in danger of having its power cut off by the city of Green Cove Springs due to delinquent unpaid bill.

40 years ago, 1979

The zoning of Spring Lake to the Keystone Heights area was put on hold.

Green Cove Springs’ Ralph A. Jones receives the distinguished Service Medal form the York Rite Masons of Florida.

A new policy makes Clay County employees responsible for “lost” county equipment while in their possession.


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