This Week in History 7/2/20


Five years ago, 2015

• Gov. Rick Scott rejects funding request to upgrade Spring Park in Green Cove Springs.

• The Girls Scouts of Gateway Council wrap up their “Smile Camp” for disabled children at North Fork Leadership Center.

• The War Eagle Wrestling Club of Fleming Island wins the AAU Scholastic Duals National Championship at Walt Disney World.

10 years ago, 2010

• County commissioners put measure on November ballot for a one-quarter mill tax that would generate $250 million for the county school district.

• The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission asks Middleburg residents to remove their bird feeders after it received several reports of bear sightings.

• The HOPE Team from Jacksonville finish a six-month study of homelessness in Clay County with which team members assisted 40 homeless men and women.

20 years ago, 2000

• Ten county schools earn higher grades from the Florida Department of Education statewide report compared to 1999.

• Clay Hill Elementary will throw a party for students who scored a 4 or 5 on the Math and Reading sections of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment test, and 37 students will be shuttled lunch in limousines for scoring a 4 in the Writing portion.

• The Keystone Youth Soccer Club will host a major league soccer camp for players aged 5-18.

30 years ago, 1990

• Douglas Anderson agrees to a contract as Clay County’s Administrator.

• Anne Clark wins a first-place award in a national poetry competition with her piece, “A Better Way.”

• Vice President Dan Quayle announces he will visit Clay County this week to attend a reception for Congressman Bill Grant.

40 years ago, 1980

• Sheriff Jennings Murrhee announces he will seek re-election to the position he’s held since 1964.

• Wayne Spivey, Talmadge Bennett and Orien Pass said they will run for a spot on the county commission.

• Durwood Smith qualifies to run for county superintendent.


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