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.