This Week in History 8/1/19

Clay Today
Posted 7/31/19

Five years ago, 2014The Town of Orange Park is awarded $700,000 in block grants to improve stormwater drainage to Floyd Circle and Middletown Apartments.An overloaded water slide collapsed during a …

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This Week in History 8/1/19


Five years ago, 2014

The Town of Orange Park is awarded $700,000 in block grants to improve stormwater drainage to Floyd Circle and Middletown Apartments.

An overloaded water slide collapsed during a party involving members of the Fleming Island High band at Eagle Harbor, leaving 14 students with bumps and bruises.

Clay High senior and future Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressell was selected as the state’s high school boys swimmer of the year.

10 years ago, 2009

The remains of a Navy pilot Michael Speicher of Orlando Park were found in Iraq.

The Clay County School Board approves a new levy to generate an additional $5.2 million in revenues after state funds ran $21 million short.

InEnTech, a chemical company, moves its headquarters to Fleming Island.

20 years ago, 1999

Construction is nearly completed at the Hunter’s Trace subdivision in Middleburg.

Penney Farms’ Don Owens fires a 71 at Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club to win the senior’s division of the Best Western Clay County Golf Classic.

Nobody was seriously injured in a chain-reaction crash on U.S. Highway 17 in Green Cove Springs when two tractor-trailers and four cars collide.

30 years ago, 1989

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce begins to actively pursue television and movie productions.

Lori Barbieri won the USTA Camp Scholarship at Hilton Head, S.C. Barbieri lives in Middleburg and attends Ridgeview Junior High.

Property taxes increase by one millage point to fund county’s school district budget.

40 years ago, 1979

Four telephone service plans are offered by Measured Telephone Service to Green Cove Springs residents.

Starting this week, residents calling Green Cove Springs, Mandarin and Maxville no longer need dial a “1” for long distance.

Green Cove Springs residents now can earn 23 cents a pound for empty aluminum cans from the Reynolds Aluminum Recycling Co.


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