This Week In History 8/15/19


Five years ago, 2014

Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Mark Borello will decide if the Clay County School Board will get an injunction against the Board of County Commissioners’ decision to move a referendum whether the superintendent should be appointed or elected to the 2016 general election.

The Art Guild of Orange Park prepares for its 41st season with a production of “Anything Goes.”

Orange Park’s budget and financing committee will make 10 cost-cutting recommendations, including reducing trash pick up to one day a week, to balance the budget.

10 years ago, 2009

Ret. Lt. Commander Floyd E. Horn of Fleming Island receives the U.S. Navy Air Medal Strike/Flight medal 20 years after he flew jets during the Vietnam War.

VFW Post 8255 in Middleburg holds a memorial service for U.S. Marine Master Sgt. John E. Hayes after the Middleburg resident was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Taylor Donald of Fleming Island won the Ready to Rock category at the Disney Urock 2 video contest that incorporated a Disney song, music and other graphical material.

20 years ago, 1999

Former Middleburg High cheerleader Melody McAlister earns a spot on the Jacksonville Jaguars sideline as a member of team’s cheerleading squad, the Roar.

The new Quigley House facility opens to offer help for women victims of domestic violence and sexual assaults.

Local high school football teams hit the field for the first week of preseason practice.

30 years ago, 1989

Halpern’s Way, the entrance to Black Creek Park subdivision, will not be used as access road for “Ham Jam.”

Clay County Commissioner Garry McIntyre cleared of theft charges and mishandling campaign funds by Duval County Judge John H. Skinner.

Clay County schools start the new year with 20,800 students.

40 years ago, 1979

More than 30 employees of the Green Cove Springs public works and electric department called in sick. They returned after the city promised not to fire them.

Three people, including two men from Melrose, are killed in an airplane crash in Keystone Heights.

WKUF Rock Radio Station in Green Cove Springs is sold to Cleveland, Ohio, company who selects Phil McLean as its new general manager.


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