This Week In History 8/29/19

Clay Today
Posted 8/28/19

Five years ago, 2014The Board of County Commissioners were forced by a judge’s order to put whether the school superintendent should be appointed or elected on the November ballot.The Clay …

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This Week In History 8/29/19

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Five years ago, 2014

The Board of County Commissioners were forced by a judge’s order to put whether the school superintendent should be appointed or elected on the November ballot.

The Clay County Animal Care and Control found homes for 1,133 dogs and cats in the three-month Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge.

New York City-based Moody’s downgraded the Clay County School District’s credit worthiness from Aa3 to A1.

10 years ago, 2009

Orange Park Town Council votes against assessing a fire assessment fee that would have generated $824,000 in revenues for the fire department.

Clay County Utility Authority propose a 4.8% rate hike – about $3 a month for each customer – to offset rising energy costs.

Facing an unemployment rate of 9.5% in Clay County, WorkSource uses part of its $9 million from the stimulus to help people look for jobs, update their resumes and prepare for interviews.

20 years ago, 1999

The BCC passes a 7% Public Service Tax Ordinance on telecommunications to fill their budget shortfall.

The Public Works Union Local 218 agrees to a new contract with the Board of Commissioners.

Sheriff Scott Lancaster speaks out against growing school violence while meeting with faculty and staff at Keystone Heights High.

30 years ago, 1989

Thirty-eight are arrested in a massive drug sweep by the sheriff’s office as part of Operation Rockpile II.

The BCC votes to require a special permit to solicit money from the side of roads.

More than $21,000 is collected at two sheriff’s office auctions, with $7,000 being earmarked for Youth Resources Programs.

40 years ago, 1979

Citizens Coalition file a lawsuit against JEA to stop construction of a coal-fired plant in the county.

The Clay County School Board approves a $32.3 million budget, a decrease of nearly $1.6 million from the previous year.

The first day of school is expected to attract 16,747 students.

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