Five years ago, 2015
• Orange Park’s Nuisance Abatement Board gets a report smoke and fire alarms don’t work at the Rodeway Inn following a demand to increase security to control rampant crime at the hotel.
• Orange Park High takes a moment of silence to honor soccer standout Erica Lewis, who died of suicide. Some of her ashes were scattered on the football field during halftime.
• Volleyball teams don pink uniforms at the Keystone Heights Breast Cancer Tournament as part of the month-long program to generate awareness to the disease.
10 years ago, 2010
• Hundreds attend a vigil in Orange Park celebrates the life of Somer Thompson one year after she was kidnapped and murdered while walking home from school.
• The Fleming Island High football team improves to 6-0 with a 62-0 victory against Hudson.
• More than 3,000 runners participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The event raised more than $110,000 and included 100 cancer survivors.
20 years ago, 2000
• A plan to close Kingsley Avenue to build a CSX crossing is put on hold after the Orange Park Town Council hears from angry residents.
• Friends and residents of Janita Estes unite at Orange Park High to applaud the state’s decision to deny parole for her killer, William R. McCullan.
• The City of Green Cove Springs requests bids to rebuild the old Qui Si Sana Hotel.
30 years ago, 1990
• The Clay County School Board votes to follow state guidelines to determine the salary of the Superintendent.
• The Clay County Health Department orders a quarantine for two months for residents living west of the St. Johns River and east of Black Creek after it catches a rabid racoon.
• The Keystone Heights City Council gives city attorney Darla Christopher “free reigns” to push Jim Young out of his job at the Keystone Heights Airport.
40 years ago, 1980
• Buck Diamond, owned and shown by Lyn Gustafson won Grand Champion honors at the Greater Jacksonville 4-H Show.
• Republican Frank Cotton accepts the opportunity to debate Democrat candidate Frank Williams for the Florida House, District 25, seat.
• Mr. and Mrs. Emery Bradley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party at the Holiday Inn of Orange Park.