This Week in History 10/28/21

Clay Today
Posted 10/27/21

Five years ago, 2016• School Board Chairman Johnna McKinnon and Superintendent Charlie Van Zant help push the approval of a charter school, St. Johns Classical Academy, at their final school …

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This Week in History 10/28/21

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Five years ago, 2016

• School Board Chairman Johnna McKinnon and Superintendent Charlie Van Zant help push the approval of a charter school, St. Johns Classical Academy, at their final school board meeting.

• The BCC votes on several proposals to accelerate the cleanup following Hurricane Matthew, including opening Rosemary Hill landfill for debris dropoff without charging fees.

• Firefighter Kevin Mobley and the BCC settle on a $78,000 settlement after Mobley disregarded an order not to answer a call for service following a car accident in Bradford County.

10 years ago, 2011

• Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler and the Orange Park Town Council formally dedicate Somer Thompson Sunshine Park on the corners of Deberry and Gano avenues.

• Four people, including a detective with the Neptune Beach Police Department, are arrested for operating two gambling houses at two bars in Keystone Heights.


• Orange Park Medical Center readies for the opening of its new emergency room.

20 years ago, 2001

• A lifeline helicopter lands at the Wilkinson Elementary parking lot during classes so a person injured in a car crash on County Road 218 can be airlifted to the hospital.

• The three-day First Coast Ham Jam featuring the Charlie Daniels Band and Mark Chesnutt opens in Middleburg.

• The Clay County School Board creates a 27-member panel to create new districting boundaries for board members.

30 years ago, 1991

• Mark Nelson is selected to lead Clay Committee of 100 that works with other business organizations to work on common goals for economic development.

• For Chief Deputy Scott Lancaster files is candidacy for Clay County Sheriff.

• Commissioners James Jett and Ron Stotler voice their concern with Sheriff Dalton Bray’s appeal to the governor for more money for his agency.

40 years ago, 1981

• The BCC accepts the resignation of Library Director William J. Condon.

• Fans at the Clay High Homecoming not only witnessed the dedication of the school’s new football stadium, but they got to meet every former football coach since 1948.

• A newly-expanded County Health Department is opened in Green Cove Springs.

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