This Week in History 11/21/19


Five years ago, 2014

The Magnolia Point Women’s Club stuff food in bookbags of 124 needy children to be eaten during the weekend.

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Aaron Colvin and running back Jordan Todman team up with the American Heart Association during a visit Doctors Inlet Elementary to promote physical fitness and healthy eating habits.

Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Don Lester sentences Ryan Wilder to two life sentences, plus 30 years, for his role in a 2012 drug raid that ended with the shooting deaths of Clay County Sheriff’s Office Det. David White and a methamphetamine cook.

10 years ago, 2009

Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin makes a campaign stop at the Orange Park Mall.

Penney Farms Town Council approves a tax on the non-fuel portion of the town’s electric bill to fund to support a designation of State Road 16 as a scenic highway and for employer support for the National Guard and Reserve.

The Terrace at Fleming Island was one of many groups to participate in the Northeast Florida Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk.

20 years ago, 1999

Thieves smash a window and make off with 30 frozen turkeys from the Clay County Food Bank.

The first Cracker Day celebration attracts thousands at Paul E. Reinhold Agriculture Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs.

Christian band Silers Bald plays at a lock-in show at the YMCA on Moody Road in Orange Park.


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