Five years ago, 2014
Wayne Bolla and Gavin Rollins are sworn into the Board of County Commissioners after winning elections, while Diane Hutchings is selected as the board’s chairwoman.
Fifteen men were sentenced ranging from three-to-10 years in prison following a 2013 sex sting operation, “Operation Wrong Direction,” while one was sentenced as a youthful offender to two years of community control.
Oakleaf High teacher Steven Cooper was one of six educators honored by Gov. Rick Scott’s Governor Shine Award for serving in the U.S. military and contributing to Florida’s students.
10 years ago, 2009
Nine cabins were moved from Kingsley Lake Beach to Camp Chowenwaw in Green Cove Springs. Eleven other cabins, including several treehouses, that already were delivered to the 155-acre park.
Clay County braces for the Environmental Protection Agency to impose wastewater effluent standards that will lead to utility rate increases of as much as 40%, according to Clay County Utility Authority Executive Director Ray Avery.
The Board of County Commissioners select Travis Cummings as the board’s chairman.
20 years ago, 1999
Judge Waddell A. Wallace III is appointed to fill the newly-created Fourth Judicial Circuit, which serves Clay, Duval and Nassau counties.
Jeremy Sylvain’s red balloon was found 63 miles away in Suwannee County after it was released at Wilkinson Elementary during its Drug Core Balloon Tracking event.
Twenty-three teachers from Clay County earn recognition from the Nation Board of Certified Teachers.
30 years ago, 1989
The playing field at Keystone Heights Elementary will be refurbished and renamed the Gary Cooper field in honor of the former student who was killed in Vietnam.
The Green Cove Springs City Council offers a $1,500 reward for information and the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing Spring Park.
A choral reading of “Barn Dance” was presented to third-graders at E. Bennett Elementary in Green Cove Springs.
40 years ago, 1989
Wayne Spivey is sworn in as the Chairman of the Clay County Board of Commissioners.
Orange Park’s E. Vaughan Rivers Inc.’s bid of $93,900 is picked to build a new fire station on Fleming Island.
“On Borrowed Time” opens at the Reynolds Playhouse by the Orange Park Community Players.