This week in history 11/3/16

Eric Cravey
Posted 11/2/16

5 Years Ago, 2011Clay County Fire Marshal Clu Wright filed a 57-page complaint with the Florida Ethics Commission against County Commissioner Ronnie Robinson citing the commissioner had intimidated …

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This week in history 11/3/16


5 Years Ago, 2011
Clay County Fire Marshal Clu Wright filed a 57-page complaint with the Florida Ethics Commission against County Commissioner Ronnie Robinson citing the commissioner had intimidated and harassed him.

Penney Retirement Community held its inaugural John Muilenburg Golf Tournament in honor of the prolific golfer and PRC resident.

Orange Park Police Lt. Gary Goble presented officer Robert Baltean with a lifesaving award for quick thinking while successfully performing the Heimlich maneuver on a woman at Celebration Church.

10 Years Ago, 2006
The Clay County School Board took up proposals to build a new elementary school on Fleming Island, building a ninth-grade center on Fleming Island and adding academy programs at Clay High.

U.S. Rep Cliff Stearns(R-6) addressed attendees at the dedication of the county’s new victim services center, whose opening would prevent Clay residents from having to go to Jacksonville for services.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dyrell Reeves, 22, of Orange Park and Mario Render, 22, of Jacksonville for allegedly beating Stephen Buda in the back of the head with a long metal pipe near apartments on Blairmore Boulevard. Both were charged with aggravated battery and robbery with a deadly weapon.

20 Years Ago, 1996
Former Clay County teacher Glenna Kyker was honored by the Florida Adult and Community Education Network for creating the ASPIRE program at Union Correctional Institution in Raiford in which students learned to read and pass the GED.

A first semester report said a new student uniform program at Ridgeview Elementary School was deemed a success. The uniforms were approved after 60 percent of the school’s parents voted for their approval.

With the election four days away, Keystone Heights City Council members pondered why more candidates had not stepped forward to run for two open seats.

30 Years Ago, 1986
The City of Green Cove Springs welcomed Iowa native Kim Leinbach as its new city manager after serving 16 years as city manager in Coralville, Iowa.

Keystone Heights Mayor Bill Beam addressed a Board of County Commissioners meeting in Green Cove Springs in which he thanked the commission for selecting an architectural firm to design a new senior center in the city.

Paul Deland, executive director of the Clay County Development Authority, formally announced that the Food Lion supermarket company was going to build a 650,000 square foot building in Green Cove Springs at a price tag of between $15-and $20 million.

40 Years Ago, 1976
Gov. Reubin Askew appointed Southern Bell district manager Bill Dresser and real estate executive Lamar Shaw to the Clay County Development Authority.

The Clay County Education Association endorsed Republicans Larry Gaudet and Halvor Hansen for school board seats for district four and district two, respectively.

Clay County Supervisor of Elections Lanny Lancaster predicted a voter turnout due to the heated presidential race between Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter, the Democrat, and Vice President Gerald R. Ford, the Republican.


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