This Week In History 12/31/20

Clay Today
Posted 12/30/20

Five years ago, 2015• The Clay County Sheriff’s Department wraps up an investigation into BASCA without filing charges, although the agency said BASCA allowed a violent resident live at …

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This Week In History 12/31/20

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Five years ago, 2015

• The Clay County Sheriff’s Department wraps up an investigation into BASCA without filing charges, although the agency said BASCA allowed a violent resident live at the facility that serves adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.

• Rep. Charles Van Zant (R-Keystone Heights) files a bill that would give preferential treatment to military families who apply for housing.

• The Florida Department of Health’s “Faces of HIV” exhibit makes a one-day stop in Orange Park.

10 years ago, 2010

• Community Hospice and Haven Hospice reach an agreement that would allow Haven to build a care center in northern Clay County.

• Retiring Green Cove Springs City Manager is honored by the city council for his 10 years of service.

• Former Lake County Manager Cindy Hall accepts Orange Park’s $112,500 offer to become the new town manager.

20 years ago, 2000

• The Clay Electric office in Keystone Heights was evacuated after a woman called in a bomb threat.

• A burning candle that ignited a dried-out Christmas tree was the cause of a blaze on Abelia Road in Orange Park that destroyed the home.

• Green Cove Springs City Council members will meet with the Environmental Protection Agency to address excessive ammonia content in the Harbor Road Wastewater Treatment Plant.

30 years ago, 1990

• Hunters stumble onto a stash of military guns and explosives in the woods south of Keystone Heights.

• Teams are being formed for the new Green Cove Springs Soccer Club.

• The county summons 864 residents to small claims court for delinquent rescue bills.

40 years ago, 1980

• William Wilkes is officially sworn in as a Clay County judge.

• Reid Wager is selected as the Outstanding Citizen by the Grand Masonic Lodge of Florida.

• The Gustafson family grants an easement on their property for the installation of a power line.

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