This week in history 4/11/19

Clay Today
Posted 4/10/19

Five years ago, 2014

The second annual Det. David White Bass Fishing Tournament at Whitey’s Fish Camp raises more than $5,000 for students seeking to attend the police academy at St. Johns River …

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This week in history 4/11/19

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Five years ago, 2014

The second annual Det. David White Bass Fishing Tournament at Whitey’s Fish Camp raises more than $5,000 for students seeking to attend the police academy at St. Johns River State College.

The Lakeside Junior High’s boys and girls track teams win the Clay County Championship.

The St. Johns River Water Management District updates it Strategic Plan to create a five-year road map to meet water resource challenges.

10 years ago, 2009

A study shows the obesity rate in Clay County jumped from 25.8 percent of adults from 2004-2006, to 28 percent for 2007, according to the Clay County health administrator.

The Orange Park Town Council voted to help the cash-strapped Clay County School District by reducing sanitation fees by $27,000.

Kristie Ann Arias wins a $1,500 scholarship after she was crowned Miss Clay High.

20 years ago, 1999

Green Cove Springs city manager Eric S. Meserve announced his resignation, effective on July 5.

The Florida House’s budget includes $7.4 million in funding construction in Clay County.

Middleburg High wins four of five events to win the first high school competition at the Clay County Agriculture Fair.

30 years ago, 1989

The Clay County Commission votes unanimously to send a strong letter condemning Camp Blanding’s firing of an eight-inch gun, a violation of an agreement reached years earlier.

The Clay County Sheriff Dalton Bray and County Director of Public Works Jimmy Weeks create road work crews manned by county inmates.

Ground-breaking ceremonies are held at Penney Farms Retirement Community for an expansion of Town Hall.

40 years ago, 1979

S. Bryan Jennings Elementary’ s float wins first place for the sixth consecutive year at the Orange Park High Mardi Gras parade.

Dr. Robert Paterson is elected president of the Clay County Dental Society.

The Green Cove Springs Athletic Association opens its baseball season.

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