This week in history 4/24/19

Clay Today
Posted 4/24/19

Five years ago, 2014Orange Park Town Council votes 4-1 to offer its job as town manager to former Atlantic Beach city manager Jim Hanson.Following a three-day suspension, Clay County Sheriff deputy …

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This week in history 4/24/19


Five years ago, 2014

Orange Park Town Council votes 4-1 to offer its job as town manager to former Atlantic Beach city manager Jim Hanson.

Following a three-day suspension, Clay County Sheriff deputy Joseph B. Wiggins was given 90 days to complete a remedial driver training program after he was speeding when he was involved in a three-car collision where two others died.

Backed by a $10,000 grant from the Healing Every Autistic Life Foundation, 20 new iPads were purchased to help boost education among students with autism.

10 years ago, 2009

Orange Park Beauty Academy director Jeannie Hearo Chin is arrested for falsifying documents students needed to get a state cosmetology license.

The Board of County Commissioners impose a two-year moratorium on transportation impact fees to stimulate the economy and provide employment to the construction industry.

Clay County Health Department increases its active surveillance for flu-like symptoms in response to the swine flu outbreak across the U.S.

20 years ago, 1999

Jennifer Waugh is crowned Miss Middleburg High.

Carpentry students at Keystone Heights Junior-Senior High build their first Homes for Habitat in the city.

Middleburg United Methodist Church, already the oldest Protestant Church building in continuous use in Florida, celebrates its 176th birthday.

30 years ago

A new sales and administration building for Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club in Green Cove Springs is dedicated.

The Board of Clay County Commissioners strike down a proposal from the Tourist Development Council to create a “bed tax” on hotel rentals to promote tourism.

Todd D. Bork is hired as the new head golf professional at Orange Park Country Club.

40 years ago

Firm gets $15,000 to improve the roads and drainage to Lake Asbury.

Green Cove Springs’ Jeanne Marie Norton selected as Woman of the Year at Wesleyan College.

The Green Cove Springs Middle girls and boys track and field teams end their undefeated seasons with an 8-0 record.


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