This week in history 5/16/19

Clay Today
Posted 5/15/19

Five years ago, 2014Outside study reveals Green Cove City employees earn 8.7 percent less than other workers from similar-sized cities in Northeast Florida.A stretch of Blanding Boulevard from County …

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This week in history 5/16/19


Five years ago, 2014

Outside study reveals Green Cove City employees earn 8.7 percent less than other workers from similar-sized cities in Northeast Florida.

A stretch of Blanding Boulevard from County Road 218 to CR 220 will get a $25 million overhaul to include new lights and turn lanes.

Orange Park High hires former Port St. Joe basketball coach Derek Kurnitsky to replace Edward Davies.

10 years ago, 2009

The Clay County Supervisor of Elections searched its list of 124,000 registered voters to purge names of inactive voters.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell gives away 343 burgers as part of his Free Whataburger Tour. Brunell co-owns the stores on Fleming Island.

The first Clay Behavioral Health Center’s poker run raises $4,000 toward improving the quality of life for county residents with mental illness.

20 years ago, 1999

Owners of Clay Today buy the Ponte Vedra Recorder, a weekly newspaper in nearby Ponte Vedra Beach.

Orange Park and county officials get $2 million for the Initial Design Assessment of the Transit Greenway Project to support mass-transit in Northeast Florida.

Developers plan to build 12 unique residential villages on 1,680 acres and call it Fleming Island Plantation. The project is expected to take 10 years.

30 years ago, 1989

The Board of County Commissioners consider a plan to put portable telephones in selected county vehicles.

County Commissioners vote to extend a six-cent gas tax to pay off existing bonds.

Following the television move “ROAD WARRIORS” that was filmed locally, the Chamber of Commerce building becomes the Film Commission Office for Clay County.

40 years ago, 1979

Green Cove Springs City Commissioners agree on a resolution to annex Reynolds Park.

Ten former Class of 1929 students attend the 50-year reunion for Clay High.

Five homes were condemned and demolished after Green Cove Springs officials vote to give itself more authority to deal with abandoned and dilapidated houses.


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