This Week In History 5/27/21

Clay Today
Posted 5/26/21

Five years ago, 2016• A Jacksonville man was shot by a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy when the man tried to back over the deputy during a traffic stop near the intersection of …

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This Week In History 5/27/21

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Five years ago, 2016
• A Jacksonville man was shot by a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy when the man tried to back over the deputy during a traffic stop near the intersection of Primrose Avenue and Alligator Boulevard in Middleburg. The man, Timothy Van Griffin, survived his wounds.


• Retired Army Maj. Frank W. Towers told guests during a Memorial Day Celebration at Camp Blanding fallen soldiers buried abroad should be returned to the United States.


• A $3,28 million project to replace asbestos water mains from Wells Road to Kingsley Avenue along Plainfield Avenue is being completed on schedule.

10 years ago, 2011
• Two ordinances restricting alcohol sales at three Wells Road nightclubs are put on hold until a federal court rules on the ordinance’s constitutionality.


• The YMCA and Mercy Network and Foundation of the Personal Empowerment Center dedicated a group home on Doctors Lake Drive to help the homeless.

• A ceremony at the Middleburg Boat Ramp recognized Fort Heileman for its role in the Second Seminole War for providing troops with munitions and supplies.

20 years ago, 2001
• Nathan M. Cooper of Clay Hill is arrested after he admitted to shooting James Richard Butler in their mobile home, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

• The Clay County Fire Rescue Honor Guard makes it debut at the Board of County Commissioners meeting.
• Iluka Resources Inc. proposed to have a half-mile portion of County Road 315 to be rerouted so it can gain access to mineral resources north of the road.

30 years ago, 1991

• The state installs a historic marker in Middleburg at the corners of Main and Wharf streets.

• J.L. Wilkinson social studies teacher James M. Crutcher is suspended with pay after the school reported he touched a girl inappropriately in class.

• The Clay County School Board approves the purchase of 17.5 acres at County Road 315 across from the McRae Fire Station for a fuel facility annex.

40 years ago., 1981

• The Occupational License Law is repealed the by Clay County Board of Commissioners after it determines the law is unenforceable.

• The Government Study Commission suggests the lifting of a freeze on funds so postage can be paid and a court reporter can be hired.

• The BCC approves a bond issue totaling $4.5 million for road improvements.

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