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• The Occupational License Law is repealed the by Clay County Board of Commissioners after it determines the law is unenforceable.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