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Five years ago, 2018 • Bridge Eight Press’ anthology “15 Views of Jacksonville” features a short story from author Tiffany Melanson, who shares her experiences growing up … more
Five years ago, 2018 • A total of 93,997 of Clay County’s 153,119 voters cast ballots in the 2018 election. Clay County voters said “no” to three proposed county charter … more
Five years ago, 2018 • The Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s St. Johns River Ferry was reopened after repairs and maintenance. • The Streetscape project in Keystone … more
Five years ago, 2018 • More than 730 pounds of salad were recalled in Green Cove Springs due to fears of salmonella contamination, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. … more
Five years ago, 2018 • As the Council on Aging of Clay County searched for ways to reduce financial losses, the board announced the firing of Executor Director Al Rizer. • Mayor … more
Five years ago, 2018 • A new medical marijuana center opened in Orange Park on Blanding Boulevard. … more
Five years ago, 2018 • Mary Bolla pulled a $28,900 pay supplement request for Superintendent Addison Davis from the agenda after Davis helped advance the school district’s state grade … more
Five years ago, 2018 • School district students enjoy an option for lunch after the school board approves a $162,000 plan called “The Filling Station” to bring food trucks to … more
Five years ago, 2018 • Three Clay County golfers – Mike Woods, Danielle Catlett and Jayson Keeton – qualify for the Florida Special Olympics championship Walt Disney World. … more
Five years ago, 2018 • Clay County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ben Zirbel died three days after a truck turned into his path on Blanding Boulevard while on motorcycle patrol. • Days … more
• The Clay County Utility Authority offers to buy Orange Park’s water and wast ewater system for $20 million. • The BCC accepts a payment of $81,500 to resolve $96,050 in county liens … more
Five years ago, 2018 • An appeals judge denied Lucy Hoover’s challenge of a lower court’s ruling that she didn’t complete qualifying papers properly and on time to run … more

Five years ago, 2018

• The personnel file for District 1 School Board candidate Latanya Peterson shows she was terminated as a teacher in Duval County for having “problems with her license.”

• Health officials sound the “all clear” signal after samples show there was no longer a threat of the West Nile Virus.


Five years ago, 2018

• A 75-year-old man, Noel Johnson, was arrested after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said he held up the Bank of America branch near the Orange Park Mall.
• Green Cove Springs Councilman Mitch Timberlake’s proposal to raise the city’s millage rate from 3.6 to 4.2763 is voted down, 3-2.

• Eleven Pace Center for Girls students attend a four-day educational “boot camp” at St. Johns River State College to prepare them for college.

Five years ago, 2018 As Clay County prepares for a new hurricane season, there are hundreds of residents still wading through messy waters from Hurricane Irma a year earlier as federal and state money for repairs from federal and state sources is slow to offer any relief. more
Five years ago, 2018 • The county commission approves an ordinance allowing voters to decide whether constitutional officers are limited to serve two four-year terms. • Superintendent Addison Davis plans to elevate the school district’s ranking from No. 8. • Andrea and Daniel Vallencourt decide to renovate the Clay Theatre in Green Cove Springs and make it a wedding venue more
Five years ago, 2018 • Former Clay County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detective Mark Andrews is charged with two misdemeanor counts for filing a false report and leving the scene of an … more
Five years ago, 2018 • The final meeting of the Charter Review Commission included a heated discussion between CRC Chair Amy Pope-Wells, CRC members Amy Miller and Ronald Stotler and Board of … more
Five years ago, 2018 • The school board agrees to place resource officers in all junior and senior high schools by the end of 2019. • Clay Youth Connection, which addresses housing … more
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