This Week in History 1/9/20


Five years ago, 2015

Former school board candidate Sandra Dunnavant agrees to pay the Clay Family Policy Forum $15,000 to settle a lawsuit after she claimed the organization altered a voter guide.

Jason Lima, a groundskeeper for the Green Cove Springs Parks Department, is selected the city’s Employee of the Quarter.

County commissioners open discussions on funding improvements at several sports facilities, including adding lights at the Oakleaf Athletic Association and Clay County Soccer Club fields, as well as improvements at the Fleming Island Baseball Park and Athletic Association fields near Thunderbolt Elementary.

10 years ago, 2010

Longtime Lake Asbury Elementary crossing guard Connie Horton retires after helping children cross street for 19 years.

The Charter Review Commission will review a proposal to expand alcohol sales hours on Sunday from 2 p.m. to as early as 7 a.m.

Clay County Commissioners draw up a resolution to have county workers repair private roads without permission from homeowners.

20 years ago, 2000

Dale Wilson announced he will not seek reelection to the Clay County School Board.

The corner of Plainfield and Kingsley avenues is re-zone to allow for three buildings and off-street parking.

Construction of Thunderbolt Elementary is proceeding on time, which should allow it to open in August for 700 local students.

30 years ago, 1990

Clay County opens the Orange Park Branch Office in the Village Mall to provide governmental services to residents who live north of County Road 220.

John Adams is elected as president of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce.

Walter “Bo” Boren of Green Cove Springs finishes second in the Yahama Elite Angler Fish-Off held on Lake Havasu, Arizona.

40 years ago, 1980

County commissioners take on new duties as it becomes an advisory board for the Planning Commission.

Tri-county Library Workshop is held in Green Cove Springs with members representing libraries from Putnam and Bradford counties.

Green Cove Springs to interview three more candidates for its vacant city manager job.


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