This Week in history 2/20/20

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Five years ago, 2015

Amanda Mane Moon, 25, was arrested and charged with embezzling $40,188 from the Board of County Commissioners while she served as the interim coordinator for the State Housing Initiative Partnership.

The Orange Park Town Council denies councilwoman Phyllis Vancas’ $500 request for a trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby for funds.

The Trasher-Horne Center celebrates its grand opening with a black-tie gala.

10 years ago, 2010

A jury took less than two hours to convict Michael R. Jackson of Jacksonville of the first-degree murder of Andrea Boyer at the Wells Road Veterinary Clinic in Orange Park.

After being arrested in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Jarred Harrell is transported back to Clay County to face 29 counts of possessing child pornography. Harrell also is a person of interest in the kidnapping and murder of 7-year-old Somer Thompson.

Moccasin Slough Park is opened on a 255-acre tract along Raggedy Point Road on Fleming Island.

20 years ago, 2000

Moosehaven breaks ground for an expanded health care center.

The Clay County School Board votes to approve the county’s first charter school, Lincoln Academy.

Terrance Jones is honored as the Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year by Guardian Ad Litem.

30 years ago, 1990

Seventh-grader Mike Davis wins the Geography Bee is held at Clay High.

The Green Cove Springs City Council wants answers whether a new courthouse annex will be built in Green Cove Springs or on Fleming Island.

Eugene and Gladys Harden celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at Decoy Baptist Church in Green Cove Springs.

40 years ago, 1980

JEA’s rate hike will result in a $7.40 monthly increase for utilities for Green Cove Springs residents.

Members of the Miami Dolphins football team play basketball against the faculty at Clay High.

Mrs. Michael Priest of Doctors Inlet, Sharon Buchanan of Green Cove Springs, Carole Howard of Keystone Heights, George Joseph of Middleburg and Linda Spearman of Orange Park are selected as chairmen of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Bike-A-Thon.

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