This Week In History 2/25/21

Clay Today
Posted 2/24/21

Five years ago, 2016• The state allocates $2.5 million to shore up the Clay County School District’s finances.• The First Coast Quilter’s Guild presents “love …

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This Week In History 2/25/21


Five years ago, 2016

• The state allocates $2.5 million to shore up the Clay County School District’s finances.

• The First Coast Quilter’s Guild presents “love quilts” to members of Challenge Enterprises.

• Planned Unit Development announces it hopes to build a waterfront restaurant, boat slips and single-family homes on the southwest corner of the Black Creek Bridge.

10 years ago, 2011

• Two Middleburg High students, Travis Hanner, 17, and Halee Mickey, 15, in a boating accident four miles west of U.S. 17 on Black Creek.

• Alternative Energy Technologies announces 60 people will be employed when it starts manufacturing thermal solar collectors in Green Cove Springs.

• The Board of County Commissioners grants an extension that will save $15 a year for garbage pickup by Jacksonville-based Advanced Disposal Services.

20 years ago, 2001

• The Orange Park boys soccer team beats Tampa Gaither 1-0 to give the Raiders their first Class 4A state championship in school history.

• Clay High’s P.J. Cobbert pins Royal Palm Beach’s Carl Schneider to win his fourth consecutive 152-pound state wrestling championship.

• Jarrod D. Andrews is accidental shot in the face after a bullet intended for rats in his chicken coop ricocheted and struck him.

30 years ago, 1991

• Bo diddley and Carl Perkins are scheduled to appear at the Autumn Jam at the Red Bay Marina in Green Cove Springs.

• The BCC votes to create a new position of County Fire Chief.

• The school board agrees with Orange Park High teachers William Nulty and Margaret Hansen after they filed a grievance against the school principal for not granting their personal leave requests.

40 years ago, 1981

• M. Calvin Wilcox qualifies to run against Green Cove Springs Councilman and Mayor Allie T. Ivey.

• Groundbreaking ceremonies are set for an expansion of the Clay County Health Department.

• Stolen greyhound racing dogs are returned by a Keystone Heights man who said he didn’t know they were stolen.


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