This Week In History 3/26/20

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Five years ago, 2015

In an effort to save $4 million, the Clay County School Board agrees to cut 80 teacher and support jobs.

Heritage Garden at the Clay County Agriculture Fairgrounds’ Florida Village is renamed the Lee Henry Heritage Garden to honor his longtime commitment to connecting agriculture with the community.

Construction starts on a 28-acre parcel in Middleburg near Tynes Elementary for the second charter school in Clay County.

10 years ago, 2010

Green Cove Springs Mayor Felecia Hampshire claims she’s being harassed on the internet because she supports two candidates, whom she didn’t identify, for the upcoming city council election.

The Clay County Emergency Management Division uses CodeRED program to provide rapid dissemination of information vital to the welfare of county residents.

The Clay County’s Charter Review Commission decide not to put an amendment on the ballot so residents can decide whether they can buy alcohol on Sundays.

20 years ago, 2000

The Orange Park Town Council refuses to evaluate the residency status of councilman Paul Armstrong following reports he didn’t live inside the city limits.

It took hundreds of volunteers working 13 hours a day for six days to complete a new playground at Clarke Park in Orange Park.

The Orange Park High baseball team extends its winning streak to 14 games with a 2-1 victory against Middleburg.

30 years ago, 1990

So far, 141 people have applied for the Clay County Administrator’s job, according to the Board of County Commissioners.

The fourth annual Clay County Fair attracts a record crowd during its five-day run.

Gwenda Knowles is selected as the new director of the Green Cove Springs Boys and Girls club

40 years ago, 1980

Following a day-long trial, Green Cove Springs city councilman John Bradley is found not guilty of violating the state’s Sunshine Law.

Mary Zellner, who started her teaching career at Clay High in 1942, announces she will retire at the end of the schoolyear.

The Green Cove Springs Middle School band receives its second superior rating in two years at the District Band Festival in Gainesville.

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