This Week In History 3/28/19


5 years ago, 2014

The Clay County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to no longer fund the Clay County Chamber of Commerce’s economic development efforts.

The County School Board delay approvals for proposed administrative district-level jobs for a month so it can figure out how to pay for it.

The highly-anticipated Inclusive Playground at Orange Park Town Hall opens.

10 years ago, 2009

Registered sex offender Kenneth McBride of Middleburg is charged with killing his wheelchair-bound girlfriend and burying her in his back yard.

The Military Museum of North Florida celebrates its grand re-opening in Green Cove Springs.

The newly-renovated McCrae Fire Station 23 re-opens with a new Advanced Life Support Rescue unit.

20 years ago, 1999

David Miller of Keystone Heights wins the first Soap Box Derby race held in the city. His sister, Rae, finished second.

University of Florida football coach Steve Spurrier addresses the Clay County Gator Club members at the Orange Park Country Club.

Local investors celebrate the Dow Jones Industrial Average finally breaking the 10,000 mark.

30 years ago, 1989

Green Cove Springs Athletic Association’s baseball opening day was officially named the Ray Westmoreland Memorial Day in honor of the former coach.

Seven Green Cove Springs convenience store clerks were cited for selling beer to minors.

The Ridgeview Elementary Future Problem-Solving team finishes second at the State Bowl in Cocoa.

40 years ago, 1979

The county commission considers a proposal to raise JTA bus fares from 50 cents to 85 cents from Clay County to Jacksonville.

The Clay County Democrat Executive Committee forms a three-person committee to recruit youth and minority voters.

The Orange Park High Band Parents Association holds a Mardi Gras celebration fund-raiser at the Orange Park Kennel Club.


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