This Week In History 4/4/19

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5 years ago, 2014

Twenty-one new firefighters are hired by the Clay County Fire Rescue Department after county receives a $2.2 million grant from FEMA.

Green Cove Springs City Council set lofty goals to improve city buildings and infrastructure, including building a city swimming pool at the site of the old town hall and the addition of docks at the city pier on the St. Johns River.

Teresa Scott of Fleming Island becomes the new president of the Penney Retirement Community.

10 years ago, 2009

Clay County GOP promote a “Second Amendment Day” out of concern that President Barack Obama may try to limit gun ownership.

Lt. Jeannie McCutcheon and Lt. William “Bill” Primo are named the Career and Volunteer Firefighters, respectively, for 2008 by the Clay County Fire Rescue.

Robert Tebow, father of University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, addressed the Fifth Annual Clay County Salvation Army Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.

20 years ago, 1999

Clay County spends $25,000 to join Orange Park in funding a mass transit study.

The Orange Park Raiderettes finish second nationally in the individual dance team competition and fifth overall at the Senior High Pom competition at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Five members of the Kickers dart club won first place at the Target U.S.A. Clay County Combo League.

30 years ago, 1989

Clay County Commission votes unanimously to revamp security at the courthouse, including added separate doors for inmates and judges to enter the courtroom.

Kenneth Evans’ steer wins the Grand Champion award in the 4-H judging at the Clay County Fair.

Clay County Habitat for Humanity sets plan to build four houses at Forbes Street and Belle Avenue in Green Cove Springs and a new home for Thomas and Patricia Burkes in Middleburg.

40 years ago, 1989

Clay County Commission sets public hearing for applications from cable companies interested in working in unincorporated areas.

Commissioner Hank Brunning suggests creation of Special Road Tax Districts for Clay County.

David Christian receives $200 award from VFW Post 1988 for his entry in the VFW Voice of Democracy contest.

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