This Week In History 4/8/21

Posted 4/7/21

Five years ago, 2016• State allocates $1 million to support Academies of Clay programs in the school district.• Quigley House hosts first 100-mile Ride for Victims’ Rights motorcycle …

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This Week In History 4/8/21

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Five years ago, 2016

• State allocates $1 million to support Academies of Clay programs in the school district.

• Quigley House hosts first 100-mile Ride for Victims’ Rights motorcycle run to raise awareness for abuse victims and biker safety.

• Baptist Clay earns certification as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital for a freestanding emergency center on Fleming Island.

10 years ago, 2011

• Reported domestic violence cases increase by 3.5% compared to a year ago and account for 48% of the county’s offenses, according to Quigley House.

• The Clay County Agriculture Fair closes after hosting a record 100,000 patrons.

• Paul Clark, affectionately known as the “Library Guy,” was honored by the Florida Legislature as the Librarian of the Year.

20 years ago, 2001

• Members of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Green Cove Springs and Orange Park police departments, DEA, Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshalls and U.S. Attorney’s Office arrest 50 “high level” illegal drug suppliers and street dealers in Clay and Bradford counties.

• Green Cove Springs Fire Chief Richard Knoff is selected as the fire chief of the year by the state.

• An independent Bible College will be built next two Berean Baptist Church on Fleming Island.

30 years ago, 1991

• Middleburg native Zelma Green, 100, sat in a rocking chair at the Cracker House at the Clay County Agriculture Fair and told patrons her “Swamp Owl” story.

• Kimberly Wendell was crowned “Miss Clay County Fair” on opening night of the Clay County Fair.

• Clay High’s Anne Rowell sets a Bradford Invitational meet record with a 38-foot, 7-inch shot put throw.

40 years ago, 1981

• An accident involving five cars in Green Cove Springs causes $18,000 worth of damage.

• There is speculation about the unusual number of absentee ballots cast for Calvin Wilcox and Donald Fullerton in the Green Cove Springs City Council election.

• After hearing numerous complaints hearing residents, Nytrex abandons its plan to dump sludge in Clay County.

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