This Week In History 5/21/20


Five years ago, 2015

The Board of Commissioners voted to add the Orange Park Skateboard Park to its list of candidates to share $20 million in unspent bond money.

Gen. Roy S. Geiger was honored by the State of Florida with a historical marker at 2645 Blanding Boulevard in Middleburg.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center announces it will double the size of its hospital in Middleburg with the addition of a three-story patient tower.

10 years ago, 2010

The Charter Review Commission receives criticism following a contentious four-hour meeting where members shouted and insulted each other.

Clay Hill Elementary student Ciara Miller wins first place in the PBS Kids Go! writing contest with her story, “Prince Carlos’ Big Problem.”

The Green Cove Springs Elks Lodge 1892 organized a relief effort for flood victims in Tennessee by send a van filled with food, water and pet food.

20 years ago, 2000

The State Attorney exonerates Orange Park Councilman Paul Armstrong of charges he lived outside town limits but voted in local election.

Seven Ridgeview High students win statewide Vocational and Industrial Club competition for television production and air conditioning repair.

Middleburg wrestlers Ryan Green, Anthony Miller and Jacob Byerly all picked to represent Florida at the National Competition in Fargo, N.D.

30 years ago, 1990

DNA results lead to the arrest of the “Wells Road Rapist,” Miguel A. Vargas.

Clayton Revels is selected as the Business Person of the Year by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce.

Orange Park gymnast Jennifer Leach wins first place in Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics at the U.S.A. Nationals.

40 years ago, 1980

Clay Festival ’80 provides showcase for county talents, including a performance by the Moosehaven Kitchen Band.

Cub Scout Pack 121 sponsors Drug Abuse program with Clay County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Hal Blalock presiding.

Proposed House bill would transfer JEA’s equipment in the county to Clay Electric.


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