This Week in History 7/30/20

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Five years ago, 2015

• Brooks Rehabilitation seeks a permit to build a facility near St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County at Old Jennings road and Discovery Drive.

• Orange Park High graduates Tadd Gorman and Blair Guy, both commanders in the U.S. Navy, celebrate an unintentional reunion aboard the U.S.S. Ross.

• The Orange Park Medical gets a new wireless monitoring sensor called CardioMEMS HR System to fight against heart failure and disease.

10 years ago, 2010

• Ray Avery, executive director of the Clay County Utility Authority announces a new fee structure to promote water conservation.

• The Board of County Commissioners consider raising the millage rate from 7.44 mills to 7.72.

• The American Heart Association recognizes the Orange Park Medical Center for its stroke care program.

20 years ago, 2000

• The Clay County School Board approves a plan to build Fleming Island High, with plans to have the school opened for the 2003 schoolyear.

• The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports several black bear sightings in northern Clay County.

• Thunderbolt Elementary on Fleming Island prepares to open its doors for the first time to 700 students.

30 years ago, 1990

• The BCC votes to keep the property tax millage rate at 8.3655.

• Clay County Circuit Court Judge Gordon A. Duncan Jr. rules contractors can pull building permits on a temporary basis without showing proof of Workman’s Compensation.

• The Clay County 4-H team finished third in the statewide horse show at Tampa.

40 years ago, 1980

• Nineteen boxes containing 20 meals for the Summer Food Program were found in a dumpster at Carl Hugh Park.

• Local 797, I.C.W.U., set up picket lines at Johns-Manville after negotiations for a new contract broke down.

• Sam Saunders is selected as on the outstanding agriculturists in the state by the State County Agents Association.

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