This Week in History 8/8/19

Clay Today
Posted 8/7/19

Five years ago, 2014Ashley Nicole Chiasson of Chalmette, La., is given $67,000 in a settlement reached with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Sheriff’s Risk Management Fund …

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This Week in History 8/8/19

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Five years ago, 2014

Ashley Nicole Chiasson of Chalmette, La., is given $67,000 in a settlement reached with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Sheriff’s Risk Management Fund after being arrested twice after being mistaken for Ashley Odessa Chiasson.

In a controversial move, the Board of County Commissioners voted to remove a referendum that would allow voters to decide whether the school superintendent should be elected or hired.

Despite “No Swimming” signs and heavy boat traffic at the Main Street Boat Ramp on Black Creek, sheriff deputies said they are powerless to keep swimmers away.

10 years ago, 2009

Clay County Sheriff Jim Beseler faces the challenge of trimming his budget by $1.75 million.

Friends of the Green Cove Springs Library, Penney Farms Retirement Center residents and GCS city council members lobby the Clay County Board of County Commissioners not to cut funding to local libraries.

CCSO deputies write 16 tickets in less than two hours for drivers running the red light at Kingsley Avenue and Blanding Boulevard.

20 years ago, 1999

Clay High gets 26 miles of computer cables installed during the summer break to get the school up to speed on the information highway.

Ground is broken for the new Daystar Center at YMCA on Moody Avenue in Orange Park.

Clay County sheriff deputy Mark Tate’s squad car was uninjured when his squad car was struck by lightning while he sat parked under a tree at Watson Center on Blanding Boulevard.

30 years ago, 1989

Fin-Pan breaks ground on a new 30,000-square-foot manufacturing plant on 10 acres in Green Cove Springs.

Despite pleas from historians, city crews continue the demolition of the Oakland Hotel to make room for a parking lot at Spring Park.

Clay County Administrator Robert Taylor requests a public hearing on a proposed permit for a biological waste incinerator on U.S. 17, south of Green Cove Springs.

40 years ago, 1979

Sen. Lawton Chiles talks to constituents in Green Cove Springs.

Green Cove Springs City Commission agrees to support Bill Snow’s job as city manager following commissioner Leamon Johns’ motion to fire Snow.

Penney Farms Town Manager Tommy Thomas is pleased the town adopts a Comprehensive Plan.

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