This Week in History 8/22/19


Five years ago, 2014

The Clay County School Board approved a second charter school, Clay Charter Academy, in Middleburg.

BCC considers building a sports complex of Old Jennings Road with some of the $19 million in excess borrowed money.

St. Johns River Water Management District and Clay County Utility Authority meet to determine how much stormwater runoff can be diverted to replenish Lake Brooklyn and Lake Geneva in Keystone Heights.

10 years ago, 2009

Barco-Newton YMCA’s Daystar program celebrate a successful first year with a luau.

Keystone Heights honored by Tree City USA for the 18th consecutive year.

Clay County School District doesn’t have any new schools listed in its new five-year plan.

20 years ago, 1999

Orange Park High athletic fieldhouse is designated “Jim Taylor Field House” to commemorate his 15 years as Athletics Director.

Dissolved oxygen levels in Black Creek are so low it creates threats to fish and swimmers.

Don Bowles emerges as a leading candidate as Green Cove Springs City Council continues its search to replace city manager Eric Meserve.

30 years ago, 1989

The St. Johns River Water Management District asks law enforcement to enforce mandatory water restrictions.

Clay Theatre offers $2.75 early bird special seating tickets for “Uncle Buck.”

The Clay High Marching Blue Devils return from a week-long band camp.

40 years ago, 1979

Clay County teachers at an impasse after unsuccessfully trying to get a pay raise from the school board.

With tax revenues decreasing, county comptroller George Carlisle presented a “bare bones” budget to the BCC.

Groundbreaking ceremonies open the long-delayed Green Cove Springs Shopping Center (now called Cove Plaza).


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