This Week in History 9/12/19


Five years ago, 2014

A black bear that was relocated to Camp Blanding after being captured at Jacksonville Beach was euthanized after breaking loose again.

Residents rally against a suggestion to outsource the management and funding of the county’s library system to Library Systems and Services Inc.

Green Cove Springs property owners will pay an extra 3% for water and garbage and 6% for sewage if the city’s budget is approved.

10 years ago, 2019

Middleburg High Principal David Broskie fulfills promise to shave his head after the school raised its FCAT grade from a C to a B.

Citing a lack of funds, Orange Park Town Council considers withdrawing its funding of the Fourth of July fireworks show along River Road.

An estimated 31,000 drivers who use Wells Road every day are relieved a street design and draining project is finally completed.

20 years ago, 1999

The Western District Court of Tennessee enforces an eviction notice and orders Magnolia Manor nursing home and its Assisted Living Facility to close.

And 11-year-old child calls the sheriff’s office in Keystone Heights to report his parents were growing 230 marijuana plants in their home.

Tynes Elementary student Jennifer Gay saves a boy from drowning in a pool while her family was on vacation in Pensacola.

30 years ago, 1989

The BCC supports taking DuPont/Haskell Corporation to court after it fails to turn over 386 acres of land it negotiated with the county.

Betty Harris is honored with a surprise luncheon for her 20 years of service at Revels Chrysler-Plymouth.

The county school board and Penney Farms join to sponsor “Child Care Food Program” to provide free meals to several pre-kindergartens.

40 years ago, 1979

The county approves expanding Sunday sales of alcohol from 2 p.m. to midnight.

The Clay County Humane Society’s request to rezone property off Old Jennings Road is denied by the county zoning commission.

Officials with the Courthouse Commission meet to discuss expansion of the county’s courthouse.


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