This Week in History 10/3/19


Five years ago, 2014

The Clay County Planning Commission hear from more than 40 residences to tighten regulations on the adult entertainment business.

A New York animal welfare agency awards Clay County Animal Care and Control $40,000 for its work to save animals from euthanasia.

Middleburg High cross country coach April Martin finished the Chattanooga Triathlon in 13 hours, 33 minutes, 49 seconds.

10 years ago, 2009

The first vials of Swine Flue vaccine arrive at the Clay County Health Department.

County commissioners approve the 2009-2010 budget, which included a $12.5 million cut in operating costs that will lead to the loss of 52 jobs.

Tony and Ricke Ricciardelli put 45 Highwaymen paintings on display at the Thrasher-Horne Center.

20 years ago, 1999

Keystone Heights’ Virginia Miller was selected as the Military Spouse of the Year by the Clay Chamber of Commerce.

Shortly after Hurricane Floyd spared the area of damage, Clay County Public Safety Director Jim Corbin said his department will focus on evacuating special needs residents ahead of future storms.

Four suspects were arrested in Georgia after their smash and grab robbery of Whitehall Jewelry at the Orange Park Mall.

30 years ago, 1989

Green Cove Springs narrows its list of city manager candidates to five, a week before the city is scheduled to fill the position.

Architects Bhide & Hall is selected to design the new Clay County Courthouse annex in Green Cove Springs.

Residents push back on Camp Blanding’s request to limit zoning around the camp.

40 years ago, 1979

Torrential rains wash out county roads, including Branscomb Road, Thunder Road, Branan Field Road and Mallard Road.

The fairgrounds host the annual Clay County “Cracker Day.”

Green Cove Springs sets up a committee to review the city charter and to set guidelines.


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