This week in history 3/15/18

Clay Today
Posted 3/14/18

5 years ago, 2013Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll resigned her post in the wake of a statewide investigation into Allied Veterans of America and a string of internet cafes it operated. Carroll’s …

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This week in history 3/15/18


5 years ago, 2013

Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll resigned her post in the wake of a statewide investigation into Allied Veterans of America and a string of internet cafes it operated. Carroll’s firm 3N & JC had consulted with the veterans group.

School Superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr. said he will continue to fight for additional school funding on his own after a 75-minute special school board meeting ended with members denying a request to spend $10,000 on a lobbyist.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement launched an investigation into the death of Daniel Joseph Linsinbigler, 19, of Orange Park, after he was found unconscious in the Clay County Jail.

10 years ago, 2008

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said they believed more victims would come forward after the arrest of William A. Filancia, 43, of Middleburg, who was charged with using sexually explicit photographs to extort sex acts from another man.

VyStar Credit Union prepared to hold its groundbreaking ceremony for a stand-alone branch at 501 N. Orange Ave. in Green Cove Springs.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Patricia Rivers Deguio of Green Cove Springs died when her vehicle struck a tree near State Road 16 and Kentucky Avenue.

20 years ago, 1998

Orange Park Police charged William Lloyd Yingling, 31, of Orange Park, with discharging a handgun in a dwelling after a nine-hour standoff with law enforcement.

Marion Dewitt Brown, a custodian at Wilkinson Junior High, was arrested for selling a handgun to a 13-year-old student, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Jews for Jesus held a Passover service at the Christian Faith Center, 1101 Blanding Blvd., near Orange Park.

30 years ago, 1988

About 150 residents turned out at a community meeting to voice opposition to a proposed second route for a proposed outer beltway through the Green Cove Springs area on grounds it would negatively impact wildlife and their neighborhoods.

Attorney Larry Smith filed a lawsuit on behalf of a family seeking up to $1 million in damages from the Clay County School Board in a case alleging Grove Park Elementary School staff were to blame for the sexual assault of their 9-year-old autistic student by a 12-year-old boy.

Representatives from seven Northeast Florida counties unanimously endorsed a resolution opposing the location of a hazardous waste treatment facility on the grounds at Camp Blanding.

40 years ago, 1978

Jacksonville Electric Authority offered the Clay County Board of County Commissioners a franchise fee equivalent to six percent of revenue to sweeten the proposal to locate two 600-megawatt coal-fired power plants in Clay County.

Florida Highway Patrol said Janice Faye Smith of Green Cove Springs was killed a tractor-trailer rig as she walked northbound along U.S. Highway 17, about two-and-a-half miles north of the city.

Winn-Dixie advertised boneless chuck roast for sale for $1.309 a pound and ground beef for 88-cents a pound.


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