This week in history 7/5/18

Clay Today
Posted 7/4/18

5 years ago, 2013Promoters of the Big League Dreams multi-sport complex drafted Tony Boselli, who was the Jacksonville Jaguars first draft pick, to be their front man in the quest to get public …

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This week in history 7/5/18

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5 years ago, 2013

Promoters of the Big League Dreams multi-sport complex drafted Tony Boselli, who was the Jacksonville Jaguars first draft pick, to be their front man in the quest to get public buy-in.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County job fair lures 1,000 plus jobseekers to fill positions at their new Middleburg location.

Clay County bids farewell to Dewey “Slim” Whitman Jr, 90, known for his last album “Twilight on the Trail.”

10 years ago, 2008

Clay County’s Democrats – the affiliate of the state and national Democratic Party – elected Cary Herold chairwoman of the Democratic Executive Committee.

Small radio station 550 Way Radio shows the way to salvation being the only radio station located in Clay County.

A brand new Smokey’s Country Cabin Barbecue opened up a new location on County Road 218

20 years ago, 1998

Orange Park Town Manager John Bowles told the city council to ready to look at new plans for a new combined city police and fire headquarters to be built behind the city’s new Town Hall.

Jane DiLoreto was named Citizen of the Year by the Orange Park Rotary Club.

Orange Park Town Council reviewed a Capital Improvement Project plan that had an initial price tag of $1,241,700.

30 Years ago, 1988

The Parents Coalition scheduled a meeting at the Green Cove Springs Public Library to discuss how to raise funds to bring the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra to perform at Magnolia Point.

Clay County Administrator John Bowles said he was going to submit his resignation on July 7 so he would be in full compliance with a state law governing municipal employees who run for public office. Bowles announced his candidacy for Clerk of Court and County Comptroller.

Signed petitions from about 70 residents of Tara Farms combined with residents’ attending a BCC meeting convinced the County Commission to reject a rezoning request on Plantation Drive near the intersection of County Road 220 and College Drive that residents believed would encroach on Tara Farms.

40 years ago, 1978

Donna Brewer claims her stepson Patrick Brewer still maintains his innocence even though he was convicted of murder and sentenced to the electric chair for the stabbing of an Orange Park restaurant owner Tsuyako “Susie” Thomas.

County Commissioners passed three resolutions for the reinstatement of the Blanding Boulevard widening project, upgrading of interstate interchanges State Road-21 and U.S. 17.

Former Orange Park attorney William R. Hester Jr. was acquitted of charges that he took part in a $362,000 home mortgage scheme.

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