This week in history 12/7/17

Clay Today
Posted 12/6/17

5 years ago, 2012With the help of the nonprofit Dreams Come True, Alexis Tato of Middleburg got to fly to New York City to see a New York Jets game and meet star quarterback Tim Tebow. Adrian Andrews …

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This week in history 12/7/17


5 years ago, 2012

With the help of the nonprofit Dreams Come True, Alexis Tato of Middleburg got to fly to New York City to see a New York Jets game and meet star quarterback Tim Tebow.

Adrian Andrews was sworn in to serve on the Penney Farms Town Council after incumbent Richard Dodds chose not to run for re-election, so he could focus on a debilitating bout with Lyme Disease.

Twenty-three-year-old Anthony Michael Margadonna pleaded guilty in a case involving a vehicle accident that killed Brien Andrew Alvezios, 13, of Middleburg in 2011.

10 years ago, 2007

An administrative law judge ruled that St. Vincent’s Healthcare can move forward with plans to build a $128 million hospital near Branan Field-Chafee Road and Blanding Boulevard after Orange Park Medical Center sued to stop the plan.

Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler presented a check for $22,392.44 to Green Cove Springs Police Chief Robert Musco at a city council meeting for the city’s role in helping in the war on drugs. The funds came from confiscated drug seizures.

School Superintendent David Owens named Dale Eichhorn to be the principal of Shadowlawn Elementary and Colette Wyant to be the principal of Oakleaf Village Elementary effective April 1, 2008.

20 years ago, 1997

Authorities charged Ronald W. Wing II, 30, of Middleburg with DUI manslaughter in connection with a single-vehicle accident that killed Pamela K. Panek, 29, also of Middleburg. Panek was a passenger on Wing’s motorcycle.

After receiving multiple heated complaints from customers cable provider Media One dropped plans to close its Green Cove Springs office and have Winn Dixie serve as a payment location for its cable customers’ bills.

Mike Elliott, director of facilities planning for the Clay County School District, announced that Centex had donated 150 acres on Fleming Island where new schools can be built as new homes are constructed.

30 years ago, 1987

Green Cove Springs City Manager Kim Leinbach urged city council to increase the beginning salary for its planning and zoning director. He said five applicants for the job would have to take a pay cut to take the $22,800 a year job.

Orange Park Vice Mayor Carrol Nix introduced a measure to remove a budgeted $3,000 raise for the town fire chief.

Clay County Sheriff Jennings Murrhee said Margie Ireland and her husband Elwood died in an apparent murder-suicide at their Lake Geneva home.

40 years ago, 1977

Clay County Public Works Director Jimmy Weeks presented county commissioners with a list of proposed sidewalk projects totaling $998,000 to accompany a list of road paving priorities.

Former Clay County resident Talmadge Stuckey pleaded guilty to a $725,000 wire fraud scheme in a Jacksonville courtroom.

Mary Thacker, John Ruffini and Susan Frazer were elected to serve on the Keystone Heights City Council in an election in which 186 voters cast ballots.


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