This Week In History 1/5/22

Clay Today
Posted 1/5/22

Five years ago, 2016• Darryl Daniels is sworn in as the new Clay County Sheriff, while Chris Chambless (Supervisor of Elections), Tara Green (Clerk of Court), Roger Suggs (Property Appraiser) …

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This Week In History 1/5/22

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Five years ago, 2016

• Darryl Daniels is sworn in as the new Clay County Sheriff, while Chris Chambless (Supervisor of Elections), Tara Green (Clerk of Court), Roger Suggs (Property Appraiser) and Jimmy Weeks (Tax Collector) also are sworn into office.
• Sen. Rob Brandley files a bill in Tallahassee to require the state to spend at least $35 million a year be spent to protect the St. Johns River and lakes in Keystone Heights.
• The Parkway Inn remained closed in Orange Park by the town until the owners pay $40,000 in past-due water bills.

10 years ago, 2012

• Clay County Fire Rescue said a fire that killed Dewell Quentin Mooney, 66, and his 4-year-old grandson, Clyde Black, was started by a heat lamp on the back porch.
• Michael Margadonna was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death after he struck Brien Alverzios, 13, on Brannan Field Road.
• The Orange Park Town Council agrees to work with the Florida Department of Transportation to fund a $2 million landscaping project along U.S. Highway 17.

20 years ago, 2002


• John Nelson retires as director of Public Safety for Orange Park.
• Clay High senior P.J. Cobbert wins four state high school wrestling championships.
• Jim Garlington retires as Middleburg High’s Athletics Director.

30 years ago, 1992

• Clay Memorial Hospital Administrator Tom Fafferty said he will appeal the state’s decision to deny the hospital’s plans to build a new facility on Fleming Island.
• Willie Blanford is charged with armed robbery following a hold up of the Jiffy Store in Orange Park.
• More than 3,000 children received toys at the annual J.P. Hall Children’s Charities Christmas Party at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

40 years ago, 1982

• Green Cove Springs merchants ask that a two-way traffic light be restored at Walnut Street after it was turned into a “downtown redevelopment project.”
• The sale of the Rosemary Hill Landfill and the regulation of alcohol sales were the topics of a Green Cove Springs City Council workshop.
• Judd Wilhelm learns nobody will oppose him during the next election for his seat on the county commission.




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