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This Week In History 1/26/23

Posted 1/26/23

Five years ago, 2018

• Joe Arthur Turner of Keystone Heights is arrested and charged with murder and sexual battery of Jordan Cooper, a woman with intellectual disabilities.• More than 95% …

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This Week In History 1/26/23


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Five years ago, 2018
• Joe Arthur Turner of Keystone Heights is arrested and charged with murder and sexual battery of Jordan Cooper, a woman with intellectual disabilities.
• More than 95% of Clay County teachers approve a new two-year contract that includes pay raises between $1,000 and $1,700 a year.
• The county commission approves medical marijuana facilities.

10 years ago, 2013
• Technology education company eInstruction earns a $75,000 project to make upgrades to music and technology programs at Annunciation Catholic School.
• The BCC approves a plan for 89 residential units, 60,300 square feet of retail and office space and a three-tier parking garage for Taylor Commons at King Tree Apartments site.
• Skot Wilson asks the Clay County Sheriff’s Office to donate two of its patrol cars to the Union City, New Jersey, Police Department after 14 of the agency’s cars were damaged by Super Storm Sandy.

20 years ago, 2003
• The Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigates who set a fire that destroyed the 30-foot Eagle Harbor community’s pontoon boat and dock.
• Annie Montgomery, Linda Hutchinson, Steve Shannon, Roberta Wills and Sandra Dunnavant are selected as finalists for the Clay County Teacher of the Year.
• John Thrasher is hired as Clay County’s legislative lobbyist to help the county win projects with the Florida Legislature.

30 years ago, 1993
• Deputy Superintendent Jim Sowell, an authority on Clay County school history, retires after 34 years with the District.
• 38 Special, Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels and the Kentucky Headhunters announce a benefit concert at NAS Jacksonville to raise money for playground equipment at the Ronnie Van Zant Park in Green Cove Springs.
• Keystone Heights customers are concerned they may lose their Sears Outlet after the chain announces its plan to close 100 stores.

40 years ago, 1983
• Rickie Rowell and two juveniles are arrested in Volusia County and charged with two Admiral’s Walk break-ins.
• The county commission postpones a plan to sell $4.5 million in bonds to make up for budget shortfalls.
• The Middleburg High boys basketball team wins back-to-back games – 59-47 against Crescent City and 51-49 in double overtime against Nease – at the Jacksonville War Memorial Arena.