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This Week In History 5/4/23

Posted 5/4/23

Five years ago, 2018

• The Green Cove Springs City Council and Orange Park Town Council discuss using their police department to serve as school resource officers.

• Blue By U blueberry farm opens in Maxville.

• The Fourth Annual Leaders Build leads to a home for Habitat for Humanity being completed in Middleburg.

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This Week In History 5/4/23


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Five years ago, 2018
• The Green Cove Springs City Council and Orange Park Town Council discuss using their police department to serve as school resource officers.
• Blue By U blueberry farm opens in Maxville.
• The Fourth Annual Leaders Build leads to a home for Habitat for Humanity being completed in Middleburg.

10 years ago, 2013
• Cornelius Walston, of Jacksonville, is convicted of murdering an Orange Park man and a Middleburg man during a fight in the parking lot at Club Myth on Fleming Island.
• The 39-ton external fuel tank from the Space Shuttle fleet is offloaded to the shore in Reynolds Industrial Park in Green Cove Springs.
• The Clay County Chamber of Commerce tells both Superintendent Charlie Van Zant and the school board to stop their bickering after a survey revealed 76.6% of residents said the feuding was harmful to county business.

20 years ago, 2003
• Clay County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kenneth E. Hayes, who died of a heart attack while on duty, was honored at the annual Police Memorial Ceremony.
• To help promote a drug-free life, Kirk Bailey and Matt Bennett perform their “Perfection on Wheels” bicycle show to Wilkinson Elementary.
• S.B. Jennings sixth-grade teacher Dawn Olivia keeps her promise to shave her head if the school’s girl’s club, Metamorphosis, raises $3,500 in pledges and 200 inches of hair to support the “Locks of Love” program.

30 years ago, 1993
• A police chase that started when a man tried to run over a sailor ended when Clay County Sheriff’s Office caught him in the parking lot of the county jail.
• The Orange Park High baseball team advances to the Sectionals to face Ed White after beating Middleburg, 6-1.
• County commissioners decide to tie two measures into one by demanding any new business to obtain an occupational license and demand each licensee submit the amount of toxic waste their company will produce.

40 years ago, 1983
• The U.S. Navy reports 14 were killed when a portion of the left wing fell off transport plane before it crashed into the St. Johns River.