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This Week in History 6/15/23

Posted 6/15/23

Five years ago, 2018 • The school board agrees to place resource officers in all junior and senior high schools by the end of 2019. • Clay Youth Connection, which addresses housing …

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This Week in History 6/15/23


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Five years ago, 2018
• The school board agrees to place resource officers in all junior and senior high schools by the end of 2019.
• Clay Youth Connection, which addresses housing challenges for students, enjoys success after Tavian Raggins and Milena Carter both earn their high school degrees.
• Orange Park Junior High and Montclair Elementary are added to the school district’s free summer meals program.

10 years ago, 2013
• The Keystone Heights High Principal Susan Sailor wants to add the Army National Defense Cadet Corps at the school to reduce the dropout rate.
• The Board of County Commission approves a $1.2 million plan to build a playground on Moody Avenue.
• The Florida Department of Transportation holds a public hearing so residents can hear about a proposal to widen Blanding Boulevard from Old Jennings Road to County Road 215.

20 years ago, 2003
• Three separate accidents in two days on the Shands Bridge left one man dead after his car was launched into the St. Johns River.
• Boy Scout Troop 577 of Green Cove Springs start a 45-mile hike in the Great Smoky Mountains.
• Businessman and civic activist Dr. Thomas P. DeLoreto is awarded the “Citizen of the Year” by the Rotary Club of Orange Park.

30 years ago. 1993
• Former Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High Principal David Owens threatens to resign if he’s re-assigned to Clay Junior/Senior High.
• Jason Christian Hartman, 23, of Orange Park, was arrested for making and detonating a bomb in a ditch on Madison Avenue.
• Keystone Heights’ William Francis Waldron drowns while swimming in Silversands Lake.

40 years ago, 1983
• Following a hazardous waste spill in Keystone Heights, commissioner James Jett urges the BCC to consider a county-wide hazardous waste ordinance.
• The Clay County School Board votes to adopt the Chapter One program to help students who need remediation.
• The Fleming Island Advisory Committee approved plans for development, including 5,900 acres once owned by St. Regis, DuPont and John Pace.