This Week In History 6/17/21

Clay Today
Posted 6/17/21

Five years ago, 2016• A proposed law to eliminate pole signs in Orange Park gets a lot of pushback from business owners.• Jerry Fred Daniels is released from a South Carolina jail after …

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This Week In History 6/17/21

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Five years ago, 2016

• A proposed law to eliminate pole signs in Orange Park gets a lot of pushback from business owners.

• Jerry Fred Daniels is released from a South Carolina jail after serving 90 days in the Clay County Jail for a parole violation for being in the house where CCSO Det. David White was killed during a drug raid.

• Former students from Clay County’s all-Black high school, Dunhar, hold a reunion at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Green Cove Springs.

10 years ago, 2011

• Clay County Fire Rescue’s hazmat team is forced to close a portion of County Road 315 to collect sodium hydrogen sulfate that was leaking from the back of a truck.

• The Florida Youth ChalleNGe Academy, a voluntary program sponsored by the Florida Department of Military Affairs and the Florida National Guard to work with at-risk children, celebrates its 10th anniversary at Camp Blanding.


• A drought prompts Clay County Fire Rescue Chief Lorin Mock to imposed a burn ban, which threatens Fourth of July-related fireworks shows.

20 years ago, 2001

• Sheriff Scott Lancaster withdraws his name from consideration as the new director of the Florida Highway Patrol.

• The school district said it needs 15 elementary, three junior high and four high schools to keep up with growth.

• A Palatka man dies in a crash on County Road 209 in Clay County while running from the police after he reportedly choked his girlfriend during an argument.

30 years ago, 1991

• Uddevalla and Swecom announce a plan to build a plant in Green Cove Springs – and create 100 new jobs.

• “We are the World” mural created by students at Clay High is unveiled on the back wall of the Escambia Boat Company in Green Cove Springs.

• Jimmy and Lisa Wilson, both of Penney Farms, arrive at U.S. Coast Guard boot camp in New Orleans.

40 years ago, 1981

• Change orders by the constructor halts work on the construction of the Keystone Heights Health Center.

• The BCC starts accepting applications to be the secretary to the commission.

• The county announces plans to open courthouse annexes in Orange Park and Middleburg.

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