This Week in History 6/23/22

Posted 6/22/22

Five years ago, 2017• The City of Green Cove Springs celebrates the opening of Spring Park Pool.• Orange Park High graduate Marissa Leslie continues her Hugs for the Holidays program which …

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This Week in History 6/23/22

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Five years ago, 2017

• The City of Green Cove Springs celebrates the opening of Spring Park Pool.

• Orange Park High graduate Marissa Leslie continues her Hugs for the Holidays program which distributes stuffed animals to patients in hospice care and to those recovering from cancer in the pediatric unit.

• County commissioners approve a new logo and branding to spur intrigue, tourism and economic development in the county.

10 years ago, 2012

• The Clay County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrests of 11 teens who were charged with felony armed burglary after the agency said they broke into a friend’s home to throw an unauthorized party and steal more than $5,000 worth of items.

• Rev. William Randall, past of St. Simon Church in Orange Park, was selected as a delegate to the Democrat National Convention.


• Fleming Island’s Rebecca Grinsel wins the Top Conformation Junior Handler Award from the American Belgian Tervuren Club.

20 years ago, 2002

• Diane Campobasso is arrested and charged with embezzlement after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said the Compass Bank manager used a false checking account to funnel money from the bank.

• After serving for 12½ years as the interim basis as the executive director of the Economic Development Council, Orien Pass announces his retirement.

• The Clay County Sheriff’s Office announces it has a new deputy, K-9 Annzo, who will assist in special searches.

30 years ago, 1992

• Clay County Manager Doug Anderson closed the case on reported misconduct within the county’s recreation department.

• Michael Lynch McDonough, 27, is arrested for attempted murder in Orange Park after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said he shot Christopher Sean Gardner, 21, in the face during a home party.

• Middleburg’s Hall and Janet Hill finish second at the Grand Champions Hotlanta County-Western Dance Competition in Atlanta.

40 years ago, 1982

• The Board of County Commissioners vote to send an official letter to federal officials disputing its re-apportionment that will cut the county’s 67,000 residents into two districts.

• Green Cove Springs City Council conducts its first meeting with citizens in attendance.

• Carmelita T. Yaden, an attorney and professor at St. Johns Community College dies at her Green Cove Springs home.



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