This Week In History 7/15/21

Clay Today
Posted 7/14/21

Five years ago, 2016• Murder suspect Ozell McNabb Jr. surrenders in St. Johns County and is returned to Clay to face charges of armed robbery and the shooting of 18-year-old former Middleburg …

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This Week In History 7/15/21

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Five years ago, 2016

• Murder suspect Ozell McNabb Jr. surrenders in St. Johns County and is returned to Clay to face charges of armed robbery and the shooting of 18-year-old former Middleburg High baseball player Kolton Shearer.

• The search for a new county attorney is whittled to five finalists – David D’Agata, Courtney Grimm, Andrew Lannon, John Turner and Regina Ross.

• Clay County nonprofits collect 3,000 pounds of food for the flood-ravaged residents of West Virginia flooding.

10 years ago, 2011

• The BCC unanimously agrees on four recommendations of the Sports Development Advisory Committee, including hiring a full-time sports manager and establishing a nonprofit sports and recreation council.

• Todd A. Zehner is appointed director of finance and operations at St. Johns Country Day School.


• The Florida Department of Transportation starts a $2.1 million project to improve a 5.1-mile stretch of County Road 315C between State Road 21 and County Road 14.

20 years ago, 2001

• The Orange Park Town Council decides it wants to move town attorneys John Kopelousos and Rob Bradley from interim status to full-time.

• A Middleburg man was rushed to the hospital after another man dropped a chainsaw and struck Jeffrey Tuttle in the face with it while they cut down a tree.

• Former Clay High wrestler P.J. Cobbert helps Team Florida win the overall title at the National Open Wrestling Championships by winning the 160-pound senior high division.

30 years ago, 1991

• John Keene, the Clay County Clerk of the Circuit Court, opens a new office in Keystone Heights.

• By a 4-0 vote, the Green Cove Springs City Council approved a curfew for minors in city areas between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

• Public Works Director Jimmy Weeks was temporarily reassigned as the county’s development director following the resignation of Keith Hadden.

40 years ago, 1981

• State attorney Ed Austin and Clay County Clerk George Carlisle continue their dispute over use of the fourth floor at the Clay County Courthouse.

• County commissioners ask the City of Jacksonville to consider building a toll road on Branan Field Road to help alleviate traffic problems on Blanding Boulevard.

• The new BCC budget shows a tax increase of 1.5 mills with the likelihood of another increase later in the year.



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