This Week in History 8/4/22

Posted 8/3/22

Five years ago, 2017

Orange Park Town Manager Jim Hanson tells the town council he plans to retire after the new budget is completed.• Jason Scott Lipsitz’ teaching license is …

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This Week in History 8/4/22


Five years ago, 2017

• Orange Park Town Manager Jim Hanson tells the town council he plans to retire after the new budget is completed.
• Jason Scott Lipsitz’ teaching license is suspended by the state after his arrest two years earlier for armed burglary and trespassing.
• Despite terminating its agreement with Orange Park Performing Arts Academy, the Clay County School District won’t see a windfall in its budget.

10 years ago, 2012

• Eighteen Clay County students from low-income families finish a six-week program called “Data Busters” to get a comprehensive employment and youth development program.
• Clay County Sheriff’s Office uses K-9s to search a wooded area for a suspect after the Compass Bank is robbed at 561 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park.
• The Orange Park Medical Center readies to unveil its new two-story, 42-bed North Tower.

20 years ago, 2002

• Brothers Jose and Christopher Davila are charged with attempted murder after a man was found with a stab wound in his chest at the Oak Forest Apartments in Orange Park.
• The Clay County Sheriff’s Office warns students to avoid strangers after a teenaged girl is abducted from a bus stop. The girl managed to get out of handcuffs and escape.
• Penney Farms Pavilion for Health Care is selected as one of the state’s top facilities after earning a Gold Seal Certificate.

30 years ago, 1992

• The county commission is considering a plan to spend $100,000 for drainage in the Lake Asbury area.
• A police chase of a man suspected of stealing a car goes through Green Cove Springs, Orange Park and ends in Jacksonville with one of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars being wrecked.
• Clay High students Corey Binderim and Jason Wright are charged with trying to kill three Army Rangers who were AWOL.

40 years ago, 1982

• Green Cove Springs City Council agrees with residents to straighten Cook’s Lane in the area of Seaboard Coastline railroad and Green Cove Avenue.
• The BCC plans a public hearing while it considers banning overnight camping on county property.
• County commissioners decide to add more than $1.7 million in surplus funds since it believes revenues will fall in 1983.


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