This Week in History 9/15/22

Posted 9/14/22

5 years ago, 2017

• Clay County faces a long assessment and clean-up after the remints of what was Hurricane Irma leave large swaths of areas, particularly around Black Creek and Doctors Lake, …

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This Week in History 9/15/22

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5 years ago, 2017
• Clay County faces a long assessment and clean-up after the remints of what was Hurricane Irma leave large swaths of areas, particularly around Black Creek and Doctors Lake, under several feet of water.
• Clay County Emergency Management Director John Ward assures “help is on the way” to residents trapped by flood waters from Irma.
• More than 700 residents are forced to take shelter at Orange Park High to escape flooding from Irma.

10 years ago, 2012
• Charles E. Bennett Elementary Principal Evelyn Chastain is selected as the “Principal of the Year” by the Clay County Schools District.
• The Green Cove Springs City Council considers a 16% increase in property taxes to offset a 25.8% drop in property evaluations caused during the recession.
• The Orange Park Town Council considers a proposal to move $600,000 from its reserve fund to balance its 2012-13 budget.

20 years ago, 2002
• Pinewood Presbyterian Church in Orange Park presented “Come Heal This Land” to honor first responders as part of the community’s memorial from the Sept. 11 attack.
• The General Government Administration Commission at Orange Park pushes forward a plan to change the time when alcohol can be purchased on Sundays in the town’s limit from 2 p.m. to 11 a.m.

• Rose Kaye Bernadette Wade was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said she ran over her ex-boyfriend and his sister with her van.

30 years ago, 1992
• More than 100 residents met with the Clay County Board of Commissioners at Keystone Heights High to demand answers why the water levels are so low for the Upper Etonia Creek Basin.
• Tracy Seymour is crowned Miss Family Frolics at the 30th annual Labor Day event in Green Cove Springs.
• Seven Clay Electric Cooperative employees are deployed to South Florida to help restore power following Hurricane Andrew.

40 years ago, 1982
• The BCC tells four municipalities it may draw from the county’s nine-cent gas tax revenues to make repairs to roadways.
• The county commission opens the bidding process for constructing Long Branch Cemetery Road.
• Vice-President George Bush addressed the Orange Park Rotary Club,





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