This Week in History 9/22/22

Posted 9/21/22

5 years ago, 2017

• The Clay County Fairgrounds opened its doors for people who needed a place to camp and cook following the torrential flooding from Hurricane Irma.• Gov. Rick Scott met …

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This Week in History 9/22/22

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5 years ago, 2017
• The Clay County Fairgrounds opened its doors for people who needed a place to camp and cook following the torrential flooding from Hurricane Irma.
• Gov. Rick Scott met with city, town and county officials at the Orange Park Town Hall to receive updates following Hurricane Irma.
• The west side of Collins Road will get high-tech upgrades in the Argyle area.

10 years ago, 2012
• A Middleburg man, Ellis M. Lambert, is found burned beyond recognition by his wife behind his house.
• No drugs were discovered during a surprise search at Middleburg and Clay highs by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Inspector General’s Office.
• Members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association were at the Orange Park Mall to recruit new members and educate riders on the benefits of wearing a helmet.

30 years ago, 1992
• Daughters Melody and Tammy, brothers Johnny and Donnie and father Lacy all participated in groundbreaking ceremonies for Ronnie Van Zant Park on Sandridge Road in Lake Asbury.
• The St. Johns River Water Management District agrees to spend $6.5 million to buy 4,664 acres of Land from the J.P. Hall family known as Bayard Point.

• William Davis of Interlachen is arrested and charged with first degree murder after the body of Joseph Hodges Strickland is found in some woods near Keystone Heights.

40 years ago, 1982
• Democrat and incumbent Frank Williams and challenger Lee Drawdy agree to a debate for the District 21 seat for the Florida House.
• Attorney General Ed Austin supports who proposed state amendments that would be tougher on criminals and while protecting the integrity of the courts.
• The property on Oakridge Avenue will be used by the City of Green Cove Springs for a new firehouse.

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