This Week In History 9/29/22

Posted 9/28/22

Five years ago, 2017

• The Clay County School board agrees to join a lawsuit and pay $25,000 in attorney’s fees to fight a proposed bill that would funnel education money into charter …

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This Week In History 9/29/22

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Five years ago, 2017
• The Clay County School board agrees to join a lawsuit and pay $25,000 in attorney’s fees to fight a proposed bill that would funnel education money into charter schools.
• FEMA, Clay County Building Department, Clay County Health Department, Mosquito Control, Clay Safety/Net and Builders Care met with residents at the Middleburg Civic Center to provide answers about relief following the mass flooding along the Black Creek River and Doctors Lake area from Hurricane Irma.
• The Board of County Commissioners vote 4-1 to approve the reinstatement of its transportation impact fee.

10 years ago, 2012
• Less than a month after being sworn in as the Superintendent of Schools, Charlie Van Zant’s attempt to fire school district attorney Bruce Bickner fails.
• Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless joins the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Elections Office in Green Cove Springs.
• Newly appointed Orange Park Police Chief Gary Goble heads to Federal Bureau of Investigation national training academy.

20 years ago, 2002
• Thousands of fans line up to buy tickets for the Lynyrd Skynyrd “The Final Tribute” tour at Metro Park in Jacksonville.
• Middleburg High prepares for Homecoming Week by decorating hallways with Disney-themed posters.

• Sports Mania owner Bruce Ramirez opens a sports souvenir shop on Fleming Island.

30 years ago, 1992
• The Board of County Commissioners vote to continue a ban on alcohol sales at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
• The Orange Park Town Council decides to deed 1.8 acres of land on the corners of Clinton Drive and Stowe Avenue to the county so it can build a senior center.
• H.G. and Jenna Hill of Middleburg win the Southeastern Regional Country Western Dance Grand Championship.

40 years ago, 1982
• A raid by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office closes a marijuana farm near Keystone Heights and results in the confiscation of guns, guard dogs, vehicles, a double-wide trailer, U-Haul trailer and dirt bikes.
• A straw vote will be placed on the ballot to ask voters if they believe trees add enough of a significant value to create an tree protection ordinance.
• The Clay County Commission joins a nationwide celebration of 4-H Week.

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