This week in history 10/29/20

Clay Today
Posted 10/28/20

Five years ago, 2015• Jim Furyk announces Orange Park High graduate Brad Ratzlaff and his family win a trip to a PGA TOUR event in Hawaii as part of Brad’s Dream Come True event at TPC …

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This week in history 10/29/20

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Five years ago, 2015

• Jim Furyk announces Orange Park High graduate Brad Ratzlaff and his family win a trip to a PGA TOUR event in Hawaii as part of Brad’s Dream Come True event at TPC Sawgrass.

• The IRS revokes the nonprofit status of four athletic associations in the county as a response to the way the county commission doles out recreational leases.

• Two Orange Park teens – Drew Cox and Zachary Gray – are charged with animal cruelty after they shot a cow on a farm off County Road 315.

10 years ago, 2010

• County Commission candidate Doug Conkey and school board member Janice Kerekes glide to easy victories in the general election.

• Dick’s Wings & Grill opens in Lake Asbury.

• Best Buy Mobile and Cotton On announce a plan to open stories at the Orange Park Mall.

20 years ago, 2000

• The Board of County Commissioners approved a recommendation from the personnel and finance committee to secure a loan and build a satellite sheriff’s office in unincorporated Orange Park.

• Opponents of term limits unite to ask voters to reject a referendum on the General Election ballot that limits the amount of time a county commissioner can serve on the board.

• Phyllis Renninger resigns as the facilitator for the Clay County Shares Services Network to accept a fulltime job grant development and management position.

30 years, 1990

• Pete Dalton was installed as the chairman of the Clay County Committee of 100.

• The Clay County Planning Commission schedules a meeting to discuss a rezoning application to build the Quigley House.

• The annual Ham Jam opens at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

40 years ago, 1980

• Clay County voters give Ronald Reagan a resounding winning margin against Jimmy Carter for the presidency.

• The Middleburg United Methodist Church is designated as a Historic site.

• The Clay County Sheriff’s Office open an investigation into the death of Club 44 owner Willie Plummer.

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