This Week In History 11/10/22

Posted 11/9/22

Five years ago, 2017• The Clay County School Board decides to rename “Y” school, which is under construction, Discovery Oaks Elementary.• Former students return to S.B. Jennings …

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This Week In History 11/10/22

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Five years ago, 2017
• The Clay County School Board decides to rename “Y” school, which is under construction, Discovery Oaks Elementary.
• Former students return to S.B. Jennings Elementary to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.
• Fleming Island High students participate in a virtual tour of a U.S. Navy rescue.

10 years ago, 2012
• Baptist Health announces it plans to spend $39 to build Baptist Clay, a small campus-like setting with medical offices and an emergency room.
• Fourth Circuit Court Judge McCarthy Crenshaw Jr. is forced to leave the bench after 20 years due to age restrictions set in state law.
• Johnna McKinnon defeated one-term incumbent Frank Farrell for Seat 4 on the Clay County School Board.

20 years ago, 2002
• County officials are worried they won’t get enough money from the Department of Transportation to make significant road improvements in the Branan Field area.
• The Orange Park Athletic Association Mighty Mite Cyclones (9-year-olds) finish the football season with a 9-0 record.

• Former Clay Today Publisher Robert Wayne Hoff, 71, dies.

30 years ago, 1992
• The Board of County Commissioners led a public workshop on whether it should buy three privately-owned water and sewer companies.
• The BCC passes a special $64 a year tax for waste disposal in the unincorporated areas of Clay County.
• A grand opening is scheduled for the new Orange Park Library.

40 years ago, 1982
• Martha Maxwell is elected School Board Chairwoman by the other members of the board.
• When 15 county residents arrived in Tallahassee to argue against Florida Power and Light’s plan to put transmission lines through the county, they learned the measure had already been approved by the Florida Cabinet.
• More than 60 interested organizational and community leaders express interest of joining the Clay County Fair Association Board.

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