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This Week in History 11/16/23

Posted 11/16/23

Five years ago, 2018

• Bridge Eight Press’ anthology “15 Views of Jacksonville” features a short story from author Tiffany Melanson, who shares her experiences growing up …

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This Week in History 11/16/23


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Five years ago, 2018

• Bridge Eight Press’ anthology “15 Views of Jacksonville” features a short story from author Tiffany Melanson, who shares her experiences growing up in Orange Park.

• Clay County Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless leads a recount of over 94,000 ballots for the elections of governor, senator and agriculture commissioner.

• Citing the need to cover infrastructure costs in Green Cove Springs, water rates rose by 3% and wastewater rates by 17%. The city’s existing stormwater treatment plant was described as “at capacity.”

 

 

10 years ago, 2013

• Sara Stevens, a former intern at Clay Today, shares her experiences teaching English at an exchange program in Moscow. She eventually adjusted to Russian culture but was once refused service for being an American.

• The family of deceased Daniel Joseph Linsinbigler Jr., an inmate who was restrained and sprayed with pepper spray underneath a hooded mask, sued Sheriff Rick Beseler and eight officers over the death of their son. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide due to the excessive force used. A $2.2 million settlement would eventually be reached.

 

 

20 years ago, 2003

• Gov. Jeb Bush made six appointments to the Clay County Development Authority: Susan Wood, Barry Allred, William Simmons, David Robertson, Henry Barrow and Molly Case.

• Construction began on a new “Wal-mart” Super Center on the corner of Blanding Boulevard and Branan Field Road.

 

 

30 years ago, 1993

 

40 years ago, 1983

 

50 years ago, 1973