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This Week In History 11/17/22

Posted 11/16/22

Five years ago, 2017• “Recovering Clay” is created to raise money for victims in the wake of Hurricane Irma.• Brig. Gen. Paul Chauncey III of the Florida National Guard tells an …

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This Week In History 11/17/22


Five years ago, 2017
• “Recovering Clay” is created to raise money for victims in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
• Brig. Gen. Paul Chauncey III of the Florida National Guard tells an audience at Camp Blanding he hopes “peace breaks out soon” in the Middle East during the post’s Veterans Day ceremony.
• Florida Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) was selected to be the Senate Budget Chief.

10 years ago, 2012
• John Buskager is charged with felony murder by the Orange Park Police after Andrew Stickman is found strangled in the Roadway Inn on Park Avenue.
• Orange Park Town Council passes an agreement with the nonprofit Orange Park Patrons to manage and maintain the Orange Park State Park off Gano Avenue.
• The Clay County Development Authority pad $450,000 for a 30-year license to build a $21 million baseball and soccer complex from Big League Dreams.

20 years ago, 2002
• Chris Chase, 12, who had been missing for a day off of  Old Jennings Road, is hiding in a culvert near Long Bay Road.
• The Green Cove Springs City Council gets a preview of what to expect when the new city hall is completed.
• Alice Grisham, a teacher for gifted students at Wilkinson Elementary, came to school in a Colonial Period dress during a class on the American Revolution.

30 years ago, 1992
• Amanda Nicole Arnold, 1, of Middleburg wins the Little Miss Florida pageant.
• Orange Park celebrates the grand re-opening of the newly expanded public library.
• Judge William Wilkes denies Jacksonville-based Valuing Our Children And Laws organization’s request a Middleburg mother, Crystal Gail Jones be sterilized after one of her children drowned in Black Creek and a second child nearly drowned in a pond.

40 years ago, 1982
• The Clay County Crescent, now Clay Today, is designated by the Board of County Commissioners as the official publication for legal notices.
• The Board of County Commissioners agree to advertise for a secretary to help BCC members with their daily duties.
• The county joins residents who are protesting Florida Power and Light’s plan to run lines through a Middleburg subdivision.