This Week In History 11/24/22

Posted 11/22/22

5 years ago, 2017

• Dentists come to Clay County to donate $60,000 worth of dental work to residents on Friday, Nov. 17.• Rev. Bill Randall of St. Simon Baptist Church in Orange Park tells …

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This Week In History 11/24/22

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5 years ago, 2017
• Dentists come to Clay County to donate $60,000 worth of dental work to residents on Friday, Nov. 17.
• Rev. Bill Randall of St. Simon Baptist Church in Orange Park tells the Orange Park Town Council of his plans to create the Clay Youth Connection for homeless children.
• Clay High beats Zephyrhills, 52-49, to advance to the regional championship against Baker County in the Class 2-5A football playoffs.

10 years ago, 2012
• The Clay County Development Authority moves ahead with plans to pick a site for the Big League Dreams complex of baseball and soccer fields.
• For the third consecutive year, Middleburg-based Red Jumpsuit Apparatus said it would play an all-ages show at the Prevatt’s Sports Bar and Grill on Blanding Boulevard.
• Carlton Construction of Jacksonville wins the $490,000 bid to remodel Gordon Chevrolet.

20 years ago, 2002
• The first Empty Bowls Luncheon, where students create soup bowls that are sold to benefit the Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary, ends with $11,000 in donations.
• Chris Croxton and Victor LaBrie are arrested during a traffic stop that wound up leading Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies to uncover more than $100,000 of stolen equipment from Clay Hill area businesses and the eventual discovery of a methamphetamine lab.

• Orange Park High standout Alicia Gladden signs a national letter of intent to play women’s basketball at Florida State.

30 years ago, 1992
• Dale Wilson is selected to be the chairman of the Clay Board of County Commissioners.
• James Weeks is picked as the “Tree Farmer of the Year” during the annual Farm-City Luncheon.
• Plans are underway for the 12th annual J.P. Hall Christmas party on Dec. 22 at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

40 years ago, 1982
• Portable sign enforcements are set to begin in the county, particularly along the county line near Interstate 295 to Kingsley Avenue on Blanding Boulevard.
• Lyn Gustafson’s photo entitled, “Family Affair,” is chosen to represent Florida at the National 4-H Photo Exhibit.
• After 81% of county voters approved the ordinance in a straw ballot, the Recreational and Environmental Committee is tasked with implementing a program to restrict the removal of trees.

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