Five years ago, 2016
Forterra plans to build a plant produces precast concrete piping for infrastructure projects south of Green Cove Springs. The plant eventually will employ 150.
Orange Park’s first CBD Dispensary opens at 418 Kingsley Ave.
Florida Senator Rob Bradley donates $30,000 to the Clay County 4-H Foundation.
10 years ago, 2011
The Clay County Agriculture Fair announces it will add 1,200 new parking spaces after buying 28 acres adjacent to the fairgrounds.
A 5-year-old boy’s screams alerted Clay County Fire Rescue personal ahead of them rescuing the boy and his father from a trailer fire.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver joined students on the Middleburg Elementary playground as part of the NFL Play 60 program.
20 years ago, 2001
Charles “Buddy” Griffin’s lawsuit claiming two county commissioners conspired to keep him from winning re-election is dismissed by the Middle District of Florida Court.
A 14-year-old girl said she hit a man with a stick and escaped after he grabbed her while she was walking down Peoria Road in Orange Park.
The Orange Park High girls soccer team defeats rival Clay High, 3-1.
30 years ago, 1991
Residents make a heartfelt plea to save Clay Memorial Hospital in in Green Cove Springs and not allow it to move its beds to Fleming Island.
Members of the Japonica Garden Club of Green Cove Springs plant trees and bushes in the medians along U.S. Highway 17 in the city.
Alfred Lee Robinson was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Lisa Arnette Felton of Green Cove Springs.
40 years ago, 1981
The Green Cove Springs City Council get a tour of the new Florida Power and Light substation under construction on a portion of the Gustafson farm that will link Palatka and Black Creek.
County Commissioners agree to join Putnam and St. Johns counties for better representation in the Florida Senate.
While the school board approves its redistricting plan, the county commissioners are far from agreeing on new lines for representation.