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This week in history 11/9/2023

Posted 11/9/23

Five years ago, 2018

• A total of 93,997 of Clay County’s 153,119 voters cast ballots in the 2018 election. Clay County voters said “no” to three proposed county charter …

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This week in history 11/9/2023


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Five years ago, 2018

• A total of 93,997 of Clay County’s 153,119 voters cast ballots in the 2018 election. Clay County voters said “no” to three proposed county charter amendments but gave the green light to a fourth amendment placing term limits on constitutional officers.

• Newly elected Gov. Ron DeSantis received 64,366 votes from Clay County. Newly elected Sen. Rick Scott received 65,587.

• Incumbent Ashley Gilhousen defeated Lynne Chafee for the School Board District 5 seat. After winning, Gilhousen dropped her lawsuit that accused Chafee of improperly qualifying her candidacy.

 

 

10 years ago, 2013

• The Clay County Fire Rescue Professionals union told former battalion chief Russell Benes Jr. that he would not have any legal support in his appeal on charges he used public resources for private gain. He was fired after an investigation revealed misconduct.

• Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club proposed expanding by adding 123 homes on 110 acres at the northwest corner of the massive development.

• About 300 Clay County high school students from the school district’s Exceptional Student Education program attended the Third Annual Transitions Career Fair for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

20 years ago, 2003

• On the roof of the Orange Park Mall, a fire set off as a prank left one teenager hospitalized and another charged with arson and burglary.

• Chairman of Clay County’s School Board, Charles VanZant, voted in support of federal legislation that expanded the eligibility of the free meal program.

• The Florida Veteran’s Mobile Service Center, a medical and dental service facility that traveled throughout the state, arrived in Clay County to support the Salvation Army’s “homeless stand down” initiative.

 

30 years ago, 1993

 

40 years ago, 1983

 

50 years ago, 1973