This Week in History 12/8/22

Posted 12/7/22

Word of the Week is a feature that aims to help readers boost their vocabulary in a meaningful way that has practical application. Each week, our editorial staff presents a word, its definition and …

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This Week in History 12/8/22

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Word of the Week is a feature that aims to help readers boost their vocabulary in a meaningful way that has practical application. Each week, our editorial staff presents a word, its definition and its use in a sentence.

Anneal: (uh-NEEL) a verb that means to heat and allow to cool slowly to make it easier to work with.

“The silversmith taught students how to anneal the silver to make it less brittle.”

Five years ago, 2017

• Karen Lake is appointed Keystone Heights Mayor by the other members of the city council.

• The Board of County Commissioners consider amending its ordinances to allow for exotic animals to be houses at rescue facilities.

• Residents are assured by the Florida Department of Transportation that a $13.7 million plan to improve the traffic flow at Wells Road and Park Avenue are on target.

10 years ago, 2012

• Middleburg’s Alexis Toto is flown to New York by Dreams Come True to see a Jets game and meet quarterback Tim Tebow.

• Anthony Michael Margadonna pleaded guilty to killing 13-year-old Brien Andrew Alvezios in a traffic accident.

• Adrian Andrews is sworn to serve on the Penney Farms Town Council.

20 years ago, 2002

• Arkansas-based Tyson Foods announces it will close its hatchery on Fleming Island in the next couple of months.

• Orange Park High hosts the JROTC Winter Field Meet.

• St. Johns Country Day School volleyball coach Traci Livingston finishes third in the Class A Coach of the Year balloting by the Florida Dairy Farmers.

30 years ago, 1992

• A historical marker is dedicated near Spring Park to chronical the development and growth of Green Cove Springs.

• The BCC votes to acquire the Kingsley Service Company for $22,2 million.

• The first-degree murder trial for Andrew Clemmons starts. He was accused of killing Orange Park Winn-Dixie assistant store manager Kevin Baker.

40 years ago, 1982

• Hickory Grove Baptist Church offers a free Christmas Day dinner to residents near the Green Cove Springs area.

• The county agrees to provide Basic Life Support equipment to Keystone Heights.

• State Sen. Joe Carlucci was the guest speaker at the Green Cove Springs Business Council.

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