This week in history 7/28/16

Eric Cravey
Posted 7/27/16

5 Years Ago, 2011A faulty transmission line owned by Florida Power & Light was to blame for a 32-minute Clay Electric Cooperative outage that effected 24,000 customers.Clay Behavioral Health …

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This week in history 7/28/16


5 Years Ago, 2011
A faulty transmission line owned by Florida Power & Light was to blame for a 32-minute Clay Electric Cooperative outage that effected 24,000 customers.

Clay Behavioral Health Center announced it had been granted the highest level of certification from CARF, the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an international certifying body.

The Florida Department of Transportation said a contractor had completed a $2.9 million, 5.3-mile resurfacing project on State Road 100 in Keystone Heights three months ahead of schedule.

10 Years Ago, 2006
A Clay County Sheriff’s Office sting in which juvenile aided officers to purchase alcohol from area convenience stores, resulted in nine business owners getting charged with selling to minors.

The Clay County School District welcomed 450 new teachers to the district in preparation for the new school year. Of that number 150 were entering teaching as a second career.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Charles Jeannin, 70, and charged him with sexual battery for allegedly molesting a child from 1968 to 1975.

20 Years Ago, 1996
Recently- established Clay County Teen Court convened for a trial run.
U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns honored Verdun and Vanessa Weeks of Orange Park as “Parents of the Year.”
Clay County Sheriff Scott Lancaster was elected to the Florida Sheriff’s Association board of directors.

30 Years Ago, 1986
Clay County School Superintendent Ann Wiggins called a special school board meeting to ask the board to pay her legal fees for a lawsuit in which she sued the board. District Attorney Frank Scruby recommended hiring Robert “Buzzy” Green of Starke to represent the board’s interests in the suit.

The Board of County Commissioners ordered voting precinct No. 12 moved from the Meadowbrook-Bellair Fire Station citing safety concerns about voter parking blocking fire rescue equipment in the event of an emergency at the county’s busiest fire house.

Court officials set a trial date for Charles Edward Davis, 30, on two counts of attempted murder involving two Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

40 Years Ago, 1976
U.S Rep. Bill Chappell helps override President Gerald Ford’s veto of $3.95 billion bill to
increase employment.
Drought conditions cause portions of northern Clay County to have a critical water shortage.
The Clay County School District predicted that the county would require another new high school predicted by 1980.
Members of the Middleburg Civic Association discussed the possibility of incorporating what was once the seat of Clay County into a self-sustaining city.


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