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This Week in History 8/23/2023

Posted 8/24/23

Five years ago, 2018

• Clay County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ben Zirbel died three days after a truck turned into his path on Blanding Boulevard while on motorcycle patrol. • Days …

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This Week in History 8/23/2023


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Five years ago, 2018

• Clay County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ben Zirbel died three days after a truck turned into his path on Blanding Boulevard while on motorcycle patrol.
• Days after the county earned an “A” rating from the state, the School Board discusses rewarding Superintendent Addison Davis with a pay raise.

• The Board of County Commissioners approve a 425-acre solar farm south of Green Cove Springs.

10 years ago, 2013

• Florida Associate Medical Examiner Stacey A. Simmons ruled Daniel Joseph Linsinbigler, 19, died of suffocation in the Clay County Jail after being pepper-sprayed and outfitted with a spit mask after he fought with deputies.

• Although plans for the proposed Big League Dreams sports complex continued, some residents tell the county commission they’d rather see a community arts building for young students.

• Town of Orange Park officials open the Boundless Playground park on Moody Avenue to give children with special needs a chance to play together.

20 years ago, 2003

• Rep. Jennifer Carroll held a community meeting with residents at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in Argyle.

• Superintendent David Owens wrote to the Clay County Legislative Delegation members to ask for more money to pay for local schools.

• Father Moises Palaroan, 52, of Keystone Heights, was arrested after being accused of stealing $197,707 from St. Willaim Catholic Church and $100,000 from parishioners.

30 years ago, 1993

• The Green Cove Springs City Council discusses cutting its proposed $14 million budget by 10%.

• The Clay County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to ask for a $1.6 million line of credit from First Union Bank to help fill the gaps in a tight budget.

• Town of Orange Park Town Council considers cutting three firefighting positions to save $90,000 after Councilman Ted Coleman said the Town spent too much overtime.

40 years ago, 1983

• Ridgeview Elementary opened its inaugural year with about 100 more students than expected.

• The Florida Public Service Commission says Kingsley Service Company, which provided water services to 7,400 customers in northern Clay County, can raise its rates by 37%.

• The school district and teachers union continue to quibble over a new contract. Teachers want a 9% raise, while the school board offers 7.5%.