News Update for 1/9/23

Officials from Bernie Little Distributing report that, without fanfare, the first trucks rolled out this morning from their new facility off the Sebring Parkway. The first load of Budweiser headed out shortly after 3:00am.
It was in February of last year, officials broke ground on the 63,000 square foot air-conditioned warehouse. Bernie Little has been serving Highlands County since 1972.
The new Anheuser-Busch operation now ships to Highlands, Hardee, Polk and Okeechobee counties.

Members of NASGRASS are slated to show up this evening at the Avon Park city council meeting. At issue there is an environmental study that is being required of the group, to survey the property they use at the corner of the Avon Park airport for their monthly lawn racing competition.
The survey of the former landfill is expected to cost in excess of $10,000 – money the group says it simply does not have.
In other action this evening, the council will look at appointing members to the city’s housing authority and will discuss options for the former Wylde building property.

A reminder to motorists, Highlands County school children are still out on Christmas vacation. But today’s the last day. Students will be headed back to class early tomorrow morning.
In the meantime, drivers are urged to watch out for youngsters at play during normal school hours.

Lake Wales police are in search of 29-year-old Dontavious Grant. They believe he may have had something to do with a shooting that occurred New Year’s eve in the 700 block of the North Scenic Highway in the Crown Jewel of the Ridge.
According to reports, the victims were in a moving car when a gunman opened fire. They were able to escape thier assailant and call police.
Those with information as to Grant’s whereabouts are asked to call the Lake Wales police.

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