Friday February 12, 2021

On February 10, World Atlantic Airlines successfully landed one of its McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft, as part of a study at Airglades International Airport. Lillie Rodriguez, Airglades Airport Manager and President of AIA, LLC, said she looks forward to the airport taking shape. (Soundbite) The aircraft will be parked at the airport for a short period as part of the study, to verify that Airglades Airport can help meet the future needs of the growing fleet of MD-80 Series aircraft. The project could include the development of a hangar, to perform line maintenance work and other services. Due to the forecasted fleet growth, World Atlantic Airlines says an expansion may be necessary. So, establishing a maintenance base at Airglades would allow growth for the existing general aviation airport, create much needed jobs for the local economy, and provide required aircraft maintenance services to the airport project as it develops the potential to be, the nation’s premier gateway for cargo and perishable goods to and from, Latin America. For more information about Airglades International Airport, please visit https://www.airglades.com/.

The Florida Department of Transportation files a weekly report for District One, which includes roadwork for 12 counties including Hendry and Glades. The purpose of the report is to inform the public about upcoming road work in our area. Now it’s the weekend so families could be planning to travel. In that regard, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. Locally though, road crews will be making improvements to SR 78, from US 27 to the Herbert Hoover Bridge.  They’re going to be milling and resurfacing SR 78, performing shoulder treatments, drainage improvements, installing guard rail, and various other small projects.  So there may be some lane closures will occur on SR 78. This is going to be going on until about late 2021 so drive safely.

The South Florida Water Management District Governing Board awarded the final contract needed, to build the Stormwater Treatment Area or (STA) component of the EAA Reservoir Project. The Project reduces harmful discharges to the Northern Estuaries and moves clean water south to the Everglades. According to a press release, they’ve installed two pump stations, created inflow and outflow canals, levees, culverts, and some earthwork. The STA, which is being built by SFWMD, will clean the water to meet state water quality standards before it is sent south. It is expected to be completed by 2023.

Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is searching for Antwon Dukes. His last known address is w. Ave. A, Belle Glade. He is wanted for dealing in stolen property, grand theft, and false verification of ownership. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Antwon Dukes, contact Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County.