County Chair Jason Davis: Oak Hill rocket mfg plant code-named 'Panther' pushed by Daytona insiders flames out

OAK HILL, Fla. -- The secretive rocket plant code-named "Panther" that Daytona Beach insiders lobbied to be built on the former Oak Hill city dump has been scrubbed and is no longer in play, County Chair Jason Davis said.

The much-hyped proposal was never clearly identified and far toooften had citixens pittwd against one another and municipal and county leaders trading barbs for the past couple of months is no longer in play, County Chair Jason Davis said.

"It's not happening -- it's dead," Davis told Headline Surfer® in a phone interviews on a number of other issues as the sun began setting on this Good Friday. "It's off the drawing boards. They're going to Brevard County."

Davis said he "seriously doubts Kent Sharples will work with Oak Hill anytime soon after the big mess that was created," adding, "that's a shame because this was economic development that this community needs."

Editor's Note: This is a breaking news bulletin. It will be updated shortly.

Henry Frederick Picture

Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.