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‘Got College?’ guides county high school students through financial aid

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Even if working two full time jobs caused Carid Torres to drop out of a semester at Valencia, she’s confident that Got College? will help her continue her criminology degree this fall. Torres, an Osceola High School graduate, was one of a few dozen parents and students that attended the Got College? financial aid seminar at Robert Guevara Community Center on April 17.  The last

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  • Commissioners give support to natural gas pipeline plans

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer With the blessing of the Board of Osceola County Commissioners, a new underground pipeline which will bring more capacity to serve the state with natural gas will pass through parts of the county when it is built and goes into service sometime in 2017. Board members approved and authorized Chairman Fred Hawkins to sign a letter to support the Florida Southeast Connection and the Sabal

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  • Minor from Poinciana stabs classmate over Facebook post

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 16-year-old boy after he stabbed a classmate multiple times over comments made on Facebook.  Kevin Concepcion, 16, is charged with seven counts of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated assault with a weapon and one count of attempted murder.  Deputies responded to 131 Briarcliff Drive in Poinciana at 6:42 p.m. Monday, breaking up the fight between Concepcion and the victim, a 14 year-old boy.

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  • Police warn residents about phone scams

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Local police are warning citizens about a pair of phone scams that have already affected Osceola County residents. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office has reported that two citizens have received calls about a jury duty phone scam. The caller has identified himself as a lieutenant with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and said a warrant has been issued for missing jury duty. The caller makes arrangements for them to provide

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  • Osceola Animal Services

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:31 am

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  • Local leaders, project developers break ground on Crosslands

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Touting it as the first project in Osceola County that meshes economic development with mass transit, local leaders and project developers officially broke ground Wednesday at the future site of Crosslands Center at the intersection of Osceola Parkway and Orange Blossom Trail in north Kissimmee. The complex, which will have 427,000 square feet of retail space at completion, is less than a mile from the

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  • 9 Osceola County organizations benefit from piece of $3.8M Disney grant

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:09 am

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer For Mary Downey and Joy Chuba, financial support from sources such as Disney grants are the boost they need to keep them going for the rest of the year. They are two of the nine Osceola County organizations selected as recipients for the 2014 Disney Grants. Rewarding 87 organizations across Central Florida, Walt Disney World gave a total of $3.8 million to local organizations that

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