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Osceola County Grown brings local food from the farm to your table

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Nancy Pratt is trying to start a food revolution, of sorts, with Osceola County Grown. The organization’s mission is to provide the community with locally grown fruits, vegetables and other agricultural goods – from the grass-fed beef she and her husband raise to orange blossom honey harvested at local apiaries. This weekend’s Fall Farm Festival in St. Cloud marked the first anniversary of the Saturday

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  • Sheriff’s Office busts five men in online sting operation

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm


    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Each of the five men arrested in a recent Osceola County Sheriff’s Office sting presumably thought they were chatting with young girls. They were wrong. Instead, the men were corresponding with detectives posing as children in Internet chat rooms. The conversations were detailed and sexually explicit, according to the Sheriff’s Office. And once each man showed up in Osceola County to meet their would-be victims,

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  • Suspect sought for robbing hotel at gunpoint

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Security camera footage of suspect

    The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who robbed an area hotel at gunpoint on Monday. At approximately 1:56 a.m., deputies responded to the Magnuson Hotel located at 4694 W.U.S. Highway 192 in Kissimmee. Deputies spoke with the employee who reported that the hotel was currently closed for renovations. She was in the lobby when an unknown male entered the hotel at gunpoint and demanded money. He

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  • Longtime boat mechanic honored with special day

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Photo/Osceola County
Osceola County Commissioner Frank Attkisson, center right, shakes hands with  longtime Mercury Marine employee Jimmy Lueck, proclaiming Oct. 13, 2014 as James Jimmy Lueck Day. Lueck was recognized for his loyalty to the boat company.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Jimmy Lueck’s trek to St. Cloud from Oshkosh, Wisc., was a temporary assignment. That was 1959. He’s still here, which says he gives a whole new meaning to the word “temporary.” He’s still working for Mercury Marine, still working on boat engines, and still having the time of his life at the age of 75. He has a birthday coming up in December. Lueck’s 55

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  • FDOE honors School District principals

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    By Barbara Grasley For the News-Gazette Many teachers and administrators have a positive impact on a student’s life. They uplift, their presence inspires and their dedication can motivate them. Each year, the Florida Department of Education honors exemplary principals and assistant principals for their school and community contributions. Two Osceola school administrators, Principal Nadia Winston, of Westside K-8, and Highlands Assistant Principal Jason Hayes were recognized. The chosen administrators are

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  • County Commission gets clarity on Kissimmee Utility Authority transfer fees

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:06 pm


    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer It took over three hours Monday, but some clarity was reached between the Kissimmee Utility Authority and the Osceola County Commission regarding utility transfer fees. In a discussion that took place near the end of the meeting, those two entities and the Kissimmee City Commission, which appoints the KUA board, agreed to take steps to allow for better notice that the transfer fees, paid by

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  • Attkisson, Grieb square off

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Osceola County residents of district 4 will likely have a sitting board member represent them for the next four years, as incumbent Commissioner Frank Attkisson defends his seat against Cheryl Grieb, the current Kissimmee vice mayor. Nelson Javier Perez, who is also running with no party affiliation, did not respond to requests for a candidate profile. FRANK ATTKISSON PAST GOVERNMENT HISTORY: Kissimmee mayor, 1996-2000; Florida H ouse of Representatives, 2000-08;

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