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The city of Kissimmee is working on a deal that would bring a hotel and apartments to the lakefront area.

Kissimmee pursuing deal to bring lakefront apartments, hotel downtown

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

By Charlie Reed Staff Writer A public-private partnership that could bring a boutique hotel and commercial and residential buildings to Kissimmee’s newly renovated lakefront has begun to take shape. The Kissimmee City Commission on Tuesday gave City Manager Mike Steigerwald authority to begin negotiating a deal with Mosaic Development to build a mix-used development with about 300 apartments and townhouses, commercial space for business and a 120-room hotel on 10

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  • FDLE: Osceola crime reports down 6.7 percent in 2014

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Sheriff Bob Hansell

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Following the trend from around the rest of the state, the number of crimes reported in Osceola County in seven major categories fell by 6.7 percent in 2014 as compared to 2013, as reported this week by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Osceola County Sheriff Bob Hansell said law enforcement is at its best when community involvement matches the proactive, aggressive and intelligence-driven law

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  • Custodians receive certifications from management association

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    The Osceola School District requires its entire custodial staff to work towards certification through the Florida School Plant Management Association and to go through continuous training on an on-going basis to provide the highest service to schools. The program for Certified Master Custodian involves 104 hours of training and tests in eight courses.  The following 32 employees have recently qualified as “Certified Master Custodians”: Desis Araque, Joey Arscott, Annette Bell,

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  • KUA lineman earns trophy at national rodeo

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen brought home high marks and a trophy from Saturday’s 15th annual Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Sacramento, California. Fifty-eight teams and 86 apprentices from municipal utilities across the nation gathered to recognize the profession of line work and demonstrate the safety, skill and endurance of electric linemen. The rodeo-style competition, held on the grounds of Gibson Ranch Park, consisted of five timed events. KUA apprentice lineman

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  • Chappel Group looking for a fresh start in Kissimmee

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    By Larry Griffin For the News-Gazette The Chappel Group is in a new building at 2711 Orange Blossom Trail, and with it, the practice is hoping for a fresh start. According to CEO Jamie Daniels, the change comes after a “difficult period” in the life of Dr. Christopher Chappel. “We were looking for a fresh start,” she said. “Dr. Chappel has had a lot going on in his life. He

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  • Here come more gators. Gator Spot is mini gator attraction at Fun Spot

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:06 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Gatorland is now a chain theme park, of sorts. The iconic Central Florida attraction, known as “the alligator capital of the world,” has opened a new mini attraction inside Fun Spot America-Orlando. Gator Spot, which is a 15,000-square-foot reptile oasis, at Fun Spot, officially opened May 11, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring city of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. The $1 million

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  • World Preview Center designed to bring jobs, boost local businesses

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 11:32 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer A new development near the Kissimmee Gateway Airport is slated to add  new jobs and help local businesses grow. The World Preview Center, the brain child of Sonny Buoncervello, will  eventually be one of the centerpieces of the growing airport  enterprise zone and will represent and market local brands, products  and services to the rest of the county and world at the closest  private executive

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