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It is a wide world of beer coming to Universal with the new NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Citywalk

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:26 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor The wide world of sports eating and drinking is coming to Universal CityWalk — NBC style. The world’s first-ever NBC Sports Grill & Brew  will be opening at CityWalk this fall. Universal officials promise an all new sports-dining experience, reflecting years of NBC Sports coverage. According to the Universal press release, the new restaurant will combine a sophisticated and stylish

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  • U.S. Specialty Sports Association looking to leave Osceola County

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm

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The USSSA is negotiating with Brevard County to move its location out of Osceola County.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The United States Specialty Sports Association, which has housed its amateur sports headquarters at Osceola County Stadium for the last 10 years, is negotiating with Brevard County to move it there once its current lease with Osceola ends in 2018. The Brevard County Commission approved a memo of understanding by a 4-1 vote at its Tuesday meeting to work on an agreement for USSSA to

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  • St. Cloud chamber welcomes new president

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm


    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer St. Cloud has changed a lot since Doug Baxter first arrived in Central Florida in the 1970s. But the small town’s charm has stood the test of time and remains one of its greatest assets, said Baxter, who last week took over as the new president and CEO of the St. Cloud Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce. “St. Cloud has great appeal. It’s quaint,” he

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  • More skimmers found at Osceola gas stations during sweep

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

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One of the skimming devices was found at the Citgo gas station  at 926 N. Main St. in Kissimmee at the corner of Main and Oak Street.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer A total of five credit card skimmers have been found at four Osceola County gas stations this year as authorities continue their statewide sweep to locate the devices. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services began its crackdown in March for the devices that illegally capture consumers’ credit or debit card information. Two new Osceola locations were found this month with the devices, bringing

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  • City of St. Cloud to hold public hearing on fire tax

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm

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    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer St. Cloud will hold a public hearing to discuss a controversial fire fee the city is considering adopting. The St. Cloud City Council last week directed acting City Manager Dennis Ragsdale to move forward with a proposed Cost-Recovery Fire Assessment resolution to be discussed at the June 11 meeting. “The more information we provide to our community, the better everyone understands why we take the

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  • Kissimmee pursuing deal to bring lakefront apartments, hotel downtown

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

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

    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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  • Osceola County commissioners transmit Deseret plan to state, expect future changes

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm


    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola County commissioners Monday unanimously agreed to transmit a sector plan for the proposed North Ranch, a development of Deseret Ranch property. By the year 2080, it could be home to 493,000 people and 83 million square feet of retail, office, industrial and institutional space on 133,000 acres. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will receive the plan and a peer review document produced by

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