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Osceola County seeks funding for research center from state legislature

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer When it comes to its priorities during the upcoming state legislative session, Osceola County leaders want to keep their list of concerns short and simple in order to keep all involved with their “eyes on the prize.” At the Jan. 12 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager Don Fisher discussed four primary priorities, with one at the clear No. 1 spot at

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  • Osceola County to set deadline for Colt

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Officials: Gun manufacturer is in “event of default” By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola County officials have made it clear with Colt’s Manufacturing that its patience has worn thin waiting on the gun manufacturer to move one of its product lines and associated jobs to the area. County staff sent a letter this week to the West Hartford, Conn. company noting it is in default of the obligations of the

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  • Don’t flush money down the drain, buy a new toilet with help from St. Cloud

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:39 am

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Free toilets, who wants a free toilet? Well, the toilets aren’t free, and no one’s exactly giving them away. But the city of St. Cloud is giving residents $145 to replace their old commodes with more efficient models thanks to a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The money is available only to residential customers of St. Cloud Utilities and must be used toward

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  • St. Cloud Main Street seeks to preserve buildings, needs residents’ help

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    St. Cloud Main Street  laid out its long-range historic preservation goals Tuesday at the St. Cloud Twin theater – one of the two sites on its list.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer With 10 buildings targeted for historic preservation over the next five years, St. Cloud Main Street needs your help. The organization laid out its long-range historic preservation goals Tuesday at the St. Cloud Twin theater – one of the two sites on this its list. The other is the old Sugar Belt Railway Depot now occupied by VFW Post 3227. A volunteer-driven organization, St. Cloud

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  • 3 Beez Honey keeping family tradition alive

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer Robert Crisp wouldn’t call himself a bee “charmer,” but he’s definitely practiced in the art and science of beekeeping.  Bees are like domestic animals in way, explained Crisp, a fourth-generation beekeeper born and raised in St. Cloud. They get to know their keepers, mostly through scent and pheromones, he said. “They can definitely sense fear,” said Crisp, who owns 3 Beez Honey Farm, one of

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  • Main Street directors say shop local for Small Business Saturday

    Posted on November 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
Deals will be waiting for shoppers in downtown St. Cloud today for Small Business Saturday.

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer After you’ve pushed and shoved your way through the big box stores on Black Friday, shopping may seem like a chore by the weekend. It doesn’t have to be, thanks to Osceola County’s two historic downtowns, where the shops are small, the owners are locals and the deals are waiting. So take a break from the post-Thanksgiving retail frenzy and check out the shops in

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  • Not your average doll house, American Girl arrives at Florida Mall

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you have a girl at home under the age of 12, your holiday shopping budget just went up a whole lot. American Girl, renowned for its line up of dolls, books and even movies based on the immensely popular dolls, has come to Florida Mall. The new store opened over the weekend, and according to reports, attracted as

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