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City Commission seats go to run-off

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Voters in Kissimmee will see some candidates from both City Commission seats on their general election ballots on Nov. 4, as they are both qualified for runoff elections.

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County, Audubon approve settlement

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Osceola County Commission approved a settlement with Audubon Florida last week that resolves the conservation group’s objections to changes county staff made to the Conservation Element of its Comprehensive Plan in April.

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  • Quiñones, Janer claim County Commission wins

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola County district 2 Commissioner John “Q” Quiñones will face an opponent who is no stranger to political campaigns but is a rookie as a candidate, in his bid for re-election in the Nov. 4 general election.

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  • Wheeler, Thacker, Booth win Osceola School Board races

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    By Ken Jackson and Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writers The Osceola County School Board will soon welcome two new members. Clarence Thacker and Ricky Booth won election to seats in district 4 and 5, respectively, Tuesday night. Thacker, a retired publishing executive, defeated incumbent Barbara Horn by pulling in 57 percent of the votes and winning by a comfortable margin (2,342 votes to 1,781). Booth, who co-owns the Doc Partin Cattle

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Bulldogs take on Colorado team at Disney

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm

By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette It just couldn’t wait for Friday, so St. Cloud opens the football regular season Thursday at 8 p.m. at ESPN Wide World of Sports in a KSA Classic against Eagle Crest, Col. “They had an intra-squad scrimmage last week, and from what we saw on tape, they are legit,” Bulldogs Coach Bryan Smart said. St. Cloud might be legit, as well, after the

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  • Kowboys sloppy in win over Oviedo

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery 
Osceola quarterback Isaiah Wilson (5) threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Nazayah Brown against Oviedo, but he didn’t have much luck during this play in the second quarter when he was sacked.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola begins its quest for the Class 7A state football championship Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Kowboys field against Orlando Freedom, a team it dispatched easily last year. The Kowboys, ranked No. 4 in the Class 7A state poll, won its Kickoff Classic last week by taking down Oviedo, 36-27, at Kowboys field. But, it was not a smooth sail for OHS, which turned it

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  • Panthers, Eagles square off

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Last year’s Gateway-Poinciana season opener went to overtime before the Panthers pulled out a 6-0 victory. This year’s rematch, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Gateway, could be another low-scoring affair based on the outcome of last week’s Kickoff Classics. The Panthers scored only seven points in a 17-7 loss to Lake Howell, and the GHS touchdown came via an interception return. Poinciana was blanked by

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Boardwalk Empire season four arrives on Blu-ray/DVD

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as those  now long-gone legends remains to

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  • Blockbuster Divergent arrives on DVD.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Divergent is back. If you missed this spring blockbuster that amassed more than $250 million in its theatrical release worldwide, you can now take all the action and adventure home with you on DVD and Blu-ray. Divergent (Lionsgate/Summit) is similar in feel to The Hunger Games, another teen novel trilogy, that of course, also hit in big at the theater box

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  • Seamore, never more. Clyde and Seamore at SeaWorld last show is this weekend

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

            SeaWorld guests, dressed in their spirited red pirate bandanas, turned out Friday to witness one of the final shows of Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island. After 15 years of hilarious hijinks and pinniped pranks, SeaWorld Orlando’s “Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island” show sails into the sunset, with its last show on Sunday.   You can find out that latest on Seamore’s newest adventures by staying 

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Come and fly with Peter Pan

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor You are never to old for Peter Pan, and adults and youngsters can get to see the latest version of this classic tale as the Osceola Center for the Arts presents Peter Pan, weekends through Aug. 31. Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan, the show, will be presented just as you remember it when you were a kid. Peter and the sometimes-not-so-nice Tinkerbell,

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  • He did seize the day — goodbye, Robin

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor/Film Critic Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as

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  • Hip Hop legends are in town Saturday night

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor The big night for hip hop fans has finally arrived. Osceola Heritage Park and the Silver Spurs Arena presents the Hip Hop Legends Summer Jam 2014 featuring DMX, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Rakim, Biz Markie, Black Sheep and Special Ed. Tickets for tonight’s show (Saturday)  are available through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com and the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office.

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