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Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested on bribery charges

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:53 am

By Tiffanie Reynolds and Ken Jackson Staff Writers An Osceola County Sheriff’s deputy at the center of a criminal investigation resigned Thursday prior to his arrest on bribery charges.

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Local leaders, project developers break ground on Crosslands

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Touting it as the first project in Osceola County that meshes economic development with mass transit, local leaders and project developers officially broke ground Wednesday at the future site of Crosslands Center at the intersection of Osceola Parkway and Orange Blossom Trail in north Kissimmee.

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The first Lady Storm lacrosse team with the coaches and team managers.

Celebration lacrosse wraps up 1st season

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Storm is only local team to compete By Logan Martinez For the News-Gazette With Celebration’s first female lacrosse season now concluded, both coaches and players can contemplate historic firsts and lessons learned. For example, there was that nagging problem of making sure that all of the equipment arrived. One day at practice assistant coach Brendan Cunningham lugged a worn cardboard box out of the back of his car and dropped

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  • Harmony’s Chris Todd gives up wrestling post

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Harmony wrestling coach Chris Todd, who built the Longhorns program from its inception 10 years ago, said that he is stepping down to pursue a postgraduate degree in education leadership. “I have genuinely enjoyed my time and successes as head coach and I will miss it, and the great coaches I have worked with at this school,” Todd said in his letter of resignation to

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  • Sports briefs for April 17, 2014

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Mike Fields retirement ceremony A celebration to honor the career of current Harmony and former St. Cloud baseball Coach Mike Fields will be 7 p.m. June 13 at the Royal St. Cloud Golf Links Royal Crest Room. Fields for the past 35 years has been a coach and athletic director in Osceola County after six years of similar experience in Indiana. He recently became the 13th coach in Florida high

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I-Drive attraction will be an Eye opener. Orlando Eye will be ready for visitors by next spring, as will Sea Life Aquarium

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:36 am

By Peter Covino A&E Editor You won’t be able to see the Orlando Eye from downtown Kissimmee when the 400-foot tall attraction opens sometime next year, but you just might be able to see downtown Kissimmee from atop the giant observation wheel. The off-again, on-again project, is most definitely on as media and invited guests got an inside look this week at what will be literally, the biggest project ever

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  • Gone with the Wind exhibit is coming to Central Florida

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    The Orange County Regional History Center’s exhibition Gone With the Wind: Reel to Real, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War novel. The exhibition features the original gowns, costumes and artifacts of the film and is derived entirely from one collector, James Tumblin, who has the largest private collection of memorabilia from the film. The exhibition runs August 16 – November 30. James Tumblin,

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  • It’s the St. Cloud picture show. St. Cloud Twin theater gets a facelift and a fresh interior in its auditoriums

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:47 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor The oldest movie theater in Osceola County is about to get a lot better. The St. Cloud Twin, the county’s only locally-owned movie theater has a new look inside, and is about to get a facelift outside as well. With the help from a grant by the St. Cloud CRA and St. Cloud Main Street, the hometown theater, which has been part of the city’s

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Record Store Day has got you covered this weekend

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:45 am

By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you are nostalgic about the good old days of music, when you had to play music, one record at a time, today (Saturday) was made just for you. It is Record Store Day and participating record stores (yes, they still exist) are offering limited edition vinyl records, specials and more. The day, which celebrates the independent record store, not  only features a special collection

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