Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has reopened 90 percent of its retail stores and all Donation Xpress Centers across a six-county region.  By the end of May, the nonprofit will have rehired approximately 800 of the 1,000 employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Goodwill’s…
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urged Puerto Rico’s healthcare sector to act on a vital opportunity to receive much-needed available federal funding to continue fighting the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The…
 Gatorland has opened its doors after presenting its safety operational plan to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and receiving support from the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force.  Gatorland’s plan was carefully reviewed by Mayor Demings, who then endorsed Gatorland’s request to re-open…
Marjorie Craig, former deputy public services director/ city engineer for Dania Beach, Florida, has been hired as the environmental utilities department director for the city of St. Cloud.  Craig began working for the city on May 4, and follows Brian Wheeler who had been serving as the city’s…
Courtesy of Local 10 News:  Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Friday morning in Jacksonville, at which time he announced that effective immediately, he is lifting restrictions on all youth activities, including summer camps and organized sports. However, he said mayors and other local…
Gather your family heirlooms and bring them to Osceola History’s second annual Antiques and Appraisal Fair on June 27, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum. Appraisal fair tickets are $10 for one appraised item, $15 for two items, or $20 for three…
Deputies arrested a man on Tuesday after he shot at another vehicle in Poinciana during a road rage incident. Brian D. Nixon, 25, was charged with shooting into an occupied conveyance, aggravated assault and discharging a firearm in public. At 6:58 p.m., the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office…
Out with the old, in with the new. New deworming methods that is. In the past horse owners would deworm their horses every four to eight weeks to treat for intestinal parasites, but that is an outdated and incorrect method for treating intestinal parasites. By rotating dewormers every four to…
To boost consumer confidence amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, the Osceola Back 2 Work Taskforce launched the “We’ve Opened Safely” campaign on Wednesday, May 20. Because public and employee safety is of utmost importance under Phase 1 of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step…
Betty Beatty was called home to our Lord on Wednesday May 6th 2020. Born March 29th 1935 in Nashville TN. She married George R. Beatty in 1986 and raised their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and cats together for 33 years. She leaves behind her husband George R. Beatty of St. Cloud,…
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and officials from the U.S. Department of Health and…
 Gatorland has opened its doors after presenting its safety operational plan to Orange County Mayor…
Marjorie Craig, former deputy public services director/ city engineer for Dania Beach, Florida, has…
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has reopened 90 percent of its retail stores and all Donation Xpress Centers across a six-county region. 
On Saturday at midnight, the Kissimmee Police Department received 911 calls in reference to hearing gunshots. When police arrived on scene, 22-year-old…
Osceola County has partnered with Osceola REDI (Recovery from Emergency Disaster Initiative), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a…
The Overstreet Landing Boat Ramp on Lake Kissimmee at 4500 Joe Overstreet Road will close to boat launching activities starting Monday May 18, through Friday…
For the first time ever, two well deserving Osceola coaches are sharing the title of M. Dean Cherry Memorial Coach of the Year: Kathrin Pennanen, softball…
By Taylor Sharpe, For the News-Gazette:  Graduation is an accomplishment itself, but one University of Central Florida senior is getting more than a degree as…
The ECHL and Professional Hockey Players’ Association (PHPA) have announced the development of a relief fund to assist ECHL players and their families…
Out with the old, in with the new. New deworming methods that is. In the past horse owners would deworm their horses every four to eight weeks to treat for…
If you live in an area where tornadoes or hurricanes happen, you already know how important it is to prep early. With little to no notice, these severe…
First it was toilet paper, then hair dye, now mushrooms. Mushroom sales have gone up while people are staying at home and cooking more. Healthy and flavorful,…