The Osceola Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 on Monday to extend an existing state of emergency for Osceola County as part of its response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Commissioners participated in a wide-ranging discussion of ways to help Osceola residents during the pandemic –…
In light of dry conditions throughout the county that have sent our Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) over 500, Osceola County is instituting a burn ban for all types of outside burning, including open fire pits, campfires, and yard debris within the unincorporated areas of Osceola County. The…
For the duration of time that both Osceola and Polk County students will be “home schooled,” there are sites throughout Poinciana servicing free grab-n-go meals to children.  Go to https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com for a listing of schools and times for pick-up. ooo The Osceola School…
A Kissimmee man was shot and killed on Tuesday. According to a Kissimmee police press release at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Kissimmee Police Department responded to a shooting in the 2400 block of Cancun Court. Upon arrival, officers located 25-year-old Marco Stampp with a gunshot wound. He…
Osceola County enacted a “Stay at Home” order Wednesday that will last for two weeks starting 11 p.m. Thursday in an attempt to combat the rise in coronavirus cases. Osceola County’s emergency decision-making policy group approved the order for all non-essential retail and commercial businesses to…
Wild Florida has temporarily suspended all of its airboat tours, animal encounters and gator Park because of the coronavirus. However, its drive-through Safari Park will remain open. In the Safari Park, guests can ride in their own car and identify for than 100 native and exotic animals. “We are…
By Grantly Ricketts For the News-Gazette It is quite evident that spring is around the corner. Walking around my neighborhood I see people starting to clean their flower gardens and pulling weeds from their lawns. Weekly, I receive many questions on when to do and what to do. Today I will be…
Multiple organizations in the Osceola County are community coming together to help those in need with food at an Osceola Heritage Park drive-through pantry Thursday. It will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at OHP, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee. Once at the property, follow the signs to the location…
In the midst of these unprecedented times, the Osceola News-Gazette has been working to keep you informed with accurate and timely information pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our community here locally. Likewise, we understand how this is affecting our local businesses and…
Hot and dry sums up the forecast for the next seven days. No significant rain is expected and it will be unseasonably hot with temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s. I am expecting this to be a hot spring season, with a high-pressure system sitting over the state much of the time, which will…
In light of dry conditions throughout the county that have sent our Keetch-Byram Drought Index (…
Osceola County enacted a “Stay at Home” order Wednesday that will last for two weeks starting 11 p.…
In the midst of these unprecedented times, the Osceola News-Gazette has been working to keep you…
The Osceola Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 on Monday to extend an existing state of emergency for Osceola County as part of its response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
For the duration of time that both Osceola and Polk County students will be “home schooled,” there are sites throughout Poinciana servicing free grab-n-go…
A Kissimmee man was shot and killed on Tuesday. According to a Kissimmee police press release at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Kissimmee Police Department…
Multiple organizations in the Osceola County are community coming together to help those in need with food at an Osceola Heritage Park drive-through pantry…
Harmony and Osceola, the two top wrestling teams in the county, dominated the Osceola News Gazette’s 2019-20 AllCounty team claiming 11 of the 14 spots on the…
Led by Osceola High School defensive lineman Dylan Ruiz, county teams placed eight players on the All-State football list compiled by Floridahsfootball.com, an…
Hannah Wagner, who won a state weight lifting championship for St. Cloud High School earlier last month, will continue her athletic career on a different stage…
Wild Florida has temporarily suspended all of its airboat tours, animal encounters and gator Park because of the coronavirus. However, its drive-through…
By Grantly Ricketts For the News-Gazette It is quite evident that spring is around the corner. Walking around my neighborhood I see people starting to clean…
Festivities include new Garden Rocks concerts, Outdoor Kitchen flavors and topiaries The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival continually sprouts…