Poinciana Residents Can Help Speed Up New Hospital

Over 200 friends of the Greater Poinciana Area Hospital met Thursday night to get an update from their lawyer and object to how long and slow the process of getting permits for a new hospital is. Annette Brown, one of the most active, testified before the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee and got a word with Gov. Charlie Crist. (more…)

2 Killed on Poinciana Boulevard

A fatal car accident on Poinciana Boulevard killed two people early this morning. At approximately 3 a.m. police said a 28 year old man driving a Toyota SUV was going above the speed limit when he lost control of his vehicle and drifted into oncoming traffic. (more…)

Poinciana Man Arrested For Growing Marijuana

Eduardo Blanco

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Eduardo Blanco, 36, of Poinciana was charged with cultivation of cannabis, maintaining a dwelling for drug use and grand theft of electricity, all third-degree felonies. Deputies found a wallet with his ID card and a receipt for potting soil in an empty house on Rio Grande Forest Lane in Poinciana. (more…)

Uniform Policy for Osceola Students

School Board members approved a policy making Osceola the first school district in Central Florida to require uniforms for all students, from kindergarten through 12th grade. Under the policy, students would be required to wear navy or khaki pants, shorts, skirts or jumpers for bottoms, and polo or woven Oxford-type white or navy shirts for tops beginning next school year. (more…)

Teen Shooting in Poinciana

Joshua Alan Brown,  a 16-year-old Kissimmee teen, was arrested on Saturday and booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center on charges of attempted first degree murder with a firearm. Brown stole a 9 mm semi-automatic Beretta handgun and one magazine of ammunition from his older sister, Orange County sheriff’s deputy Latasha Salmon, and shot another 16-year-old boy, Darwin Jose Rivera of 606 Baldwin Drive, Poinciana in the lower back around 4:50 pm on Friday afternoon during a drug deal, Polk County deputies say. (more…)

Ground Broken For Poinciana Post Office

After lots of ups and downs, ground was finally cleared to begin construction of Poinciana’s official Post Office. The 7,270 square foot, full-service post office is the long awaited addition to the Poinciana community, and residents, who have been squeezing into the tiny limited-service facility we have been using for years are overjoyed. (more…)


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