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  1. An early-morning passerby walks past a real estate sign advertising the availability of a 38,900 square foot space for a major grocery store along 18th Avenue S. at Tangerine Plaza in St. Petersburg, as seen on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. There is concern from many in the community that city and other officials aren’t working hard enough to address the lack of a major grocer in an area that is considered a food desert.
  2. Voters head to the polls as the doors open for the St. Petersburg Primary Election at Lake Vista Recreation Center Tuesday morning.
  3. Frank Nesmith, 79, head bird curator at Sunken Gardens, says hello to Bobbie Sue, a 30-year-old double yellow-headed amazon and Nesmith’s favorite bird. “Hello,” echoed Bobbie Sue, “I’m a pretty bird!” Thursday, August 5, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  4. The National Hurricane Center is watching two low-pressure systems that could form into cyclones in the next five days.
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  6. St. Petersburg City Hall. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  7. Tampa City Hall.
  8. The candidates for St. Petersburg City Council District 4, including Jarib Figueredo at top left, Lisset Hanewicz at top middle, Clifford Hobbs III at top right, Tom Mullins at bottom left, and Doug O'Dowd at bottom right.
  9. Brian Anderson will serve 120 days in jail for battery against massage therapist Mariah King, Pasco County Judge Joseph Poblick announced Thursday. His sentence also requires him to serve eight month’s probation, to undergo psychosexual evaluation and to pay court costs. He will receive credit for time he has already spent in jail.
  10. Jack Tenney speaks during the Rally to save Florida from Red Tide, Sunday July 25, 2021 in Tampa.
  11. The St. Petersburg skyline looking west from the waterfront in June 2018.
  12. A crowd chants at a protest in solidarity with Cuba outside of Kathy Castor's office on Monday, July 12, 2021 in Tampa.
  13. St. Petersburg City Hall. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  14. St. Petersburg mayoral candidates Darden Rice, left, and Ken Welch are at odds over support each has received from area Republicans. Both are Democrats, but the mayor's race is a non-partisan affair.
  15. Brian Anderson, head of the veteran’s charity Veterans Alternative, watches as potential jurors arrive in court as jury selection begins in his misdemeanor battery case stemming from a charge that he inappropriately touched massage therapist Mariah King in October, 2020, before Sixth Judicial Circuit Court judge Joseph Poblick on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at the West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey.
  16. St. Petersburg City Council members unanimously approved the appropriation of $1.4M in CARES Act funding to the Office of Cultural Affairs. Fourteen St. Pete organizations, including the Dali Museum (pictured), the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Palladium theater could receive funding.
  17. Brian Anderson, head of the veteran’s charity Veterans Alternative, watches as potential jurors arrive in court as jury selection begins on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at the West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey.
  18. The City Council chamber at St. Petersburg City Hall.
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  20. St. Petersburg city employees clean up a fish kill from red tide along a St. Petersburg's waterfront park, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Bay Vista Park  in St. Petersburg.
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  22. St. Petersburg City Hall. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]