1. The regional water utility, Tampa Bay Water, is urging people not to waste water in light of reduced rainfall. TIMES (2009).
  2. The downtown Tampa skyline is pictured at sunrise amid hazy conditions due to Canadian wildfires, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023.
  3. Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren.
  4. Models walks the runway during Tampa Bay Fashion Week wearing Lady Natasha Fines line of clothing for women with disabilities, “Lady Fines” on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 in Tampa.
  5. Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, and the state attorney appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to replace him, Susan Lopez.
  6. Busch Gardens announced a new ride is coming next spring called “Phoenix Rising” that will take riders on a soaring journey above the park’s Serengeti Plain.
  7. One of the new Dash rideshare Teslas soon to hit the streets of downtown Tampa.
  8. Tampa was home to more than 200 cigar factories in the 1920s, churning out millions of cigars and shipping them worldwide. J.C. Newman Cigar Company is the sole survivor today at its Ybor City factory at 2701 N 16th St.
(Times 2019)
  9. Luggage Service Inc. owner Robert “Bob” King, right, poses with son Eric at the Tampa store. The family-run business has been around more than a century.
  10. Nadia Combs, Hillsborough County School Board Chair, speaks during the yearly back-to-school news conference for Hillsborough County at Hillsborough High School on Friday, Aug. 4, in Tampa. She said she expects an expensive attempt by her political opposition to try to "paint me as someone I'm not."
  11. Avi Brosh is owner of Palisociety, a California-based company that is opening the Palihouse hotel in Tampa's Hyde Park Village.
  12. CHRIS URSO   |   Times
Then-Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn walks with then-candidate Jane Castor during her 2019 campaign. Buckhorn's name has popped up as a potential successor to Castor when her second term ends in 2027.
  13. Family and friends gather in the chamber of the Florida House of Representatives for the memorial service held for legendary reporter Lucy Morgan on Friday in Tallahassee.
  14. Swim advisories have been issued at two Hillsborough County beaches, including the Davis Islands Beach, shown above in a 2022 photo, after fecal bacteria was found in the water.
  15. Negotiating teams for the Hillsborough County School District, left; and the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association, right, near the end of a long bargaining session on Sept. 28, 2023.
  16. A man in his 20s was fatally shot in an unincorporated part of northeast Tampa on Thursday, deputies said.
  17. Voting signs are pictured in front of the St. James House of Prayer Episcopal on Election Day in Tampa in March. On Thursday, a Tampa City Council majority opposed the idea of switching the city's Election Day to November in even-numbered years.   
  18. A Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun Latte at The Chelsea in St. Petersburg.
  19. Submit a company name at You can call as well at 727-498-5578. The deadline is Nov. 3.
  20. A rendering of the office building that Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is set to move its headquarters into at the Gas Worx development in 2026.
  21. “(The building is) in a great location,” said Dylan Desai of the family-operated My Hospitality Hotels, which purchased the factory for $1.4 million and is spending another $12 million on the project. “And it’s survived more than 100 years for a reason.”
  22. "Tiger King" star Joe Exotic has put himself in the middle of the Florida-Florida State rivalry because of Jordan Travis-related T-shirts.
  23. A punk vampire at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights in 2018 is the kind of roving scare actor that draws thousands of Halloween fans to the Orlando theme park every fall.
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