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Tampa turns around its once-troubled solid waste division — TAMPA - If all goes as planned, Tampa's solid waste division could double the amount going into its reserves next year, continuing an effort to put the agency back on sound financial footing.
Jul 31, 2014

#Tampa solid waste dept recovers from its fiscal swoon, thanks to rate hikes & system improvements. Who gets the win?…

Cashing in on tax-free holiday — Friday begins Florida's three-day "Back to School" sales tax holiday, during which you can load up on all kinds of stuff without forking over 7 percent extra. Richard Mullins discus

Scientist takes on 4-foot lizards in Riverview — TAMPA - Tessie Offner steps out of her state-owned pickup that's packed with traps and crates in the middle of a preserve in the middle of nowhere way east of Riverview.
Jul 31, 2014

Scientist takes on 4-foot lizards in Florida via @sharethis

Rays shouldn't think twice if price for Price is right — ST. PETERSBURG - Ah, yes, David Price's final start as a Ray (sixth in a series). A 5-0 loss to Milwaukee at the Trop on Wednesday, seven innings from Price, his first loss in six weeks. So let it be written, so let it be done. The trade deadline is at 4 this afternoon.

Crosstown Inn gives way to fast-food hotspot — The corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway was once home to the Crosstown Inn motel that catered to a distinctly discount-seeking customer. Now, after a rezoning, the corner is fast turning into a lunch spot, ringed with the biggest national brand fast-food restaurants.
Jul 31, 2014

Ooh look, @ChickfilA, @jerseymikes and others finally building a site in way south Tampa.…

Jul 30, 2014

South Tampa intersection gives way to fast-food hotspot: