Bailey Lefever in a park near a pond

Bailey Lefever

City Editor, TBAYtoday

Bailey is based in St. Petersburg, FL, but hails from Ocala: the “horse capitol of the world.” Previously, she reported on education for WUSF Public Media, seniors for The Tampa Bay Times, and local government and communities for The Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Post. Happiest with sand on her sneakers, she loves visiting new parks and neighborhoods.

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Here’s what you need to know as the first major storm of the 2023 Hurricane Season approaches the Gulf Coast of Florida.
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Local resources and events for the back to school season.
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