My Train of Thought

By Gary Lloyd          The questions, outrage and jokes posted to Facebook in recent months have persisted longer than the waits at the Trussville railroad crossings. My intention for this column was to give you some history of the railroad tracks in Trussville, which reached this area in 1870, with locomotives carrying sandstone throughout the Southeast. … Continue reading My Train of Thought

Former Clay, Crimson Tide standout heads to EMCC Hall of Fame

By Gary Lloyd SCOOBA, Miss. – Former Clay-Chalkville High School and University of Alabama standout defensive lineman Quinton Dial is being inducted into the East Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame. The induction will happen Thursday, Sept. 23 when the Lions host Holmes Community College at Sullivan-Windham Field in Scooba, Miss. Dial is one … Continue reading Former Clay, Crimson Tide standout heads to EMCC Hall of Fame

A Q&A on the Current College Football Recruiting Process

The effects of COVID-19 are far reaching. One area that has been particularly impacted is the athletics recruiting process. Briarwood Christian School’s athletics director and quarterback coach Jay Mathews recently reflected on the June football evaluation camp experience and how the process has changed as Briarwood’s Christopher Vizzina accepted invitations to come to camp and … Continue reading A Q&A on the Current College Football Recruiting Process

Home on the range

By Gary Lloyd   I have stood inside the ropes at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, among the pink azaleas and tall dogwoods, and played for free at the Country Club of Birmingham, yet, inexplicably, I can’t get a long-shuttered driving range out of my mind.     It always seemed to be on … Continue reading Home on the range

That’s news to me

By Gary Lloyd  The spine is tearing and the dog-eared pages are beginning to curl, but the words inside still hold together. Well, at least they do for me. It’s a book from my freshman year of college, titled Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How, by James Stovall, and its importance was lectured to … Continue reading That’s news to me