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Why didn’t I write that?

By Gary Lloyd If journalism could afford a time machine, I’d go back to Aug. 2, 2010, on Laurel Drive Southeast in Magee, Miss. It was late in the afternoon on a hot Monday, deadline approaching, but I should have talked to bystanders and family until the batteries in my tape recorder went dead, should … Continue reading Why didn’t I write that?

Trussville cemetery lands on state historical list

By Gary Lloyd A Trussville cemetery is now listed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register by the Alabama Historical Commission. Mt. Nebo Cemetery, located on U.S. Highway 11, was favorably reviewed by the Commission late this year. Mt. Nebo is the 43rd cemetery in Jefferson County to be listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register, … Continue reading Trussville cemetery lands on state historical list

All I can do is write about it

By Gary Lloyd I listen to a lot of music. If I’m not in work meetings, chances are that my cheap Sony headphones are covering my ears, funneling the sweet sounds of a wide range of music, from Luke Combs to Linkin Park, from Don Henley to Dierks Bentley. I’ve recently been on a Lynyrd … Continue reading All I can do is write about it

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