‘When I think of Trussville’ Bracket

So, in quarantine, I have noticed that all the rage are brackets of all kinds -- most iconic pro sports teams, best college football games of all-time, favorite chicken restaurants, best high school baseball programs and much, much more. It has been fun to pass the time voting in these brackets and discussing them with … Continue reading ‘When I think of Trussville’ Bracket

Third Trussville Bicentennial Celebration event planned

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE – The third Trussville Bicentennial Celebration event is planned for Saturday, March 14 at the Trussville Senior Activity Center. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon at the center, located at 504 Cherokee Drive in Trussville. The event will feature a local beekeeper demonstration, the Seasoned Adult Ministry Vocal … Continue reading Third Trussville Bicentennial Celebration event planned

Second Trussville Bicentennial Celebration event this Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The second Trussville Bicentennial Celebration event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The event will include historical exhibits from local businesses, churches, the Trussville Historical Society and more. There will also be a historic fire truck on display. Additionally, … Continue reading Second Trussville Bicentennial Celebration event this Saturday

Trussville to celebrate Bicentennial

First of six monthly events planned for Jan. 11  UPDATE: Due to the threat of severe weather, the January event has been postponed until Jan. 25. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. TRUSSVILLE -- The City of Trussville has planned six events across the first half of 2020 to celebrate the … Continue reading Trussville to celebrate Bicentennial

A walk through the Cahaba Project

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- I remember that bottom-floor classroom, the one on the corner of the building not far from the gymnasium where I tried out for the Hewitt-Trussville Junior High School basketball team. I sat near the back of the room with a couple buddies. We laughed during Channel One News and sighed … Continue reading A walk through the Cahaba Project

Pride

This story appears in Valley Road: Uplifting Stories from Down South. Get the book here. Pride is a difficult thing to find when you're staring at a building overcome by cracking mortar, "No Trespassing" signs, weeds as tall as a grown man, rusting handrails, doors spray-painted with "X" and shattered windows. It is unsightly and … Continue reading Pride

In Trussville, downtown will change city’s footprint ‘forever’

‘It’s really going to happen,’ mayor says By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE – Trussville City Councilman Zack Steele said that the downtown entertainment district project that began recently should be complete by spring 2020. Steele is an eye doctor, so the news coming from him is fitting, because the vision of what Trussville will soon look … Continue reading In Trussville, downtown will change city’s footprint ‘forever’

The leaves of Little River Canyon

By Gary Lloyd FORT PAYNE – Growing up, I despised the leaves. There were thousands upon thousands of them, all for me to rake into trash bags and tote to the street for pickup. Leaves routinely kept me and my friends from playing backyard football, driveway basketball, and riding bikes. One time, the piles of … Continue reading The leaves of Little River Canyon

16th Street Baptist to receive $150,000 grant

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM – Thanks to Sixteenth Street Baptist Church supporters’ online voting, the historic church finished in the top 10 of the 2018 Partners in Preservation campaign and will receive a $150,000 grant to install protective glass on the outside of all the church’s recently restored stained glass windows as well as make … Continue reading 16th Street Baptist to receive $150,000 grant