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

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

Sandlot Sonny

By Gary Lloyd As someone who writes stories, I am conditioned to find the theme, to dig for the hidden meaning like a dog after whatever lies a foot beneath the backyard grass. I spend more time searching for it -- in books, in interviews, in my own mind -- than actually sitting down and … Continue reading Sandlot Sonny

Governor announces death of state’s ‘first dog’

MONTGOMERY — The Office of the Governor is sad to announce the death of Bear, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s beloved dog, who passed away Friday from ongoing health issues. Bear, a 14-year-old Chow mix, was adopted by Ivey in 2005 from a local vet after he was hit by a car. Gov. Kay Ivey and Bear … Continue reading Governor announces death of state’s ‘first dog’

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

Alabama Historical Commission suggested ordinance for establishing historic preservation commission

READ: 'We're about to lose this thing': Cahaba Project residents debate future of historic neighborhood SUGGESTED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION IN THE CITY OF                           , TO PROVIDE FOR DESIGNATION OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES OR HISTORIC DISTRICTS; TO PROVIDE FOR ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPEALS PROCEDURE; TO … Continue reading Alabama Historical Commission suggested ordinance for establishing historic preservation commission

‘We’re about to lose this thing’: Cahaba Project residents debate future of historic neighborhood

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE – Bob Davis remembers riding his red tricycle around the Cahaba Project. Now he drives a truck, and he has seen the numerous changes through the decades. “We’re about to lose this thing,” Davis said amongst a group of close to fifty members of Trussville’s Cahaba Project neighborhood Tuesday night at … Continue reading ‘We’re about to lose this thing’: Cahaba Project residents debate future of historic neighborhood

Trussville to discuss future of Cahaba Project homes

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE – Trussville’s most prized historical centerpiece, the Cahaba Project neighborhood, will be discussed Tuesday, Oct. 16 at a special-called meeting of the Trussville City Council. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Trussville City Hall. A representative from the Alabama Historical Commission will be on hand to discuss how to create … Continue reading Trussville to discuss future of Cahaba Project homes

Getting social

Hello there,I just wanted to make a post about the social media channels available for my three books. All three have active accounts on Facebook and Twitter. They’re below. Please give them a “Like” or a follow. Who knows, maybe another book will be added to this list soon.FacebookTrussville, Alabama: A Brief HistoryDeep GreenHeart of the PlateTwitterTrussville, Alabama: A … Continue reading Getting social