Pretty Words, Pretty Birds

Rick Bragg called it “pretty writing.” The Pulitzer Prize winner and University of Alabama writing professor, the one who made his name in the writing world at the foot of the rubble in Oklahoma City, the same man who armed himself only with a pen and notepad amongst the unrest and bullets in Haiti and … Continue reading Pretty Words, Pretty Birds

Hewitt-Trussville announces graduation ceremony

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- COVID-19 isn’t going to keep the Class of 2020 down. Hewitt-Trussville High School will hold a graduation ceremony June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium. Four tickets per family will be allotted at a later date, and the ceremony will also be live-streamed. More details will follow on the … Continue reading Hewitt-Trussville announces graduation ceremony

Green Quarantine

The red bricks and thick mortar continue to rise high, but the green will always tower higher.  I have written about Trussville a long time, lived here even longer, and only recently, sans a historical book project in 2013, have I been able to take a step back into the past. We moved to Trussville … Continue reading Green Quarantine

Greyhound racing ends in Birmingham

‘Perfect storm of circumstances’ spells the end By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Live greyhound racing has ended at the Birmingham Race Course. Birmingham Racing Commission Executive Director Kip Keefer confirmed the news Wednesday night, saying that he “had no involvement or input on the decision to discontinue live racing.” Keefer, who served as the race … Continue reading Greyhound racing ends in Birmingham

Trussville passes COVID-19 measures

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved several measures aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19. One resolution approved supports the public health directives and orders enacted by Gov. Kay Ivey, and the Alabama and Jefferson County departments of health during the pandemic. The resolution states that the “rapid spread … Continue reading Trussville passes COVID-19 measures

‘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

Spring sports canceled: What could have been

By Gary Lloyd Like a walk-off home run in the final inning, the game is over. Except the game never made it to the decisive seventh inning. On Thursday, Alabama K-12 public schools were dismissed for the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning students will finish the 2019-2020 school year at home beginning April … Continue reading Spring sports canceled: What could have been

What I’ve Seen

By Gary Lloyd This coronavirus stuff sucks. I’ll begin with that. It’s obvious. It has ended lives and made hundreds of thousands fear for theirs. It has stunted life for much of the world. Scary. But, I’ve also seen so much good these past few weeks in quarantine. Here are just some of those things … Continue reading What I’ve Seen