A Fine Line

TRUSSVILLE — If I had been any closer to Pinchgut Creek, the water that runs alongside the railroad tracks at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and South Chalkville Road in Trussville, my feet would have been wet. At 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, my wife and I were the last people in that line to vote in … Continue reading A Fine Line

To Play Or Not To Play?

By Gary Lloyd  I don’t have the answers. I’m not a doctor. I’m not an epidemiologist. I’m also not a pontificator.  Does anyone right now know, unequivocally, that we should start the high school fall sports season on time? Should we delay it a week? A month? Cancel it altogether?  I don’t know that. And … Continue reading To Play Or Not To Play?

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