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By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Focus next year will zero in on political elections. The federal primaries are in March 2020. The presidential election is in November 2020. Those will garner the headlines and attention. But there will also be local elections sandwiched in between. Trussville will hold a municipal election Aug. 25, 2020 to … Continue reading Trussville stresses importance of local elections
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
By Gary Lloyd It’s your turn, Alabama. On Tuesday, Florida voters overwhelmingly decided to end greyhound racing in the state. More than five million Floridians voted on Amendment 13, with 69 percent voting to phase out the “sport,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. With the vote, five states are left with active dog racing tracks: … Continue reading Alabama now 1 of 5 states left with greyhound racing
By Gary Lloyd The vitriol online recently regarding today’s elections has been intense. Left blames Right. Right blames Left. Some hate blue. Others hate red. Strangers clap back at each other on Twitter, from Boston to Bakersfield, from Tacoma to Tuscaloosa. This news is fake. That news is fake. I saw someone who posted a … Continue reading Election Day results we can all agree on
MONTGOMERY – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed four bills Monday supporting veterans and the military. The governor signed House Bills 58, 83, 88 and 92. Earlier this month at Maxwell Air Force Base, the governor also signed into law House Bill 388, the Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act. “Throughout my career, I have advocated for … Continue reading Alabama governor signs bills supporting military
'Here for as long as it takes,' sheriff saysBIRMINGHAM – The U.S. Attorney’s Office today launched the Birmingham Safe Neighborhoods Task Force to offer prevention and community outreach programs within the city. This task force will complement the law enforcement work of the Birmingham Public Safety Task Force, which was announced last month, in combined efforts … Continue reading US Attorney launches Birmingham Safe Neighborhoods Task Force
I wrote about this shopping center quite a few times. It was never about a new store opening, or a door-buster sale.It was always about crimes and disturbances. There was the possible flash mob in the summer of 2011. There was the alleged shoplifter in 2013 who fled from loss prevention authorities and struck an elderly … Continue reading Typical disturbances not in store