Catching up on Cahaba Sun stories

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Phew. It’s been a whirlwind the last few months. There is now a two-month-old in our house, and I can’t believe that. What a fun time. Here are my recent stories in the Cahaba Sun. Stay tuned for more in the coming months. I wrote about the trees of Trussville, … Continue reading Catching up on Cahaba Sun stories

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

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

‘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

Steel City Striving

A trip to the Civil Rights District By Gary Lloyd I went to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Sunday to earn some hours for a graduate school class in multicultural education. I took a small notepad and pen, in case there were things I wanted to remember clearly. I read the words Martin Luther … Continue reading Steel City Striving

Trussville’s crown jewel shines again

'Well worth the wait,' councilman says TRUSSVILLE – The official gemstone for a twentieth anniversary is the emerald, often a deep green color, and the city of Trussville has reached this milestone with some green of its own. It is fitting, the greenish color of an emerald, since the anniversary Trussville is celebrating is the … Continue reading Trussville’s crown jewel shines again

A rundown on my 5 books

My full house is complete. Two fiction novels and three works of nonfiction. And due to work and graduate school, I may not be publishing another book for quite a while, despite having several ideas in mind. Who knows, though? Maybe I'll have another published in the near future. It's something I love doing.So, in the meantime, … Continue reading A rundown on my 5 books