Dobbs retires as Hewitt-Trussville track and field coach

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville coach David Dobbs is retiring as head varsity track and field coach after 30 years with the program. Dobbs will remain with the program as an assistant coach and will continue to lead the cross country program. Dobbs began his career in 1990, teaching physical education at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. … Continue reading Dobbs retires as Hewitt-Trussville track and field coach

Trussville PD names sergeant

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Police Department has its next sergeant. The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved Rob Hicks as the next sergeant. His approval comes as a promotion from detective. Police Chief Eric Rush said that Hicks has been in law enforcement for 18 years, 12 of which have come in … Continue reading Trussville PD names sergeant


By Gary Lloyd If you follow me on Twitter for high school football updates, you may notice a weekly trend. I often capture a fuzzy iPhone photo before, during, or after the game I’m covering, and Tweet it out with the lone word, “Sports.” I do this purposely. High school sports, in many ways, have … Continue reading Sports

‘The right guy’

Homewood QB leaves legacy, looks toward future By Gary Lloyd HOMEWOOD – Larkin Williams didn’t always want to play football, but now the Homewood High School senior quarterback is pushing to keep it as part of his life as college nears. Homewood has not had an All-State quarterback since Austin Hubbard in 2005, the last … Continue reading ‘The right guy’

My top 10 moments from 2017 high school football season

Postseason lists seem to be popular, so, on a whim, I decided to make my own. These are the top 10 moments I experienced from the 2017 high school football season. Please know that these are only stories I wrote from games I attended. I can’t legitimately comment on a game I didn’t attend. So here we … Continue reading My top 10 moments from 2017 high school football season

Establishing a solid foundation

He is a young newspaper sports editor, but he gets it. The guy who was once my intern, who covers much of the Birmingham, Alabama, area now, says that establishing relationships is what the job is all about. I wish I could take credit for his genius, but he is a natural all on his … Continue reading Establishing a solid foundation