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

Governor announces death of state’s ‘first dog’

MONTGOMERY — The Office of the Governor is sad to announce the death of Bear, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s beloved dog, who passed away Friday from ongoing health issues. Bear, a 14-year-old Chow mix, was adopted by Ivey in 2005 from a local vet after he was hit by a car. Gov. Kay Ivey and Bear … Continue reading Governor announces death of state’s ‘first dog’

Moody

The following story is a chapter in my book, Valley Road: Uplifting Stories from Down South. Get it here. By Gary Lloyd The name of the town is Moody, but it is anything but. We moved here the year after we got married, because you can get a whole lot more house and land for … Continue reading Moody

Alabama governor signs bills supporting military

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