Help One Person At A Time

Words of slain Moody sergeant will live on  By Gary Lloyd  MOODY — The city I called home for almost five years was dressed up as if it were homecoming week. Blue ribbons and bows danced from their respective mailboxes and front porches, and every now and then a loud truck sped by on Highway … Continue reading Help One Person At A Time

Sandlot Sonny

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

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’


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

Moody makes national news for right reasons

By Gary Lloyd MOODY – The city I call home has gone viral for the right reason. In a school not a half mile from my house, a beautiful thing happened. On Oct. 2, National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day, the students and faculty of Moody Elementary School had a surprise. In a video posted several … Continue reading Moody makes national news for right reasons

Book of inspiring stories releases Sept. 15

MOODY, Ala. -- Gary Lloyd has released his fourth book, Valley Road: Uplifting Stories from Down South.The book is broken down into three parts: People, Places and Play. In the People section, Lloyd tells stories of inspirational people, from a BMX stunt team motivating a school of elementary students to a man with severe Alzheimer’s miraculously … Continue reading Book of inspiring stories releases Sept. 15

Typical disturbances not in store

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

In the bleachers

We have lived in this town for more than two years, and we had never set foot in the high school.That isn’t unusual, considering we are a handful of months past our ten-year reunion from a school in a different county. None of us has a kid that age, yet. But earlier this month, we decided … Continue reading In the bleachers

Getting social

Hello there,I just wanted to make a post about the social media channels available for my three books. All three have active accounts on Facebook and Twitter. They’re below. Please give them a “Like” or a follow. Who knows, maybe another book will be added to this list soon.FacebookTrussville, Alabama: A Brief HistoryDeep GreenHeart of the PlateTwitterTrussville, Alabama: A … Continue reading Getting social