Trussville looks to the future

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Do you ever look beyond the current landscape, the ongoing projects expected to be finished in the next couple years? Do you ever look, say, twenty years down the road? Well, Trussville has. The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved the final draft of its Trussville 2040 plan, more than … Continue reading Trussville looks to the future

Paws and Claws or Pause and Clause?

Former student-athletes weigh in on Hewitt, Clay rivalry I saw a post on Twitter last week that said, “Give me a horror story from your specialty in five words or less.”  I replied, “No more Hewitt vs. Clay.”  For the longest time, covering Trussville and Clay and their athletics teams was my specialty. I went … Continue reading Paws and Claws or Pause and Clause?

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

Hewitt-Trussville announces graduation ceremony

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- COVID-19 isn’t going to keep the Class of 2020 down. Hewitt-Trussville High School will hold a graduation ceremony June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium. Four tickets per family will be allotted at a later date, and the ceremony will also be live-streamed. More details will follow on the … Continue reading Hewitt-Trussville announces graduation ceremony

Green Quarantine

The red bricks and thick mortar continue to rise high, but the green will always tower higher.  I have written about Trussville a long time, lived here even longer, and only recently, sans a historical book project in 2013, have I been able to take a step back into the past. We moved to Trussville … Continue reading Green Quarantine

Trussville passes COVID-19 measures

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved several measures aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19. One resolution approved supports the public health directives and orders enacted by Gov. Kay Ivey, and the Alabama and Jefferson County departments of health during the pandemic. The resolution states that the “rapid spread … Continue reading Trussville passes COVID-19 measures

‘When I think of Trussville’ Bracket

So, in quarantine, I have noticed that all the rage are brackets of all kinds -- most iconic pro sports teams, best college football games of all-time, favorite chicken restaurants, best high school baseball programs and much, much more. It has been fun to pass the time voting in these brackets and discussing them with … Continue reading ‘When I think of Trussville’ Bracket

What I’ve Seen

By Gary Lloyd This coronavirus stuff sucks. I’ll begin with that. It’s obvious. It has ended lives and made hundreds of thousands fear for theirs. It has stunted life for much of the world. Scary. But, I’ve also seen so much good these past few weeks in quarantine. Here are just some of those things … Continue reading What I’ve Seen