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Tribune editor’s book on Trussville history releases Tuesday

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TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Tribune editor Gary Lloyd has published a book on the history of the city of Trussville, and it releases Tuesday, April 15.

Published by The History Press in Charleston, S.C., “Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History” features information about all things Trussville, including its early beginnings, the Cahaba Project, Cahaba River, landmarks, people, schools, churches, businesses, government history and how the city looks today.

The 128-page book is available wherever books are sold, and also online at and The book is also available as an e-book.

Copies of “Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History”
photo by Gary Lloyd

Lloyd began working on the book last spring, spending several hours most weekends researching at the Trussville Public Library.

Several book signings have been set up. Lloyd will sign copies of “Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History” on Wednesday, April 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Alabama Booksmith in Homewood, located at 2626 19th Place South. He will have a signing Sunday, April 27 at the Trussville Civic Center from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and one Sunday, May 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trussville Public Library. Other signings are planned at the Little Professor in Homewood and Costco in Hoover. Dates and times are to be determined.

Lloyd, a Trussville native, has been the editor of the Trussville Tribune from November 2010 to June 2012 and January 2013 to present. Lloyd has also been a general assignment reporter for The Magee (Miss.) Courier/Simpson County News; an associate editor at Cahaba Media Group in Birmingham; and a freelancer for The Tuscaloosa News and The Birmingham News. Lloyd earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in December 2009, minoring in American studies. He graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 2006.

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