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Melton, Floyd speak to Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club

From staff reports

TRUSSVILLE — Rotarians with the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club have heard presentations of local significance, as well as hosted Mexican Rotarians, in recent weeks.

Trussville Mayor Gene Melton provided a city update Aug. 6.

”Our economy is doing well,” he said, “and our school system is probably the No. 1 reason.”

Trussville Mayor Gene Melton
file photo by Ron Burkett


The bridge on Husky Parkway is complete and will be opened when the road is finished, which should be Sept. 15. Hewitt-Trussville Stadium should be finished in time to play at least some of this season’s games. Financing for the two new elementary schools is in the works, so these schools should be built in a couple years, Melton said.

On Aug. 13, new Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd updated the club on the team’s progress since he took the helm this summer. Hewitt-Trussville is part of the new Class 7A, in which competition will be tough.

Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd talks during his introduction in June.
file photo by Ron Burkett

“We play four of the top eight teams in the state,” Floyd said. “The culture is changing — not that the past wasn’t right. We just need to do what works best for us.”

Floyd believes in five core values:

  • Be positive. This can make up for a lot of things in life.
  • Compete in everything you do. On a day-to-day basis, always do your best, whether it’s on the field, in the weight room or in the classroom.
  • Be responsible. Don’t try to make it somebody else’s fault. Your mistakes affect the whole team.
  • Pay attention to detail. It all matters.
  • Have more fun playing the game than anybody in the state.

Four Rotarians from Mexico were in Trussville this week to meet about an international project and attended the club meeting. The guests were Hector Garza, Andres Garza, David Garcia and Mario Pena. As is customary, flags from the two clubs were exchanged.

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