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  • Cagle named president of Alabama Coal Association

    Patrick Cagle has been named the new president of the Alabama Coal Association, succeeding George Barber, who has elected to retire after seven years of service to the coal group which was first formed in 1972.

    Cagle, who has worked with the association on legislative matters in the past, has more than 10 years of experience in navigating Alabama’s political landscape. As executive director of JobKeeper Alliance, a 501c(4) nonprofit whose mission is to protect and create quality jobs, he previously worked hand-in-hand with the coal industry to oppose onerous, job-killing regulations.

    Cagle and his wife, Molly, have a 15-month-old son, Bankston. They are active members at Church of the Highlands. Cagle is an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Conservation Advisory Board, which assists the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources with the formation of hunting and fishing regulations.

  • Don’t call $1K in tax cut savings ‘crumbs’ — U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer

    U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) delivered a speech on the House floor today about how tax reform has impacted Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District.

  • Fatal deer disease would impact more than hunters in Alabama — Montgomery Advertiser

    Chronic Wasting Disease is a neurological disease affecting deer; mule and whitetail deer, elk and moose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. It is fatal to animals that contact the disease, there is no vaccine, the CDC says.

    And it’s getting closer to Alabama.

    “The economic impact, of course, is huge,” Sykes said. “Hunting is a major part of the economy in rural areas of Alabama. And hunting is a huge part of the culture in Alabama. It is a part of the fabric of so many people’s lives.”

    Land values will likely be the first indicator of bad news if CWD comes to the state, said Jeff Roberts, a real estate agent who sells hunting land in the Black Belt.

    “For farmers and landowners, leasing the hunting rights to their places is a huge secondary income for many,” he said. “If CWD comes to Alabama, the land values are going to go into the basement. I’ve had clients turn their backs on absolutely beautiful hunting tracts when they found out feral hogs were on the property. You can imagine what CWD would do to spook buyers.”

3 days ago

Listen to why Alice Martin thinks she is right for the Alabama Attorney General position

Alice Martin, who is running for the GOP nomination for Alabama Attorney General, recently joined The Ford Faction to discuss politics, ethics reform and what could be done about corruption among state officials.

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4 days ago

Alabama GOP Chair Terry Lathan tears into Hilary Clinton’s comments about “married white women”

Alabama Republican Party Chairwoman Terry Lathan called into the Ford Faction on Friday to talk about how Hillary Clinton now blames her defeat on “married, white women” who feel “pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.”

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4 days ago

The Hollywood Conservative shares her views on the celebrities moving because of Trump

The Hollywood Conservative, Amanda Head, tunes in for “The Final 30” to talk about how she’s been lately and updating The Ford Faction on the places she’s been to.  Amanda sheds light on the list of celebrities moving away from America due to President Trump winning the 2016 Election.  Amanda talks about social media titans Snapchat and Instagram dumping the GIF site Giphy because of one user being offended by her search results.

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5 days ago

LISTEN: Yellowhammer’s Jeff Poor discusses GOP loss in Pennsylvania, Trump in California and Alabama’s governor’s race on WYDE’s ‘The Line’

Wednesday on Birmingham’s Superstation 101 WYDE’s “The Line,” editor and Yellowhammer News contributing writer Jeff Poor discussed the day’s news with hosts Andrew McLain and Jessica Borklund.

During the segment, Poor explained what Conor Lamb’s apparent victory in Tuesday special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District means for the upcoming midterms, President Donald Trump’s visit to California to inspect border wall prototypes and the shake-up underway in Trump’s administration.

He also discussed the upcoming election cycle for Alabamians as this year’s legislative session is coming to a close and the gubernatorial primary contests are heating up.

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7 days ago

Living Life on Purpose’s Matt Wilson talks about successful entrepreneurs on the Ford Faction

Matt Wilson, host of the Living Life on Purpose podcast, checked in with the Ford Faction recently to discuss  successful entrepreneurs — how they go through not only business but everyday life with Christ guiding their way. We all know there are tough decisions and circumstances everyone goes through, but Matt tells us how perseverance is key.

Living Life on Purpose can be viewed every other Monday on Yellowhammer News.

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2 weeks ago

Yellowhammer Radio: Ronnie Rice digs up humble beginnings

Ronnie Rice of the Shunnarah Law Firm and The “Shark of The Week” stopped by to talk about his upbringing, what he’s got planned, and his vision he spreads.  BJ, or known as “The Suit”, calls in to talk with Ronnie and the guys about what else has been going on.

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3 months ago

‘The Hollywood Conservative’ responds to claims that Jingle Bells is racist on Yellowhammer Radio

The Ford Faction has it’s Friday regular call with Hollywood Conservative Amanda Head as they talk about the accusation made about Jingle Bells being racist and talking college football.

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