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  • New tunnel, premium RV section at Talladega Superspeedway on schedule despite weather

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    Construction of a new oversized vehicle tunnel and premium RV infield parking section at Talladega Superspeedway is still on schedule to be completed in time for the April NASCAR race, despite large amounts of rainfall and unusual groundwater conditions underneath the track.

    Track Chairman Grant Lynch, during a news conference Wednesday at the track, said he’s amazed the general contractor, Taylor Corporation of Oxford, has been able to keep the project on schedule.

    “The amount of water they have pumped out of that and the extra engineering they did from the original design, basically to keep that tunnel from floating up out of the earth, was remarkable,” Lynch said.

  • Alabama workers built 1.6M engines in 2018 to add auto horsepower

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    Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year, as the state industry continues to carve out a place in global markets with innovative, high-performance parts, systems and finished vehicles.

    Last year also saw major new developments in engine manufacturing among the state’s key players, and more advanced infrastructure is on the way in the coming year.

    Hyundai expects to complete a key addition to its engine operations in Montgomery during the first half of 2019, while Honda continues to reap the benefits of a cutting-edge Alabama engine line installed several years ago.

  • Groundbreaking on Alabama’s newest aerospace plant made possible through key partnerships

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    Political and business leaders gathered for a groundbreaking at Alabama’s newest aerospace plant gave credit to the formation of the many key partnerships that made it possible.

    Governor Kay Ivey and several other federal, state and local officials attended the event which celebrated the construction of rocket engine builder Blue Origin’s facility in Huntsville.

Living Life On Purpose Episode 2: Interview with 2017 National Coach of the Year, UAB head football coach Bill Clark

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In this episode, Matt sits down with Coach Bill Clark, who took UAB from having their program shut down, to Conference champs in two years. The two discuss overcoming adversity, perspective, and what it takes to be successful in life.

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Cheers to That Episode 8: Ask Merin

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Today on Cheers to That! Marsh and I play a game of “Ask Merin” answering all kinds of fun, intriguing questions from our awesome audience. We debate the age-old question of whether love at first sight is really a thing; discuss Erin’s love for John Stamos; chat about the importance of prayer as a couple; think about best / worst qualities as couples; share some super fun date night ideas; Erin shares a personal story that led her to valuing community more than ever; and we tease some upcoming, exciting content! Grab a cup, let’s chat it up!

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Episode 7: Surviving and thriving with photos and Frosties

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Marshall and I share about a plane crash we survived; the characteristics that did or did not draw us to each other; our crazy engagement story; how important it is to communicate – always; how phases are not forever, but marriage is; and how sitting down to stare at your early relationship photos can save your marriage.

>Challenge today: Why did you fall in love in the first place? Have some fun together reminiscing about the great moments in your relationship and never stop learning about the wonderful parts of your partner!

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Episode 6: Introducing ‘Merin’

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Marshall and I team up for another episode in our relationship series. We agree to a couple name, chat about Millennial haters and how Marsh is a “Mougar,” discuss how we are learning to combat pettiness in every day life, encourage one another about givin’ all the grace and share how there really is beauty in one another’s differences. Also, don’t miss Marsh’s “Cheers” this week, which is to all the ladies out there!

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Recorded phone call reveals the moment Dem Rep. John Rogers decided to primary Doug Jones

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Episode six of “The Insider with Sean Ross” features an exclusive recording of a controversial phone call between State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) and U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL).

Rogers on Tuesday announced he is planning to challenge Jones in the 2020 Senate primary.

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Join Sean Ross for the inside scoop on all the latest from Goat Hill to Capitol Hill as he hosts “The Insider,” a podcast on the new Yellowhammer Podcast Network.

Episodes will be released as news breaks, so subscribe now to stay in the know on all things political in Alabama.

Episode 5: Beach reads and fluorescent Kool-Aid

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Today, I’m chatting with my good friend, Rachael Adams from The Love Offering podcast about my two books: Cheers to the Diaper Years and The Remarkable Housewives of the Bible series. We are discussing all the ins and outs of writing and how we hope to connect with our readers — including by reveling in our fluorescent Kool-Aid fueled childhoods.

If you need a fun beach read and to reminisce about the good ‘ole days, grab a cup, let’s chat it up!

 

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Episode 4: You are not alone, momma!

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Jayna and I hang out for another session all about #momlife. We are talking loneliness, the feeling when somebody brings by a warm meal, cures for Foot in Mouth Disease (an epidemic sweeping the nation) and even mesh panties. If you need to be reminded how not alone you are in this whole mom gig, join us for a few minutes of fun. Grab a cup, let’s chat it up!

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Another state legislator looking at 2020 U.S. Senate bid

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Episode five of “The Insider with Sean Ross” has the scoop on a new potential candidate looking at mounting a Republican 2020 U.S. Senate bid. This time, it is a state legislator who voted against the Rebuild Alabama Act, Gov. Kay Ivey’s infrastructure package that will raise the state fuel tax 10 cents over three years.

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Join Sean Ross for the inside scoop on all the latest from Goat Hill to Capitol Hill as he hosts “The Insider,” a podcast on the new Yellowhammer Podcast Network.

Episodes will be released as news breaks, so subscribe now to stay in the know on all things political in Alabama.

Living Life On Purpose Episode 1: Interview with Caleb Castille, actor, star of the movie ‘Woodlawn’

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In this episode, Matt sits down with Caleb Castille, former Alabama Football player turned Actor, to discuss his faith, life and following God’s purpose, even when it doesn’t make sense to most people.

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Episode 3: Confessions of the Mixed Up ‘Verts

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Marshall joins me again today for a rousing discussion about the Tale of Two Oddballs. I’m an extroverted introvert and he’s an introverted extrovert. How do we make that work? Ha! We’re still trying to figure that out, too. But we’ve got some tips about how to find the fun when you just feel so different all the time. Grab a cup, let’s chat it up!

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The Insider: Episode Three

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Whose candidacy – and whose highly-scrutinized legislation – is “dead-on-arrival?” This and more on the third episode of The Insider with Sean Ross.

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Join Sean Ross for the inside scoop on all the latest from Goat Hill to Capitol Hill as he hosts “The Insider,” a brand-new podcast on the Yellowhammer Podcast Network.

Episodes will be released as news breaks, so subscribe now to stay in the know on all things political in Alabama.

Available now on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify or Tunein.

Feel free to send tips, feedback and ideas to Sean@yellowhammernews.com

Alabama politics has a new podcast

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Join Sean Ross for the inside scoop on all the latest from Goat Hill to Capitol Hill as he hosts “The Insider,” a brand-new podcast on the Yellowhammer Podcast Network.

Sean Ross is quickly becoming the go-to source for all things political in Alabama. Whether breaking news in the statehouse or tracking the Yellowhammer State’s delegation in Washington, Ross’ inside scoop on all things political takes you behind the scenes as the story unfolds.

Episodes will be released as news breaks, so subscribe now to stay in the know on all things political in Alabama.

Available now on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify or Tunein.

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Celebrate the good in life with ‘Cheers to That’ podcast

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The Yellowhammer Podcast Network is excited to announce its second series is now available.

Host Erin Brown Hollis invites you to grab a cup as she toasts the good in life, love and motherhood on the new ‘Cheers to That’ podcast.

Hollis is an author, speaker, lawyer, and mother of two. In addition to building an online following on her Rising and Shining blog, Hollis has published two books in the past six months, Cheers to the Diaper Years and The Remarkable Housewives of the Bible, with the third on the way.

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No stranger to the demands of a busy schedule, Hollis recognizes the need for ladies to have a place to convene, share their journeys and celebrate the joys of life.

Episode one and two are currently available on iTunes, TuneIn, Spotify and GooglePlay. Future episodes will be released each week.

Follow Erin on Instagram ErinBrownHollis or Twitter @ErinBrownHollis

Episode 2: You Do You With My Boo

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Today, I’m sitting down with my hubby to chat all about relationships: the good, the bad, and, well, you know the drill. We’ll be discussing how social media is a giant liar, why we think soaking up all the seasons of life is so key, and how our laundry room is currently overflowing with bagels and laundry. Join us for some fun!

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Sports fans rejoice — The DrunkAubie Podcast is here!

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The Yellowhammer Podcast Network is excited to announce its first series is now available.

Get inside the mind of Twitter’s most infamous inebriated mascot as @DrunkAubie discusses Auburn sports and much more.

Created in 2012, the Twitter account quickly grew in popularity through its trademark one-liners, live-tweeting during Auburn sporting events and interaction with players. Whether celebrating a win, commiserating over a loss or just calling out haters, @DrunkAubie has collected over 67,000 followers, including some of the university’s most notable players.

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Now, @DrunkAubie takes you beyond the tweet with a new take on Auburn sports.

Episode one and two are already available, with episode three of the weekly podcast set to come out soon.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and GooglePlay.

Yellowhammer News announces network of new podcasts

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The next platform in the Yellowhammer Multimedia lineup is here.

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Yellowhammer Podcast Network (YHPN).

The YHPN will include podcasts representing a wide variety of interests. Through our podcast network, we want to present our audience with engaging and entertaining content delivered by a top-notch collection of informed hosts.

Our YHPN audience will get to choose from programs on sports, politics, parenting, faith, culture and many more subjects — all powered by the Yellowhammer brand you trust.

Podcasts on our network will be available on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and GooglePlay. Or, you can access them directly here.

The YHPN will include several new podcasts rolling out in the coming weeks – stay tuned!

The Insider: Pilot Episode

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Introducing The Insider, a new offering from Yellowhammer Podcast Network covering everything in Alabama politics.

From Goat Hill to the Capitol Hill, The Insider will bring you exclusive scoops, behind-the-scenes insight and professional analysis on state government, campaigns and elections.

Be on the lookout for special Heard in the Hallway editions of The Insider while the Alabama legislature is in session.

Feel free to send tips, feedback and ideas to Sean@yellowhammernews.com

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Pilot: Cheers to That!

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