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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.

Episode 30: Bye week recap, college football midterm

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A rested DrunkAubie is back from the bye week ready to discuss South Carolina beating Georgia last week and the upcoming matchup with Arkansas.

In this episode, Rodrigo “Hot Rod” Blankenship goes to the eye doctor, Auburn Fans Anonymous and DA takes a college football midterm exam.

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Living Life On Purpose with Matt Wilson Episode 10: Interview with Congressman Gary Palmer

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Imagine growing up with no running water in your home, and then becoming one of the top leaders in the United States Congress. Gary grew up in a small town in Alabama, but he has worked his way to the highest levels of the government because of his hard work and willingness to serve. You will be hard-pressed to find a more principled or dedicated leader than Congressman Palmer. In a time where morals and ethics are lacking, Gary continues to shine his light due to his faith. The American Dream is alive and well, and Gary is a great example of what that can look like for anyone who wants to apply themselves.

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Episode 29: Auburn Fans Anonymous, RIP undefeated season

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If you need help getting through the tough Florida loss, DrunkAubie is here to talk through Auburn fans’ problems through Auburn Fans Anonymous. DA reads the 2019 perfect season’s obituary, discusses Dan Mullen’s comments on Marlon Davidson, laughs at Texas players thinking the Red River Showdown is better than the Iron Bowl and predicts how Auburn will do on the bye week.

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Episode 28: Bullying the Bulldogs and draining The Swamp

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On this week’s episode, DrunkAubie reacts to the beatdown on the Mississippi State Bulldogs, talks about what happened around college football and predicts the Florida game. DrunkAubie takes a look at the gator in its natural habitat and shares some interesting facts about gators that were definitely not made up. RIP Steve Irwin.

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2 weeks ago

Living Life On Purpose Episode 9: Interview with Thomas Cox

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From college coach to chef and entrepreneur, Thomas Cox is a man of many talents. In this episode, he describes the early challenges of playing and coaching football, and how those lessons shaped him into the man he is today. After taking a leap of faith, he has grown his business from a start-up a few years ago to a thriving hospitality company and provider of tasty “home-cooked” meal options for people on the go. Learn how he went through the fire and became stronger because of it.

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Episode 27: Toppling Texas A&M

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Auburn toppled Texas A&M 28-20 and DrunkAubie is back to react to the game and predict the upcoming game against Mississippi State. The guys also discuss the media’s bad AU-TAMU predictions, Notre Dame losing to Georgia, how bad the bottom feeders of the SEC are and more from around the college football world.

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Episode 5: Alabama State Rep. Mike Ball

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Dale Jackson is joined by State Representative Mike Ball to talk about how he went from being born to a mentally-ill single mother to the Alabama legislature.

Ball describes how an early life of tribulation, including being reunited with his father and witnessing his death, prepared him for his current role as a public servant.

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Episode 26: Kent State recap, Texas A&M roast

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DrunkAubie is back to talk about the easy Kent State win, laugh at Mississippi State’s quarterback turning into a Madden glitch and preview this week’s matchup with Texas A&M.

The guys also roast Texas A&M and discuss if Nick Saban is a vampire.

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4 weeks ago

Living Life On Purpose with Matt Wilson Episode 8: Interview with John Merrill

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Have you ever wondered why anyone would run for public office? Let alone, do it more than once? Listen to John Merrill share his heart for serving others to learn more about one of the most powerful leaders in Alabama. The Alabama secretary of state discusses servant leadership and how he started from very humble beginnings to rise to his current role. There is a mindset that he describes that can help anyone move forward and achieved their desired level of achievement. Listen in!

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Episode 4: U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks

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Dale Jackson is joined by United States Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) to discuss his career and how he became Alabama 5th Congressional District’s congressman.

Rep. Brooks describes how he went from being one of a small number Alabama’s early elected Republicans in 1982, through the wins and losses of a long political career, to his current position.

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Episode 25: Talking about tumbling Tulane

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DrunkAubie is back this week to react to the Auburn Tigers’ 24-6 win over the mighty Tulane Green Wave who is hopefully better than we thought they were and discuss some of the games around the college football world.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and Auburn punter Arryn Siposs make an appearance, Auburn game announcers made a huge gaffe, predictions for Kent State and more!

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Episode 3: Spur CEO Glenn Clayton

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Dale Jackson is joined by the Huntsville, Alabama-based CEO of Spur, a tech company that focuses on human resources, Glenn Clayton.

Glenn describes how he launched his company from a dorm room at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and took it from a tutoring company to a premier human resource firm with offices in Alabama and New York City.

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Episode 24: Oregon recap

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DrunkAubie reconvenes to react to Auburn’s amazing comeback win against the Oregon Ducks and the fun weekend of college football’s first full slab of games, including what made the guys laugh from the college football world.

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Living Life On Purpose Episode 7: Interview with Amy Williams

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How would you handle extreme adversity in the face of infertility? Amy shares her struggles with this battle, the walk through adoption and, now, the purpose she has from all of the pain. Amy is the founder of Custom Made Kid, a non-profit that helps families with adopted children share the beauty, and power, of adoption. This is a great story that shows how all things work to the good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose. Listen in and share if you enjoy!

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Episode 2: Ralph Nelson — Rocket City Trash Pandas owner on his career in baseball and beyond

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Dale Jackson is joined by Ralph Nelson, managing partner and CEO of the Rocket City Trash Pandas to find out how he came to own Alabama’s newest minor league baseball team and the backstory behind the craziest team name in sports.

Ralph describes his 25 years working in major league baseball – from his start as an intern to putting a championship team together. He explains why there was an extra umpire on the field for a special game after 9/11 and what he told George W. Bush that the former president wasn’t allowed to do.

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Episode 23: Oregon prediction, Florida-Miami reaction

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DrunkAubie reacts to “Week 0” of the college football season and talks about playing Oregon in Week 1. The guys talk about how poor Florida looked in their win and share their predictions. Also, they try to talk to a special guest from Oregon, but it goes awry.

The two close by discussing their favorite wing flavors from Buffalo Wild Wings in what is a non-sponsored segment but could be if BWW wanted to make it.

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Episode 1: SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic

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Dale Jackson is joined by the SEC Network personality and WJOX-FM’s Three Man Front host Cole Cubelic.

Cole describes his path to multimedia stardom — from putting on the pads as a middle-schooler to pharmaceutical sales to calling SEC football games. Cole shares how his wife’s supported him through the lows and how he got to his highs.

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Episode 22: It’s Bo time

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With Auburn announcing Bo Nix the starter at quarterback, DrunkAubie reconvenes to react and answer listeners’ questions about the freshman. DrunkAubie also discusses the top traditions and top mascots in college football and offers up some advice for the upcoming season.

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Living Life On Purpose Episode 6: Interview with Tommy Brigham, Jr.

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Tommy and Matt discuss a lot of topics in this episode, ranging from poverty in Uganda, to homelessness and prison ministry. Tommy has served in many areas of the community, and the world, in order to live a life of purpose. In spite of being extremely successful, Tommy has a heart for people and a love of God that is seen in the example he lives daily. An extremely inspiring story.

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Episode 21: A chat with former Auburn recruiting expert Allie Davison

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DrunkAubie welcomed Allie Davison, formerly with Auburn.Rivals and the SEC Network, on the show to discuss her time at Auburn and covering recruiting. Allie talked about being the same age as some of the players she covered, her favorite recruits and being a Phillies fan living in Atlanta. Allie also makes a pitch for a future husband, who cannot be a Georgia fan because she does eventually expect a ring. The trio of new best friends dive into more fun and random Auburn related topics. (Apologies for the not so ideal audio quality)

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Episode 20: Football is back!

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With Auburn’s fall camp now underway and the season is just around the corner, DrunkAubie discusses what gets him excited about football season and what he is looking forward to this upcoming season. Later in the show, DrunkAubie discusses an article touting how much money was spent on Georgia’s recent top-rated recruited classes.

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Living Life On Purpose Episode 5: Interview with Andy Andrews

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In this episode, Matt talks to Andy about how he overcame homelessness to become a New York Times best selling author and international speaker. The two discuss choices that must be made to overcome a losing mindset and how anyone can move forward in life, when they choose to, regardless of their current circumstances. This is a powerful episode that highlights someone who has been on the very bottom and has now reached a level of success most only dream about.

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Episode 19: How petty are you towards your rivals’ fans?

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No guests this week on the show, but DrunkAubie reads listeners’ responses to how petty they act towards rival teams’ fans, as well as shares his own levels of pettiness.

Also, DrunkAubie discovers the Alabama Crimson Tide cruise and ponders what kind of activities would take place on such a thing.

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Cheers to That Episode 10: Date night, done right (part two)

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Are you bored with date night? Do you end up slouching in the same ‘ole movie theater seat or get stuck ordering the same burger every time you head out for a night on the town? Let’s start a new trend: date night, done right!

Today, Marshall and I continue to get real about dating: the struggles, the necessity and the thrill of creating fun moments together! We have done all the research, asked all the experts and rounded up what we feel like is a pretty incredible list of unique ideas to help you get out of the date night rut and make your next night out (or in…) with your significant other one to remember. This week we start off the episode by debating whether a trip to Krispy Kreme is equivalent in a weird way to a workout class. .. so you know that’s bound to be intriguing. Spoiler alert: Marsh votes yes and praises the land of donuts. Join us as we put our heads together and set up some plans. Grab a cup, let’s chat it up!

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