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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 37: Iron Bowl champions — The second coming

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DrunkAubie takes a second to recap the Iron Bowl which saw the Auburn Tigers take down the other school in the state that plays football. DA also breaks down how Gus Malzahn outsmarted Nick Saban, tells fans to quit getting stuck in bushes and laughs at the Egg Bowl fiasco.

In this edition, the guys answer reader questions, make a bowl game bet, discuss storming the field and laugh at Nick Saban.

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Episode 36: Thanksgiving with DrunkAubie, SEC coaches

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A special episode including a Thanksgiving dinner with SEC coaches. DrunkAubie shares what he is thankful for and recaps the Samford game. The guys also predict the Iron Bowl and discuss their favorite Iron Bowl memories.

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2 weeks ago

Living Life On Purpose with Matt Wilson Episode 13: Interview with Sara Franklin

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Imagine getting a diagnosis that would change your life, and how you would respond. Sara Franklin was diagnosed with Epilepsy in the midst of raising a child, being a wife and pursuing a successful career. When she found out she had this new disease, she had a choice: hide from it, or fight it with everything she had. Sara chose to turn her pain into purpose and became executive director at the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama. Her story is powerful and it shows that our perspective can have a huge impact on the situations we face daily.

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Episode 35: This podcast is under further review — Reacting to the Georgia loss

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DrunkAubie is back again to weigh in on the Georgia game, which had some questionable reviewed plays that, you guessed it, did not go in Auburn’s favor. DA discusses Nick Saban being a vampire, Georgia fans’ behavior on social media, Tua’s injury and more!

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Episode 34: Does Arkansas want Gus back?

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During this week’s episode, DrunkAubie discusses Arkansas firing Chad Morris and the never-ending rumors of Gus going back to Arkansas. The guys also react to the LSU-Alabama game, predict UGA/Auburn and hate on Georgia. Shout out to Bo Jackson.

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4 weeks ago

Living Life On Purpose with Matt Wilson Episode 12: Interview with Chris and Sophie Corder

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Many marriages go through difficult situations and end in disaster. Addiction, infidelity, anger and deception are just a few of the things that Chris and Sophie Corder walked through in theirs. However, through the grace of God, and His miraculous life-changing power, their marriage has been restored and strengthened. Now, they want to encourage other people through their triumph. They have turned pain into purpose and want to show how God can do anything if we will get out of the way and let Him.

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Episode 33: Auburn beat Ole Miss, mean tweets, Dan Mullen’s wife kisses players

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Drunk Aubie talks Auburn squeaking by Ole Miss, fans leaving early and more from the week. DA reads some mean tweets from people who take things way too seriously, discusses Alabama/LSU with the president in town and more like: Is Anders Carlson broken? Don’t fight Marquel Harrell. Are punters real people?

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2019 DrunkAubie Spooktacular

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This special Halloween episode is a live commentary of the 2019 SEC Halloween Party featuring some of the league’s biggest names and personalities.

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Episode 32: SEC referee boot camp, LSU holds Auburn off in Baton Rouge

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This week’s episode opens up with a look inside the SEC officiating’s boot camp to get a better understanding of their ineptitude. Also, DrunkAubie discusses LSU holding Auburn at bay, rants about Gary Danielson and SEC refereeing and Big Kat Bryant getting sniped in the stadium and then booed by LSU fans.

Should Auburn have thrown a 50-50 ball in the endzone with little time remaining in the first half when they had the field goal guaranteed? DA argues the decision in their first-ever heated disagreement. The guys talk about Kelly Bryant not coming to Auburn, address the calls to fire Gus and predict the Ole Miss game.

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1 month ago

Living Life On Purpose with Matt Wilson Episode 11: Interview with Lew Burdette, president of King’s Home

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Kidnapped. Stabbed. Thrown into the bottom of a well. Shot in the head. Left for dead. All of this happened to Lew Burdette when he was 15 years old. How would you respond? How did he survive?

Listen to the powerful story of triumph over adversity. He never could have survived without God’s miraculous help, and now he provides help to those who face their own difficult situations on a regular basis.

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2 months ago

Episode 31: Referee calls to the booth during the Alabama-Tennessee game, LSU week

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DrunkAubie returns to talk the Arkansas win, the big games from the weekend and previews the LSU game. The show opens with the a reenactment from the Alabama-Tennessee game that sheds some light on the shady officiating. RIP the Sooner Schooner, Alabama fans really love lights, Joe Burrow shows his butt on national television and more from the week of college football.

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Episode 6: Interview with former Nine Inch Nails drummer Chris Vrenna

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Dale Jackson is joined former Nine Inch Nails drummer Chris Vrenna to talk about how he went from the life of sex, drugs, and rock and roll to leading the music department of Calhoun Community College in Decatur.

Vrenna describes how his love of music took him all over the world, granted him the awards and adulations of millions, and how it made him a better teacher in 2019 in Alabama.

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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 months 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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2 months ago

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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3 months ago

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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3 months 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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3 months ago

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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