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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.

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 13: Interview with Auburn 247 Sports editor Brandon Marcello

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DrunkAubie brings in Auburn 247 Sports editor Brandon Marcello to talk about Gus Malzahn/Bruce Pearl, as well as Auburn basketball and football.

They also dive into their favorite comic book movies, questions into Aubie’s sentience and more in a fun interview with their top drafted Auburn beat writer.

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Episode 12: Rest in peace, Rod

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DrunkAubie is back to talk about Rod Bramblett, the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, who tragically died way too soon, Auburn baseball, football and basketball recruiting. Also, the SEC lifted its ban on the sale of alcohol in stadiums, so that was discussed.

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Episode 11: Most hated Auburn foes

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DrunkAubie talks about what’s going on in the world of Auburn since episode 10: QB Malik Willis entering the transfer portal, a WR grad transfer, Auburn’s football Twitter account gets suspended before and more!

DrunkAubie then discusses some of Auburn’s biggest individual foes.

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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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Episode 10: We appreciate you, Jarrett Stidham

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DrunkAubie returns from a bit of a break to respond to Jarrett Stidham criticism and some recent Gus Malzahn criticism, as well as discuss a viral photo involving a set of twins going to Auburn and the other school in the state that is in the SEC.

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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.

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Episode 09: Would a team of Auburn players now in the NFL beat a team full of Alabama or Georgia players?

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Drunk Aubie shares his thoughts on the landing spots for former Auburn players in the NFL Draft and debates if a team full of Auburn players now in the NFL would beat teams like Alabama or Georgia with their former players.

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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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2 months ago

Episode 08: Would you rather be Bruce Pearl for a day or Gus Malzahn?

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DrunkAubie recaps A-Day, answers some reader questions, discusses Bruce Pearl’s new contract and weighs in on Nick Saban’s hip replacement.

Would you rather be Bruce Pearl for a day or Gus Malzahn? Could Barney the dinosaur be an assistant at Alabama and they would still win the SEC West? Is Malik Willis the eighth-best quarterback in the SEC while also being the third-best quarterback in the SEC? Also, prepare for horse puns.

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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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2 months ago

Episode 07: Farewell, Jared Harper + interview with former Auburn OL Chad Slade

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DrunkAubie bids farewell to Auburn point guard Jared Harper and then welcomes current New York Giants offensive lineman and former Auburn star Chad Slade as the show’s first ever guest. Slade, DA’s new best friend, talks about growing up in Moody, Alabama, overcoming doubters as a 3* recruit to becoming a four-year starter at the school he grew up cheering for, playing for two national championships at Auburn and more.

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2 months ago

Cam Ward: Comprehensive ethics bill will not leave Senate Judiciary Committee this session

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Episode four of The Insider with Sean Ross features breaking news from Senate Judiciary Chairman Cam Ward (R-Alabaster), who spoke on the phone with Yellowhammer News on Wednesday evening regarding SB 230.

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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.

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

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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2 months ago

Episode 06: March Madness turns into April sadness

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DrunkAubie reacts to the tough loss to Virginia, reflects on the great run and reads what listeners enjoyed the most about the season. “Big If True” is back, and members of the media that hated on Auburn get roasted (again) to help cope with the devastating loss.

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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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3 months ago

Episode 05: Final Four Chuma

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DrunkAubie offers up a quick reaction to the Auburn Tigers basketball team beating Kentucky without Chuma Okeke to reach the Final Four.

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3 months ago

The Insider: Episode Two

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Episode two of The Insider, a new offering from Yellowhammer Podcast Network covering everything in Alabama politics, covers a major update on Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh’s (R-Anniston) bill to eliminate Common Core in Alabama: SB 119.

Plus, with all this talk of “comprehensive education reform,” the first of what could be many relatively under-the-radar proposals has already emerged.

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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

3 months ago

Episode 04: It’s Elite Eight to be an Auburn Tiger

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Drunk Aubie talks Auburn taking down UNC in the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16 and losing Chuma Okeke, roasts Auburn haters and introduces its first segment: “Big, If True.”

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3 months ago

Episode 03: How Sweet 16 it is – Attack of the sniffs

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DrunkAubie (amid a mild bout with pollen) reacts to the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and picks his favorite Auburn beat writers.

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