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  • WATCH: Blount County football fans join together in prayer before game

    After it was announced earlier this week that Blount County Schools would no longer allow student or volunteer-led prayer over the intercom before games, fans were worried that their prayer would be silenced.

    However, if Friday’s Locust Fork High School game was any indication, prayer in Blount County will continue.

    In a video posted on Twitter, the crowd of students and fans can be seen banding together to use the designated pregame moment of silence to fill the stands with the Lord’s Prayer.

  • Mike Rogers on Kavanaugh: ‘It is Doug Jones’ job to represent the majority will in Alabama when he casts his vote in Washington’

    Friday during an appearance on Birmingham’s Talk 99.5’s “Matt & Aunie Show,” Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) weighed in on the current controversy surrounding U.S. Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and how his colleagues in the U.S. Senate are handling the confirmation process to date.

    During the segment, Rogers responded to a question about his House colleague Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope) calling on Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) to vote for Kavanaugh’s confirmation if Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford did not step forward and announce her intentions to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    The Calhoun County Republican agreed with Byrne and suggested Jones “represent the majority will” of Alabamians.

  • Ivey, Byrne showcase ‘old-fashioned’ courthouse rally as GOP poised to take Monroe County

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    MONROEVILLE – During Alabama’s transition from Democrat to Republican that began in the 1990s and was capped off in 2010 with the GOP finally gaining control of all the branches of government in Montgomery, the local government in Monroe County was one place that was able to resist that trend.

    However, the politics of the state could finally be catching up with one of Alabama’s most historic counties.

    In a setting that had the feeling of being a throwback to the heyday of political rallies staged by the likes former Gov. “Big” Jim Folsom and former Congressman Frank Boykin, the Monroe County Republican Party hosted a rally featuring Gov. Kay Ivey and Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope) on the lawn of the old Monroe County Courthouse that is thought to be the inspiration for the courthouse in fictitious Maycomb, Alabama, the scene of Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

    The goal of the event was to energize GOP voters headed into the midterm elections and flip major local offices in Monroe County, including district judge, sheriff and probate judge, currently held by Democrats to Republican.

3 days ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on the ACLU suing Merrill, Doug Jones dodging questions and more…

Ford Brown of “The Ford Faction” breaks down the topics of the day, September 20.

The show’s “Final Thoughts” segment touches on:

— the ACLU suing John Merrill because they don’t like his Twitter
— Corey Booker’s #MeToo history
— Doug Jones dodging questions
— more Kavanaugh
— Maryland shooting

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5 days ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on the Kavanaugh showdown, the Emmys and more…

Ford Brown of “The Ford Faction” breaks down the topics of the day, September 18.

The show’s “Final Thoughts” segment touches on:

— Kavanaugh allegations turning into a showdown
— Emmys scoring an all-time low rating
— Post-Hurricane Florence
— Concerned parent

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6 days ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on ‘In God We Trust’ in Cullman County Schools, Brett Kavanaugh allegations and more…

Ford Brown of “The Ford Faction” breaks down the topics of the day, September 17.

The show’s “Final Thoughts” segment touches on:

– Brett Kavanaugh allegations
– National motto “In God, We Trust” to be displayed in Cullman County Schools
– Launchpad Alabama to help Alabama entrepreneurs
– Industry coming back to the USA
– Tech making it hard to cheat

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1 week ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on Kavanaugh allegations, Tim Allen and more…

Ford Brown of “The Ford Faction” breaks down the topics of the day, September 14.

The show’s “Final Thoughts” segment touches on:

– Brett Kavanaugh allegations
– Texas high schooler wearing makeup
– Tim Allen asked about President Trump
– Nikki Haley’s curtains as reported by the New York Times

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1 week ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on Hurricane Florence, Pope Francis cover-up and more…

“The Ford Faction” host Ford Brown breaks down the topics of the day, September 13.

The show’s “Final Thoughts” segment touches on:

⁃ Hurricane Florence
⁃ Spain Park High School student racist video
⁃ Pope Francis, cover-up or investigation?
⁃ Victoria Secret model “insensitive”
⁃ Carlos Zetina emails every single girl named Nicole at his college for an awesome reason

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2 weeks ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on Woodfin’s new PAC, politicized hurricane and more…

The Ford Faction’s Ford Brown breaks down the topics of the day, September 12.

The show’s “Final Thoughts” segment touches on:

– Political hurricane
– Apple’s new iPhone
– Reaction to Colin Kaepernick in Alabama
– Mayor Randall Woodfin new PAC
– AFF- Alabama Futures Fund that grants small businesses start up money

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2 weeks ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on Serena Williams, Mallory Hagan and more…

The Ford Faction’s Ford Brown breaks down the topics of the day, September 10.

The show’s “Final thoughts” segment touches on:

– Serena Williams’ meltdown
– Mallory Hagan trying to beat out incumbent Mike Rogers for the 3rd Congressional District seat in Alabama
– Tim Allen’s Show “Last Man Standing” is back on Fox
– CBS CEO Les Moonves gets #MeToo’d by 12 women
– Broadway Star Carol Cook on President Trump
– ‘Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?’

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2 weeks ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on Ivey-Maddox audio, Roy Moore and more…

The Ford Faction’s Ford Brown breaks down the topics of the day, September 7.

The show’s “Final thoughts” segment touches on:

⁃ Gov. Kay Ivey cuts up part of Walt Maddox audio
⁃ Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen’s show “Who is America”
⁃ NY Times’ “I Am Part of the Resistance, Inside the Trump Administration” op-ed
⁃ San Francisco now a drug users dream

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2 weeks ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on Trump-Sessions, Cory Booker and more…

The Ford Faction’s Ford Brown breaks down the topics of the day, September 6.

The show’s “Final thoughts” segment touches on:

– Did Trump really call Jeff Sessions a “dumb southerner?”
– NY Times’ “I Am Part of the Resistance, Inside the Trump Administration” op-ed
– Cory Booker tries a “GOTCHA” technique with Brett Kavanaugh
– Latest NFL poll
– Should parents be held accountable for their kids’ actions?

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3 weeks ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh hearing, #BoycottNike and more…

“The Ford Faction” host Ford Brown breaks down the topics of the day, September 5.

The show’s “Final thoughts” segment touches on:

– Brett Kavanaugh hearing
– Twitter and Facebook CEO get drilled for not noticing Russian bots during 2016 election
– Alabama Power takes on Tropical Storm Gordon
– #BoycottNike protest and how it will affect them
– Mike Hale’s plan for Jefferson County Schools safety

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3 weeks ago

WATCH: The Ford Faction’s final thoughts on Kaepernick, Harvey Weinstein and more…

“The Ford Faction” host Ford Brown breaks down the topics of the day, September 4.

The show’s “Final Thoughts” segment touches on:

– Jon Kyl to fill Arizona’s Senate seat
– Colin Kaepernick
– NBC tries to kill Harvey Weinstein story from the top down
– Weight loss breakthrough
– Nascar in trouble

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Yellowhammer presents: Living Life on Purpose with reporter Lauren Sisler

(Executive Lion)

In this episode of Executive Lion’s Living Life On Purpose, Matt Wilson and Andrew Wells sit down with Lauren Britney Sisler, an ESPN broadcaster, SEC Network commentator, AL.com contributor, and survivor.

Lauren talks with us about her success in broadcasting and the interesting conversations she has been able to have, as well as how she had to overcome adversity with the loss of both of her parents in the same day due to overdose. Her goal is to turn her pain into purpose.

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Three takeaways:

1) What the enemy means for harm can be used by God for good. Lauren had a choice to make when she lost her parents. She could hide the story and suffer alone, or she could use her struggles to help someone walk out of the shadows. She has chosen to shed light on addiction and those left behind in order to encourage and strengthen others.

2) Life does not always go according to our plan but we can still walk forward in truth and fulfill our purpose in spite of facing trials. Lauren could have shut down and given up after she experienced such an awful tragedy. Instead, she picked herself up and now she is doing the same for others facing similar issues.

3) Success is relative. You can have all the fame and fortune in the world but if you aren’t making a difference in people’s lives, it will be unfulfilling. Helping others gives you a sense of purpose that you can’t find if you are only focused on yourself.

Living Life on Purpose with entrepreneur and Wifeology’s Dr. Kre Johnson

(Executive Lion/YouTube)

In this episode of Executive Lion’s Living Life On Purpose, Andrew Wells and Matt Wilson sit down with Dr. KT Johnson, an entrepreneur, family physician, mother, wife, author and follower of Christ.

Dr. Kre shares her story about juggling family, business and faith and how others can do the same.

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Three Takeaways:
1) The power of prayer should never be underestimated. Prayer has the ability to open doors and move situations forward that could not be done otherwise.
2) Priorities are so important. What you put first in life will determine the results you achieve. Putting God first will allow everything else to fall in the proper order.
3) Having 2 entrepreneurs in the family can be motivating, challenging, and stressful. It is important that you remain connected with your spouse regardless of your hectic schedules. You must be intentional in how you spend time with one another and your children

WATCH: Real estate investor Brian Trippe discusses overcoming lethargy to reach full potential

In this episode of Executive Lion’s Living Life On Purpose, Andrew Wells and Matt Wilson sit down with Brian Trippe to discuss life, business and overcoming lethargy to reach your full potential.

Brian Trippe is a successful real estate investor, author, family man, servant-hearted leader, and a follower of Christ. Brian has a passion for helping people learn and grow in life and in business through Alareia.

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3 Takeaways


1) Brian was at a point where he did not want to work or grow. He had to break through that malaise and now he is seeing the fruits of his labor. We all have to overcome the laziness and push through whether we feel like moving forward or not. Breakthrough is on the other side of that.

2) Sometimes, we have early experiences that we can draw from that will help us in the future. Brian was a coach and now he loves to coach people in business to reach all they are capable of achieving. Try to figure out what experiences you have that you can draw from and teach others from your own trial and error.

3) Purpose is a driver in Brian’s life. When you have purpose, the daily grind becomes less difficult. You know why you are doing something versus simply focusing on what you are doing. Discover your purpose and life becomes fun!

3 months ago

Here’s what happened when I took my Airbnb guest to Alabama’s National Lynching Memorial

(C. Smitherman/YH Films)

I rent my bus out on Airbnb in Montgomery and my guest from California, Dr. Alison Borkowska, let me film our visit to the National Lynching Memorial, formally known as the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

The memorial made a profound impact on us both and sparked worthwhile conversations with other visitors.

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Chason Smitherman, Sr. is an Alabama filmmaker and owns the production company Grow 334 

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WATCH: Entrepreneur, Autism advocate Brian Schubert talks faith and challenges of raising a child with Autism

In this episode of Executive Lion’s Living Life On Purpose, Matt Wilson and Andrew Wells sit down with Brian Schubert, a successful entrepreneur, and Autism advocate, to discuss overcoming obstacles and persevering in tough times.

Brian is a family man, Chick-fil-A owner-operator, non-profit founder, and follower of Christ. Brian talks about the challenges families with special needs children face as he has battled Autism with his 9 year old daughter Ady. Through his pain, he found purpose and started Ady’s Army, a non-profit that helps families with Autism cope with the condition and get support they desperately need. Brian also talks about the struggles of owning a business and how he has been able to fight through those difficult times to get to where he is now.
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3 Takeaways:

1) Never give up. No matter what you are facing, hard work and determination always pays off. Brian had a goal of becoming a Chick-fil-a owner and it was a long shot, however, he showed the company what they needed to see when he had the opportunity.

2) Sometimes your family situation can make life difficult. You can either embrace it, and take on your challenges with God’s help, or you can let the circumstances overcome you. Brian and his family chose to help others through their own struggles with Autism and they created a great support system for that community in Birmingham.

3) The first business you start might not always be successful. The economy, timing, business associates, whatever, may change your outcome. Failure is not final unless you quit. Learn from your mistakes and use those to grow and become better in the future. If you learn from the situation, this will be bought experience.

3 months ago

YH Film: 85-year-old Montgomery man builds with his hands and heart

Do millennials own any tools?

Perhaps not, but George does.

My neighbor George gets around by scooter because he suffers from severe spine arthritis and a leg and back condition. He makes anything he dreams of with his hands, his heart, and his beloved tools. George never had any training, but learned how to use tools by building hen houses and barns when he was growing up in the country.

“It’s rewarding to do something for somebody else,” George told me. “I don’t charge anyone but sometimes they give me pies and such….if somebody wants [help] they can have it.”

WATCH George show me a thing or two about using tools to create something from nothing.

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WATCH: Birmingham CEO Mike Herron talks Non-Fiction Coffee and loving God, people through great coffee

In this episode of Executive Lion’s Living Life On Purpose, Matt Wilson and Andrew Wells sit down with Mike Herron, CEO of Non-Fiction Coffee.

Mike is the Owner of Non-Fiction Coffee, a company that is focused on loving God and loving people while brewing great java at the same time.

The company is designed to support farmers live better lives as they get paid more to sell their coffee beans, therefore bettering their way of life in Honduras. Mike is a serial entrepreneur who loves God and he has had much business success throughout his career in the medical and pharmaceutical industry.

Mike shares his faith, struggles he has faced, and how he has overcome these things and grown in his walk with the Lord.

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3 Takeaways:

— All the material success in the world won’t buy you happiness. Only a relationship with Jesus can fill the whole in your heart.

— When we walk in our purpose, life becomes so much more fulfilling.

— No matter how long it takes us to figure out the first two points, God is always waiting and He will patiently until we decide to follow him. He is so good and He will never force us to submit to His ways. He will continue to show Himself to us, we just have to pay attention.

4 months ago

VIDEO: Ivey vs. Maddox — Lt. Gov. and AG run-offs — State Rep. Ed Henry arrested, and more on Guerrilla Politics!

Radio talk show host Dale Jackson and Dr. Waymon Burke take you through this week’s biggest political stories including:

— What were the biggest surprises from Tuesday’s special election?

— Who is poised to win the run-offs for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General?

— What did State Representative Ed Henry do to end up getting arrested?

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State Representative Will Ainsworth joins Jackson and Burke to discuss his campaign for Lieutenant Governor.

Jackson closes the show with a “Parting Shot” directed at President Trump’s random pardons and commutations.

Guerrilla Politics – 6-10-18

Ivey vs. Maddox — Lt. Gov. and AG run-offs — State Rep. Ed Henry arrested, and more on Guerrilla Politics!

Posted by Yellowhammer News on Sunday, June 10, 2018

4 months ago

WATCH: Huntsville voters share some surprising thoughts on primary elections

(YH News)

Alabama voters went to the polls June 5 to vote in primaries that will decide Republican and Democrat candidates who will battle it out for offices including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and more.

Yellowhammer News spoke with Huntsville voters, some of whom gave some pretty surprising answers when asked, “Who did you vote for?”

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Three themes emerged among the voters interviewed:

— Mayor Tommy Battle is a local hero.
— Multiple voters didn’t decide who to vote for until they were filling out their ballot.
— For some, this election wasn’t about a specific candidate; rather, the right and “civic duty” to vote.

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WATCH: Barry Moore discusses an extremely difficult time in his life and how God guided him through it

In this episode of Executive Lion’s Living Life On Purpose, Matt Wilson sits down with Barry Moore to discuss his faith, family, and an extremely difficult time in his life where God guided and protected him.

Barry Moore is a businessman and an Alabama legislator who loves God and serves him in all aspects of his life. He is a husband, father, and follower of Christ. He has been successful in business and loves to serve people and recently he felt called to higher office. He is running for Congress against U.S. Rep. Marth Roby in the Republican primaries Tuesday.

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3 Takeaways:

1) It is through our toughest trials that our faith in God can grow stronger than we ever thought possible and if we let Him, the Lord will give us peace that cannot be explained.

2) God is speaking to us constantly and sometimes he would rather have our attention than anything else. Most importantly, he prefers our obedience more than our sacrifice.

3) The Lord can restore anything, no matter how bleak the situation or dire the circumstances. He is greater than anything we ever face.

4 months ago

VIDEO: Gov. Ivey’s plan for school safety — June 5th’s primary races — President Trump endorses Congressman Mo Brooks, and more on Guerrilla Politics!

Radio talk show host Dale Jackson and Dr. Waymon Burke take you through this week’s biggest political stories including:

— Does Governor Kay Ivey’s “Alabama Sentry Program” actually do anything?

— What are the big races for Alabamians to watch on Tuesday?

— How big is President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Congressman Mo Brooks?

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Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joins Jackson and Burke to discuss his campaign for governor.

Jackson closes the show with a “Parting Shot” directed at Troy King, who is running for AG, about his attempts to put Dale in jail.

4 months ago

WATCH: 10 reasons Alabama millennials should vote June 5!

(YH News/Radio)

Let’s be real — some of this political stuff is boring.

BUT — there are primary elections happening in Alabama June 5th, and millennials should ask ourselves: Do we want to leave important political decisions solely to older generations?

Here are 10 reasons millennials should care and VOTE June 5th, brought to you by Yellowhammer News and Radio millennials.

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You can find everything you need to vote at the Alabama Secretary of State’s website. Get informed about the June 5th primaries at YellowhammerNews.com!

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Yellowhammer Presents: Living Life on Purpose with Will Ainsworth

In this episode of Executive Lion’s Living Life On Purpose, Andrew Wells and Matt Wilson sit down with Will Ainsworth, a businessman and Alabama legislator to discuss how God guides his life.

Ainsworth is a husband, father, successful businessman, and Christian. He talks about how his faith guides him in his decision-making process and how he feels led to run for lieutenant governor.

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3 Takeaways:

1) A former minister, Will has let the Lord guide him in his decisions for most of his life and he asks the Lord to help him in his leadership today.

2) Sometimes our plans don’t go anything like we expected and God will call us to do things we don’t understand. However, His ways are always perfect. We just need to trust Him.

3) Tough decisions are hard to make sometimes and a strong moral compass has to be our guide. If you don’t have a basis for how you lead, you will have no clear path or consistent track record.