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Yella Fella shows support for orange and blue

By Arielle Clay

MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL (WBRC) - Many people know Jimmy Rane as the "Yella Fella".  He is the President of Great Southern Wood, a pressure treated lumber company.  Rane is known for the yellow costume he wears in the company's YellaWood commercials.  But what you might not know is that the man known for yella is also a big fan of orange and blue.  Rane is an Auburn University Trustee.  He visited Mountain Brook Thursday to speak at the Chamber of Commerce's annual luncheon.

At the event Rane shared his insight on the current economy.  But he also commented on the recent news that the Toomer's Corner Trees at Auburn University will likely die after being poisoned with herbicide.  He said Auburn and Alabama work together more than many people know and are both very important to the economic welfare of the state of Alabama.  Rane said people can't allow the prank to hurt or define the relationship between the schools.  He also doesn't want tiger fans to be discouraged by the loss.

"Yes you may kill our trees but you will not kill our spirit or our resolve to move forward.  We will move forward and as Cam would say.  ‘We comin,'" Rane said.

Rane also added that he knows several University of Alabama's trustees and they are just as concerned as Auburn fans about the poisoning.

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