Congratulations to our 2017 Community Development Block Grant Award Winners!
Governor Nathan Deal announced the communities receiving grants from the Department of Community Affairs to help their areas in need. The following communities were awarded over $4,300,000 in CDBG funds:
- City of Dexter: The City o f Dexter proposes to use $420,700 in CDBG funds to improve their water pollution control plant.
- City of Glennville: The City of Glennville proposes to use $750,000 in CDBG funds for sewerage system improvements.
- City of Hogansville: The City of Hogansville proposes to use $637,900 in CDBG funds for water and sewerage system improvements.
- City of Milledgeville: The City of Milledgeville proposes to use $678,277 in CDBG funds for sewerage system improvements.
- City of Talbotton: The City of Talbotton proposes to use $500,000 in CDBG funds for sewerage system improvements.
- City of Warrenton: The City of Warrenton proposes to use $750,000 in CDBG funds for sewerage system improvements.
- City of Wrens: The City of Wrens proposes to use $585,522 in CDBG funds for sewerage system improvements.
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our long time colleague and friend, Dennis McDaniel. He was a valued member of our team since February 25, 2004. He was not just our co-worker, but our good friend as well.
This is truly a great loss to our Turnipseed family and to our community as a whole. He will be profoundly missed by everyone.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rhonda and his family.
Congratulations to Greg Ashworth, Justin Ouzts and Spencer Senerman!!!!!! Justin has passed the State of South Carolina Professional Engineer exam! Justin is graduate of Clemson University and works out of our Augusta office. Greg and Spencer have each met the requirements for a certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia. Greg is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and Spencer is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Both Greg and Spencer work out of our Atlanta office.
We are very proud of their accomplishments and wish them the best as they join our other professional engineers!
Even though Gabe is a little young to vote himself, he wants to encourage everyone to vote!
Gabe is the son of Wes and Jill Fritz in our Augusta office.
For more information, please check with the Georgia Secretary of State website or your local Board of Elections.
We at G. Ben Turnipseed Engineers are proud of our extended family. Ken Bryan’s son, David, is currently serving as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Lieutenant Bryan just completed Airborne School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. This photo was taken after his final jump. He is currently assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat, Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Thank you for your service to our country, Lieutenant!
Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Award Recipients. We are proud to announce our 2015 award recipients: City of Hogansville – $500,000 for sewerage system improvements; City of Homerville – $500,000 for sewerage system improvements; City of Irwinton – $373,900 for water system improvements; Town of Trion – $800,000 for water system improvements and other community improvements and City of Wadley – $500,000 for water system improvements. Award photos are shown below:
City of Hogansville
City of Homerville
City of Irwinton
Town of Trion
City of Wadley
September 19, 2015, the Andersonville National Historic Site concluded the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War and closing of the Andersonville Prison with a funeral service for the almost 13,000 prisoners who perished during the Civil War at the prison. The service included wreath laying ceremony, music and interactive programs throughout the weekend. Our own Bill Miller, Commander of the Department of Georgia and South Carolina Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, participated in the ceremony . Mr. Miller’s great-great grandfather, Sergeant Christian Kephart, was a prisoner at Andersonville during the Civil War. Mr. Miller is a resident inspector and chief surveyor. The ceremony was shown live on C-SPAN and can be seen on www.C-SPAN.org
Below are several pictures of Mr. Miller and the ceremony.
United States Army Color Guard posting Colors
Keynote Speaker Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey with Mr. Miller
Sergeant Major Dailey delivering his address.
Ceremonial Flag Folding
G. Ben Turnipseed Engineers is proud to sponsor the 10 and Under Girls Fast Pitch softball team for the third year. The Lady Grenades, out of Bartow County, won seven tournaments in 2014! Way to go ladies!!!!! Pictured left is head coach Lamar Rogers and Ben Turnipseed on the right. Lamar Rogers is one of our engineers in the Atlanta office.
Our own hometown Hero, Bill Miller, says the goal of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is “to honor those who fought and died to end slavery and save the Union.” An AJC.com article by Bill Hendrick “Hometown Hero: Group Honors Union Soldiers of the Civil War” Visit Link Here:
As part of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the following are some of the participants of the 2014 CDBG Annual Competition Awards. For a complete list of project descriptions please visit the Grant Information System.
City of Camak
City of Cochran
City of Girard
City of Glennville
City of Louisville
City of Ludowici
City of Richland
City of Warrenton