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
Congratulations to the following 2014 Georgia Community Development Block Grant Program Recipients! Governor Deal recently announced the recipients of the CDBG grant program and the following communities received a total of $5,000,000 in grants.
A complete list of the 2014 CDBG awards can be found here.
Congratulations to the City of Woodbine being awarded the Consumer Confidence Reports – Small System from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals! Shown below is Public Works Director, Everette Sapp receiving the award on the behalf of the City of Woodbine.