2013 So Far (or recent work)

May 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment


Around January, people usually like to post something about their year in work. I always have the best intentions of doing the same, but it typically occurs to me, oh, sometime in February that it might be a good idea to see that through. In that spirit, here's something like a piece of the Year in Review post I will most likely remember to do in March 2014. Thanks for looking. ---GB

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far 		&emdash; General_Boylan

General Peter Boylan, left, hands out awards to Georgia Military College students during the annual parade review at the school in Milledgeville recently. Boylan is retiring from his post at the head of the school.

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Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far 		&emdash; Iraq_Ten_Years

Cheryl Futrell sits at the grave of her son, Sgt. Marcus Shawn Futrell, on his birthday recently. Futrell was serving in Iraq as a National Guardsmen when he was killed by a malfunction in the Humvee in which he was traveling.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Jomekia_Pope

John Vinson reacts to the sentencing Tuesday morning of Jomekia Pope to life without parole for the 2005 murder of Vinson's niece LaTosha Taylor.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Special_Olympics

Veterans High School special olympian Erica Mercer hangs out with Makayla Pierce, another student at the school, during the Winter Special Olympics at Veterans Friday.


Yvonne Elliott, a native of Warner Robins, GA, talks about participating in the local historical society's oral history project. The project is aimed at telling the story of the town, which sprang up around an Army air field in World War Two, from the very beginning.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; GISA_Tourney

Westwood's Rachel Harrell, right, reaches in to get a defensive rebound during her team's game against Gatewood in the GISA State Tournament at Hawkins Arena on the Mercer University campus Thursday.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Waterworks_Drowning

Margaret Hickman, the grandmother of Aaron Cross, the man who drowned while trying to swim in the cold and rain swollen Ocmulgee River at the Amerson Waterworks Park, hugs Charles Raffield while they and other family and friends watch authorities drag the river for Cross' body.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; All_Mid_Basketball

Tattnall Square basketball center Ivey Slaughter will play either guard or forward at Florida State University. Slaughter is the All Middle Georgia Girls' Basketball Player of the Year.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Cherry_Blossom

Amy Sanders of Warner Robins works to get a kite airborne on during the Tunes and Balloons event of the Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday. The same wind that grounded some of the balloons in the event was great for kite flying.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Citizens_in_Plains

Filcon Dinglasan, center, gets a kiss from his wife Faith and his daughter Brielle after being sworn in as a US Citizen one day shy of his eighth year in the country. Dinglasan, a native of the Philippines, said citizenship was dream fulfilled and that citizenship means he will be able to continue working toward his family's dreams.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Rutland_BBall

Rutland's Timori Northcutt, left, and Quinton Jones get in on a defensive rebound during Rutland's 62-55 win at home Wednesday.


Keiondre Wedderburn practices by himself in the Howard High School cafeteria. The 170lb. weight class wrestler, who only recently moved to middle Georgia from Miami, is undefeated heading into the GHSA Tournament.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Dukes_of_Hazzard

One of the many General Lee replicas on hand for the Dukes of Hazzard Reunion in Byron rolls into the Middle Georgia Raceway Saturday afternoon.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; HoCo_WR

Warner Robins second baseman Brannon Green tracks the throw to second as Houston County's Hunter Phillips slides in safe during play at Houston County Tuesday.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Special_Olympics

Antonio Anderson of Perry High School shoots a shallow jumper during an intersquad game. The athletes on the Perry special olympics basketball team are so good that organizers didn't think it fair to match them up against other special needs athletes. Instead, they were set to play the ninth grade team from Houston County High School.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Feature

Larry Liggins leans over to put white paint over green lettering on the side of what had been until recently the World's Farmers Market building where Columbus Road breaks off from Thomaston Road in western Bibb County Thursday. The space now hosts a number of small businesses, everything from barbers to a Korean BBQ.

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Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Pioneer_Breakfast

Henrietta McIntyre plants a kiss on Terry Horton, eating breakfast with his wife Barbara, left, during the Warner Robins Heritage Society Pioneer Breakfast Wednesday. "Barbara don't like it when pretty girls kiss me, " Horton told McIntyre, with whom he worked when both were members of Warner Robins City Council and also during the period when McIntyre was interim mayor. The breakfast was held to celebrate the effort by the Heritage Society to record the recollections of Warner Robins citizens in celebration of the city's 70th birthday. McIntyre came left Lenoir, NC to come to Middle Georgia in 1944. "Left the beautiful mountains and the beautiful snow and all that," she said. After arriving in Macon on a cattle car in the midst of bad weather, McIntyre said she wasn't happy then with the move. "It rained for a week and I cried for a week. I thought as soon as the weather stops, I'm out of here," she said. But what she had thought would be one week turned into a job on the then new military base in Warner Robins. In time she created careers both private and political. "You couldn't drag me out of here now," she said.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Prom_Fashion

Dylan Ogle, a Stratford Academy freshman, tries the tuxedo he plans to wear to his prom. "I was really just blown away that prom was tomorrow," he said, "We prepared, like, two or three weeks ahead. That really helped out because this would be nightmare last minute."


After only a few years of existence, the American Sign Language class at Peach County High School in Fort Valley, GA has become the most popular elective at the school.

Grant Blankenship: 2013 So Far &emdash; Bike_Rally

A rider leaves the Angel City Spring Rally in Unadilla Saturday. Angel City is a purpose built retreat for motorcycle enthusiasts.


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