Best of 2013 by Jon-Michael Sullivan

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Adam Scott, left, celebrates with his caddie Steve Williams on the No. 10 green after winning the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF)
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Senior lineman Thomas Adams (left) and his teammates celebrate with the other students on the field as Aquinas High School beat Mount Pisgah Christian School 17-16 in Alpharetta, Ga., on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Aquinas advances to play for a state championship next Friday, Dec. 13. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Paul Adams of Augusta (left) throws pieces of bread to the gulls as people gather to watch the birds flock to the River Walk in Augusta on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Senior Avery Corbett (#58) and his teammates celebrate as the Silver Bluff defense stops Bamberg-Ehrhardt on fourth down for the 14-7 win in overtime on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Paula Miller hugs her husband, Cpl. Eric Miller, at the welcome home ceremony for 22 soldiers of Delta Company, 297th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Gordon on Friday, May 17, 2013. The soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan for the last year. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Andrew Cain (center) and his teammates celebrate in the locker room after the Augusta GreenJackets' 13-4 win over the Lexington Legends, winning the second-half SAL division title, on Wednesday at Lake Olmstead Stadium. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Police and firemen survey the damage to a room after a fire at the Courtesy Motel on 15th Street on Sunday night, Jan. 6, 2013. A man's body was found in the room after the fire was put out, but the official cause of death was unknown. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Laney's Mike Lewis (center) and Christian Keeling (right) celebrate as Lucy C. Laney High School defeated Dublin High School 53-50 in a Region 3-AA Tournament semifinal on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Lincoln County Middle School students cheer during the pep rally, which included all three Lincoln County schools, on Friday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Glenn Hills' Aaron Williamson (right) collides with Butler's Jaylon Archie in an attempt to steal the ball as Butler High School defeated Glenn Hills High School 72-61 on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Brentwood High School players pile onto one another after defeating Edmund Burke 5-1 in Game 3 to win the GISA Class AA state title at Brentwood High School on Saturday, June 1, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People gather for the third annual Fourth of July ceremony at The Signers' Monument on Greene Street in Augusta on Thursday, July 4, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Guard Ashley Watts (11) is fouled by forward Morgan Campbell during the first half. The Paine College Lady Lions defeated the Stillman College Lady Tigers 64-44 at the team's first game at the new HEAL complex on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Suzanne Tropea says yes as Nate Mercer kneels for a surprise proposal while playing "couple's trivia" on top of the first base dugout in the fourth inning of the Augusta GreenJackets' opening game against the Lexington Legends at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Friday, April 5, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Petty Officer 3rd Class John Jordan (center) waves flags with other members of OutServe, the association of actively serving LGBT Military Personnel, during the Augusta Pride parade on Broad Street on Saturday, June 22, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Competitors wait to begin the 1.2-mile swim during the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Bradney Tart falls off a bull, earning a score of 80, during the 12th Annual USC Aiken Baseball Extra Inning Bull Riding at the James Brown Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ralph Barbee and Kathy Wade (center right in background) dance during the Shag Classic at Julian Smith Casino on Friday night, March 15, 2013. The three-day event is hosted by the CSRA Shag Club with about 450 attendees from around the nation. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Jauveer Hammond, a quarterback for the Strom Thurmond Rebels, is one of The Augusta Chronicle's Dream 16. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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White Knoll's Emarius Logan (right) dives as North Augusta's Christian Davis (left) steals the ball during the first half of Friday night's game at North Augusta High School on Jan. 11, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The Gospel Warriors Mime Ministry, based in Aiken, performs during Sunday Night Live, a monthly talent showcase at The Kroc Center in Augusta, on Jan. 6, 2013. The shows, hosted by Za'Nee Entertainment, began last month and are held at 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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70-year-old Sam "Sonny" J. Bryant, who has 27 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, is photographed in The Augusta Chronicle studio on April 19, 2013. "People think I'm unique because of my age," Bryant said. "I'm doing what I think everyone else should be doing. You take it for granted when you're young. You think you're going to be healthy all your life. You're not." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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70-year-old Sam "Sonny" J. Bryant does wide-grip lat pull-ups during a work out in preparation for a bodybuilding competition in Macon at the Gold's Gym on Walton Way Extension on July 16, 2013. Bryant, who has 27 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, works out twice a day. "It's a good thing I ain't old because this would kill an old man," Bryant jokingly said between sets of repetitions. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Mitch Gilbert of Aiken flips while wakeboarding on the Savannah River in preparation for the waterskiing and wakeboarding amateur series, which begins its season in March, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2013. Gilbert was practicing with several friends, including Ryan Goodson of Augusta. "My threshold is about 65 to 70 degrees to bring the boat out," Goodson said. Sunday's high temperature was 76 degrees. "The water temperature is 63 degrees...the elements were there to get an early start on practice," Goodson said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Tammi Arenas (left) and Ryan Gram (center) raise their hands in praise as church members sing with the worship band at the TrueNorth Church groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. More than 1,000 church members marched from North Augusta High School, where the church has met for the past eight years, to the 16-acre site on West Martintown Road. Construction is expected to being in early February. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Eleven-year-old Skyler Abazary (right) smiles as she holds the single golden egg that was one of about 2,200 eggs hidden around Dayspring Church in Augusta on Friday night, March 29, 2013. About 50 children between the ages of 10 and 18 participated in the third year of flashlight Easter egg hunt, according to youth pastor David Capell. Abazary won a 5 gift card to Cold Stone Creamery for finding the golden egg. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Eric McNees, 13, holds a sign as he cheers at the start line of the 56-mile bike portion during the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. McNees' parents, Shannon and Mark, competed in the event. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Gina Buckley shouts for the Lady Pacers with the game tied at the end of the first half. Clayton State defeated USC Aiken 56-50 on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Tiger Woods walks to the No. 4 tee during the second practice round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF)
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Corey Duplechin plays bass with Tab Benoit during the 20th annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival in Thomson, Ga., on Saturday, May 18, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Jordan Bryden, of Canada, races towards the finish line, completing the 56-mile bike portion in 2:18:22, during the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Augusta, Georgia. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Augusta's Matt Lujan was the starting pitcher as the GreenJackets defeated Savannah 7-6 in the second game of its doubleheader at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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K.J. Choi chips to the 17th green during the third round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF)
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Laney's Jervon Walker leaps over Westside's Mykel Brown in an attempt to block Brown's pass during the first half of Westside's 63-51 win at Laney High School on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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USC Aiken's Porsha Martin (left) and Daniela Tarailo (right) fight Kayla Mobley (center) for the rebound during the first half. Clayton State defeated USC Aiken 56-50 on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Westside's Quinton Phillips (center) shoots the ball between Laney defenders Curtis Hightower (left) and Nick Myers (right) during the first half of Westside's 63-51 win at Laney High School on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The Augusta Convention Center is reflected in rain drops on Wednesday afternoon, June 26, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Burke County beat Hephzibah High School 55-0 on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Senior Jordan Hysell laughs as the crown slides off her head after being crowned Miss Fox Creek at the annual Miss Fox Creek Pageant for Fox Creek High School held at the Imperial Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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West Florida's Chelsea Palmer smiles as she is hugged by Sashana Campbell in celebration after Campbell scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the University of West Florida beat the University of Western Washington 2-1 in overtime in the NCAA Division II Soccer Championships semifinal game on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sophomore forward Quinton Phillips (right) and the other Westside players celebrate with their classmates at center court as Westside High School defeats Lucy C. Laney High School 63-59 to win the Region 3-AA title at Laney High School on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Glenn Hills' Tanisha Brown (left) attempts to steal the pass to Butler's Mercedes Gibson in the second half as Glenn Hills defeated Butler 37-25 at Butler High School on Friday night, Feb. 8, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Greater Atlanta Christian's Isaiah Wilkins dunks the ball to increase his team's lead by 9 with 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter as Greater Atlanta Christian defeats Lucy C. Laney Walker 64-56 in the GHSA State Class AA Semifinal game at Georgia College and State University on Friday, March 1, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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University of South Carolina defeated Florida Atlantic University 70-30 at the International Quidditch Association's Southern Regional Championship in North Augusta on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Winners of the tournament will fill the remaining spots for the World Cup. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Defender Andrew Lewis blocks the shot of Zephaniah Jasper during the fourth quarter of Lucy C. Laney High School's game against Greater Atlanta Christian in the GHSA State Class AA Semifinal game at Georgia College and State University on Friday, March 1, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Stephon Jacobs, a junior at Evans High School, jumps 9-feet, 10-inches in the broad jump during a football combine with other local high school players at AthElite Sports Training Academy in Evans on Saturday, March 23, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Augusta right winger Dennis Sicard (18) and defenseman Matt Smyth fight during the second period as the RiverHawks defeated the Huntsville Havoc 6-2 at the Augusta Ice Sports Center on Thursday, March 14, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Third baseman Mitch Delfino is flipped upside down as he is unable to get the force out on Charleston's Peter O'Brien as O'Brien slides into third base in the fourth inning of the GreenJackets' game against the Charleston RiverDogs on Thursday, May 30, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Laney forward Simone Smith lands on defender Taylor Farley as she attempts to recover the loose ball in the second half of Lucy C. Laney High School's 67-44 win over Kendrick in the GHSA State Class AA Semifinal game at Georgia College and State University on Friday, March 1, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Brian Kaufman (from left), president of Augusta Rugby Club, Eric Rogers, and David Reeder participate in a passing drill at rugby practice on Aug. 22, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Tournament director Alan Kane presents the Tennessee Tech disc golf team with the trophy after it won the 2013 men's national championship at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships that was held at the Old Glory course at the Hippodrome Disc Golf Club on Sunday, April 7, 2013. The Tennessee Tech team was Brent Whitehead (from left), Michael Hoffman, Ethan Cassidy and Alex Callis. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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ARC's Hannah Farmer (right) goes up for a header against Statesboro's Kiana Moody (left) and Sarah Brown during the first half as Statesboro High School defeated ARC 3-1 in Augusta on Thursday, April 18, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Edwin Bailey (center), offensive line coach, gathers the athletes at midfield during tryouts for the Paine College football team at Lucy C. Laney High School's stadium on Saturday, May 11, 2013. "I've been waiting to do this," Bailey said as he led a chant of "Paine!" before the athletes went to position drills. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Participants from Bryton Entertainment dressed as superheroes for the 5th Annual Plane Pull that benefited the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta at Augusta Regional Airport on Saturday afternoon, May 4, 2013. The group won the best dressed award. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Quarterback Jauveer Hammond attempts to run as he is tackled near the sidelines by defender Colton Johnson in the first half of North Augusta's 27-20 win over Strom Thurmond on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Petty Officer 1st Class Joey Workman places a petty officer third class pin on a memorial for motorcycle deputy Alton Creech that was held in a parking lot near the GRU Medical Center Emergency Room in Augusta on Friday, May 17, 2013. Workman is the leading petty officer of the Operational Support Unit of the Reserve Center in Augusta where Creech served as a petty officer third class. Creech died Friday afternoon from injuries he sustained in an off-duty motorcycle crash Thursday.JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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E4 Aaron Bierlein is hugged by his 3-year-old daughter, Lydia, 6-year-old son, Kael (left) and wife, Kuala, at the welcome home ceremony for 22 soldiers of Delta Company, 297th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Gordon on Friday, May 17, 2013. The soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan for the last year. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Soldiers wave flags and cheer as Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band performs at Thunder Over Augusta that was held in Evans Towne Center Park on Saturday, May 18, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Florida State receiver Rashad Greene breaks the attempted tackle of defensive back Bashaud Breeland as he runs for a first down in the first half of Florida State's 51-14 win at Clemson University on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Dustin Ross is the first Georgia Regents University runner to make the Division II track and field national championships, where he'll compete in the 1,500-meter event. Ross often trains at the Augusta Canal Trail (background). JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Greenbrier High School players watch from the dugout as Pope High School players pile onto one another in celebration after Pope swept the Wolfpack, winning the first game 11-7 in 8 innings and the second game 15-5 in 5 innings in the Class AAAAA state final on Saturday, May 25, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Molly Mulanax (from left), 10, her 14-year-old sister, Hannah Kate, and Shelley Martin, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, sing praise songs during Aldersgate United Methodist Church's new church service called 247 on Sunday, May 26, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Evans defensive back David Mims blocks the punt by Gardner Duckworth in the second half of the game as Evans defeated Richmond Academy 26-7 at Evans High School on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Carson Young waits to hit his tee shot on No. 4 during the first round of the 38th annual Palmetto Amateur Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Butler High School's Don Coleman is the player of the week. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Six-year-old Roger Jones, Jr., watches as a catfish, which was the first fish he had ever caught, is weighed at the 26th annual Kids Fishing Event, hosted by the Breakfast Optimist Club, at Augusta Technical College's catfish pond on Saturday morning, June 8, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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District 1 representative Marion Barnes reacts during budget talks at Thursday's school board meeting. Several board members described this budget cycle as one of the worst. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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USC Aiken forward Mackenzie Reese (center right in black headband) celebrates with her teammates after hitting the game-winning three-pointer in USC Aiken's 56-55 win over Augusta State University on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Marcel Palmer (left) dances with his 8-year-old daughter, Avery (center), during the sixth annual Father and Daughter Gala at the Legends Club on Father's Day, June 16, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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John Paul Stout laughs as he dances with his 16-month-old daughter, Sarah Jane, during the sixth annual Father and Daughter Gala at the Legends Club on Father's Day, June 16, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Eric Turner, 39, takes a quick break in the shade while mowing a customer's lawn with his 16-year-old stepson, Tavaris Mendenhall, on June 12, 2013. Turner, who was born with a birth defect that caused him to not have hands, works three jobs. He works full time at East Central Regional Hospital and between 30 and 35 hours a week at Pizza Hut while also operating a lawn care business, maintaining a dozen yards throughout the year. "I could be sitting back and getting a government check, but I don't want someone telling me how much I can make," Turner said. "Let me be responsible for that. I want to be in control of my own destiny." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Eric Turner practices a voice training technique during his second voice lesson with voice teacher Marilyn Tomeo at her home studio on Saturday morning, June 15, 2013. Turner holds his lip to make sure it is relaxed as he learns to better control the sound. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Five-year-old Jackson Hensley watches Lawrence Baker fish in the Savannah River as high water brought fish near the sidewalk of Boeckh Park on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Baker was at the park with a group from Premier Martial Arts and brought a rod and reel after hearing the water was high. "You gotta be prepared," Baker said. "You never know when the opportunity might present itself." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Dejuan Sanders, brother of L.J. Sanders, joins hands with others as Alberta Stokes leads prayer at an event called CSRA Awareness Against Crime: Helping Families Get Closure that was hosted by Sanders' mother, Carolyn Bates, at Lions Memorial Field in North Augusta on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Families of homicide victims gathered to talk about the individual cases and the importance of people aiding law enforcement to solve the murders. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Florence Canady speaks as several of her 8 grandchildren, including three who are 17 years old, stand with her during a forum to discuss the George Zimmerman trial verdict at Williams Memorial CME Church on Saturday, July 20, 2013. "That kid was fighting for his life," Canady said. "Stand up men, white and black." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Williston-Elko's Da'Twon Owens is unable to catch the pass in the end zone as he is defended by Josh White (88) during the Blue Devils' scrimmage against Ridge Spring-Monetta at the jamboree at South Aiken High School on Friday night, Aug. 16, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A mural with the cab of a 1954 Chevy is seen in Mitchell, Ga., on Saturday morning, Aug. 17, 2013. A plaque said it was dedicated to the town in memory of Mark & Dorothy Holland and Betty Clayton Holland by Holland Electric, Inc. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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North Caroina's #67 Mark Lloyd makes a diving attempt at catching South Carolina's #27 Victor Hampton during the first quarter of South Carolina's game against North Carolina, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Columbia, South Carolina. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Thomas Banks, a running back for the Augusta Christian Lions, is one of The Augusta Chronicle's Dream 16. Banks wears a crown as the Lions are the king of the jungle and helped Augusta Christian won the SCISA Class AAA state championship last year. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Gyasi Yeldell, a lineman for the Silver Bluff Bulldogs, is one of The Augusta Chronicle's Dream 16. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Jake Whitley, an offensive lineman for the North Augusta Yellow Jackets, is one of The Augusta Chronicle's Dream 16. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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James Holman is an offensive lineman on the Lucy C. Laney Wildcats football team and one of The Augusta Chronicle's Dream 16. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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LaDerrick Hammond, a strong safety for the Jefferson County Warriors, is one of The Augusta Chronicle's Dream 16. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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D.J. Sanders, a linebacker for the Washington County Golden Hawks, is one of The Augusta Chronicle's Dream 16. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Georgia's #48 Quayvon Hicks leaps over Clemson defenders during Clemson's game against Georgia, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Columbia, South Carolina. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Clemson's #81 Stanton Seckinger is congratulated after Clemson defeated Georgia Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Columbia, South Carolina. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Clemson's #81 Stanton Seckinger and #39 Chandler Catanzaro celebrate a touchdown during Clemson's game against Georgia, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Columbia, South Carolina. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People participate in the 2nd annual Patriot Day Race 5K and 10K, which was organized by Marina E. Lopez, at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Ga., on Sept. 7, 2013. Lopez said 150 people registered and half of funds go to National September 11 Memorial & Museum. She plans for the other half to go to survivors from FDNY Engine Company 10 who developed cancer. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Robin Auldridge looks over his cotton crop, which he says should have grown several feet higher but has not due to lack of sunshine on his farm in Blythe, Ga. "If they don't have energy, they don't produce and UV is one of the things that makes everything work," Auldridge said. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Muhib Qadeer (left), 10, and Sahim Kashif, 9, joke around as they lead the Pakistan American Cultural Association during the opening ceremonies of Arts in the Heart on Augusta Common on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Jimmy Reardon judges a sphynx cat at the 19th annual All Breed and Household Pet Cat Show, presented by Cattyshack Cats, at North Augusta Activities Center on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. The show, which is sanctioned by The International Cat Association (TICA), recognizes more than 50 breeds of cats. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Tyler Sheehan (80) recovers a fumble in the endzone by receiver Kenyon West to score in the second half of North Augusta's 27-20 win over Strom Thurmond on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Firefighters from the Augusta Fire Department work to put out a house fire on Carr Street on Sunday night, Feb. 10, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Elizabeth Shaffer, 13, slowly pulls her 3-year-old corn snake, Sam, from the robe of the Rev. Dr. Joe Bowden after it slithered under his collar as Bowden was blessing it at the Blessing of the Animals event at Church of the Holy Comforter in Martinez on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Animals and owners received individual blessings outside the church. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Fred Koehle, operations manager of Richmond County Mosquito Control, puts mosquitofish in a pool of water that has collected in a fountain at the former site of the Augusta Golf and Gardens Park, which is owned by Georgia Regents University, on Oct. 3, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Linebacker Demetris Spearman (right) strips the ball from Harlem running back Austin Burt with defender Mike Bell (left) on the stop during the second half as Westside defeated Harlem 20-18 on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Naomi Williams pushes her 4-year-old son, Noah, in a new wheelchair, which was donated by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, as she runs a mile with members of a running group named Black Girls Run and members of the RCSO running team on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Safety Brison Williams (left) reacts as the official review overturns the ruling on the field, resulting in a touchdown for Kentucky receiver Demarco Robinson in the fourth quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. South Carolina defeated Kentucky 35-28. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sawyer Purdy (from left), 4 McCord Purdy, 6 Thomas McWhorter, 5 and Campbell Robinson, 8, line up to slap hands with the players during the "Devil Walk" from the school buses to the stadium locker rooms before Lincoln County's game against Aquinas High School on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Freshman offensive lineman Vanalda Harrison raises his helmet with his teammates before the game, the school's first football game since 1962, that was held at Lucy C. Laney High School's stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Paine College lost 20-13 to Georgia Prep Sports Academy. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Lucy C. Laney High School beat T.W. Josey High School 41-0 on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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On a key defensive play, senior Jalen Douse intercepts the ball late in the fourth quarter and is tackled by Garrett Zeigler as Silver Bluff defeated Bamberg-Ehrhardt 14-7 in overtime on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Silver Bluff's James Jacks (left) and Laney's James Holmon will represent South Carolina and Georgia, respectively, in the Border Bowl, played at Lucy C. Laney High School's stadium. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Tiger Woods waits on the eighth fairway during the second practice round for the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF)
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Rory McIlroy hits from Rae's Creek before the Par 3 Tournament of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF)
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Patrons watch Sergio Garcia's putt for birdie on the first green during the second round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday, April 12, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF)
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Jason Day reacts to a putt on No. 12 during the final round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF)
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Brian Prince hugs his wife, Lori, after taking the oath of office for Georgia House District 127 seat by State Court Judge David Watkins at John H. Ruffin, Jr. Courthouse in Augusta on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Prince replaces the late Rep. Quincy Murphy, who died in August. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Ten-year-old Katelyn Dwyer, her 16-month-old sister, Scarlett, and friend Riley McNevin, 9, watch as a member of the band Swinging Medallions is held upside down as he plays saxaphone at the Independence Day celebration at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Boy scouts from Pack 7 walk in the annual North Augusta Evening Lions 2013 Christmas Parade on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

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This is a gallery of the best images of 2013 by staff photojournalist Jon-Michael Sullivan (jonmichael.sullivan@augustachronicle.com)

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