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December 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Jim Weber of The Commercial Appeal for winning the AP Tennessee Photo of the Month contest for December 2005. Joye Webster, who plays the Sugar Plum Fairy, performs during a dress rehersal for the Memphis Figure Roller Skating Club's rendition of the Nutcracker on Dec. 17, 2005 in Memphis, TN..


November 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Congratulations to J. Miles Cary of The Knoxville News Sentinel for winning the AP Tennessee Photo of the Month contest for November 2005. His picture shows Ken Bartley Jr. being led from a hospital after he shot three administrators at Campbell County High School on Nov. 8, 2005.


October 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Alicia Archuleta of The Leaf Chronicle in Clarksdale won the October award for her image of a pastor baptizing a helicopter pilot.


September 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Joe Howell of The Knoxville News Sentinel won the September award for his image of a Marine corporal kissing his 4-month-old daughter as he returns from a nine-month tour of dury in Iraq.


August 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Alan Spearman of The Commercial Appeal won for the month of August for his image of a candlelight vigil for Elvis Presley outside the gates of Graceland. Presley died Aug. 16, 1977..


July 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Ned Jilton II of TheTimes-News in Kingsport, Tenn., is the winner of the Tennessee AP Photo of the Month for July 2005. His picture shows a rescue helicopter arriving at the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 in Kingsport on July 28, 2005.


June 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Jeff Adkins of The Knoxville News-Sentinel is the winner of the Tennessee AP Photo of the Month for June 2005. His picture shows Shomi Siler holds the U.S. flag from the casket of her brother, Staff Sgt. Alfred Barton Siler, as friends and family of the deceased release balloons into the air during a graveside memorial service Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Marlow Cemetery near Caryville, Tenn. Siler was killed while serving in Iraq on Wednesday, May 25, 2005..


May 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Jae S. Lee of The Tennessean is the winner of the Tennessee AP Photo of the Month for May 2005. His picture shows Vanderbilt's Paige Roberts and other athletes warm up before the start of the women's pole vault during the SEC track and field championships at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, May 15, 2005.


April 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Jeff Atkins of The Knoxville News Sentinel is the winner of the Tennessee AP Photo of the Month for April 2005. Framed by a heart-shaped sculpture by Maryville, Tenn. artist Annamaria Gundlach, a cyclist rides past a blooming pink dogwood tree along Cherokee Blvd. in Knoxville, Tenn., which is part of the Dogwood Trail Monday afternoon in Sequoyah Hills area. Most of the dark pink dogwood trees, like the one in this picture, are commercially grafted, but the unusual color is caused by the naturally acidic soil in eastern Tennessee. There are some wild pink dogwoods along the trail, but their color is closer to white. Most of the dogwoods seen on the Dogwood Trails are native white dogwoods. Sequoyah Hills was the location of Knoxville's first Dogwood Trail in 1955..


March 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Karen Pulfer Focht of the Commercial Appeal is the winner of the Tennessee Photo of the Month for March for her picture showing  Harold White waiting to be rescued after he became trapped in a tree he was cutting on March 14, 2005, in Memphis, Tenn. Rescuers worked to free him using a cherry picker, but eventually called for a crane to lift the heavy branch from his back.


February 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Tom Sherlin of The Daily Times was the winner of the Tennessee AP Photo of the Month for February 2005.  His picture shows Mike Mancusi of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service spraying hemlock trees with insecticidal oil along the mountains in Cades Cove, Tenn., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005. The insecticidal oil is meant to suffocate woolly adelgids, native to Asia. The insects suck carbohydrates from the base of the hemlock needles, usually leading to tree death within five years..


January 2005 Photo of the Month Winner

Saul Young of The Knoxville News Sentinel is the winner of the AP Tennessee Photo of the Month for January 2005.  His picture shows an emergency worker trying to resuce Pat Young, a pilot who crashed into a tree in his single-engine plane in Knoxville, Tenn., on Jan. 9, 2005.


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