Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A little bit of everything...

A blog update with a little bit of everything that I have been busy covering in the past few months.

Jacob Preston works on a commissioned clay bowl on Monday afternoon in his pottery studio and store that is attached to the home where he and his wife live in Old Town Bluffton on Church Street.

A rescue diver with the U.S. Coast Guard out of Savannah, Ga. demonstrates how they would perform a water rescue during the Air Show on Sunday afternoon on the last day of the 60th Beaufort Water Festival at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Downtown Beaufort.

The Lowcountry Seabees pull their bed through a wall of water being thrown on them during the Bed Race on Friday evening during the 60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival on Bay Street in Downtown Beaufort.  The Lowcountry Seabees placed first in the race.

Amy Wilson hugs her daughter Belle, 6, while waiting backstage before for her to sing, "God Bless The U.S.A.," during the Talent Show on Wednesday night during the 60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort.  Belle has wanted to sing in the Talent Show since she was 3 years old and always knew that she wanted to sing the patriotic song.  "I just love the music in it," Belle said.

Dancers from the Low Country Dance Center perform to the song, "Burnin' Up," during the Talent Show on Wednesday evening during the 60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort.

The joint choirs of Mount Calvary Baptist Church and Central Oak Grove Baptist Church sing during the funeral service for Dominique Williams on Saturday afternoon at Grace Community Church on Hilton Head Island.

Male lifeguards with the Shore Beach Service dive into the sand to get to the "flags" first during the final event in the 18th Annual Lifeguard Competition on Wednesday evening at Islander's Beach Park on Hilton Head Island.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks to Sun City residents during the event hosted by the Republicans of Sun City Hilton Head on Wednesday afternoon at the Lakehouse Ballroom in Sun City Hilton Head.

Earl Williams on Hilton Head Island plays the harmonica during the Juneteenth Celebration hosted by the Mitchelville Preservation Project on Saturday afternoon at the Fish Haul Park on Hilton Head Island.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, answers a question asked by Arthur Herman during his appearance in Sun City Hilton Head on Thursday afternoon in Bluffton.

James W. Pruitt stands for a portrait in front of his store, Pruitt's Grocery on Greene Street on Thursday afternoon in Beaufort.  Pruitt, who has worked as a grocer in Beaufort since 1953 when he graduated from Beaufort High School, will be closing the store and retiring on Saturday.

Thelma Thomas, of Savannah, Ga., sings a gospel song along with other members of the Aiken-Singleton family on Sunday evening during the 55th Aiken-Singleton Family Reunion on Aiken Place on Hilton Head Island.

Braxton Smith, 2, of North Augusta, plays in the fountain at Coligny Beach Park on Saturday afternoon on Hilton Head Island.

Beach-goers enjoy the South Beach at Hunting Island State Park on Friday afternoon.  A man was bitten by a shark while swimming at the beach earlier in the day.

Margaret Evans of Beaufort tears up during an impromptu vigil for the nine people shot at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on Saturday night at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.  The vigil was put together by five women who met while attending an art opening at ARTworks on Friday night who thought that it was important for people to come together in Downtown Beaufort to talk about the tragedy in Charleston.

Jim Furyk celebrates after making his putt in the sudden death playoff against Kevin Kisner on the green on the 17th hole during the final round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C.

Jeremiah Davis, 11, of Bluffton, holds his breath before being submerged underwater by Brad Davis, left, George Moody, center, and Father Chuck Owens, right, during the Church of the Cross' annual baptism in the May River next the church at the end of Calhoun Street in Bluffton.  Jeremiah and his brother Isaiah, 9, were two of more than 50 people who were baptized on Sunday night.
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