Corey Perrine | Photojournalist


The night of Nov. 7, 2008 will never be forgotten for Kara Kevorkian, right, and her daughter Netaya, 17, both then of Nashua. Kara was shot by ex-boyfriend Juan Mateo Sanchez, 45, with a .357-caliber handgun. Sanchez faces 20-50 years in prison for attempted murder after shooting her five times at point blank range. Kara lay in a pool of blood while her daughter performed CPR and called 911, saving her life. On the center of Kara's back, a bullet wound can be seen where a bullet narrowly missed her spine.
Amber Baker waits for the homecoming queen parade to begin as she sits atop a 1957 Ford Thunderbird Friday, Oct. 8 at Lions Field in North Augusta, S.C. They circled twice waiving to the crowd. Fox Creek High School crowned Danielle Sheppard their 2010 homecoming queen at half time as their varsity football team battled Calhoun County High School.
Jo Ann Harris, 38, pauses for a moment holding her grandson Tyler Beasley, 22 months, in what remains of their house, before showing in a walk-through Tuesday, Nov. 23 in Harlem, Ga. On Thursday, Nov. 18, a fire destroyed the edifice after Beasley accidentally knocked over an oil lamp. According to Harris, she went to use the bathroom only to come back to a wall of flames and her grandson on fire. Harris immediately doused the flames from his bare legs after ignited oil landed on his skin and ran out of the house. Beasley suffered second-degree burns. Within minutes the house was engulfed in flames. Harris, single and unemployed, said she lost everything and is looking for help to rebuild. Harris had fallen behind on paying the electric bill and had just paid to have it reconnected. According to Harris, it was the last night of living by oil lamp as the power was to be reconnected the next day. Beasley is expected to have a full recovery.
Christian pop artist, Jonny Diaz, performs for a crowd of a couple hundred on the lawn of the commons area against a nearly-full moon Sept. 21 in downtown Augusta, Ga. Diaz came as part of the 10-day Westobou Arts Festival. The concert was sponsored by 88.3 WAFJ in celebration of their 16th anniversary.
Caroline Morris, wife of Will S. Morris IV, looks out the window as she gathers around friends before the Augusta Assemblies bi-annual social Wednesday, May 19 at the Augusta Country Club. The social club was founded in 1952 and has always been made up of 52 couples. Membership is partially based on long-term residence and members vote who will fill vacancies.
Adrianna Ixta, 2, is seen pressing her face on the glass of the butcher's meat section Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at Jacobo's Authentic Mexican Grocery & Bakery in Omaha, Neb. Ixta was there with her parents as they shopped.
Jesse Simpson, audio/visual specialist for The Old Frontier shows off his
Braye Boardman's interest in historic preservation and green development makes him a person to watch in the coming decade. Here he is seen in his historically preserved 1932 row-style office building Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Beacon Blue offices on Broad St. in Augusta, Ga.
Casey Lane, 9, of Wilton, treads water during a swimming test July 25 at Goss Park. This year marks the 50th anniversary since the spring-fed pond opened. The park offers diving, swimming, a beach, playground area and more.
Volunteer Sheri Venters of Augusta, Ga. shows off her autograph from Ray Scott of Pintlala, Ala. Friday, May 6 at Wildwood Park in Clarks Hill, S.C. Scott, founder of Bassmaster Magazine and creator of event fishing competition, came to host the 21st annual Military Team Bass Tournament. Over 100 teams competed. Scott still tours to this day since starting his vision for the world of competitive fishing in 1967.
Paul Brooks shows where ground level used to be in 1971 when his parents purchased property containing this Mysore fig tree July 19, 2013 in Estero, Fla. Brooks says they were the 5th house in Estero at the time and it was purchased for $6,500 dollars. Today the tree is 117 years old, located at Broadway Ave. East, and the largest fig tree in the United States at 93 feet and a spread of 130 feet. Brooks runs the tree as a tourist stop and runs the gift shop where naturally unseeded jams are made from the fig fruit. After years of opposing incorporation, the Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) has decided now is the time for Estero to become a municipality. Feelings among residents are mixed. Efforts to place incorporation will appear on the on the November 2014 ballot. If successful Estero would become a municipality by January 1, 2015.
Jolene Penton, left, and Paula DiStefano hold up a photo of  their deceased brother and son, Jonathan, then 10, respectively, showing injuries sustained Oct. 1979 at Beatrice State Developmental Hospital Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at Penton's home in Plattsmouth, Neb.  The two have fought legally to no avail in the case against staff members at the center. Jonathan was born with a handicapped condition, Sanfilippo syndrome, and was sent there to receive help with his disorder. According to DiStefano, Jonathan was beaten resulting in double black eyes during his five-week stay there. When she confronted the head administrator he said it was a result of a reaction to medication. DiStefano knew better and pulled Jonathan out of the institution.
Caroline Cane, 3, center, waits in line next to cousin Abigail Mobley, 3, and Anna Kate Hefner, 9  all of Augusta Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at The James Brown Arena in Augusta, Ga. A few thousand came out to watch bull riders brave the beasts for eight seconds of glory.
Jose Flores Smith, originally from Cuba, is seen at his Smith Gardens Apartment home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in Hialeah, FL. The spanish-speaking community, heavily comprised of Cuban immigrants will be pivotal in this year's election. The area is traditionally known as a politically red area. Smith lives off $653 dollars of Social Security a month. His rent is $550 dollars. Currently his air conditioning window unit is broken to his studio apartment.
Jason Sikes, an Elvis Presley impersonator, performs Saturday, Nov. 6 at The Jack C. Fortune American Legion Post 205 in Augusta, Ga. About $2,400 was raised for the Wounded Warrior program that will offer them a Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Sikes has been performing in the area and around the country for the past 12 years.
Standing perfectly still for three minutes, Naturalist Becky Speer listens for frog sounds adorned with a mosquito net Sept. 19, 2012 in the Naples, Fla. Frog volunteers went out recording information on populations of the various webbed amphibians in the region. Speer and Hauch spent three hours on their route stopping for three minutes recording sounds and spotting specimen three minutes at a time.
Essie Butler sits on her porch with a baby doll Aug. 26 at her Augusta home on Wrightsboro Road in Augusta. Butler was relaxing talking with a friend watching cars go by.
A life-size cutout of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is seen juxtaposed with Fox News broadcasting poll predictions and President Obama on the screen Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at the Mitt Romney Victory Office in Boca Raton. At the time of the broadcast it was predicting a 4 to 5 percent margin in favor of Obama.