After begging his father and News-Banner Publisher Jamie Gardner to let him hold the camera, seven-year-old Jacob Gardner captured the above photo.
The photo was taken on Independence Day, just after the sunset, as the night sky lit up in various areas of the community. The sky was especially bright near the Young Farmers Tractor Pull track area as the annual Appling County Fireworks display, sponsored by the Appling County Commissioners, was held in honor of the holiday. Nearby to the same locations, local contractor Joey Hiers also had a good fireworks presentation.
The fireworks were enjoyed by all in attendance, and especially by Jacob who got bragging rights over his dad for the best fireworks picture.