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Meet the singing Parris Island drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Jake Bublitz is a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. When he's not leading recruits in training, he is also an aspiring musician and songwriter. Here, despite a voice hoarse from shouting, he sings part of his song "Good Friends and Whiskey," and talks about how he tries to integrate music into training.

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Bluffton residents could be on the hook for a $337K police overtime bill. Here’s why

When Hurricane Matthew pounded the shores of South Carolina last year, the Town of Bluffton saw the least amount of estimated structural damage of any incorporated area in Beaufort County. Yet Bluffton stayed under emergency conditions for the longest amount of time, causing its police department to accrue a disproportionately high overtime bill compared to other police agencies in the county, including the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, which oversees emergency operations for the entire county, an investigation by The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette found.

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Meet the singing Parris Island drill instructor

Staff Sgt. Jake Bublitz is a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. When he's not leading recruits in training, he is also an aspiring musician and songwriter. Here, despite a voice hoarse from shouting, he sings part of his song "Good Friends and Whiskey," and talks about how he tries to integrate music into training.
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