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Thomson woman injured in house fire
McDuffie County and Thomson firefighters wait for their colleagues to exit the burned house after extinguishing a Dec. 2 blaze.
A Thomson woman received burns to almost 50 percent of her body before Thomson Police officers pulled her from her burning home Saturday night at 10 p.m.
An emergency call about a person trapped inside the burning house at 1062 Corbin St. on Dec. 2 sent emergency responders rushing to the scene.
The Thomson Police Department arrived before McDuffie County Fire Rescue and EMS and Thomson Fire Rescue and began the search for the person inside.
According to Police Capt. Marquis Murray, upon hearing the call, he, Sgt. Bryan Addenbrook and Officer James Blackledge arrived at the home where fire was showing from the windows and heavy smoke was all around.
Blackledge entered the home from the rear, and Murray and Addenbrook went through the front door to seek Brenda Cartledge, 60, who was inside the burning one-story home.




Plane crashes at Thomson-McDuffie Airport
An FAA official examines the plane that crashed at the end of the runway at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport Dec. 2. The FAA began investigating the crash Dec. 3.
A pilot and passenger walked away from a plane crash uninjured at the end of a runway at the Thomson-McDuffie County Regional Airport Friday evening, Dec. 2.
A Piper PA28-180 airplane, occupied by a man and woman from Pickens, South Carolina, hit the approach lights while landing at the airport at approximately 6:30 p.m.




Hammond becomes Superior Court judge Dec. 2
Britt Hammond’s mother Gayle Hammond and his mother-in-law Carolyn Black put his judge robe on him after he was sworn in on Dec. 2.
Britt Hammond, a Thomson native, will take over as the Superior Court judge in January.
Hammond has spent his entire career in the Toombs Judicial Circuit as an attorney and as a Juvenile Court judge for the past 12 years. In addition to his work with children, Hammond was a public defender for 10 years during his early career, and he has done work with probating wills, real estate law and representing historical societies.
Hammond’s passion for working with children guided his decision to run for Superior Court judge after the Chief Judge Roger Dunaway made the decision to retire.




LOCAL NEWS
Sanders celebrates retirement from district attorney position
Warrenton’s Hometown Christmas set for Dec. 8
Fire brings units to Carver Street home twice
Suspect arrested in Newton murder
Curtis Funeral Home introduces emergency mobile app for community
Thomson to build CNG fueling station at City Barn

McDuffie County
SPORTS
Dog Walk sendoff on Saturday
Bulldogs victorious in opening game
Lady Bucs notch first win of season against Fox Creek
Briarwood boys win three games at start of season
Dogs headed to Dome
Move came after Jefferson did not have stipulated seating



LIFESTYLES
Donations for Mayors’ Motorcade to benefit East Central Regional Hospital
Thomson Dental Wellness expands to better serve the Thomson community and surrounding area
University McDuffie lights 34th annual Tree of Love
From Strawberry Hill to the seas: Tippins’ journey
More than 2,200 shoeboxes collected for Samaritan’s Purse
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