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Beaufort High put on lockdown Tuesday morning

Parking lot fight, handgun in car lead to arrest By Mike McCombs Beaufort High School was on lockdown Tuesday morning as a result of an altercation in the parking lot resulting in the discovery of a handgun on campus. At approximately 10:30 a.m., City of Beaufort Police say a bystander intervened in a fight between… Keep Reading

Hot dog!

 Firefighters top police in eating contest for charity   By Bob Sofaly  It was epic! It was colossal! It was National Hot Dog Day!  To commemorate the event Wednesday, July 21, and raise money for their favorite charities, the titans from the City of Beaufort Police Department and the Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department squared off to… Keep Reading


Indecent Conduct

Former firefighter’s checkered past went unchecked for years before joining fire district How did Brandon Thomsen – with a history of reckless, violent behavior, run-ins with law enforcement and a previous connection to another case involving sexual assault of a minor – land a job in the public trust? By Mindy Lucas When Brandon Thomsen made his first… Keep Reading


Burton firefighter wanted on charges for soliciting sex from 13-year-old ‘no longer employed’ with district

Hunted by state law enforcement, Thomsen fled to Georgia medical facility By Mindy Lucas An area firefighter wanted on charges of soliciting sex from a 13-year-old girl is no longer working as a firefighter with his department, officials say. “Brandon Thomsen is no longer employed by the Burton Fire District,” said Capt. Dan Byrne with… Keep Reading


Teenager arrested in shooting in downtown Beaufort

By Mindy Lucas A Beaufort County teenager has been arrested in connection with the shooting of another teen in the downtown business district of Beaufort, police say. Officers with the Beaufort Police Department responding to gunfire in the 200 block of Scott Street shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, found a teenager with… Keep Reading