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"I was amazed I wanna bake this guy a cake or something," said Sims.
Officer Paugh was the first emergency responder on the scene Tuesday morning when her neighbor Janie Inman's home caught fire.
The Clarksville Officer kicked in the door and immediately noticed a woman on the floor.
"Her legs were slightly moving so I knew she was alive. At that point we had to get her out as quick as possible," said Paugh.
Firefighters were still on the way so Officer Paugh crawled through the thick smoke alone and pulled Inman to safety.
"If I hadn't done it I'm sure any other officer or first responder who got here before me would've done the same thing I have," said Paugh.
As it turns out, Paugh has a pretty good reason to say that.
Monday several of his fellow Clarksville officers pulled a man to safety through a window in a housefire on Cave Street.
"I'm proud of the officers, the reaction in both circumstances," said Police Chief Al Ansley.
A quick reaction some say saved Inman's life.
Firefighters were able to limit the damage to her home but Sims says they may not have arrived quickly enough to save her.
"The doctors told her daughter if she'd been in that house a few more minutes she'd be dead. There's no way she would have survived," said Sims.
Wednesday, February 6 2013, 11:53 PM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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