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Zorro banditos rounded up

The third Barnesville teen who allegedly tried to rob a man in Thomaston while wearing Zorro masks has turned himself in and bonded out of the Upson County jail.Quenton Walker, 18, turned himself in soon…

Gordon sets enrollment record

Gordon College is expecting record enrollment that could well exceed 4000 students. Classes began yesterday.GC president Larry Weill told the Barnesville-Lamar County Industrial Development Authority projections were enrollment would be up 17% over last fall…

United Bank provides cooling break for GC students

Gordon College welcomed more than 4,400 students Monday as classes began. More than 1,000 students are living on campus. It was business as usual on campus this morning despite a bomb threat that shook the…

Sheriff’s news release on Gordon bomb threat

Press ReleaseAugust 16,2009 10:55 pmLAMAR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE On August 16 at 5:35 PM a call was received in Lamar County E911 that threatened a bomb on the Gordon College Campus. The caller provided no…

Accident victim Hayes has died

Paul Hayes of 431 Crawford Rd. passed away this afternoon at 1:50pm.Following an accident at the intersection of highways 341 and 18 in Barnesville Hayes was taken to Spalding with a broken back, collapsed lungs…

A soulful celebration

Newton Collier, the second winner of the Georgia Music Legend Award at the BBQ & Blues Fest here, will be honored with a benefit birthday bash tomorrow, August 15.The event is set for 6 p.m.…

Funeral services set for Marty Jackson

Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Barnesville police officer Marty Jackson, 37, who died August 12.Visitation is set for Friday, August 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at…

Barnesville police officer dies

Barnesville police officer Marty Jackson died this morning after a brief illness.Jackson was taken to an area hospital with high blood pressure and subsequently died – apparently of natural causes.

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