Floyd Davis, Gordon ’41, visits with Natalie Rischbieter, alumni affairs and annual fund administrator, during a recent visit to campus to donate several mounted fish to the Gordon State College Biology Department. Davis, who came to Gordon in 1938 when he was just 14, served in World War II and decided while on a medical transport ship that he would attend medical school and practice ophthalmology. He did just that, maintaining a practice in Fayette County for many years.
“We were so happy to have Mr. Davis visit campus and appreciate his wonderful gift,” said Rischbieter.
As excitement continues to build around the 2014 Buggy Days Festival, one event is sure to deliver. The Old Fashioned Games, Greased Pole Climb, and Fireworks will be held at the Lamar County Rodeo Arena on Roberta Drive this Saturday, September 20. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with games beginning at 7:00 p.m.
A fireworks show will immediately follow the games and will launch around 9:30 p.m. Admission into the event is $3 per person (children four and under free) and participation in the games is $1 per race. Children under the age of 4 can participate in the races for free.
Participants in the greased pole climb have the opportunity to show off their strength while having the chance to win $100.00. The fee for participation in the greased pole climb is $5.00 for two attempts. A fireworks show will follow and will cap off the day’s activities. For more information please contact Chamber President Marshall Hooks at (770) 358-5884.
The girlfriend of a 33-year-old man killed in a motorcycle crash here Sept. 7 has accused an off duty Barnesville police officer with escalating the incident, panicking her boyfriend and causing his death.
City police counter that the off duty officer, Terry Belvin, did only what any other driver would have done under the circumstances. Belvin has been on administrative leave since May 16 when his police cruiser hit and killed two pedestrians on Veterans Parkway.
Ashley Smith claims Belvin followed Dennis Turner Jr. to their Towns Edge apartment claiming he had passed two cars on a yellow line.
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The Gordon State College Association of Nursing Students and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive on campus Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Hall. [Full Story »]
If your plan to earn a college degree was delayed by work, family or other responsibilities, Gordon State College is offering two opportunities to learn about earning a bachelor’s degree in human services through its innovative Weekend College.
Christopher Keith Calmer, 46, made a first appearance in Monroe Superior Court Sept. 16 before Judge Tommy Wilson. He was returned to jail. Security was tight as evidenced in video inside by Monroe County Reporter publisher Will Davis.
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I was shocked – shocked, I say – Friday night when the once proud Mary Persons Bulldogs hid behind their lightning detector and some ridiculous GHSA rules to steal a win from the Lamar County Trojans in Forsyth.
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Trojan head coach Jamie Abrams will formally appeal last Friday’s game at Mary Persons which is recorded as a 29-27 loss for the Trojans who were about to attempt to a two-point PAT that would have tied the game when a lightning delay was called.
The game, stopped with 1:53 left in the third quarter, was never restarted.
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A story in the 9.16.2014 print edition entitled 'Hit pedestrians were sober' contains incorrect information regarding the blood alcohol levels of Justen Sullivan and Quenton Byrd. The two were struck and killed by a BPD police cruiser driven by officer Terry Belvin May 16, 2014.
Due to an error in communication between the state crime lab, coroner Jim Smith and, ultimately, The Herald Gazette incorrect data was published.
Sullivan, in fact, was highly intoxicated with a blood/alcohol content of .240. A reading of .08 is considered drunk in Georgia. Byrd's level was .04 which indicates impairment but not intoxication. Coroner Jim Smith noted data he received indicated no drug use but law enforcement sources indicated one or both men tested positive for marijuana.
The Herald Gazette takes responsibility for and regrets this error.