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 campus Sunday evening.
United Bank of Barnesville was once again involved in providing free water for students as they moved in.
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August 16,2009 10:55 pm
LAMAR 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 details of the bomb location. The Gordon College Campus Police and Plant Operations were the first on the scene, followed shortly by the Barnesville/ Lamar County Fire Department. Units from the Lamar County Sheriff's Office, Barnesville Police, a Grifin Police Department canine unit, the Georgia State Patrol, and Lamar County Emergency Management responded within minutes to isolate the campus and begin searching for the device. [Full Story »]