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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

1.       The Exchange will be having a Back to School Bash on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd beginning at 10 a.m. at 1817 Rice Avenue.  Finish school shopping, enjoy additional tax free savings, and send the kids back in style! For more information, call 478-595-0181 or visit www.shoptheexchange.co.

2.       Sunbelt Revolution fires up Downtown Dublin’s First Friday Concert Series Friday, August 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Market on Madison.  Singer/songwriter Chris Lewis puts it all out on the table when writing songs, capturing his experiences and impressions of the world around him. For more information call 478-272-2560 or visit www.marketonmadison.com

100% Pass Rate for OFTC's Pharmacy Tech Students

100% Pass Rate for OFTC's Pharmacy Tech Students

Oconee Fall Line Technical College's (OFTC) Pharmacy Technology Class of 2014 achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Each student is now a Certified Pharmacy Technician and registered with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy.

These students will complete their diploma at the end of summer semester and graduate in OFTC's Commencement Ceremony on October 30th.

With the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation visit in September for OFTC's Pharmacy Technology program, the Class of 2014 will have successfully completed an ASHP accredited curriculum.

Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

(WXIA-TV) -- Tenth District Rep. Paul Broun (R) is co-sponsoring a bill introduced Monday on Capitol Hill by Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry (R), that would legalize a form of medical marijuana nationwide.

One Georgia mom who moved her daughter to Colorado for marijuana treatments said that the bill is a step in the right direction, and hopes it will be revised to help even more children.

Her daughter, Haleigh Cox, just turned five years old and is almost seizure-free.

OFTC’s SkillsUSA Team Wins Gold at Nationals

OFTC’s SkillsUSA Team Wins Gold at Nationals

Students from Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) received top honors by winning Gold in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at SkillsUSA’s annual National Leadership and Skills Conference and Championships held in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 23-27, 2014.

OFTC’s National Gold Medalist Opening and Closing Ceremonies team consisted of Johnny Pederson, Cathy Foskey, Erin Morris, Cecila Adamson, Mindy Oxley, Rachel Pederson, Chelce Yearty, and Kimberly Million. The team rehearsed tirelessly together and with their advisors, Kim Meeks, Joyce Davis, David Hall and Jay Mullis, before making the trip to Kansas City. Their hard work and dedication paid off.

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies competition at the national conference is the most hotly contested event for the week with hundreds of students competing. Typically, it is a very difficult event to win on the national level.

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OFTC Instructors Complete 2014 Georgia Master Teacher Experience

OFTC Instructors Complete 2014 Georgia Master Teacher Experience

Allied Health Sciences Division Chair Leslie Thigpen and English Instructor Kim Meeks represented Oconee Fall Line Technical College as 40 Technical College instructors from throughout Georgia gathered for the first Georgia Master Teacher Experience.

The event was held at Southwest Georgia Technical College in Thomasville the week of June 8-12 and was designed to bring together teachers from the Technical College System of Georgia for an intensive week of focus on instructional innovations, motivational techniques, situational problem-solving, contextual learning, and information exchange.

Born as a byproduct of Southwest Georgia Technical College’s Quality Enhancement Plan, the Master Teacher event is designed as an experiential learning event developed by teachers for teachers.

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your input in how the state manages the white-tailed deer population.

According to a release, the meetings include an overview of stakeholder recommendations and proposed actions to take for deer management including: population density, seasons and bag limits, hunting methods, hunter access, urban deer management, education and outreach.

You can attend a meeting at Monroe County Library on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.