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Laurens County Middle School Teacher Arrested


A Laurens County middle school teacher has been arrested on two charges of providing alcohol to minors.

That's according to Sheriff Bill Harrell.

A news release from the sheriff's office says 34-year-old Christie Soles was arrested after turning herself in today.

Superintendent Rob Johnson says Soles taught at the West Laurens Middle School but was on leave after a previous incident.

He would not describe it.

"We are working with law enforcement and will determine the action to take as the investigation proceeds," said Johnson.

The sheriff says Soles was released on $3,000 bond.

OFTC South Campus Pinning Ceremony

OFTC South Campus Pinning Ceremony

Practical Nursing students at Oconee Fall Line Technical College's South Campus celebrated the completion of their program this week with a pinning ceremony.

Pins are traditionally presented to the newly–graduated nurses by the faculty as a symbolic welcome into the profession.

 

Deal Signs Bill to Expand Access to Tech Schools

Deal Signs Bill to Expand Access to Tech Schools

ATLANTA, GA -- At the Technical College System of Georgia 2013 Leadership Summit on April 24th, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law legislation that will lower the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant, which goes to students in the technical college system. By expanding access to the HOPE Grant, HB 372 will strengthen the state’s workforce development efforts.

Oconee RESA Offering Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation Program

Oconee RESA Offering Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation Program

Georgia TAPP is a non-traditional Educator Preparation Program that leads to clear and renewable certificates for non-traditonal educators and technical specliast teachers in  the careers, technology, and agriculture programs.  Georgia TAPP is for individuals from other job fields who wish to teach but did not complete a teach education program, and who have never held a teaching certificiate.

A news release states Oconee RESA is now serving the following school districts:  Baldwin, Bleckley, Dodge, Dublin City, Hancock, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Putnam, Telfair, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson.  For more information, visit the Oconee RESA website and click on Georgia TAPP.

Monroe Moves from Classroom to Pharmacy Internship

Monroe Moves from Classroom to Pharmacy Internship

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Pharmacy Technology student Janice Monroe is putting her education to work during her internship at GAYCO Healthcare, a long-term care pharmacy in Dublin, GA.

"The pharmacy technician is a vital part of the daily operations at any pharmacy," explains OFTC Pharmacy Technology Instructor Jack Shepherd. "During a class field trip on April 16th, our students visited various pharmacy settings – including GAYCO Healthcare in Dublin – and saw the skills they are learning in action."

Janice will complete her internship in May and is set to complete her diploma with the upcoming summer semester.

OFTC Students Work TeenMaze

OFTC Students Work TeenMaze

Students from several program areas at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) participated in the Teen Maze held at the Washington County Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA in Sandersville, on Monday, March 18, 2013.

The purpose of the event was to show 10th and 11th graders a prevention and awareness event meant to highlight, in a controlled and safe environment, the consequences of decisions that teenagers will face in high school and college.

The Teen Maze had an emphasis on underage drinking/drug use and sexual behaviors (abstinence, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases). The event also focused on healthy lifestyles and nutrition, as well as, graduation and career planning.

MGSC Opens Center for Non-Traditional Students

MGSC Opens Center for Non-Traditional Students

 

 

Middle Georgia State College is launching a Center for Adult Learners (CAL) to help more non-traditional students earn their degrees.

The center, based on the Macon Campus on the third floor of the Education Building, will hold a grand opening at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. Some of the students the center will serve will be in attendance. 

The center, supported through College Access Challenge Grant funds awarded to Georgia by the U.S. Department of Education, will serve as a “one-stop-shop” that non-traditional students can turn to when they want to begin degree programs or complete those they started in the past.