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OFTC students receive Horadan Scholarship

OFTC students receive Horadan Scholarship

Four (4) Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Early Child Care/Education students at the college's Dublin campus have been awarded the Horadan Scholarship offered through the OFTC Foundation - South, Inc.

 The OFTC students who received the scholarships are Virginia Pierce of Dublin, Gloria E. Steen of Dublin, Christine Tarpley of Glenwood, and Donetrius Whipple of Dublin.

Dr. Lloyd Horadan, president of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, established the scholarship in memory of his mother, Joyce Horadan, who was a life-long educator. Eligible students must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Care/Education associate of applied science degree, must have successfully completed 12 credit hours, and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

OFTC’s Meeks recognized as a finalist for the 2014 TCSG Instructor of the Year

OFTC’s Meeks recognized as a finalist for the 2014 TCSG Instructor of the Year

Atlanta, GA – Kim Meeks, an English instructor at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, was recently honored as one of the nine finalists for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2014 Instructor of the Year.

The top instructors from each of the state’s 24 technical colleges and the technical division at Bainbridge State College, which is part of the University System of Georgia, compete for the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction.

The finalists for the award were recognized and congratulated by TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson during a banquet in honor of the system’s best instructors and top students at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta on April 24th.

Heroic efforts by OFTC instructors save life

Heroic efforts by OFTC instructors save life

Atlanta, GA - Three Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) instructors received special recognition at last week's 2014 Technical College of Georgia (TCSG) Leadership Summit in Atlanta. OFTC instructors Brenda Gurr, Denise Brinson, and Michael Johnson were each presented the TCSG Commissioner's Award for their heroic efforts to successfully resuscitate a non-responsive individual at the college’s Dublin campus.

On March 19, 2014, OFTC Medical Assisting instructor Brenda Gurr responded to a contractor standing on a ladder holding on to his unconscious coworker. After advising one of her students to call 911, Brenda helped the contractor get his coworker down from the ladder and onto the floor, so that Brenda could assess the situation.

Royals lose home twinbill to West Laurens

Royals lose home twinbill to West Laurens

The Bleckley offense had been hot going to Firday's regular season finale versus West Laurens scoring a combined 33 runs in their previous two games.  Against the Raiders, BC struggled and was swept in both games of a doubleheader in Cochran.

Caleb Slaughter's first inning home run was the only run in a 2-1 game one loss.  BCHS left the bases loaded with two outs in the fifth inning.  Zac Evans had two of the team's four hits, going 2 for 2.

Despite seven walks from Raider pitching in game two, the offense had just two hits in a 6-1 loss.  Two bases loaded, two outs, opportunities were wasted.  Bryant Trice was 2 for 3 with a double and triple.

BCHS hosts Toombs County, the fourth seed from 2-AA, in round one of the state playoffs May 2.  Game one starts at 4 pm with game two to follow approximately 30 minutes later.

Dublin High School gains International Baccalaureate Program

Dublin High School gains International Baccalaureate Program

Dublin High School has officially been named an IB World School.

According to a release, that means DHS will offer the academically-demanding International Baccalaureate Program, according to a release.

The IB certification on student programs allows students to enter top universities all over the world.

Laurens County health inspection ratings

Laurens County health inspection ratings

See how Laurens County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from March 25-April 25:

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Report cards for Georgia schools released

Report cards for Georgia schools released

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.

That's according to new data released on Monday. The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers.

The original 2012 numbers were the result of a similar system, rating schools on a scale of 100.