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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.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Ignite your senses and savor your weekend with a visit to Dublin!

1.       Kick up your heels during the Laurens County Rodeo beginning Friday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m. at Southern Pines Ag & Expo Center located at 575 Southern Pines Road. Gates open with vendors and family entertainment again Saturday, April 18th at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and children under 6 are free. For more information, call 478-697-1739 or 770-280-7599 or visit laurenscountyrodeo-facebook.com.

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Middle Georgia State College will join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics this fall.

The NAIA formally extended the invitation Monday, April 14, during its annual convention of member schools. It's a major step for Middle Georgia State, a bachelor's degree-granting institution moving toward university status.

OFTC GOAL and Rick Perkins Winners speak at Sandersville Rotary

OFTC GOAL and Rick Perkins Winners speak at Sandersville Rotary

Sandersville, GA - Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s 2014 GOAL and Rick Perkins winners spoke to the Sandersville Rotary Club on Thursday, April 3rd about the importance of technical education.

Janet Smith, OFTC’s GOAL and Rick Perkins Coordinator, gave the Rotarians an overview of both programs before introducing the College’s 2014 GOAL winner Miriam Holtzclaw, an accounting student at OFTC's Sandersville campus. Miriam spoke about her choice of technical education and how important a local, affordable education was to her and her family.

OFTC's Byrd joins the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia

OFTC's Byrd joins the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia

The Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia provides a supportive home-like environment for families during the stressful time of childhood medical care. Families can stay at the House while children are undergoing treatment for serious illnesses.

Roger Byrd, an associate dean of adult education at Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Dublin, always liked the philosophy of the Ronald McDonald House - “Families are stronger when they are together.” That is why he was excited to be asked to join the good work of the organization recently as a member of the Board of Directors.

“Having a child that is seriously ill is difficult enough," said Byrd. "But being separated from that child during the time of illness and treatment is a tremendous burden. The Ronald McDonald House Charity helps to lessen that burden.”

T&I Students Learn Oxyacetylene Safety

T&I Students Learn Oxyacetylene Safety

OFTC held its spring semester Oxyacetylene Safety Meeting at its Dublin campus for trades and industrial students on March 6th. The meeting was sponsored by AirGas of Dublin and its area manager, Mr. Gene Harvey. Mr. Jim Norris, the southeastern district manager of Victor Technologies, led the meeting with his safety expertise of torches.

 

OFTC students receive Karen Core Nurse Aide Scholarships

OFTC students receive Karen Core Nurse Aide Scholarships

The OFTC Foundation-South, Inc. has awarded two (2) Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students with the Karen Core Nurse Aid Scholarship for spring semester.

The scholarship was established to assist students enrolled in the Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit at OFTC's South Campus.

The Foundation chose Karen Core to honor with the scholarship because of her life-long service to health care as a registered nurse and her past membership on the Foundation Board.

Elizabeth Pittman of Soperton and Jennifer Wright of Dublin received the scholarship for spring semester.

Scholarships create opportunities to change lives. Those interested in establishing a scholarship or donating to an existing scholarship may contact Jenny Shuman at jshuman@oftc.edu or (478) 296-6117. The OFTC Foundation-South, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.