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New OFTC Local Board of Directors Sworn Into Office

New OFTC Local Board of Directors Sworn Into Office

During its local board of directors meeting on Thursday, August 28th at its Sandersville Campus, Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) welcomed five new local board members: Mr. Tuttle Barksdale of Washington County, Mrs. Judy Deal of Glascock County, Mr. Robert Herndon of Telfair County, Mr. Gary Hutchins of Jefferson County, and Mr. Benji Tarbutton of Washington County.

Judge Sherri McDonald, Juvenile Court Judge for the Middle Judicial Circuit for the state of Georgia, presided over the swearing-in of the new members.

The fifteen-member board is made up of community leaders representing the OFTC service delivery area, which includes Bleckley, Dodge, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Laurens, Telfair, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilkinson counties:

RRE Children's Theater Opens to Sold-out Crowd

RRE Children's Theater Opens to Sold-out Crowd

The Ridge Road Elementary School Children’s Theater made its debut August 16 to a sold out crowd of approximately 400 people. The cast consisted of 40 students from Ridge Road Elementary School, two Washington County High School theater students, and three adults from the community. The production was Charlotte’s Web, the classic children’s story by E.B. White, which was adapted by Joseph Robinette.

Director Leia Giddens selected Charlotte’s Web to complement the curriculum at RRE since third graders study the novel in their reading classes and to teach students about caring for one another despite individual differences. “Live theater makes for well-rounded human beings. It brings people together and teaches reading, speaking and listening skills, as well as empathy,” says Giddens.

OFTC Summer 2014 Scholar Lists Announced

OFTC Summer 2014 Scholar Lists Announced


Dr. Lloyd Horadan, President of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, is pleased to announce the 86 students on the President’s List and 314 students on the Dean’s List for the 2014 summer term.

To be eligible for the President's List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours during the semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 with a course load of at least 7 credit hours during the semester.  



President’s List Students for:

Bleckley County:  Steven Bates, Harold Bozeman, Kenneth Dent, Malinda Floyd, Shellie Huff, Erika Jenkins, Dennis Kirkpatrick, Stacy Maddox, Shirley Mayne, Sandra Staples, Beverly Tharpe, Linsey Wyatt

Dodge County:  Robin Cook, Danny Edge, Diesha Floyd Roberson, Alicia Guyton, Courtney Snelgrove, Jessica Spires, Jhirmany Walker, Keithia Walker, William Whiggum

Washington County's Civil War commemorating the 150th anniversary

Washington County's Civil War commemorating the 150th anniversary

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for portions of middle GA for this afternoon.

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Dodge, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Peach, Pulaski, Taylor, Telfair, Twiggs, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson counties are in a Heat Advisory beginning today at 12pm through 8pm.

A Heat Advisory means a period of dangerous heat is expected. Hot temperatures mixed with high humidity creates high heat index values. Heat index values will likely reach near 105° this afternoon.

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.

VOTE: Who will make it to state in GISA?

VOTE: Who will make it to state in GISA?

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