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OFTC South Foundation Hosts Annual TOOLS Program

OFTC South Foundation Hosts Annual TOOLS Program

The OFTC Foundation-South, Inc. awarded tools to 17 Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students at its TOOLS (Tools for Outstanding Occupational Leadership Students) program ceremony. During the 16th annual program held at the DuBose Porter Center, presenters shared the students’ inspiring stories of succeeding in the face of adversity and challenges.

“The students receiving the awards are a prime example of how OFTC provides the education for workforce development in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Lloyd Horadan, OFTC President.

The TOOLS Program is sponsored by the OFTC South Foundation, the Louie & Evelyn Livingston Family Foundation, and Morris Bank. The wide variety of essential tools, from stethoscopes, toolboxes to daycare items will help the following students to get a jump-start on their careers.

Cala Alligood, Radiologic Technology (Rentz)

Crystal Daniel, Medical Assisting (McRae-Helena)

OFTC Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards

OFTC Names Semi-Finalists for GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) recently selected its semi-finalists for two distinguished, statewide awards programs. While the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) recognizes the success of technical students, the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction honors the college’s most outstanding instructors.

The following OFTC students were chosen for their academic excellence and leadership as GOAL semi-finalists:

• Brianna Carey, Respiratory Care (Telfair County)

• Karonda Hall, Respiratory Care (Laurens County)

• Olive Rehberg, Medical Assisting (Laurens County)

• Abbie Smith, Radiologic Technology (Bleckley County)

OFTC Recognizes Fall 2014 Scholars

OFTC Recognizes Fall 2014 Scholars

Dr. Lloyd Horadan, president of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, is pleased to announce the 150 students on the President’s List and 383 students on the Dean’s List for the 2014 Fall semester.

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

President’s List Students for:

Job opening in Sparta, Eatonton

Job opening in Sparta, Eatonton

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Smith earns GED, quick transition to college

Smith earns GED, quick transition to college

Dublin, GA - Sabrina Smith earned her GED in only five short months while attending Adult Education classes at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) in Dublin. Regular attendance to the free classes at the college and hard work helped Sabrina prepare for each section of the GED test with great success.

Sabrina grew up in Illinois and maintained good grades through junior high; however, in high school, her grades started to decline. She started missing school and eventually dropped out. In 2010, she moved to Dublin, Georgia looking for a fresh start, but she knew she needed to her GED before she could attend college or find a good job.

IRS red flags: How to avoid a tax audit

IRS red flags: How to avoid a tax audit

Jeff Reeves, Special for USA TODAY

There's a general conception that the Internal Revenue Services is too understaffed at tax time to go after anyone but high rollers and blatant cheats.

Don't believe it.

While it's true that the IRS only audits a small percentage of returns, government officials are getting smarter about which taxpayers are the likeliest to be overstating deductions or underreporting income.