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Four Members of OFTC Board of Directors Retire

Four Members of OFTC Board of Directors Retire

DUBLIN - Oconee Fall Line Technical College President Dr. Lloyd Horadan recognized four members of the College’s Board of Directors for nine years of dedicated service at the group’s June 28th board meeting in Dublin.

Mr. Larry Mathis of Washington County, Mrs. Marcia C. Dixon of Laurens County, Mr. Gary Hutchins of Jefferson County, and Ms. Susan Coffee of Dodge County retired from the Board of Directors after serving three consecutive three year terms.

Mr. Mathis and Mr. Hutchins both began their service with Sandersville Technical College in 2003, and Mrs. Dixon and Ms. Coffee began their service with Heart of Georgia Technical College in 2003. Each board member maintained their full membership throughout the merger of the two colleges in 2011. Mr. Mathis also served as OFTC’s first Board of Directors Chairman in its inaugural 2011-2012 fiscal year.

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Three High School Seniors Earn Scholarship

Three High School Seniors Earn Scholarship

OFTC Foundation - North, Inc. has award three high school seniors with the Jack R. English Scholarship.

This scholarship was established by Dr. Tiffany English Daniel in memory of her late father. Mr. English was a driving force in establishing the Commercial Truck Driving program at Sandersville Technical College (now Oconee Fall Line Technical College) and served as director of the program until 2001.

To be eligible for the English Scholarship, applicants must have an overall high school GPA of 80% or higher and must have received a faculty recommendation (faculty member or counselor) in the form of a letter of recommendation that includes support for the following qualities of the applicant: Honesty, Initiative, Motivation, and Desire for a Higher Education.

This year three $250 scholarships were awarded to high school graduates who applied to and were accepted at Oconee Fall Line Technical College.

Washington County Ranks Among Georgia's High Unemployment Rates

Washington County Ranks Among Georgia's High Unemployment Rates

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in Washington County was 10.9 percent in May.

Washington is one of 67 Georgian counties above 10 percent.

That's compared to Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 8.9 percent.

Metro Macon rose to 9.4 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in April, a Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

The rate was 10.1 percent in May 2011. 

Overall, Georgia's unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May in 2011 and is down from May 2010, where the unemployment rate was 9.8 percent.

Washington County High School Football Schedule Announced

Washington County High School Football Schedule Announced

The Washington County High School varsity team kicks off with a scrimmage against the Dublin Irish. That's a home game at 7:30 p.m. on August 17.

Washington County Gazebo on Courthouse Gets Facelift

Washington County Gazebo on Courthouse Gets Facelift

The Washington County Board of Commissioners are in the process of renovating the Gazebo on the Courthouse Square in Sandersville, Ga.

Originally constructed in 1898 as an open air gazebo and used as a place for string quartets to perform, the gazebo will be renovated back to its original state.

We look forward to hosting children’s events during the International Kaolin Festival. 

This project is made possible by a grant and contributions.

If you would like to donate please send your donation to the Washington County Board of Commissioners, Gazebo Fund, PO Box 271, Sandersville, GA 31082.

Board of Education Honors Retirees

Board of Education Honors Retirees

The Washington County Board of Education held a retirement reception for 2012 retirees.

Dr. Donna Hinton presented certificates and plaques honoring their many years of dedicated service in education. “Your lives have affected the lives of many of Washington County’s present and future citizens, and your influence will be far-reaching and long remembered,” Superintendent Hinton remarked. “You have made a difference and we sincerely thank you,” she told the group who amassed over 300 years of service.

Pictured are left to right front row: Mary Gonder, Kathy Roberson, Cecelia Steward, and Gloria Wiley. Back row L to R: McLendon Pinkston, and Danny Underwood.

Not pictured are David McDiffit, Linda Boyd, Marjorie Hunter, Gwendolyn White, Bobby Whipple, Connie Holtapp, and Susan Binion.