Sandersville Technical College and Heart of Georgia Technical College in Dublin officially became Oconee Fall Line Technical College on Friday. The merger is part of a statewide plan to reduce costs in the Technical College System of Georgia. The two campuses will continue to function as usual. No buildings will close, but the administration has been consolidated to cut spending.
Georgia's technical colleges are reporting another record-breaking fiscal year, topping last year's enrollment numbers by an unprecedented 22%. But as more people head back-to-school in the sputtering economy, finding space and teachers for all those students is becoming a challenge.