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'Mornings unPHILtered' - OTC now offers night cosmo classes
    Thursday's first guest on the “Mornings UnPHILtered” show was Shauna Swain from the Ogeechee Technical College Cosmetology Department. OTC currently offers both a Cosmetic Esthetician Certificate and a Cosmetology Diploma and the program is approved by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology.
    In addition to Swain, the cosmetology program's instructors/professors are: Jeff Shaver, and Djaras Holloway, as well as Adjunct Esthetics Instructor Marsha Lawson. Swain told host Phil Boyum that Ogeechee Tech just started an evening Cosmetology program for people who can't make classes during the day.
    Swain said there are 46 students in the department overall, and the first quarter with evening classes is growing rapidly. Day classes start at 9 a.m., and evening classes begin at 3 p.m.
    The program also operates a Cosmetology Salon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Community members may go to the Salon for a full-range of services. The salon accepts walk-ins, but you can call 871-1984 for an appointment. Haircuts, facials, manicures, foot massages and many other services are available at the Salon.
    Also, it was GSU football Thursday, as Herald sports editor Matt Yogus and chief videographer Vince Johnson joined Boyum for the “GSU Roundtable.” The panel first discussed the play of freshman receiver Jamere Valentine, who has had a tremendous impact in the five games he's played for GSU.
    Boyum also gave away two tickets to the Georgia Southern game against North Carolina Saturday in Chapel Hill. Carrol Jenkins of Statesboro correctly answered the trivia question of “How tall is Phil Boyum?” to earn the tickets, valued at $50 apiece.
    The group then discussed Saturday's game against North Carolina. Yogus pointed out that GSU has 21 fewer scholarships to offer, which means North Carolina could field an entire team, minus one, just with their extra scholarship players.
    Johnson said that GSU senior cornerback Darrell Pasco could be the key to the game, but he would need to have an unbelievable game: Two interceptions returned for touchdowns. Despite the optimism, the group believes North Carolina is such a physical team it's hard to see how Georgia Southern will win.

    “Mornings unPHILtered” airs live Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on and also simulcast on WWNS-AM 1240 on the radio. You also can listen anytime at on

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