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Ola mixes it up at lunch

Ola mixes it up at lunch

Zaida Maples, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under News

Mix It Up is a National campaign that encourages students to sit with someone new and make new friends over lunch. “Schools have been doing it for a few years now, I don’t think anyone in the county has done it, so we thought it would be a good idea to try it here. More so since Ola is a diverse...

Runners run where Angels can fly

Runners run where Angels can fly

Bronlyn Holland, Sports Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Athletics, Features, News

On Saturday, Oct. 21, Rachel's Gift hosted their annual Angel Dash 5K and one mile walk at Strong Rock Christian School. There were teams, families, mothers and children running/ walking this race. Rachel's Gift is an organization, which helps mothers and families with the beginning steps following...

Competition one act brings home awards with “Look Me in the Eye”

Competition one act brings home awards with “Look Me in the Eye”

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under News

Ola’s drama department performed “Look Me in the Eye” for competition one-acts at the Henry County Performing Arts Center Saturday, Oct 21 and brought home many awards. “Look Me in the Eye” is a dystopian play where the government is overbearing and sadistic; teenagers are forced to watch criminal ...

The end is near for the Mustangs

The end is near for the Mustangs

Bronlyn Holland, Sports Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Athletics, News

On Friday, Oct. 20, the Mustangs battled it out against the Jones County Greyhounds in their last home game of the season, which hosted senior night. The community came out and supported the seniors and their families as they were recognized on the field prior to the game. The Mustangs fell to Jones...

County forum allows residents to meet candidates for superintendent

County forum allows residents to meet candidates for superintendent

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2017


Filed under News

On September 14th the application closed, on October 9th the finalists were announced, and now in an effort to introduce to the community the two individuals in the running for superintendent, the board of education organized two town forums at Henry County High School and Dutchtown High School. Superintendent...

Chick-Fil-A holds a drumline battle

Chick-Fil-A holds a drumline battle

Emma Barfield, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The sounds of drums filled the air on Monday, October 9th, as Chick-fil-a Lake Dow hosted the drumline battle between Locust Grove and Ola. Both drumlines were performing for their hearts out to the large crowd that came out to support these two drumlines. “It was pretty fun [and] pretty awesome se...

Mustangs leave the field defeated

Mustangs leave the field defeated

Bronlyn Holland, Sports and Health Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Athletics, News, Uncategorized

On Friday, Mustangs left the field with a loss of 42-17 against the Heritage Patriots. There were many players who went down and the second string had to be ready to hit the field. "We were doing good at first, but I feel like our second string needs to step it up a little bit. Overall, I would...

Reading is taken to another level

Bronlyn Holland, Sports Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under News

Beginning this school year, Henry County schools are partnering with the public library for students to read books not offered in the school library for free. This allows students to check out books online without having to worry about returning the books. "The public library... were the ones who...

Superintendent seeks student advisors

Superintendent seeks student advisors

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


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The state Superintendent Richard Wood is currently seeking applications for the Student Advisory Council. The Student Advisory Council is a group of 7-12th graders who meet three times throughout the year to discuss how decision of the Georgia Department of Education affect students throughout Georgia. High...

Students set up for solar eclipse

Students set up for solar eclipse

Sav Simpson, Managing Editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under News

Taking place on August 21, 2017, students will have the opportunity to witness a solar eclipse either from the relaxation of their home or from the grounds of Ola High School. OHS administration sent out a letter concerning the eclipse, giving students the opportunity to check out early, leave campus...

HCDOT supplies residents with road closure information

HCDOT supplies residents with road closure information

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief

August 19, 2017


Filed under News

North Ola road will be closed due to pipe replacements on Monday starting at 9 am. Currently, there is no known date of completion for this project. A large sign has been placed near 580 North Ola Road which is approximately where construction will begin. Though the sign was placed there awhile ago,...

County encourages reading

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor

August 3, 2017


Filed under News

Because technology is a staple in society, many traditional educational programs are being redesigned to fit student’s lifestyle. This year, a county-wide initiative is being introduced in schools to allow for convenient reading on e-books through a program called Overdrive. Any student can dow...