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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...

Teachers and administrators welcome students and parents

Teachers and administrators welcome students and parents

Bronlyn Holland, Sport's Editor
July 30, 2017
Filed under Features, News

Students and their families were welcomed back to Ola High School for the annual open house on June 28. They were able to meet their teachers for the upcoming school year and ran into friends they have not seen all summer break. Most students were excited to "almost" be back in school because of their...

Updated: “Live, learn and lead,” Gadson promises he wants to be here

Updated: “Live, learn and lead,” Gadson promises he wants to be here

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
July 10, 2017
Filed under News

The Henry County Board of Education has been making big changes in the lives of the member of its community. On Tuesday, June 27 it was announced that Dr. Timothy Gadson would be the sole finalist for the superintendent position since this announcement the board has given the community a chance to input...

Students mourn the loss of fellow classmate

Students mourn the loss of fellow classmate

Savannah Simpson, Managing Editor
June 22, 2017
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Former Ola Mustang,Tasia Marie Gartner, died unexpectedly on June 19th, 2017 in McDonough, Ga. off of Georgia State Route 81. Gartner was 16 years of age and was born January 14th, 2001. Gartner was struck by a vehicle, driven by 19 year old Robert Huynh, while attempting to cross the street at a...

Photo essay: Senior breakfast spotlight

Arman Bryan, Graphics Editor
May 25, 2017
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Golf takes on State

Golf takes on State

Bronlyn Holland, Sport's Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Athletics, News

With three consecutive days in the pouring rain and a total of 54 holes at Oak Mountain Championship Golf Course in Carrollton, the Girls Golf team battled it out to finish in tenth place. The first day was on Sunday, which consisted of a practice round and Monday and Tuesday was the state championship. ...

Directed study fuels passions

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academics, News

What's directed study? This was a common question at the beginning of the year. Deb Salter envisioned a class like no other, where students could study or create what they are truly passionate about. After pitching the idea to administration and an application process to find the right students, this...

Terrorists hold learning hostage

Terrorists hold learning hostage

Editorial Board
May 17, 2017
Filed under News

$18,000 could buy band uniforms, much-needed textbooks, journalism cameras, upgraded bathrooms, new televisions, or even an outdoor classroom. $18,000 could help improve the school-life of Ola. Instead, it was wasted on a prank. During the past three months, Ola High School received two bomb threats. Both times every student and fa...

Yearbook distribution begins

Yearbook distribution begins

Ethan Zakrewski, Online Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under News

The Ola High Yearbook staff saw their work come to fruition this week as they began distributing yearbooks to students who purchased theirs in advance. The staff has been working throughout all four lunch periods divvying the books at tables in the back of the commons area. Beginning on Wednesday,...

Locust Grove hosts kickball tournament

Arman Bryan, Graphics Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under News

Ola High School and Locust Grove High School will be hosting a kickball tournament on Saturday, May 13 sponsored by Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy in memory of Summer Lee. All money Four teams will represent Ola: three student teams and one faculty team. The spots are given on a first-come-first-serve basis....