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The Anti-Defamation League of Atlanta and the Museum of History & Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University co-sponsor an annual art and writing contest — Imagine a World Without Hate — which is open to students in grades 3-12 who reside in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina.

To achieve your goals, you have to work harder than anyone else. That's the message two groups of Carrollton Junior High School seventh graders heard Friday when the state Teacher of the Year visited their classrooms during a Career Day event as part of the school's Black History Month observance.

For the third-straight season, the Lithia Springs girls basketball team will play in the state tournament. The Region 6-AAAAA runner-ups will host Loganville this evening at 6 p.m. in the first round of the Class 5A State Tournament.

Chapel Hill returns to the postseason for the first time in two seasons. The Panthers will travel to Gainesville to take on Region 7-AAAA runner-up Chestatee in a first-round playoff contest at 6 p.m. this evening.

Tyler Daniels/SpecialDCHS grad Joy Peltier started conducting research during her freshman year at the University of Georgia, long before many students have the opportunity to develop their research skills.

Tyler Daniels/SpecialDouglas County High School graduate Joy Peltier was recently featured on the University of Georgia's giving website "Commit to Georgia."

Douglas County High School graduate Joy Peltier was recently featured on the University of Georgia's giving website "Commit to Georgia."

Two of the five high schools in Douglas County showed increases in all tested SAT areas in 2016, according to numbers released by the school system last week.

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A large group of Cougars made big tracks into the old gymnasium at Alexander High School early Friday morning. But unlike lions, which form prides, these Cougars formed a huddle – a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) huddle.

Derrick Mahone/Douglas County SentinelFormer New Manchester High cornerback Ruben Tillman is going to tryout for the Texas A&M football team later this summer.

The Douglas County School System announced that Casey Bethel, science teacher at New Manchester High School and Douglas County’s 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year, was named on April 25 as one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Teacher of the Year for the state of Georgia.

Liz Marino/Douglas County SentinelAlexander High School STAR teacher David Jaye, who teaches AP History, STAR student James Stanley; parents Alesia and Lee Stanley and Principal Nathan Hand.