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When this entire situation began, I thought that it would be a short two week break from school. I figured it would be a little bump in my senior year, nothing really serious. I was frustrated because the virus had interfered with the school musical that we were going to perform, but I was e…

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I think throughout this whole situation, the greatest thing I’ve learned is that many of the things we value aren’t truly important. I’ve been able to stay pretty optimistic throughout this time, but I’ve also been smacked in the face by reality. Things like prom and graduation ceremonies ar…

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This time has been very surreal and interesting for me. I feel upset because I will never regain the missed moments from my senior year, but at the same time I have had the opportunity to live through such a unique experience.For example, I never would have thought I would be alive to experi…

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For as long as I can remember, the year 2020 has been this far-off, futuristic, year when everything was supposed to happen; graduation, college, adulthood. I would often find myself in disbelief that the environment I had grown so used to over the years would soon be a distant memory, but t…

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Throughout our lives, we have learned in school about pandemics and epidemics that have happened throughout history such as the black plague, small pox, yellow fever, polio, and the Spanish flu. We learned about them in school and the deadly impacts they had in society worldwide, but we neve…

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My name is Similoluwa Adefope, and I’m currently a senior at Lithia Springs High School as well as a captain of my school’s football team. And due to the pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19, I’m no longer able to attend school for the remainder of the year. My senior year was a “transf…

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This has definitely been an unexpected and difficult time for not just me but for everyone. Due to the coronavirus pandemic ,schools are closing, businesses are shutting down, and people are stuck at home. It’s times like these that make me think of all the things that I might possibly get t…

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Over these many weeks spent at home, away from friends and normalcy, I have learned a great deal. When I left school on Friday, March 13, 2020, I fully expected to return in two weeks time. Little did I know that unremarkable Friday would be my last normal day of high school. Like many of my…

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Most people will never know where they were when they first heard the news that a new virus has been detected in China. Similarly, most will not remember what they were doing when the novel coronavirus was deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization.However, I know where I was on both…

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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.

SpecialCasey Bethel, Georgia's Teacher of the Year for 2017, asks a student in Keri Driver's seventh grade class at Carrollton Junior High School on Friday what she wants to be when she grows up.

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."