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Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

Ola HS presents 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

Ola HS presents 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- A "tale as old as time" will grace the Henry County Performing Arts Center stage later this month.

Ola High School will present Beauty and the Beast Jr. on Thursday, Mar. 28 and Friday, Mar. 29. Both shows are at 7 p.m.

The production is based on the Disney movie and Broadway musical of the same name. It follows the fairy tale story of an inventor's daughter and the selfish prince-turned-beast who must find true love in order to break the spell placed on him.

Tickets to Beauty and the Beast Jr. are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Ola High School at 770-288-3222.

The Henry County Performing Arts Center is located at 37 Lemon Street in McDonough.

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola and Firehouse Subs are partnering for a national sweepstakes centered on stock car racing.

Coca-Cola is sponsoring the Coca-Cola Photo Finish sweepstakes at Firehouse Subs locations through Apr. 21.

During the contest, life-size cutouts of participating Coca-Cola Racing Family members will be placed in FIrehouse Subs locations. Firehouse Subs guests can snap a photo with the cutout and submit it to win. Guests can submit photos via text to cocacolaphotofinish.com, or entries can be mailed.

Participating drivers include Joey Logano, representing the Georgia and Gulf region; Greg Biffle, representing the West and Central region; Danica Patrick, representing the Florida region; Denny Hamlin, representing the South region; and Tony Stewart, representing the Mid-Atlantic region.

Ga. Connections Academy holding information sessions

Ga. Connections Academy holding information sessions

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy will open enrollment for the 2013-14 school year on Mar. 4.

The fully accredited virtual school will also host several information sessions across Georgia to give potential students and parents a taste of what it offers.

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"The good news is that we have 1,000 additional student slots, scattered across all grades, which will be open for the coming academic year," principal Heather Robinson said in a statement. "Nevertheless, due to the fact we have a waiting list as we open enrollment, we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Information sessions will take place:

Monday, Mar. 4
Douglasville Conference Center
6701 Church Street
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Holocaust survivor to speak at Henry County MS

Holocaust survivor to speak at Henry County MS

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Eighth grade students at Henry County Middle School have been studying various aspects of World War II this year.

First, the children learned all about the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American pilots who fought in the war.

Now, the curriculum has shifted to the Holocaust. To cap off the lesson in one of the most difficult periods in history, Henry County Middle administrators have invited an Auschwitz survivor to speak to students about her experience.

Helen Weingarten will address the school community at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. The public is invited to attend; tickets are $10 each, but seating is limited to 250 people, so those who are interested are encouraged to sign up soon.

Attendees will also be treated to a dinner theater production of And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, performed by Roswell's Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Photography exhibition to highlight students' work

Photography exhibition to highlight students' work

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- A Henry County art gallery will hold a very special photography exhibition this week.

Unchartered Creativity, LLC will sponsor a display of photographs taken by students in Henry County schools.

The art gallery was created and is owned by John and Melissa Wood, who teach art in the school system. Their goal in establishing their non-profit and gallery is to give students the opportunity to share their talents and get advice on how to succeed in the art world.

The exhibition will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Unchartered Creativity, LLC is located at 1348 McDonough Place in McDonough. Learn more at uncharteredcreativity.com.

Shirley Franklin to speak at Clayton State

Shirley Franklin to speak at Clayton State

MORROW, Ga. -- Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin will speak at Clayton State University later this month.

Franklin will give her presentation, "Lessons in Leadership: The Power of One," at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, and at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Both talks will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center on campus.

Franklin's talks at Clayton State are free and open to the public. Visit claytonstate.com to learn more and reserve a seat.

A former Spelman College faculty member, Franklin served as Atlanta's mayor from 2002 to 2009. She recently accepted a visiting faculty position at the University of Texas.