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Rival high schools hold school supply drive

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Ernest Brown, Dougherty Alum Ernest Brown, Dougherty Alum
Tyshiba Maxie, Monroe Alum Tyshiba Maxie, Monroe Alum
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Alumni at two rival high schools are working together to give back to the community. 

Graduates of Dougherty and Monroe High Schools are collecting school supplies for Dougherty County students. Dougherty alums are dropping off supplies at Klean Kuts Barbershop at 1124 West Broad Avenue while Monroe grads can take items to City Gear on Gordon Avenue. They already collected about $1000 worth of supplies. 

 "It feels good because there are a lot of issues between some of the younger kids from Dougherty and Monroe and it shows that we can collaborate and do positive things,” said Ernest Brown, Dougherty Alumni. 

 "Our main initiative we just come together to give back to the community so hopefully the school supplies will be able to benefit some of the kids in that community,” said Tyshiba Maxie, Monroe Alumni. 

 Dougherty's supplies will go to Morningside Elementary. Monroe's are for Alice Coachman and Martin Luther King Elementary Schools. The drive will continue until school starts back and organizers will host a back to school bash Saturday at Southgate Park.

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