Coach Mike Duffie
The Pickens County Board of Education has approved the hiring of new head boys basketball coach Mike Duffie last week. Coach Duffie is coming from Dalton where he was the head coach for the past 12 seasons. Before working at Dalton, Coach Duffie has been the head coach at Gordon Central, Morristown (TN), and Macon County. Overall Coach Duffie has 29 years’ experience as a Head Coach and has won 441 games over that time. Please welcome Coach Duffie and his family into the Dragon family. When congratulating Coach Duffie on his board approval, his response was "It's great to be a Dragon!"
Michael Hitt, dressed in a vintage World War I doughboy uniform, presented a lecture at Reinhardt University on March 28th about a tragic local World War I era incident that killed three 82nd Division soldiers. Pictured with him is Betty C. Callahan, the daughter of Nurse Winnie Frances Moore Carpenter who is credited with saving several soldier's lives at the incident.
By Larry Cavender
At the very beginning of his lecture concerning a World War I tragedy, which took the lives of three soldiers, historian Michael Hitt stated, "This was not a tragic accident, but a criminal incident." The program was held on Wednesday, March 28th at the Funk Heritage Center at Reinhardt University and recalled the collapse of a portion of the Steele Bridge in Cherokee County on June 16th, 1918.
Pickens Sheriff’s officers arrested a man they say supplied methamphetamine to other sellers and confiscated almost a kilo of the drug, plus marijuana, prescription pills and 22 firearms last week.
Detective Chris Romine said the case originated with information from a separate stolen item investigation.
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Local children enjoyed overfilling their Easter baskets at Cornerstone Church’s Easter egg hunt last Saturday. There are more hunts and numerous church services planned for the Easter holiday. You can find information on all the Easter activities throughout this week’s paper.