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The following information is from Arrowhead 1973

Thanks to Wayne McDaniel for providing his copy.

Who's In Charge?
      Doug Griffin was Superintendent of Schools.
      Board of Education Members were James Loughridge,
      Ben Foster, Arnold Gray, L. B. Holcomb,
      Bobby Mosteller, T. P. Ramsey, and Gus Thomas.

      Ray Bagley was Principal.
      France Adams, Assistant Principal
      Hoke Isenhower was Guidance Counselor.
      Teacher of the Year was Edna Jo Butler.

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Principal, Ray Bagley

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Hoke Isenhower, Guidance Counselor

Rodney Bailey
Ginger Baker
George Broom
Edna Jo Butler
Jerry Davis
Janice Edds
David Forrest
Carol Goble
Judith Hanke
Hoke Isenhower
M. D. Jackson
Jerry Jordan
Robert Leonard
Linda Lunsford
John McMillan
Jane Peeples
Brenda Penland
Jean Ponders
Robert Porch
Marguerite Raber
Eulola Robinette
Frank Ross
Kenneth Ross
Larry Sampson
Louis Schibig
Gary Smith

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"Our world is centered around a school–
a school composed not only of rock and mortar,
But also of the traditions and spirit of the people
Whom it has served and who have served it.
To this building of rock and mortar built in 1934
with all its memories for the people of our community and our school;
we dedicate this 1973 ARROWHEAD.

Although the annual contained six pages of photographs in color, the remaining 180 pages of Arrowhead 1973 were printed in black and white, with a few divider pages printed black on green.

Cafeteria Workers: Mrs. Hill Hannah, Mrs. Jim Marriett,
Mrs. Willie Kemp, and Mrs. Paul Smith.

Custodian: Lee Blassinggame


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Susan Ellis was voted Miss MCHS.

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Ted Jones was elected Mr. MCHS.

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Susan Treadwell was Miss Arrowhead 1973.

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Miss Senior - Diane Crook

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Miss Junior - Janice Ozment

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Miss Sophomore - Sherry Winkler

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Miss Georgia's Junior Miss - Susan Ellis

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Susan Ellis (shown with her father) was Home Coming Queen.

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Susan Treadwell was Football Team Sweetheart


Valedictorian: Robin Tracy
Salutatorians: Diane Crook
Paulette Huddleston
Arlene Tankersley

Dale Adams
Regina Adams
Jim Barton
Becky Baynes
Debra Beavers
Roy Bishop
Martha Blake
James Michael Boling
Charles Bond
Debbie Bryant
Billy Bryson
James Eugene Burchfield
Kathy Cruse Burkett
Thomas Carter
Billy Childers
James Edward Childers
Debbie Coleman
Sandra Costner
Debbie Cox
Diane Crook
Junior Davenport
Rita Davenport
Terests Davenport
Herman Davis
Shelia Davis
Greg Deverell
Charlotte Duckett
Connie Dunn
Renda Dunn
Lynn Earnest
Patsy Joanne Eaton
Sharon Ellis
Susan Ellis
Theresa Langford Forrest
Susan Fortenberry
Alice Faye Fouts
Trammell Fowler
Billy Freeman
Bobby Gallman
Patricia Gibson


Ricky Griffin
Steve Hahn
Debbie Hampton
Nancy Vaughn Hamptson
Shelia Harrison
Marvin Henderson
Roger Hogan
Paulette Huddleston
Kenneth Hudson
Susan Ingle
Brenda Johnson
Danny Jones
Kathy Jones
Ted Hill Jones
Patty Jordan
Amy Keith
Vickie Land
Mike Langford
Lucia Dee Ledford
Darrell Lents
Lawrence Lyles
Teresa Diane Mallett
Debbie Manis
Karen Miles
Marilyn Moore
Kathy Morgan
Michael Mynes
Barbara Owens
Linda Thompson Owens
Melvin Parker
Lynn Peeples
Mike Pharr
Barbara Pickleseimer
Mike Pittman
James Kelley Plemons
Harold W. Poteet
Sandra Pulliam
Chene Richards
Kathi Richards
Teresa Diane Ridley
Herbert Roberts
Pamela Robinson
Barbara Silvers
Charles Silvers
Jonnie Silvers
Nan Sneads
Karen Stinnett
David Sanford


Martha Quinn Springfiled
Phillip Stafford
Arlene Tankersley
Bobby Terry
Christene Thomas
Debbie Thomas
Jimmy David Thomason
Robin Tracy
Susan Carol Treadwell
Sheila Michell Walker
Kitty Welch
Gary Pete Lee Benjamin West
Terry Whitehead
John Whitman
John George Wilbanks
Billy Willis
Kathy Ann Willis
Gary Woodring
Vicki Witherow
Linda J. Young
Sam Young

Outstanding Seniors 1973

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Outstanding Senior - Ricky Bishop

Outstanding Seniors 1973

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Outstanding Senior - Jim Boling

Outstanding Seniors 1973

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Outstanding Senior - Patricia Gibson

Outstanding Seniors 1973

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Outstanding Senior - Debbie Beavers

Outstanding Seniors 1973

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Outstanding Senior - Billy Childers

Outstanding Seniors 1973

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Outstanding Senior - Chene Richards

Outstanding Seniors 1973

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Outstanding Senior - Jim Barton

Outstanding Seniors 1973

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Outstanding Senior - Susan Ellis

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Outstanding Senior - Susan Treadwell

Outstanding Seniors 1973

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Specific activities and organizations presented in the Arrowhead included:

Beta Club, Thespians, Future Homemakers of America, Future Farmers of America, Tri-Hi-Y Club, Hi-Y-Club, Student Council, Science Club, Biology Club, 4-H Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Chess Club, Pep Club, Chorus, MCHS Majorettes, Concert and Marching Band, and Arrowhead Staff. (There was no mention of a school newspaper.)

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Left to right, front row: Coach Danny Harkleroad, Chris Townsend, Jimmy Murray, Jody Strickland, Terri Smith, Eddie Hahn, Brian Bartley, Mike Peeples, Mike Stevenson

Second row: Robert Goss, Rick Mosteller, Hairl Ramsey, Randy Kendrick Randall Pharr, James Terry, John Webb, Mark Baker

Third & Fourth Rows Together: Harrison Brown, Clavin Smith, David Brown, Ralph Thompson, Mike Fields, Lloyd Morrison, Mike Vick, Tony Harbin, Keith Dotson, Brian Hannah, Joey Parrott, Tim Caylor, Donald Parrott, Dwayne Bowman

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Front row: Wayne Flood, Alvin Martin, Ronnie Smith, Steve Higdon, Eddie Hawn, Mike Ellis, Randy Akins, Mark Baker

Back row: Coach Kenneth Ross, Donald Parrott, John Webb, James Terry, Allan Parrish, Dodeny Parrish, Coach Gary Smith.

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Front row: Gerald Ledford, Alan Ross, Larry Jones, Ernie Cole, Tony Defoor, Ronnie Smith

Others left to right: Jerry Leonard, Billy Peeples, Coach Frank Fross, Randy Dunn, Coach Kenneth Ross, Teddy Carroll, Mike Ellis, Sam Young, Randy Akins, Richard Bishop

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Left to right: Vickie McCamy, Sharon Byrd, Amy Keith, Cheryl Leonard, April Ross, Vicki Witherow, Lucia Ledford, Patricia Gibson, Janice Ozment.

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By the numbers: 9 Jim Barton; 10 Allen Ballew; 11 Johnny Webb; 12 Mark Baker; 20 Rodney Parrish; 21 Jimmy Boling; 22 Ronnie Smith; 23 Lawrence Lyles; 24 Jimmy Thomason; 30 Alvin Martin; 31 Randall Winkler; 32 Tony Defoor; 33 Robert Goss; 34 Tony Green; 34 Randy Kendrick; 40 Steve Langford; 41 Tim Caylor; 42 Mike Ellis; 43 Haril Ramsey; 44 Keith Dotson; 44 Moe Baxter ; 50 C. L. Young; 51 Rick Mosteller; 53 Steve Hahn; 60 Richard Hemphill; 61 Lloyd Morrison; 62 Ted Jones; 63 Allen Parrish; 63 Brian Bartley; 64 Joey Parrott; 65 Johnny Ensley; 70 David Sanford; 71 David Peeples; 72 Tom Caylor; 73 Mike Fields; 74 Donald Parrott; 80 Randall Pharr; 81 Mike Vick; 82 Mike Pharr; 83 James Terry; 84 Billy Bryson; 85 Mike Patterson.

(Note: the duplicates for #34 and #44 appeared in the annual, copied as shown.)


Advertisements in a school yearbook are a tiny bit of local history frozen in time. Advertisements included: Galaxy Carpets, Chatsworth Jewelers, Chatsworth Cabinet, Chatsworth Bootery, Cherokee Cleaners, Penland Funeral Home, Big Boy Store, Sallie's Gift & Variety Shop, Southeastern Carpet, Clayton's Grocery (Cisco), G & H Supermarket, Peeples's Funeral Home, Arnold's No. 1, Central Beauty & Barber Shop, Fort Mountain Lumber Company, Western Auto, Butler's Men's Store, Grant's Grocery, Jody's Garage, Dixie Dime Store, Sugartown Truck Stop (Eton), Mica Inc. Brown Coal Company, Collis Grocery, Dunn's Service Station (Eton), Cohutta Banking Co., Ft. Mountain Drive-In, R. T. K. Service Station, Mullinax Ford, Lehigh Cement, Chatsworth Auto Parts, Johns-Mansville Carpet, Cecil Vick's Service Station, Wilbanks & Honey Furniture, Owens Heating, Barney's Drive-In, Midway Garage, Lay's 5, 10, & 25, Cox's, Plemon's Upholstery, Len-Dal Carpet, Harris Farm Supply, Leonard Insurance, Fort View Cleaners, Cascade Carpet Mills, Witherow's Service Station, Jimmie's Florist, Piggly Wiggly, Spring Place Golf & Country Club, City Florist, Chatsworth Drugs, B & G Fabric Center, Carlton's Pharmacy, Chatsworth Carpet & Rug, Chatsworth Industrial Supplies & Hardware, Betty Manis' Fountain of Beauty, Highland Carpet, Diamond Rug and Carpet Mills, Keropi Carpets, Otasco Economy Auto, H & K Superette, Springfield's Garage, Southern Talc, Kendrick Carpets, Stewart's Truck Stop, Carpeton Mills (Eton) Paul's Drive-In (Eton), Chatsworth Ready Mix Co., Indian Springs Carpet, T. W. Brooks Agency, Huletts Mobile Homes (Cisco), Horne & Wallace Hatchery, Ga. Power Company, and Ballew and Richard's Construction. Some forty plus advertisements appeared for businesses in Whitfield County.

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