Nine inductees announced for Academy of Richmond County hall of fame



A former Georgia governor, a Grammy Award winner and a Major League Baseball manager are among the second round of inductees to the Academy of Richmond County’s hall of fame.

The nine inductees announced Tuesday will be honored at a banquet Oct. 17 at Enterprise Mill. Tickets are $35 per person. Call the ARC bookkeeper at (706) 737-7152 for more information.

The hall of fame was created last year to honor those who made significant contributions to the school or society. The 12 inaugural inductees included notable alumni and past teachers and coaches.

Portraits of Hall of Fame members are displayed in the school’s media center.


• D. Douglas Barnard: From 1977 to 1993, Barnard represented Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. Major accomplishments of his eight terms in office included securing money for road and water projects and for Riverwalk Augusta.

• Maj. George P. Butler: In 1898, Butler started a compulsory military program at ARC. Augusta’s Butler High School is named for him.

• Dr. Hervey Cleckley: An Augusta psychiatrist, Cleckley wrote the bestselling book The Three Faces of Eve with Dr. Corbett H. Thigpen. It later became a movie.

• Jack Connell: For 36 years, Connell served in the Georgia House of Representatives, including the last 26 years as speaker pro tempore, the lawmaking body’s second-ranking officer.

• George W. Crawford: Crawford was the only Whig Party politician to serve as governor of Georgia. He served from 1843-47. He was also a congressman and secretary of war in the Cabinet of President Zachary Taylor.

• Dr. Lamar Fleming: A 1957 ARC graduate, Fleming became
the chairman of the Department
of Orthopaedics at Emory

• Joseph Jennings: A two-time Grammy Award winner, Jennings is the former music director of acclaimed a cappella men’s group Chanticleer and the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus.

• Ruth McAuliffe: A longtime Richmond County educator, Mc­Auliffe taught at ARC for much of her career. She was an award-winning Latin instructor.

• George T. Stallings: Known as the “Miracle Man,” Stallings led the 1914 Boston Braves as manager in a remarkable comeback to win the World Series. He began his baseball career at ARC.