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Douglas County Hall of Fame, Class of 2006 Inductees


Herb Emory
Herb Emory 
The Douglas County Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to recognize citizens and former citizens of Douglas County who led a life of accomplishment, and who were recognized Nationally for their achievements in their chosen field. The Hall of Fame will be increased annually with new inductees.

The Hall of Fame is located in the Old Douglas County Courthouse.

Terry Harper
Terry Harper 
"Captain" Herb Emory
  • Born in North Carolina in 1953
  • Moved to Douglas County in 1975
  • First radio job in Brevard, North Carolina
  • Joined WSB in 1991
  • Recognized by the Associated Press in every field but Sports
  • An expert in all areas of motor sports
  • Often most quoted authority in the South
  • His NASCAR talk show attracts listeners as far as WSB can be heard and world-wide on the web
  • The most famous traffic reporter since Frances Gary Powers
  • Businesses, corporations and school systems listen to his traffic reports and plan accordingly
  • The transportation system might run on gasoline but Atlanta moves on the word of "Captain" Herb Emory

Susan Hutcheson
  • Born December 1952 in Douglasville
  • Began taking piano lessons from Miss Gladys Adams in the public school program
  • Graduated from Douglas County High School
  • Sang in Atlanta restaurants while in high school, accompanied by guitar
  • Attended Kennesaw State University earning a degree in Nursing
  • While working as a RN, she continued to entertain in the Atlanta area
  • While working at Emory University Hospital, she and a friend, Alicia Bridges, wrote "I Love the Night Life"
  • The song was written in one night while the two young women were sitting in the middle of a bed
  • A demonstration tape was made by promoter Bill Lowery in his studio
  • The song, sung by Alicia Bridges, was a major hit of the 1970s, selling over a million copies, and was awarded a Gold Record in Canada
  • Susan, still in the nursing field, lives in New England and is studying cello from a master teacher

Terry Harper
  • A living legend among Douglas County baseball fans
  • Born in Douglasville in 1955
  • Played baseball and graduated from Douglas County High School
  • Was drafted straight out of high school as a pitcher, but was switched to outfield
  • Says his greatest honor was to play for the Atlanta Braves
  • Most memorable event was hitting the home run that clinched the 1982 Division Championship
  • Today a teacher, he coaches players nineteen years old and older in Recreation Department play
  • Provides private instruction to players of all ages and skills
  • Known as a "fielding consultant", teaching how to effectively play the outfield

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