Rutherford Hall of Fame

Rutherford Hall of Fame

The Rutherford County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Foundation of Isothermal Community College in Spindale.

Nine individuals will be in the inaugural class highlighted by former major leaguer Forrest “Smokey” Burgess, pro football players Chuck and Rodney McSwain, along with basketball coach Stacy Lail.

Others to be inducted included former UNC/pro football player Lewis Jolley, track standout LaMonday Miller-Davis, Don Padgett for baseball, plus Belus Smawley for basketball. In addition, Robert C. McNair will be honored as well for his contributions to the Rutherford sports scene.

Hardin’s Drug is sponsoring the event. The public is invited.