Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about observations and conversations he has had while on the road at sports events.
FEATURES COLUMN: University of Georgia homecoming queen modest and selfless
Anne Noland, a student immersed in University of Georgia and its athletics, skipped a football season to help the disadvantaged in Uganda.
Few athletes anywhere have been more well-rounded than Aaron Murray, the Bulldogs’ gallant, gutsy and accomplished quarterback.
FEATURES COLUMN: The Christmas pre-season is like a tailgate party before the big game
Experiencing a white Christmas like the one Bing Crosby sang about is worthy of anyone’s bucket list.
FEATURES COLUMN: Pandel Savic grew up to be a successful businessman
Pandel’s story is a classic, learning a new language, settles in an ethnic neighborhood, and parlays education, hard work, and college football into a golden opportunity.
The Bulldogs not only overcame a 20-0 deficit, but they did so with an injury-depleted roster.
Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets renew rivalry today
In the old days when freshmen were not allowed to compete in varsity competition, the annual Thanksgiving Day battle between the Bullpups and Baby Jackets often were classic thrillers.
FEATURES COLUMN: Garden and Gun magazine has hit the target by growing a guide to living the Southern good life
“The Southerner’s Handbook” is a comprehasive read on the good things about living in the South.
FEATURES COLUMN: A dry Tennessee county makes world-class Jack Daniels whiskey
Lynchburg has no liquor stores or sales outlets for its most famous export — Jack Daniels whiskey.
Marion Campbell is enjoying life after a near-fatal fall
Known as the “Swamp Fox,” former Georgia player and Falcons coach Marion Campbell is on the road to recovery after breaking his neck from a fall at his home.
The Bartram Gardens, located at 54th Street and Lindberg Boulevard, have been called Philadelphia’s best-kept secret.
With Todd Gurley’s return and the defensive improvement, Georgia’s season has an opportunity to end on an upbeat note.
With Georgia off last weekend, Herald guest columnist Loran Smith took in the Ohio State-Penn State game, which reminded him of the days when the Big Ten dominated the college football scene.
Features column: Sam Mitchell left coaching for business, sparking a love for art in his wife, Lana.
Lana Mitchell took up painting 17 years ago, working to succeed by getting better each day.
The facts about Cashiers, N.C., include that this rustic mountain settlement is a census-designated place, an unincorporated village with a population of 157. Folks here aim to keep it that way.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Lee Roy Jordan, the Alabama All-American who became a Dallas Cowboy hero in the Tom Landry era.
October is here and so is the anticipation of the turning of the leaves. It is the fall which is perhaps the most comforting time of the year. Although the blooms of spring are spectacular, the side effects of pollen season are often too much to manage.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch, who is making quite an impact on the Bulldogs this season.
One of the great features of most college campuses is that they are located in small towns. All across America, you can find a gem of a place of matriculation nestled into a scenic location. Sometimes rustic. Always charming and invigorating.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about a Georgia win on Saturday, when two starters — including Camilla native Justin Scott-Wesley — suffered season-ending injuries.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes a letter to long-time Georgia play-by-play announcer, who died in 2011 but would have been proud of the Bulldogs’ win against LSU on Saturday.
Although cemeteries are often a vital resource for history, there probably are not many people who come this way to visit the gravesite of John S. Gibson, a onetime member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Not even residents of Coffee County.
Thomasville native and starting UGA linebacker Ray Drew might one day play in the NFL, but if not he has several other interests he can fall back on.
It was an autumnal social (the leaves on the small hardwood in my backyard are emerging from green to rust, so fall is here) of old friends where food and drink were just right and stories were being told without restraint. Unbridled. Everybody had one or two, which led to four or six or eight or more.
We see the squirrels scampering about all spring and summer. We know what they are dong, but we look askance without a thought of what they are up to. Who in these times thinks about the importance of putting up for winter?
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith dissects what Georgia’s win against South Carolina last Saturday means for the rest of the season.
Cleaning out old files sometimes can be serendipitous.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – A number of options are available to find your way here once arriving in Europe. Air travel—there are multiple connections from anywhere. You can also get here by car, of course. However, the best way, based on a recent experience, is to fly to Berlin and take the train. In late afternoon.
The emotionally crushing and depressing story of the history of the village of Lidice in the Czech Republic remains a reminder of Nazi brutality and inhumanity. However, it is also a testimony to the fact that, no matter the atrocities of one man or one regime, their heinous and cruel crimes cannot snuff out the resiliency and will of the people forever.
Former UGA sidelines reporter and current Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith takes a closer look at UGA offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, who might just be the most underappreciated Georgia coach ever.
In the days of the Berlin Wall — that unforgettable symbol of Communist absolutism — the dateline for anything coming out of this city of 159,456, which rests in the middle 20 lakes and rivers, would have required that you link Potsdam with East Germany.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith takes a closer look at the bang-up job Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is doing to prepare for the Bulldogs for the 2013 season, especially their opener against Clemson.
The University of Georgia has an enviable presence in this ancient and exclusive seat of learning and has for over 25 years. You can easily find the UGA compound on Banbury Road by looking for the stone cottage with the bright red door.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Albany native Don White, who has become one of the most sought-after golf club manufactures in the world.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith former Georgia star hurdler Spec Towns, who was a one-time world record holder and eventual head coach of the UGA track & field program.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Sunday at the British Open, which Phil Mickelson took by storm to win his first Claret Jug.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith begins to wind down his time in Scotland with a tour of the town Gullane that's playing host to this year's British Open.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith continues his coverage of the 2013 British Open in Scotland by catching up with Thomasville's Harris English, who was one of three former Bulldogs to make the cut Friday.
Not sure how many travelers passing through this quiet Washington County settlement on Georgia Highway 15 ever take the time to stop and see the Warthen community’s signature attraction — a nondescript wooden structure that Warthen claims to be the state’s oldest jail.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about former Georgia golfer Bubba Watson, who is in the hunt after the opening round of the British Open.
This is one of my favorite cities with its admixture of cultures and peoples, highlighted by energy and vibrancy, an old-world work ethic, unparalleled passion for its sports teams, and not one but three rivers, which define the city’s landscape and its image.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith, who is across the pond in Scotland all week covering the British Open, looks back at the rich history of the legendary Muirfield course.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about the seasoned, weathered and charming British Open, which starts Thursday at Muirfield.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about former Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, who is beginning his NFL career with the Steelers.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about former Georgia Tech coach and Atlanta native Mac McWhorter, who is now an assistant coach at Penn State.
If you monitor the news, you are aware that these are not the best of times for many college graduates. Not for everyone, however. While earning a college degree greatly improves job prospects, an average of 8.8 percent of college graduates are unemployed. The figure is worse for high school graduates who do not plan to enroll in college. Almost a third in that category are looking for work. If there is no work for teenagers, what can we expect them to do? The answer does not make your day.
The Bulldogs lost a legend recently when Polish immigrant and former UGA great Joe Tereshinski -- whose son also played in Athens --- passed away, leaving behind an amazing story of how his family found its way to America.
CEDARTOWN — This town of nearly 10,000, the seat of Polk County, was once Indian country. That could be said about many places in Georgia.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND — Returning to this island, named for the apostle, who was a fisherman, is like going back to homecoming.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Phil Mickelson’s collapse at the U.S. Open and how Lefty’s clock is ticking in his quest to win golf’s second major.