We are losing farms in this country, which essentially means that the small farmer will soon be extinct.
Bubba Watson’s Masters victory was sentimental
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Bubba Watson’s second Masters championship.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Fuzzy Zoeller’s 1979 championship at the Masters.
Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player usher in the 2014 Masters
Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player started the 2014 Masters on Thursday with their annual morning drives from the No. 1 tee, and Herald guest columnist Loran Smith was there to soak in the atmosphere at Augusta National.
Loran Smith writes about his conversation with Verne Lundquist and Bill Griffin
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith meets up with old friends at Augusta National, including CBS announcer Verne Lundquist.
FEATURES COLUMN: For a Southern boy, Saturday baseball games on the radio was the highlight of the week
For a country boy in the South, Major League Baseball parks were magical places that could only be dreamed about.
Jack Nicklaus still plays Augusta National as a member
Golf fans could count on Jack Nicklaus making a run for the title at the Masters and bringing about stimulating drama with superior shot making. Now all we have are the memories.
Adam Wainwright has two World Series rings and two Gold Glove awards
Pitcher Adam Wainwright, a native of Brunswick, is looking to lead the Cardinals to another World Series this season after Boston beat St. Louis in last year’s series.
FEATURES COLUMN: Louise Jordan is the only Bulldog fan who can claim to have attended the dedication of Sanford Stadium
At 101, the sparking, charming Louis Jordan can talk about any subject, from the day’s headlines to the prospects of the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves.
FEATURES COLUMN: Getting legendary columnist Lewis Grizzard his first newspaper job became a funny story later
We often make heaven out to be what we want it to be. I’m no different. I can see my old teammate Charlie Harris and Lewis Grizzard, who died 20 years ago, in conversation on a cloud about the forthcoming football season.
Alex Wood was drafted by the Braves out of Georgia in 2012
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about young Braves pitcher and former Georgia star Alex Wood, who has had an impressive spring.
The Chattahoochee and its environs will always be alluring.
Former Georgia pitcher won 105 games with three Major League clubs
After busy professional career, Jake Westbrook is enjoying the quiet life.
Saltine crackers go with everything, no matter where you are.
FEATURES COLUMN: Felix is now a hero of major status among Billy’s friends.
Billy Bryant is not likely to experience nine lives, but he will be forever grateful to Felix for extending the one he enjoys today.
Rholetter was a key OL for the Bulldogs from 1966-68
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about former Georgia offensive lineman David Rholetter, who died recently and left behind a legacy that many haven’t heard of.
Nelson has survived over the years with hard work, due diligence and cogent management.
FEATURES COLUMN: Sarah Anne could have written the Golden Rule
When Sarah Anne Floyd, 95, passed away, the entire community of Thomasville mourned.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about first-year Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin, who calls coaching the Bulldogs his “dream job.”
When Marlon Brown — the oft injured Georgia receiver, whose career in Athens ended with an ACL surgery — got scant attention at the NFL combine last spring, he didn’t let it affect his attitude.
FEATURE COLUMN: Before there was widespread use of firearms in hunting, there were bird dogs
There’s nothing like a quail hunt for realizing the outdoors opportunities that are in Georgia.
FEATURES COLUMN: As with measles, mumps have made something of a comeback lately
One of the reasons for the resurgence of measles is that there are an increasing number of Americans who fail to get vaccinations.
FEATURES COLUMN: Bob Argos heart is for his alma mater, the University of Georgia
In the General Assembly, his primary objective was to see what he could do for Athens, Clarke County and UGA.
A visit to Assembly Hall was one to remember
Basketball is big time in the Big Ten, and one night in Bloomington makes you pine for more.
FEATURES COLUMN: Good conversation can be good for the soul
Good conversation can be good for the soul.
FEATURES COLUMN: Carl Sanders and his wife, Betty, offer downhome hospitality
The University of Georgia had a great deal of influence on the former governor.
The American Football Coaches Association annually honors schools that are distinguished for academic achievement, and Georgia is recognized for its 100 percent graduation rate.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about the lack of defense in football.
OPINION: Despite his wide travels, John Parker has an affinity still for Athens
Even with great career success with Coca-Cola, John Parker has never lost perspective.
FEATURES COLUMN: Even when temperatures plummet, Boston is an electric city
There’s something special about dining in the same establishment that served the likes of John F. Kennedy and Daniel Webster.
For a man whose career was defined for the most part by football, Georgia assistant athletic director Dick Bestwick is a passionate basketball fan.
FEATURES COLUMN: Francios Pelou, who was at the scene, believes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
Francios Pelou says an ABC newsman objected to initial plans to transport Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, causing police to change plans and making it easier for Jack Ruby to kill him.
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.