Eight new inductees go into Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
The latest class inducted last weekend includes Bill Fulcher, Alec Kessler, Willie McClendon, John Schuerholz, Reg Murphy, Bobby Hendley, Hope Spivey and Charlie Ward.
Bobby Towns was a good friend and teammate
Bobby Towns was a model citizen, quiet and contributing behind the scenes.
FEATURES COLUMN: If you date back, you likely are an aficionado of the contour bottle
The contour Coca-Cola bottle is as recognizable as a church steeple.
Everybody is taller than J.J. Frazier but the southpaw guard has been key for Georgia
J. J. Frazier is the little man on campus with the heart of a lion—one who will never have to be humbled down, and one who will never forget where he came from.
FEATURES COLUMN: The battle showed what the U.S. would face if it invaded Japan
The Allies had the upper hand, but the Japanese mentality had the U.S war department concerned about the casualties that would result from invading the Japanese homeland.
SPORTS VIEW: Former South Carolinian was one of the best of his time
Steve Greer’s remarkable quickness led him to All-America honors and two SEC championship rings — 1966 and 1968 — although he missed the ’66 season with knee surgery.
FEATURES COLUMN: The Samuels family has been making bourbon for 2 1/2 centuries in Kentucky
The history of Maker’s Mark , one of nine distilleries on Kentucky’s popular “Bourbon Trail,” brings about the awareness that as old as this operation is (nearly 250 years), Maker’s Mark still defines itself as producing a product that has the elements of being “homemade.”
Hall of Fame quarterback still busy at 75
Fran Tarkenton wanted to be more than a football player.
FEATURES COLUMN: I came into possession of my first iPhone about two years ago
Sometimes, gadgets that are brand-spanking new bring a lift to your day, giving you that buying-a-new-car feeling. With technology, however, it is a double-edged sword.
Both players became Georgia Bulldog heroes
John Donaldson spent 11 years coaching at Florida and Georgia before returning home to finish his career where it all started, while Len Hauss left Athens for a 14-year career with the Washington Redskins, where he became an All-Pro center for a team that featured two of the best quarterbacks in the game—Sonny Jurgensen and Billy Kilmer.
FEATURE COLUMN: Sinus infections just have to be worn off
Nothing cures what ails you like reading some good books by a warm winter fire. And a bottle of scotch helps, too.
It’s not always about money
Young coaches may be drawn to the big bucks of the profession, but they must always identify with the time honored coaching legacy of “helping young men.”
Gym Dogs coach making progress
In one year in Athens, Danna Durante made headlining progress—coaching Georgia to the NCAA Super Six for the first time since 2009.
FEATURES COLUMN: Crystal River is an example of the generosity of the Sam Walton family
Crystal Bridges embodies the spirit and the vision of Sam Walton, who saw beauty in the Ozarks that surrounded his community, where he was widely known for driving a pickup truck, accompanied by his birddogs.
Georgia offensive coordinator left to take head football coaching job at Colorado State
In my experience with the University of Georgia, I have never known a more under-appreciated coach.
FEATURES COLUMN: Technology is making Christmas communications impersonal
A letter from an Ellijay resident is a reminder of the importance of keeping the holidays personal.
Bobo completed 26 of 28 passes, including 19 consecutively, for 267 yards and one touchdown.
Georgia has its share of bowl memories that rank among the best.
Former Atlanta Falcons coach Marion Campbell has had three miracles
After breaking neck, former Georgia Bulldog and Atlanta Falcons’ coach Marion Campbell is fully healed.
OPINION: Family took advantage of opportunities, not handouts
You only have to learn the story of Myra and Mel Bauta to be reminded once again that you can pull yourself up by your bootstraps if you underscore the work ethic and make do — never asking for help, only opportunity.
Tereshinski’s leave positive impact
With the retirement of Joe Tereshinski, Jr., this means that for the first time in 40 years, there will not be a Tereshinski affiliated with Georgia football when the Bulldogs kick off the season in 2015.
FEATURES COLUMN: There always has been a warm affection for home-cooked meals
Usually the most memorable meals are those when you enjoy a good time. The setting and the atmosphere enhance the meal.
OPINION: In high school, coaches are more than coaches and kids play for fun -- for the most part
Some prep players have their eye on college scholarships and ultimately the National Football League, but the bulk of the participants enjoy being part of a team and play the game for community pride.
FEATURES COLUMN: Mike Stewart is the William Faulkner of bird dog trainers and breeders
Dog aficionados in Europe — and especially in the United Kingdom, where it all began — not only know about Wildrose, they have found their way to County Road 425 to observe “The Wildrose Way, Raising a Gentleman’s Gundog for Home and Field.”
FEATURES COLUMN: The Georgia mountains is a place you cannot get to too often
Outside the bedroom window when bedtime came about, you could hear the waters of the Chattahoochee crashing by. If you can’t sleep soundly after all that, you need to visit a sleep specialist.
Little-known player became big star for the Bulldogs
While Theron Sapp played on weak teams in the fifties, he achieved fame as the back, who scored the only touchdown in the Georgia-Georgia Tech game in 1957 .
FEATURES COLUMN: There is nothing like hunting pheasant in South Dakota
For years, I have been hunting pheasant with a friend, Homer Harding, who is as hearty as the pheasant. He is still hunting at age 89.
Former governor and football letterman died Sunday
As governor, Carl Sanders was always looking out for his university whenever he had the opportunity.
First game was played on January 30, 1892
Football would later become a ritual on the fall calendar, affiliating with the harvest season, the turning of the leaves and the cooler temperatures.
FEATURES COLUMN: South Dakota is a wonderful place, but not easy to get to
For years, schedule permitting, I have been coming to South Dakota to pheasant hunt in the most pleasant of circumstances.
Georgia Bulldogs reeling after loss to Florida
The Kentucky Wildcats have expanded their recruiting base under Mark Stoops, moving into the neighboring states, particularly Ohio, and coaxing kids to come play in the best league in football—the Southeastern Conference.
Kosta Vavlas' personality goes beyond his Greek heritage
For those who follow Georgia football, Kosta Vavlas is best known for the peculiar sound of his name on the public address system and his kamikaze style of play on all four of Georgia’s special teams: kickoff, kickoff return, punt return, and punt block.
David Andrews opens plenty of holes for running back Todd Gurley
If you look for David Andrews on campus, he’ll like be in his truck beside his German shepherd, Kimber. A dog is a man’s best friend, just like a lineman is a running back’s best friend.
FEATURE COLUMN: The Western legend died a pauper, stricken by TB, in Arizona at age 36
The Old West and the legend it spawned may or may not be true, but a reader can be spellbound over the tales of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Big Nose kate and the rest.
Bulldogs have had many battles with Volunteers
Some believe the Georgia-Tennessee rivalry could swing the other way
Sony Michel and IsaiahMckenzie have been strong for Bulldogs
When Sony Michel, who everybody figured would enroll at Miami, arrived on campus, he showed up with Isaiah McKenzie, the sort of bonus that is akin to winning the daily double.
FEATURES COLUMN: You miss a lot of life when you sleep in
The most pleasant thing about the early morning is that you don’t have to fight any traffic, although the interstates seem to be more crowded than ever with eighteen wheelers.
Few superstars have a hold on their city like Peyton Manning does
If only the Denber Bronco defense can limit opponent scoring to match Peyton Manning’s skillful efforts, the Broncos may well return to the Super Bowl.
FEATURES COLUMN: The Ugas, if they could talk, would sing Cecelias praises
There is no Hall of Fame for “mothers of mascots,” but if there were, Cecelia would have been a charter member.
Walk-on wants to successful in classroom and on the field
One of the reasons for Kenneth Towns’ timely progression on the field has been his due diligence with his playbook, as he has applied the same studious approach to his football playbook as he does his textbooks.
FEATURES COLUMN: Once the whaling capital of the world, Nantucket has adapted to change
Life on this cozy island, which was once the whaling capital of the world, is like a sumptuous smorgasbord that leaves you flummoxed over the choices you have.
Bulldog legend passed away overnight on Sunday
Dan Magill had a 60-year association with Georgia, working in three main capacities for the athletic department butut his unofficial job was as resident historian.
FEATURES COLUMN: There is reason for optimism with the younger generation
It is best to bend an elbow with the younger generation who remind us that the world is not yet going to hell in a hand basket.
FEATURES COLUMN: Radio linked fans to the big leagues
Before the Braves left Milwaukee, which was as eager to embrace them when they arrived from Boston as Atlanta would be 13 years later, Southerners, with a bent for baseball, had to adopt a big league team.
FEATURES COLUMN: Love laughter and charm enhance conversation
The rest of the story of Tiger Mountain Vineyards has to do with tootin’ the horn of vineyard founders John and Martha Ezzard and their partners John and Marilyn McMullan.
FEATURES COLUMN: No better service than at Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Just seven tenths of a mile north of this town of 316 residents and no traffic light, you blissfully arrive at Tiger Mountain Vineyards.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith, who is in Hoylake, England this week at the British Open Championship, writes about Bubba Watson’s chances of becoming a golfing legend.
The University of Georgia’s chapel, offers an atmosphere to make a wedding that will leave you with elevated emotions.
Where better for a ceremony, garnished with originality, to be hosted and embraced than in the University of Georgia’s chapel.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith, who is in Hoylake, England this week at the British Open Championship, writes about the tradition of one of Britain’s most revered golf courses.
Summertime is a royal time for the British
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith, who is in Hoylake, England this week at the British Open Championship, writes about the atmosphere surrounding yet another major sporting event this summer in England.
Once you visit Charleston, you’ll never want to leave.
If you don’t like Charleston, Charleston will forgive you — because it knows you don’t know any better.