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.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about the importance of the short game -- especially this week at Merion Golf Course.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about the former University of Georgia golfers who are teeing it up in this weekend's U.S. Open.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith, who will be stationed in Ardmore, Pa., all week covering the U.S. Open, breaks down the famed Merion course the players will have to battle this week to win golf's second major of the year.
Coming here allows for a respite at Lafayette Square, which brings one to conclude that LaGrange can lay claim to having the prettiest town square in Georgia-one that has history, tradition and beauty. Lafayette Square is downright becoming.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith looks back on a decades-old interview he had with baseball great Satchel Paige, who died 31 years ago this week.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — This community of 10,643 with an old-world German heritage represents what immigration should be all about.
The founding of Fredericksburg, Texas, came about in 1846 owing to German influence, and you may still hear Texas German-a dialect spoken by the original settlers — in the streets.
Not far from Goliad, Texas, a town of nearly 2,000, is the cutting horse ranch of Bum Phillips, the colorful National Football League coach who is remembered, among other things, for his wearing of cowboy boots on the sideline and for his wide-brimmed Stetson, except for games played indoors.
You won’t find any health food advocates suggesting that you eat more hot dogs. In fact the advice you will get from those who know best is to stay away from them.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back on just how special Adam Scott's Masters was to the game of golf --- and the nation of Australia.
We are about to leave the chill of winter’s hangover — not with regrets, but with anticipation of spring’s sunshine and balmy temperatures, which will offer more opportunity for outdoor recreation.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith, who is covering The Masters all this week, takes a closer look at the fans who flock from all over the world to Augusta this time of the year.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith, who is in Augusta all week at the Masters, takes a look back at former champ Ben Hogan's mastery.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith, who is spending all week at the Masters, looks back on the thrilling win by Georgia's own Tommy Aaron 40 years ago.
Herald Guest Columnist, who will join Herald writer John Millikan at The Masters this week, looks back on some of the more memorable moments in Masters history, while hoping the things that helped create those moments never change.
If you are a baseball player, you get to wear your uniform all your life. When he quit managing the Dodgers, you still would see Tommy Lasorda in his familiar No. 2 at Vero Beach every spring-before the Dodgers lit out for Glendale, Ariz., jilting a community which had supported the team and provided limitless incentives for decades.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about the Masters golf tournament, which begins Thursday and brings a sense of nostalgia to Augusta.
With spring’s refreshing atmosphere — accented by soothing breezes and the fragrance of colorful blooms — gaining momentum, Russ, the Georgia mascot, is enjoying the outdoors on East 58th Street, where he lives in Savannah.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back on the life of Americus coaching legend Jimmy Hightower, who was laid to rest recently after losing his battle with throat cancer late last week.
When you spend time on the road, you often have time to reflect, reminisce and recall the past. One of the things which brings emotional satisfaction is to drive into the countryside, accompanied by the signal of a country music station.
A conversation with Fred Webster is a reminder that we all fall in one of two categories: you are either growing old or someday you will be. If you’re in the latter grouping, the former will come sooner than you think.
Steeped in history, energized by tradition, and boasting students who matriculate at three local colleges, Charleston, S.C., doesn’t have a skyline-until a cruise ship slides up to the docks and empties a boatload of tourists.
When Stripling’s, the everything-under-one-roof store developed by Ricky and Lisa Hardin, the sausage-making family from Warwick — that south Georgia town where it is best to obey the speed limit — decided to franchise with a Watkinsville address, they wanted just the right family to partner with.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith writes about Zippy Morocco, a former Georgia basketball player who was recently recognized for breaking the SEC scoring record 60 years ago.
Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back on the life of former Albany High and UGA football star Durward Pennington, who died this week at the age of 73.
LUMBER CITY — This town got its name because, in these parts, there once existed the largest sawmill in the South. That, I’m sure you agree, makes sense. It is best known, however, for something else.
In the course of one’s life there is exposure to the good and bad. The overachievers and the ne’er-do-wells. The ordinary and the elite.
As a tribute to recently deceased St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial, Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back on the life and career of Musial, while also recounting the impact the one visit they shared together had on him.
This time of the year brings about something of a down time for the Grand Ole Opry. The historic spectacular of WSM Radio does not go into hibernation in January but there is less interest in the Opry in the first month than at any time of the year.
In the shank of a recent evening as winds from a Midwestern front signaled that temperatures would be dropping precipitously in this part of the country, Mat Garretson, a Georgia boy, was waxing with warm emotion in his voice about the resurgence of interest in rye whiskey.
Herald Guest Columnist and former UGA sidelines reporter Loran Smith relives one of the more memorable Bulldog bowl games in history.
For years, I thought that my mother would become a Centenarian, but after 98 years and eight months, she recently succumbed to the ravages of old age.