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Loran Smith, Author at LaGrange Daily News


SMITH COLUMN: Watching Georgia Olympic hopefuls at the track

Before the dastardly virus disrupted our way of life, one could imagine that there would have been an updraft in attendance the last two springs ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Friday, May 7, 2021 9:00 am


SMITH COLUMN: What a great weekend it was

Last weekend was much ado about plenty. High marks were in order for everything from the weather to sports competitions, reverberating scenes from here to ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:30 am


SMITH COLUMN: New book to add to my big three

Having preceded the computer era — when I reflect back, I have to say the days of the typewriter weren’t so bad — it took ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Friday, April 30, 2021 9:00 am


SMITH COLUMN: Remembering Batman Varnedoe

When Vince Dooley became Georgia’s head coach at age 31, that turned heads. Cynics considered him wet behind the ears and not up to the ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:24 pm


SMITH Column: Golf’s worldwide ambassador, Gary Player

Following the ceremonial tee shots on Thursday morning with Lee Elder, the newcomer to the show, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, the Black Knight of ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00 am


SMITH COLUMN: Remembering Jack Thompson

The recent death of Jack Thompson left me recalling his departure from this troubled earth with a flood of warm reminisces, dating back to the ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:30 am


SMITH: Covey Rise

It would not require any genius to conclude that the name of this agribusiness enclave had to have been connected to a female when city ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:00 am


All eyes on Georgia track star

With the national indoor track and field championships scheduled for this weekend, one would expect that Matthew Bolling would turn heads as he has done ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:23 pm


Que Morrison leads the Lady Bulldogs

You see them coming up the court, the Lady Bulldogs daring a dashing quintuple, but likely you don’t know the rest of the story. They ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Friday, March 5, 2021 8:32 am


A trip to Maxeys

This Oglethorpe County community dates back to 1834 and has undergone three name changes in its history — from Shanty to Salmonville to Maxeys. Read more

by Loran Smith, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:08 pm

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