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Loran Smith, Author at LaGrange Daily News


Allan Armitage and the joys of gardening

It is a good thing that the dastardly virus has brought about a tsunami of lawn and garden patronage, a reminder that sometimes it requires ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:27 pm


Chaucer’s lessons and the British Open

Chaucer, the English poet and writer, is credited with originating the preachment that “all good things must come to an end.” Read more

by Loran Smith, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:33 pm


No greater hard luck story than Harry Bradshaw’s

My introduction to the British Open championship came about from reading historical accounts of Bobby Jones and his remarkable Grand Slam year of 1930 when ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:16 pm


SMITH: Remember the football legend of Pat Dye

To revisit the football turmoil that swirled around Athens, Georgia and Auburn Alabama in late November 1980, you might think that Armageddon was at hand ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:54 pm


SMITH: Phyllis George set the standard for broadcasting

News of the death of Phyllis George, the pioneering women’s sportscaster, was such a downer, cutting to the quick, and bringing about deep and abiding ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:14 pm


Losing a friend, but not the years of memories

In the last couple of years, there was a call from my best friend growing up with a bad news message.  There were no good ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:39 pm


Life is still good

F or the record, I am not one to challenge the experts. I am wearing a mask, washing my hands frequently and practicing social distancing ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:46 pm


Take a look at life after the COVID-19 pandemic

Last weekend, for the most part, was pleasant and I am grateful. Sunny days with a benign early morning chill. I built a fire to ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:16 pm


Sam Pitmann climbs the ladder

Like coaches everywhere, Sam Pittman, at this juncture on the calendar, expected to be up in the morning, out on the job and working like ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:57 pm


Fond memories looking back on Masters’ Weekend

With Masters weekend coming up in April 1960, a friend and classmate, Carey Williams, Jr., looked me up with the news that he had an ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Friday, April 10, 2020 5:45 pm

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