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Loran Smith, Author at LaGrange Daily News


Taking an annual trip to New York City

Making trips to New York has always brought about stirring emotions.  You just cannot wait to get there, Manhattan being one of the most electrifying ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:58 pm


Is Tom Brady the greatest of all time?

Now that Tom Brady has won a seventh Super Bowl ring, we, and he, of course, will hear for the rest of his career that ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:00 am


Calloused hands and a generous heart

Friends and family in the little village of Bridge, England, are in mourning today with the recent passing of Jasper Knight, an architect-builder with calloused ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 5:43 pm


Nothing like a hot breakfast

Sometimes your memory becomes fallible, but my recent off-the-top-of-the-head recollection is that we have experienced consistently colder temperatures this January than in recent years. January ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:05 am


Bulldogs wrap up with Peach Bowl win

While we continue to worry about COVID 19 issues, which are getting downright burdensome, we can keep our head high throughout the winter and spring ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:00 am


Rest in peace to Phil Niekro, master of the knuckleball

The box score of Phil Niekro’s extraordinary career has intrigued and astonished baseball aficionados for years, but that doesn’t reflect his great love for the ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:00 am


The value of unity

When I see the reprehensible political ads on television, I often refer to the following factoid, which is a reminder that most politicians should be ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Friday, December 11, 2020 11:02 am


Sam Nunn, a leader on the court and in the state

With basketball moving toward competition, the game plan, as it has been for other sports, is to let the games begin and hope for the ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 am


Remembering Jake Scott, the consummate athlete

Those who really knew him and appreciated the way he played the game of football would have figured that Jake Scott would have found a ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:48 am


A few of the things I’m thankful for

I’m thankful for the voice of Kate Smith, singing “God Bless America”. What a Great American she was! Her signature contribution for being a Great ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:37 am

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