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Walter Reeves, gardener extraordinaire

Many Georgians have heard Walter Reeves on radio, seen him on television, and have read his gardening column in the Atlanta papers but have never ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:30 am


A new Labor Day

Labor Day, perhaps, has always been one of our most uplifting holidays.  Although the weather is still hot, anticipation elevates our mood and feelings.  Last ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:58 pm


The story of the Pig 5, Bulldog pranksters

About this time in late August forty years ago, the Classic City of Athens was enduring one of its hottest summers ever which was a ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:03 am


Random facts and miscellanea

With help from the Internet, a few nuggets of information to make your day: Read more

by Loran Smith, Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:30 am


Remembering Texas coach Darrell Royal

There is no good news when you consider the ravages of a pandemic, but I have heard many friends and neighbors talk about a surfeit ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:08 pm


Nothing better than a good tomato

This has been a good summer for tomatoes. On again, off again rains have been a blessing for gardeners who, with excess time, are enjoying ... Read more

by Loran Smith, Friday, August 14, 2020 10:00 am


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

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