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Loren Smith’s Sports Column: The Steg and the Coach

The Steg in winter is now the place to be unless you have a fireplace, firewood, and a ...

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Loren Smith’s Sports Column: Super Dawg

There will be a Georgia player in the forthcoming Super Bowl for the 23rd consecutive season on February ...

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Loran Smith’s feature column: Homer Harding

It has been several seasons since I have pheasant hunted in South Dakota, but I fully expect to ...

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Loran Smith’s Sports Column: Norman King

Years ago, Reader’s Digest, published a periodic feature under the heading of, “The Most Unforgettable Character I ever ...

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Loran Smith’s Sports Column: Mark Richt

LAS VEGAS – Not sure how many halls of fame Mark Richt will become a member of, but ...

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Loran Smith’s Thanksgiving Column

I’m Thankful   Each of us is given the gift of 86,400 seconds each day. How often have ...

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Loran Smith’s Feature Column: Autumn reflections

As the fields across the landscape emerge into a state of fallowness and the thermometer trends downward, we ...

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Loran Smith’s Sports Column: Tennessee

Although Georgia and Tennessee competed in football in the early 1900’s, the two teams did not play each ...

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Loran Smith’s Feature Column: Peanuts

During the harvest season in October, I rode by a farm in South Georgia where the harvesting of ...

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Loran Smith’s Feature Column: Vernon and Patricia

  PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Owing to a college friendship, I was the beneficiary of the most ...

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Loran Smith’s Feature Column: Helen Reminisces

HELEN – I have had a love affair with this community dating back to the first time I ...

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Loran Smith’s Sports Column: Hoylake

With the Open championship (you see I am yielding to the Brits who prefer—sometimes insist—that their national golfing ...

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Loran Smith’s Sports Column: Wimbledon

With the Wimbledon finals coming up this weekend, I will be watching and not just the tennis—but also ...

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Loran Smith’s Feature Column: Europe In Summer

It is difficult to book a seat on a plane or find an empty hotel room in the ...

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Loran Smith’s Column: Masters for Thursday

AUGUSTA – With every official, competitor and patron maintaining a hopeful eye on the weather while basking in ...

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Loren Smith’s Column: Masters Week

AUGUSTA – This has been an eventful week at the Augusta National Golf Club with rain or the ...

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Loren Smith’s column on former UGA football great Frank Sinkwich and the upcoming national title game against TCU

With the passing of time, signature moments of the past are often diminished and downgraded as inferior to ...

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Loren Smith’s Column: Bowl Games

With the expansion of the playoffs, more bowl games, hopefully, will become more involved. After the support the ...

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Loren Smith’s Column: Jonas, Giving Back

Loren Smith’s Column: Jonas, Giving Back     Somewhere along the way in recent years, I saw an ...

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Loren Smith on keeping the Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville

It is interesting to see the reaction taking place in the city of Jacksonville regarding the playing of ...

Opinion

Oh where, oh where, does our recycling go?

By: Bethany Greeley One of the many great questions annoying Americus homeowners. Fifty plus years ago, widespread recycling ...

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It’s OK not to be OK – World Mental Health Awareness Month

By: Mrs. Husna Habib IEP Case Manager @ Sumter County High School It’s okay to feel unstable. It’s ...

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Influenza in Americus Part 3: Remembering a Pandemic

BY:  Evan Kutzler Five years before marrying Earl Carter and six years before giving birth a son named ...

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Influenza in Americus Part 2: Navigating Uncertainty

By: Evan Kutzler For some, the 1918-20 influenza pandemic undermined confidence in expert opinions. An anonymous contributor to ...

Editorials

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: A reflection from a victim

If you visit any of the courthouses in the Southwestern Judicial Circuit you will notice there is a ...

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Influenza in Americus

Part 1: The Force of a Train By: Evan Kutzler John Bradshaw knew the dangers of being a ...

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Americus History Trails

By: Evan A. Kutzler On Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., the Sumter Historic Trust will unveil ...

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Spring break adventures in New York and Spain

Submitted by Leila Case “It’s Easter time and time for eggs and time for eggs is Easter time.” ...

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