Loran Smith

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SMITH: Expect Pruitt to bring excitement to the UGA defense

Former Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt brings energy, excitement to the Bulldogs

SMITH: A ‘Bridge’ to London and enjoyable summers

Summer plans over the years usually mean that there is a need to pass through London which leads to a homecoming to this village — roughly 65 miles east of one of the most lively and diverse cities in the world.

SMITH: A trip to Budapest and the Danube River

The rivers of the world are fascinating and bring about enlightenment as well as adventure.

SMITH: Visiting Fenway Park like traveling into the past

My love of the Red Sox has never subsided. I suffered through the Curse of the Bambino. I read every book I could find about the Red Sox. Even when I began to travel, it would be some time before I would set foot in Fenway Park. Now I try to find my way here at least once a season.

SMITH: The rest of the story of Tiger Mountain Vineyards

The rest of the story of Tiger Mountain Vineyards has to do with tootin’ the horn of vineyard founders John and Martha Ezzard and their partners John and Marilyn McMullan. I am happy to take on the town crier role, because I am, as a native Georgian, proud that they make good wines, which are steadfastly gaining regional attention. They are deserving of the most generous of toasts.

SMITH: The story of Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Just seven-tenths of a mile, north of this town of 316 residents and no traffic light, you blissfully arrive at Tiger Mountain Vineyards. Located on Old U. S. 441, this address becomes increasingly more prominent as the reputation of the winery consistently rises like the sun over the easterly outreaches of Rabun County.

SMITH: A Georgia Chapel wedding

Kate and Kevin, delightful young friends, were recently married at the University of Georgia Chapel, which dates back to 1832 — when a bride and groom would have been spirited away by horse and buggy following a ceremony, which would have been more like a sermon.

SMITH: Plenty to like about Charleston

This city, which once made South Carolina the economic jewel of the Colonial empire, has recurring emotional influences. A brief respite here leaves you pining for a return. No coastal city, other than Savannah, can stimulate encores like Charleston

SMITH: Fishing on the river a fine respite

Time on the river fishing is time well spent.

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SMITH: Garden & Gun magazine a Southern treasure

Sterling Eason met me for breakfast at Virginia’s, across the street from her office at Garden and Gun, everybody’s favorite magazine. Well, maybe not everybody’s — but over a million of us consider it the best, which puts this dazzling publication in heady company.

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