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Harris Blackwood: Hospitality isn’t just a Southern virtue

One of the recurring themes in "The Andy Griffith Show" is how Mayberry is a nice town populated by nice people.

June 25, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: There’s no better title than being Dad

It has been 27 years since I became a father. We did not know that she was a girl until she arrived.

June 18, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Gene Brooks was good male role model

One day when he was 11, John Ellington's father, Charles, was electrocuted while working for Georgia Power Co.

June 11, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Surprising spelling errors nationwide

I read a lot when I was little and one of the results is I am a pretty good speller. I'm not spelling-bee worthy, but I do pretty well for someone who has spent a good part of life as a wordsmith.

June 04, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Honoring those who sacrificed their lives

Memorial Day is a tough holiday for us to understand.

May 28, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Remembering glory days of summer

In school, we always had a countdown to Christmas break, but it only seemed like a few days. The big countdown was for the final day of school, and that usually began around the time we returned from spring break.

May 21, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Mother's Day comes with an emotional cost

A commercial on the radio was advertising a $5,000 ring for Mother's Day. In the 36 years I had my mother, I didn't spend $5,000 combined for Mother's Day gifts.

May 14, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Cancer is a terrible foe to be forced to contend with

I hate cancer.

May 07, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Questioning the appeal of distressed jeans

I like new things.

April 30, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Know your district, nominees when going to vote

The people of the 6th Congressional District went to the polls last week to elect a new congressman.

April 23, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Celebrate Easter every Sunday

I'm an Easter person.

April 16, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Put down the pie and run a real marathon

I admire a lot of competitive events. I have a lot of respect for folks who can gather with 50,000 other sweaty people and run down Peachtree Street on the Fourth of July. I really admire folks who take that even higher with competition in half-marathons and marathons.

April 09, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Old TV theme songs take us back in time

Television networks need to squeeze out every minute they can these days. One of the ways they have done it is to limit TV theme songs. I miss them.

April 02, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Ted Oglesby was the genuine article

It was 1988, and I took a job as field representative for U.S. Sen. Wyche Fowler. My territory was all of North Georgia, and we moved to Gainesville.

March 26, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Truth and consequences of the news

Back in the days when I worked in a newsroom, people would call and offer some tidbit of information.

March 19, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Harris Blackwood: Why we need the human touch — you can’t send a tomato by email

Georgia Power has announced that it is closing its local business offices around the state. I don't really blame them; I haven't been ...

July 16, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The dearly departed always deserve kind words

An old song from the 1930s is "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone." The song is about the parting of lovers ...

July 09, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: One mom puts a face on the horrible cost of drunken driving

I have spent the last 6½ years advocating that people not drink, text or speed while driving.

July 02, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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