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Blackwood: Scrapes, bruises and bug bats made strong kids

As a boy who spent a lot of time outside in the summer, I am reminded I had my fair share of assorted scrapes, wounds and bug bites throughout those same summers.

August 07, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The disappearance of inventions from a short time back

I have been on the planet long enough to see some things come and go.

July 31, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The ascent and decline of the U.S. space program

My mama often decided certain events were historical and I should pay attention to them.

July 24, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: I was too busy to notice the heat and humidity

As I trudged through the sweltering heat, going from the air-conditioned car to the air-conditioned house, I wondered how we survived when I was a kid.

July 17, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Remember our country’s wonderful history

Last year, my daughter and I visited Philadelphia and stopped at the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

July 03, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Rounding the corner to the backside of 50 years old

Back in the days when I was spinning records on the radio, a singer-songwriter named John Conlee wrote and recorded a song called "Backside of 30."

June 26, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Farm fresh food arriving to store shelves soon

The very best of Georgia is about to arrive at a grocery store or farmer's market near you.

June 19, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


A Southerner listening to stories of Northerners

I am a Southerner and am proud to be from the South.

June 12, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Every generation has 'good ole days'

I like to think that my childhood was the good old days.

June 05, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Remember those lives lost in battle this Memorial Day

Before the radio existed, folks used to sing. The songs were about a lot of things, including wars.

May 29, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Residents with unrecognized virtues

There are people who make contributions to the good of the community without seeking recognition or fanfare.

May 22, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Secret Service Agent Clint Hill shares his memories

Clint Hill wanted to be a history teacher. Instead, he ended up participating in some of the most historic and iconic moments of the 20th century.

May 15, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Some will experience a sad Mother's Day

The role of a mother is an interesting one.

May 08, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Alphabet soup with American businesses

In 1991, American Telephone and Telegraph Co. announced it sent its last telegraph. In the same news release, the company said while telegraph messages were going away, the company would keep the name because it was a part of their heritage.

May 01, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Young couple’s hope heals in time of struggle

It was Nov. 6, 2004, and a beautiful sunny day in Athens. The Georgia Bulldogs were away at Kentucky and my wife's cousin was getting married.

April 24, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Harris Blackwood: The bargain hunter in me is hereditary

I got it from Mama and I passed it on to my daughter. It also rubbed off on my wife, who is not above negotiating ...

September 25, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Enjoy every moment life gives you

We are unique creatures on this planet. We are the only ones who have a soul. We have the need for human companionship and long ...

September 18, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Sept. 11 is day to humbly remember

A few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, Georgia native Alan Jackson wrote a song called, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."

September 11, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Something puzzling about new shoes with scuffed look

Getting a new pair of shoes was a big deal when I was kid.

September 04, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Enjoying the adventures along Route 66

Sometimes I think I may have fit in better in an earlier generation. I would have loved to have been around in the heyday of ...

August 28, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Kudzu causes fussing and cussing in the yard

Kudzu was introduced to the United States at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. In the 1930s, kudzu was thought to be a wonderful ...

August 21, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Movie remakes aren’t as magical as originals

Sadly, I think Hollywood is running out of ideas for movies and continues to recycle old ones in an effort to draw people to the ...

August 14, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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