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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: 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: 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


Harris Blackwood: Jeff Hullinger receives well-deserved promotion

I love when new TV anchors come to town.

April 17, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Merle Haggard — A perspective like no other

I'm not quite sure who dubbed Merle Haggard as "the Poet of the Common Man," but he was right.

April 10, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: A name like any other

Whether we want to admit it, we like hearing our names.

March 20, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Losing the song from our hearts, minds

We used to be singing people. We sang in the car. We gathered around the piano and sang old hymns, folk songs and songs that made us laugh.

March 13, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Missing the friendly neighbor as spring nears

There are all sorts of things people point to as the sure signs of spring. I don't know how reliable they are, but I'll take them.

March 06, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: In awe of the state's Capitol

In my real job, I work in a building complex that includes the state Capitol building. This time of year, 180 House members and 56 senators gather for the 40-day session of the General Assembly.

February 28, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Spreading the love to wives who lost spouse

This week was one of those weeks that I was struggling with a fresh idea for a column. Then, one of the random thoughts that popped into my head was I am glad I'm not like some historical figures who had as many as 40 wives.

February 14, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: And the band will play on

Mercer Crook is a rock 'n' roller.

February 07, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Forecasting the weather all around the world

Weather may be the most universal topic among humans. When I call friends in other parts of the country, I often ask about the weather.

January 31, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The Eagles must soar in song without Glenn Frey

In the summer of 1972, radio was still dominated by AM.

January 23, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


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 ...

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


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: Some will experience a sad Mother's Day

The role of a mother is an interesting one.

May 08, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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