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The waiting game is never fun to play

Waiting in line has never been one of my strengths.

July 03, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Jimmy Dean’s legacy can live on in state song

Jimmy Dean, the singer who became a sausage salesman, died recently. Along with Tennessee Ernie Ford, he shed the hillbilly image of country music and became a network TV host and celebrity.

June 27, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Downside of the hill can also be its upside

This is the last column I will write as a columnist in my 40s. On Wednesday, I will cross over the Jordan River and enter the world of being 50.

June 20, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A chance to go back, and maybe even stay

I used to love those cartoons of Mr. Peabody and his boy, Sherman. It was a quirky twist on the idea of a boy and his dog.

June 13, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Have you thanked your farmer today?

Mose Coleman didn't know it, but he started an industry. In 1931, Coleman planted what he thought would be hot onions, but there was something about the sandy loam soil of Toombs County that made the onion sweet. It was so sweet you could eat it like an apple.

June 05, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Stop and remember those who have fallen

The American public somehow seems to confuse the purposes of Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. Memorial Day is to honor those who gave their lives in wartime.

May 30, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Hungry? It’s not your belly that's shrinking

The most often asked question about newspaper columns is, "Where do you come up with this stuff?"

May 23, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Students and teachers are eyeing the clock

If you're a school teacher, I hope you get an extra measure of patience this week.

May 16, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


You don’t what you got till she's gone

My mama was not cool. She mispronounced the names of rock groups in front of my friends, which made them giggle. She referred to The Beatles as "those old beetle bugs."

May 09, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Life in the ‘big’ world lost some of its ‘real’

In my childhood, there were many of those milestone events when you moved up to the next level. For some reason, we assigned the adjective "big" or "real" to them.

May 02, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Relaxation with just a road map

UNADILLA - Everybody has their dream of their perfect getaway. For some, it is the mountains. For others it is the beach.

April 25, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


There she is, Little Miss Grits

WARWICK - Every year about this time, the folks of Warwick gather to pay homage to the Georgia's official processed food: grits.

April 18, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


You can’t cure loneliness with just a pop of a pill

If you watch commercial TV for more than an hour, you're likely going to see commercials for various pharmaceutical products.

April 11, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Welcome Easter and the wearing of white

If you're reading this in a part of the world where they serve sweet tea, you can pull out your white shoes, your white pants and your linen suit.

April 04, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Beauty is in the eye of the banana seat's beholder

On the first day of spring, before the snow returned, I had visions of grandeur. As I have in years past, I dreamed of becoming physically fit.

March 27, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Harris Blackwood: And the band will play on

Mercer Crook is a rock 'n' roller.

February 07, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Life top stories


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


Harris Blackwood: If you fall off the New Year's resolution wagon, get back on

This week, many of us will take a sip from the fountain of eternal optimism. This is the week we will resolve to do something ...

December 26, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Blackwood: South Africa more than a mission to Jane Lawson; it's home

Jane Lawson will be home for Christmas.

December 13, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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