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Harris Blackwood: New book has century of Gainesville High stories

It's hard to imagine, but the Gainesville Red Elephants have been playing football at the same place for a century.

November 06, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Costumes changing with times

We get several magazines each month at our house. Many of them are addressed to the dear woman who bears the burden of being married to me.

October 30, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Vote, let your voice be heard

I don't know anyone who actually stands around the water cooler, but we often use the idea of "water cooler conversations" to describe what average, everyday folks are chatting about.

October 23, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Hanging out with Orford's 'Sugar Daddy'

ORFORD, N.H. - Standing on Peter Thomson's back porch, you have a spectacular view of Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot-high mountain at the southwestern end of the White Mountains.

October 16, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Avoid distractions and use your seat belt

I try not to use this space in connection with my real job. I am much more content to offer my take on everyday things, seasoned with a little spice of life.

October 09, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Be a good influence; become someone’s anchor

A few years ago, the term "active shooter" was not in our vocabulary. Today, it seems one is about every week.

October 02, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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 sale prices with store managers.

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 for those who we love and have lost.

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 Route 66, the great American road that stretched from Chicago to the Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles.

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 way to control erosion in the South.

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 box office.

August 14, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


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 ...

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


Harris Blackwood: Preserve the people who make good biscuits

Baseball great Ted Williams died with the hope someone would be able to remake him one day.

March 12, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Judging food’s freshness the old-fashioned way

When one goes scavenging in the refrigerator or cupboard for something to eat, there is always that question as to whether or not it is ...

February 26, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Making furry additions to the family

When our dog died a couple of years ago, we left the ranks of dog owners.

February 19, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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