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A Father’s Day with 'adultren'

This is my 19th Father's Day. That is, if you count the one where we were anticipating an arrival in September of 1990.

June 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


When grease monkeys ruled summertime

There is a connection between summer and cars that remains in my mind.

June 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Big mower, hands help kill kudzu

They haven't asked me to write a gardening column for the paper because my true gardening knowledge could be placed in a thimble with room to spare.

June 07, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood hblackwood@gmail.com | Columnists


TV choices blur the line of reality and fantasy

We have more than one television in our house. In fact, there are about as many televisions as there are people.

May 31, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Add one more to the big box of memories

The people who make tissues will get some of my money this weekend. I'm going to try not to cry, but I know I will.

May 24, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Pan’s burns make a map of my history

We have a pretty kitchen at our house. We've got a big stove that has a convection oven. We haven't learned how to convect, but when we do, we supposedly have an oven that will do it.

May 17, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Longtime church usher bows out; Zell Miller, up in the hills, reads The Times

For many years, Arnold Boyd and Ernest Moore were the head ushers at First Baptist Church on Green Street.

May 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Friends carry on mother’s instincts

I think most people who have ever lost a loved one have thought or dreamed of having them back for just five minutes to catch up on your life.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Flu has some folks running scared

I remember back in 1976 and the government thought there was going to be an outbreak of swine flu.

May 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Young ’uns, listen to wisdom of Big Daddy

Depending on when you were born, you've likely heard parents, grandparents or other relatives talk about the challenges of their era.

May 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Walters is back on course with hole-in-one

There are no signs of magic dust in Jim Walters' golf bag. If there is any dust, it is because the clubs have not been used in about eight months.

April 28, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Family tradition continues with Gainesville High students

In the usual scheme of things, getting elected student body president is not major newspaper news. However, in the case of Parrish Brown, it continues quite a legacy.

April 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Remembering Hall’s gentleman banker, deal maker

Ray McRae was a courtly Southern gentleman. He gave his nod to business deals that ranged from a mom and pop grocery store to a company that made engines for missiles used to run Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in the first Gulf War.

April 18, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Blackwood: Honoring Gen. Livsey, Zac Brown Band

For anyone who has ever been a member of the corps of cadets at North Georgia College and State University, the drill field holds special significance.

April 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Who knew Easter finery could be so controversial

I love going to church on Easter for several reasons.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Saying goodbye to Curtis Segars, a true Red Elephant

Curtis Segars was never my principal.

May 24, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The ups and downs at Blue Willow Inn

Billie Van Dyke's life in the restaurant business has been a bit like riding a roller-coaster.

May 17, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Mothers have tough jobs to do

First, for nine months, often through morning sickness and aching feet, back and elsewhere, mothers carry a baby until he or she is ready to debut.

May 10, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Escape into the beauty of Georgia's landscape

A few weeks ago, I was standing on the porch of someone's home in the mountains. As the sun was going down, I looked out at the beautiful peaks that decorate the northern part of our state.

April 12, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Easter rings in Resurrection, colorful clothes

There is no battle between the observance of Easter and Christmas. But if you're taking a vote, I'm an Easter person.

April 06, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Natives, transplants leave their marks on Gainesville

I married into a family that has generational roots in Gainesville. They go back long before the War of Northern Aggression.

March 29, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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