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Judge spoke the honest truth — even if he was a Gator

Judge J.D. Smith is hanging up his judicial robe at the end of the year. He has been serving on the Georgia Court of Appeals since 1993. For a decade before that, he served as a superior court judge in the Northeastern Circuit, which includes Hall and Dawson counties.

November 20, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Pastor provides ‘a glimpse of heaven’ with his guitar

If heaven has neighborhoods, I would like to live near Bruce Fields.

November 13, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Honoring our heroes, regular folks who do amazing things

A few days ago, I shared the platform with Dr. Rodger Murchison at the First Baptist Church in Augusta.

November 06, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Mama’s versatile bargain came in handy more than once

There are lots of shows on TV these days where folks find all sorts of stuff in junk piles and yard sales.

October 30, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


TV fills in the bleeps

I know a few cuss words and use them from time to time.

October 23, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A prime time for mountain visitors

A little nip in the air and a hint of color in the hardwood trees and folks will come out in droves.

October 16, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Fall is prime season for mountain visitors

A little nip in the air and a hint of color in the hardwood trees and folks will come out in droves.

October 16, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Can I get some service? Not very often these days

I often wonder if you can really teach someone to be nice. You can teach someone to obey the rules and be polite, but being nice is a different thing.

October 09, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Today’s TV recalls a different ’60s than I do

The new TV season seems to have a fascination with the 1960s. There are several shows that hearken back to the days when folks dressed up to go to work or for a night on the town.

October 02, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


She will always be daddy's little girl

I've had a few titles in my lifetime, but the one I've had for the past 21 years is the one I like best: Daddy.

September 25, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Looks like it’s lights out for these Easy-Bake memories

I've seen a lot of things go during my lifetime, including 45-rpm records, 8-track tapes and the hi-fi record player that would play a stack of five or six albums.

September 18, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A day that changed my life, and many others

Ten years ago, I was newly unemployed. I had promised myself that while I had a severance package, I wanted to do something that was worthwhile and redeeming.

September 11, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Jerry Lewis deserves better

When I think of Jerry Lewis, I think of the rubber-faced comedian whose physical comedy has made us laugh for years.

September 04, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Avoiding old fogey status

Beloit College is a private school with about 1,250 students located roughly 100 miles northwest of Chicago, just across the border in Wisconsin.

August 28, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


'Voice of the Braves' provided the sound of summer

I grew up in a house that was not air-conditioned. It was a big, Victorian home with high ceilings.

August 21, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Harris Blackwood: Hospitality isn’t just a Southern virtue

One of the recurring themes in "The Andy Griffith Show" is how Mayberry is a nice town populated by nice people.

June 25, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: There’s no better title than being Dad

It has been 27 years since I became a father. We did not know that she was a girl until she arrived.

June 18, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Mother's Day comes with an emotional cost

A commercial on the radio was advertising a $5,000 ring for Mother's Day. In the 36 years I had my mother, I didn ...

May 14, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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