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Preacher Bryant heard God's call early

DAHLONEGA - Dean Bryant heard the call to ministry at the age of 17. He says the devil heard it, too, and tried to convince him otherwise.

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


When it’s my time to go, just stuff me

There are a lot of people who are troubled by the prospects of their own death.

January 18, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Kemps are well-known in Murrayville

The Kemp family has been a vital part of Murrayville for several generations.

January 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Caution: Don’t read this if you have removed your pillow’s tag

The federal government spends a lot of time on labels.

January 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Would Elvis still get the ladies all shook up at age 74?

It's hard to imagine, but if he had lived, Elvis Aron Presley would be 74 on Thursday.

January 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Shouldn’t this century be one of flying cars?

I remember going to Walt Disney World not long after it opened. There was just the Magic Kingdom and that was it.

January 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Being a cheesy side dish isn’t easy

I don't understand the whole fascination with macaroni and cheese.

January 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Piano man Stover hands over his keys

When he graduated from East Hall High School, A.W. Stover was recommended by a friend for a job at what was then J. Wendell Lancaster Jewelry and Music on Washington Street.

December 31, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Move over, old man; here's the baby in a top hat

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its ...

December 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Ah, the frenzied magic that is Christmas Eve

There is just something about Christmas Eve. The first half is pure crazy with people rushing to finish their shopping, work or whatever has to be done before the holiday.

December 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Some ideas for costumes are all wet

I haven't been to a Halloween party in years, and this year is no exception.

December 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Governors everywhere are thanking Blagojevich

As a son of the South, I'm the first to admit we've had some governors who didn't make us look too good in the eyes of the rest of the nation and, for that matter, the world.

December 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


In face of terminal illness, some teach the meaning of life

Someone decided a few years ago that October was the month we focus on cancer, primarily breast cancer.

December 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Memories are made on crystal, fine china

Christmas was always one of those days we used the good china. We also ate in the dining room.

December 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Beautiful girls, batons and a side bet on high school football championship

This is one of those columns to clear a few notes from my desk.

December 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Shining beacons of hope

For more than four years, a young fellow named Josh Turner has accompanied me on my ride to Atlanta.

April 19, 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


Our holiday traditions are not always completely accurate

We are a gullible bunch, aren't we?

March 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Internet has its alluring aspects

This column begins as a newspaper column. I'm very happy about that. I like the notion of being a newspaper columnist. I still like to hold the newspaper in my hand and look at it.

March 08, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


We have come so far in my lifetime

Sometimes, when I gripe about slow computers or cellphones that don't do what they are supposed to do, I think about how far we have come in my lifetime.

March 01, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Presidents Day is more than just mattress sales

In an earlier time, we used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in February. Now, we have combined them into one day to honor all presidents of the United States.

February 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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