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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


Cairo wins state championship, gets this nice column

Last week, I made a friendly wager with a newspaper friend in Cairo over the outcome of the Cairo-Flowery Branch game. I lost.

December 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


What kind of voodoo can you do?

I'm not as up to speed as I should be on voodoo.

December 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Wanted: Toy baton for aspiring twirler

All I want for Christmas is a baton.

December 11, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A good man, a tragic ending

If there was ever a picture of a nice guy, it was Frank Harris.

December 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Child’s blessings continue to grow

This is another one of those Tevye the Milkman weeks for me.

November 30, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Merry musings are sometimes too much

Christmas cards date back to the mid-1800s, and like me, they are quickly becoming dinosaurs.

November 30, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


There's a gray area when it comes to hair

We have a new president, and I make it a point not to delve into politics in this space.

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


If only my stuff could move itself

I've moved a few times in my life and quite frankly, I despise it.

November 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Smarts can come in short supply

Sometimes, you just have to wonder what people are thinking when they do really stupid stuff.

November 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


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 the toughest jobs

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 | Columnists


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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