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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


Zac Brown Band hits a home run

I don't know if we should call the Zac Brown Band an overnight success, but I think that's close.

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


Easter songs get new meaning

Holy week is one of my favorite times of the year.

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


CD puts choir’s talents on display

A Gainesville business is planning a 5K run on May 2 to benefit two people who were injured in serious auto accidents.

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


Count blessings along with job losses

In my everyday job, I write about business and state politics.

March 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Columnist heads back to the teaching pulpit at Brenau

School is back in session for the 53 students in my class.

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


Think you know me? If not, I’m with him

When somebody thinks you're somebody that you're not, it can either be really good or really bad.

March 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Community honored deserving leaders last week

Last week was a week for big honors and our community showed its gratitude to some of our best.

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


Farmers market or wedding chapel?

What can you do in 40 days?

March 15, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Take a break and walk along Riverside

I know the calendar tells us there are nine days before spring officially arrives, but you couldn't tell that by the crowd on Riverside Drive this weekend.

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


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


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 ...

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 ...

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 suffed 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 14, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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