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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


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


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


No more service with a smile from gas station attendants

Somewhere along the way, we will explain to future generations how gasoline once cost about 35 cents a gallon and how someone would pump it for you, check your tires and oil and wipe off your windshield.

January 25, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Times are always changing and are often full of uncertainty

I remember the night Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.

January 18, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Wedding, funeral songs are conversation starters

Funeral and wedding songs are often the subject of much discussion, particularly after the event.

January 11, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Toast to the killer of kudzu

The year begins with outstanding news: A University of Georgia junior has discovered a cure for kudzu.

January 04, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


New Year’s resolutions I can keep

It is the season of those wonderful New Year's resolutions. I don't know what bothers me the most, making them or breaking them.

December 28, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A personal Christmas letter to the jolly ol’ elf

Dear Santa,

December 21, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Waiting for Santa Claus is a good thing

The last time I checked, a day is still 24 hours and it still takes the Earth about 365 days to go around the sun.

December 07, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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