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Birth of Emma Grace brings back memories of her grandpa

Her name is Emma Grace Blackwood and she weighs all of 9 pounds. She has a head full of dark hair and she looks just like her mama.

November 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Be careful who you’re calling gullible

The great P.T. Barnum is often credited with saying "There's a sucker born every minute." Yes, there is a world full of gullible people.

October 19, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A humble note for The Big Guy

Dear God,

October 19, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


His love of the game is the stuff of legends

In 1983, my mother fell off a ladder and broke her hip. In time, it would heal and because of the break she was sensitive to changes in the weather.

October 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Feel that crispness in the air? Fall is here

One of my colleagues asked this week, in a sort of rhetorical way, why people make the annual pilgrimage to the mountains to look at leaves.

It's a good question.

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


A woman with sights set high in the mountains

Cathy Cox wanted to be governor, but ended up as president.

October 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


There’s a reason you have nicknames

The former "Bubba" McDonald has been a friend of mine for many years. He hasn't asked me for any political advice, but I'm going to offer some today.

September 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Feeling low? Try your hand at a trackhoe

I'm not quite ready to go and change jobs, but I had a glimpse this week of a potential career that I might have pursued.

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


Parents, pastors and teachers can look up to these boys

The Optimist Club in Forsyth County invited me over this week to be their speaker. I knew it was a group of optimists because of the sign and the fact that they meet at 7 in the morning. You have to be an optimist to be willing to listen to someone speak that early in the morning.

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


Best times on car rides don’t have plotlines

Technology, in my opinion, has ruined the road trip.

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


If only money grew on kudzu

The network morning shows only have news for about the first 30 minutes. From that point on they launch into everything from how to cure a hangnail to picking a couple to have a wedding on a New York street corner.

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


I've got rhythm, it's just a little bit off

Two score and eight years ago, a fine doctor and my namesake, Thomas Harris, debuted me at the Georgia Baptist Hospital.

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


Today’s TV tunes not worth a whistle

The name of Earle Hagen may not ring a bell, but you more than likely know his music.

August 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Sometimes our homes leave us first

The old girl died in a fire in February. We finally buried her this week. She was laid to rest in a landfill.

July 26, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


His plans were bigger than we could see

My earliest business venture was operating a shoe-shine box in Johnny O'Kelly's barber shop in Social Circle. It was two-chair shop with Johnny and Mr. Aub McClain.

July 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Neighborly visits to the older adults

I've always had a special place in my heart for older folks. I don't know how that happened, it just did.

August 30, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Things college freshman only know as history

You might not know Beloit College in Wisconsin, but a group of faculty and staff members have put the college on the map with their ...

August 23, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


'Bad' words from the mouths of adults

Sometimes in adulthood, I have said some things I regretted, but I never reached over and popped a bar of soap into my mouth.

August 16, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


It's a tough job to be a teacher

If you can read this, thank a teacher.

August 09, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remembering the joys of cartoons

If Acme Products Co. was really in business, I would be a good customer.

August 02, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Forgo flowers; donate funds a memorial to loved one

When our country experiences the loss of life of a member of the Armed Services or a public safety agency in the line of duty ...

July 26, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Reminiscing about life before air conditioning

I grew up in a house without air conditioning. I spent most of the summer days of my childhood outdoors.

July 19, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Transplant my roots into Hall County

When you ask someone where he or she is from, you're likely to get an interesting answer.

July 12, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Proud of the home of brave, land of free

In the past few days, many people have been heard. They include people who wave Confederate flags and hate Confederate flags as well as people ...

July 05, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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