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Blackwood: South Africa more than a mission to Jane Lawson; it's home

Jane Lawson will be home for Christmas.

December 13, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Good sales clerks know the right fit

My mama's first job was as a sales clerk at the largest store, Gallant-Belk, in downtown Monroe, Ga.

December 06, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Customs, odd complaints on Thanksgiving

If you think something wonderful or almost magical happens to people this time of year, think again.

November 29, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Sense of touch is one I hope to keep for a long time

Now that I am well into the second half of my life, I realize I am much like a car I drove until it would go no more.

November 22, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Watching evolution of TV channels

I have used several gallons of newspaper ink throughout the years in pining for the way things used to be.

November 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Millions of reasons US is free, brave

I woke up this morning in a place that is still the land of the free and the home of the brave.

November 08, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Moving past grief with happy memories of loved ones

On the first Sunday in November, a number of churches celebrate All Saints Day.

November 01, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Preserving tales of the past for future generations

One of the most flattering compliments I am given is when someone tells me that they envy my writing skills.

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


Oh my, the wonders of the fall season arrive

Fall is my favorite season.

October 18, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Walking through life with your children

It was 25 years ago when I first saw a person come into this world. It seems like only yesterday.

October 11, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Seeing life of "Amazing Grace" author on Broadway stage

NEW YORK - Grace is not a word often used to describe New York City. But in a theater on the southern end of the Theater District, an exhibition of grace really touched me.

October 04, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


‘Happy Birthday’ free from copyright

Once a year, "Happy Birthday to You" is your song.

September 27, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


TVs have changed furniture design

I once was a furniture maker.

September 20, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remembering both pain and heroism on key anniversary

Depending on your age, there are milestone events that are forever etched in your mind. You know exactly where you were when John F. Kennedy or Martin Luther King was killed. Maybe it was the day Elvis died.

September 13, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remembering the invention of the telethon

In the pre-cable TV days when our television choices were limited to a handful of channels, the idea of an around-the-clock entertainment show to benefit a charity was a novel idea.

September 06, 2015 | 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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