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Harris Blackwood: Jeff Hullinger receives well-deserved promotion

I love when new TV anchors come to town.

April 17, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Merle Haggard — A perspective like no other

I'm not quite sure who dubbed Merle Haggard as "the Poet of the Common Man," but he was right.

April 10, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: A name like any other

Whether we want to admit it, we like hearing our names.

March 20, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Losing the song from our hearts, minds

We used to be singing people. We sang in the car. We gathered around the piano and sang old hymns, folk songs and songs that made us laugh.

March 13, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Missing the friendly neighbor as spring nears

There are all sorts of things people point to as the sure signs of spring. I don't know how reliable they are, but I'll take them.

March 06, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: In awe of the state's Capitol

In my real job, I work in a building complex that includes the state Capitol building. This time of year, 180 House members and 56 senators gather for the 40-day session of the General Assembly.

February 28, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Spreading the love to wives who lost spouse

This week was one of those weeks that I was struggling with a fresh idea for a column. Then, one of the random thoughts that popped into my head was I am glad I'm not like some historical figures who had as many as 40 wives.

February 14, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: And the band will play on

Mercer Crook is a rock 'n' roller.

February 07, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Forecasting the weather all around the world

Weather may be the most universal topic among humans. When I call friends in other parts of the country, I often ask about the weather.

January 31, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The Eagles must soar in song without Glenn Frey

In the summer of 1972, radio was still dominated by AM.

January 23, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Tipping your hat to Deshaun Watson

College football is a phenomenon I enjoy watching. Not the game itself, but the spectacle that is the football fanatic.

January 17, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Get 2nd opinion before ‘American Idol’ audition

In 1952, a 7-year-old girl from Georgia made her national debut on Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour singing a song that had been introduced by Nat "King" Cole called "Too Young."

January 10, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Chuck Clausen made a big impression

Chuck Clausen had one of those voices that was instantly recognizable. One did not have to turn around to see who was speaking when that deep Midwestern growl was heard.

January 03, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: If you fall off the New Year's resolution wagon, get back on

This week, many of us will take a sip from the fountain of eternal optimism. This is the week we will resolve to do something better in the New Year.

December 26, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Not all people have holiday off from work

I hope you get to spend Christmas with your family, because nothing is more special than your relationship with family.

December 17, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Harris Blackwood: Know your district, nominees when going to vote

The people of the 6th Congressional District went to the polls last week to elect a new congressman.

April 23, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Celebrate Easter every Sunday

I'm an Easter person.

April 16, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Put down the pie and run a real marathon

I admire a lot of competitive events. I have a lot of respect for folks who can gather with 50,000 other sweaty people and ...

April 09, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Old TV theme songs take us back in time

Television networks need to squeeze out every minute they can these days. One of the ways they have done it is to limit TV theme ...

April 02, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Ted Oglesby was the genuine article

It was 1988, and I took a job as field representative for U.S. Sen. Wyche Fowler. My territory was all of North Georgia, and ...

March 26, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Preserve the people who make good biscuits

Baseball great Ted Williams died with the hope someone would be able to remake him one day.

March 12, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Judging food’s freshness the old-fashioned way

When one goes scavenging in the refrigerator or cupboard for something to eat, there is always that question as to whether or not it is ...

February 26, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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