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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


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


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Harris Blackwood: Questioning the appeal of distressed jeans

I like new things.

April 30, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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


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