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Harris Blackwood: Never hurts to dream big, even if you don’t win

Every morning I take a look at the sign. It greets me in traffic near downtown Atlanta. It is the sign that bears the current jackpot of the lottery. This week, both the Mega Millions and Powerball games have been pretty substantial.

July 10, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists

Best views of Georgia shown at Masters

A lot of movies and TV shows are made here in Georgia.

April 03, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists

Harris Blackwood: Lord is risen, spring arrives

I guess I could have written a column about something other than Easter, but it wouldn't have felt right.

March 27, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists

Singing the soundtrack of faith

The first church hymnal I remember was the 1956 Baptist Hymnal. I still can remember the page number of hymns in that great old book.

April 21, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column

Keep the weatherman indoors

Back in the 1980s, cable TV started branching out into various specialty channels, offering 24 hours of news, sports and weather.

September 02, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column

Emily Bagwell following in mom’s footsteps

Only once in the 101-year history of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has a parent and child served in the organization's top elected post.

May 16, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Area Chrysler dealerships escape the ax

The Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealerships of the Hayes family in Oakwood, Baldwin and Lawrenceville will remain as dealerships for the new Chrysler.

May 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Perdue signs budget that includes money for Northeast Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed the $18.6 billion budget for 2010. The spending plan includes a number of capital projects for Northeast Georgia.

May 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Zell Miller authors again; this time about changes in mountain life

At 77, Zell Miller has settled into retired life in his native mountains. But while Miller admits he's changed a bit, the ways of the mountains have changed more dramatically.

May 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Gainesville voters may get to choose mayor, school board chairman

Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed bills that will allow voters to have their say on an elected mayor and board of education chairman for the city of Gainesville.

May 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Hall native throws out first pitch at G-Braves game

LAWRENCEVILLE - The crowd applauded politely when Lefty pitched on Monday. It was a far cry from the heat he threw as a member of the 1943 Atlanta Crackers.

May 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Fair, resort help put Towns on tourism map

HIAWASSEE - In 1950, the Towns County Lions Club decided to hold a three-day fair on the grounds of the local high school.The event brought 2,000 people to the tiny town of Hiawassee.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

NE Georgia communities thrive by luring visitors to share their beauty

HIAWASSEE - In his new book, "Purt Nigh Gone: The Old Mountain Ways," former governor and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller remembers the days when he could play hopscotch in the middle of U.S. 76.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Hall County's Vision 2030 plan is on track

A consultant to Hall County's Vision 2030 planning program said the county is making great strides in reaching some of its community goals for the next 21 years.

May 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Arguments set for Monday in water wars suits

A U.S. District Court judge from Minnesota is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday on whether water supply is an authorized use of Lake Lanier.

May 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

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