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The waiting game is never fun to play

Waiting in line has never been one of my strengths.

July 03, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Jimmy Dean’s legacy can live on in state song

Jimmy Dean, the singer who became a sausage salesman, died recently. Along with Tennessee Ernie Ford, he shed the hillbilly image of country music and became a network TV host and celebrity.

June 27, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Downside of the hill can also be its upside

This is the last column I will write as a columnist in my 40s. On Wednesday, I will cross over the Jordan River and enter the world of being 50.

June 20, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A chance to go back, and maybe even stay

I used to love those cartoons of Mr. Peabody and his boy, Sherman. It was a quirky twist on the idea of a boy and his dog.

June 13, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Have you thanked your farmer today?

Mose Coleman didn't know it, but he started an industry. In 1931, Coleman planted what he thought would be hot onions, but there was something about the sandy loam soil of Toombs County that made the onion sweet. It was so sweet you could eat it like an apple.

June 05, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Stop and remember those who have fallen

The American public somehow seems to confuse the purposes of Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. Memorial Day is to honor those who gave their lives in wartime.

May 30, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Stop and remember those who have fallen

The American public somehow seems to confuse the purposes of Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. Memorial Day is to honor those who gave their lives in wartime.

May 30, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Hungry? It’s not your belly that's shrinking

The most often asked question about newspaper columns is, "Where do you come up with this stuff?"

May 23, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Students and teachers are eyeing the clock

If you're a school teacher, I hope you get an extra measure of patience this week.

May 16, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


You don’t what you got till she's gone

My mama was not cool. She mispronounced the names of rock groups in front of my friends, which made them giggle. She referred to The Beatles as "those old beetle bugs."

May 09, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Life in the ‘big’ world lost some of its ‘real’

In my childhood, there were many of those milestone events when you moved up to the next level. For some reason, we assigned the adjective "big" or "real" to them.

May 02, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Relaxation with just a road map

UNADILLA - Everybody has their dream of their perfect getaway. For some, it is the mountains. For others it is the beach.

April 25, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


There she is, Little Miss Grits

WARWICK - Every year about this time, the folks of Warwick gather to pay homage to the Georgia's official processed food: grits.

April 18, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


You can’t cure loneliness with just a pop of a pill

If you watch commercial TV for more than an hour, you're likely going to see commercials for various pharmaceutical products.

April 11, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Welcome Easter and the wearing of white

If you're reading this in a part of the world where they serve sweet tea, you can pull out your white shoes, your white pants and your linen suit.

April 04, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Lessons from Chick-fil-A Truett Cathy

Truett Cathy lived an incredible life. It began with a hardscrabble start in Atlanta's West End. It ended with him listed as one of the wealthiest people in America.

September 14, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Friends past and passed, but still around

I am blessed with lots of people I call friends.

September 07, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Stories written in stone

MOULTRIE ­- For some people, an out-of-town trip is not complete without a visit to a museum or art gallery. For me, it could easily be a visit to a cemetery.

August 31, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Music is good for the spirit

Several books of music claim to be "The Great American Songbook."

August 24, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Imagining evolution of technology

In recent days, I have seen pictures of children beginning their first days of school.

August 10, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Smells like nostalgia: Scents bring memories

I can't see or hear as well as I used to, but my nose seems to work pretty well. The trouble is, things don't smell like they used to.

August 03, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Singing praise for the perfect funeral

Death is the one event in life that will eventually happen. It is also the one for which we are least prepared.

July 27, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Marking life’s journeys on the fridge

If you have a fancy house and your refrigerator has wooden panels to make it look like the rest of your cabinets, you can stop reading.

July 20, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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