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Best funerals have fried chicken, a few surprises

I go to my fair share of funerals. Some of them are related to my work, others are folks I have known and cared for.

February 19, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Judge love by the trash, not just Barry White

The folks at Amazon.com have released information they claim makes certain cities in the U.S. more romantic than others.

February 12, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Some go pop, some soda, but I’m a Coke man

Someone on Facebook, the source of all things true, posted a map of a survey that determined what term folks apply to fizzy soft drinks.

February 05, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The darkness has lifted, a brilliant mind restored

I am often asked if I have a favorite column among all of the hundreds I have written.

January 29, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Pork chop, salad or diet dog food? Tough call

Getting old is not a sport for the faint of heart.

January 22, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A loving farewell to a small-town sheriff

LUDOWICI - The name Cecil Nobles is not a household word in most of Georgia, but if you asked folks around here, everybody knew him.

January 15, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Young Harris grads made a mark on Ga.

In the 1950s, there was no Zell Miller Highway to zip folks from the Atlanta area to the mountains. There were two reasons for that: Zell had not been elected to anything and was not yet worthy of the designation and, secondly, nice paved four-lane highways were just starting to appear in the big city. It was 1956 before we started building the interstate highway system.

January 08, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


I once saw the future, but now it’s cloudy

I opened the mail the other day and found that a dear friend had sent me a newspaper clipping from 30 years ago.

January 01, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Christmas memories always survive the letdown

There is something both sad and wonderful about Christmas Day. If you were expecting wonderful and magical things to happen on this day, it either did or it didn't.

December 25, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


To Mama, gold paint meant Christmas

We bought a can of gold spray paint this week. My mama would have been proud.

December 18, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Choir memories: Head held high, toes to the floor

I've been singing in somebody's choir for most of my life. It all began when I was four at Beecher Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta. We wore fluffy little choir robes with a little bow on the front.

December 11, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Shopping violence shouldn't be part of season of peace

I have a radio in my office that displays the names of the songs that are playing on the radio. One day this week, I had the sound turned off but the song titles were still there.

December 04, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Jacobs put his best on the local airwaves

John Jacobs set a standard for giving back to his community that few will ever match.

November 27, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Judge spoke the honest truth — even if he was a Gator

Judge J.D. Smith is hanging up his judicial robe at the end of the year. He has been serving on the Georgia Court of Appeals since 1993. For a decade before that, he served as a superior court judge in the Northeastern Circuit, which includes Hall and Dawson counties.

November 20, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Pastor provides ‘a glimpse of heaven’ with his guitar

If heaven has neighborhoods, I would like to live near Bruce Fields.

November 13, 2011 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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No more service with a smile from gas station attendants

Somewhere along the way, we will explain to future generations how gasoline once cost about 35 cents a gallon and how someone would pump it for you, check your tires and oil and wipe off your windshield.

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


Times are always changing and are often full of uncertainty

I remember the night Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.

January 18, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Wedding, funeral songs are conversation starters

Funeral and wedding songs are often the subject of much discussion, particularly after the event.

January 11, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Toast to the killer of kudzu

The year begins with outstanding news: A University of Georgia junior has discovered a cure for kudzu.

January 04, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


New Year’s resolutions I can keep

It is the season of those wonderful New Year's resolutions. I don't know what bothers me the most, making them or breaking them.

December 28, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A personal Christmas letter to the jolly ol’ elf

Dear Santa,

December 21, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Waiting for Santa Claus is a good thing

The last time I checked, a day is still 24 hours and it still takes the Earth about 365 days to go around the sun.

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


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