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Community honored deserving leaders last week

Last week was a week for big honors and our community showed its gratitude to some of our best.

March 17, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Farmers market or wedding chapel?

What can you do in 40 days?

March 15, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Take a break and walk along Riverside

I know the calendar tells us there are nine days before spring officially arrives, but you couldn't tell that by the crowd on Riverside Drive this weekend.

March 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Who knew double talk could make sense

Durwood Fincher is one of the few people who actually loves telemarketing calls. One of his friends asked if his telephone number was on the "do not call" list.

March 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


83-year-old vet gets another turn in the cockpit

Ed Nivens spent a few years in the cockpit of a variety of military aircraft during his time in the U.S. Air Force from the late 1940s to 1959. He flew 17 different planes, from bombers to fighter jets.

March 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Forget the famous; war’s heroes make mark

WASHINGTON - His name is Rafael and he is a member of the U.S. Army. On Tuesday night, he was one of the guests attending the president's message to Congress.

March 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Man, it’s cold up in DC

WASHINGTON - I know there are some of you who think God left the nation's capital last month.

February 25, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


When you hear this alarm, don't hit the snooze button

If a toddler touches a hot stove, it's because they don't know any better. Sure, maybe your mama or daddy warned you, but sometimes those concepts don't sink in with the very young.

February 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A timely investment: Yard projects with your niece, nephew

If you're looking for an investment that has a guaranteed rate of return and pays handsome dividends, I have one for you.

February 18, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Sorry, but there’s no Juan here

We've been in our new house for three weeks and some folks have already found us.

February 15, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Don Kerns marking 50 years in towing

There are orbiters in the space shuttle fleet that have fewer miles than some of the cars at our house.

February 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Have you been outside today?

I am on my soapbox today.

February 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Family cheers on young man with Hollywood dreams

Mimi and Papa don't usually watch "One Tree Hill," the prime-time TV series that tends to skew to a young audience in their late teens and 20s.

February 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Spotlight is harshest when you flub a line

I didn't get to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama until they replayed it on cable.

February 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


GBI agents mourn loss of Vandiver

Officers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are called special agents. To his GBI colleagues, Marvin Vandiver was really special.

January 28, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Natives, transplants leave their marks on Gainesville

I married into a family that has generational roots in Gainesville. They go back long before the War of Northern Aggression.

March 29, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


What is in a name?

I remember going to places such as Six Flags and Stone Mountain when I was a kid. I was always fascinated with the key chains, pencils and bike tags with names on them.

March 22, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Our holiday traditions are not always completely accurate

We are a gullible bunch, aren't we?

March 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Internet has its alluring aspects

This column begins as a newspaper column. I'm very happy about that. I like the notion of being a newspaper columnist. I still like to hold the newspaper in my hand and look at it.

March 08, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


We have come so far in my lifetime

Sometimes, when I gripe about slow computers or cellphones that don't do what they are supposed to do, I think about how far we have come in my lifetime.

March 01, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Presidents Day is more than just mattress sales

In an earlier time, we used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in February. Now, we have combined them into one day to honor all presidents of the United States.

February 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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