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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


All these boxes bring back lots of memories

As I write this, we are in the midst of moving.

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


Preacher Bryant heard God's call early

DAHLONEGA - Dean Bryant heard the call to ministry at the age of 17. He says the devil heard it, too, and tried to convince him otherwise.

January 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


When it’s my time to go, just stuff me

There are a lot of people who are troubled by the prospects of their own death.

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


Kemps are well-known in Murrayville

The Kemp family has been a vital part of Murrayville for several generations.

January 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Caution: Don’t read this if you have removed your pillow’s tag

The federal government spends a lot of time on labels.

January 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Would Elvis still get the ladies all shook up at age 74?

It's hard to imagine, but if he had lived, Elvis Aron Presley would be 74 on Thursday.

January 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Shouldn’t this century be one of flying cars?

I remember going to Walt Disney World not long after it opened. There was just the Magic Kingdom and that was it.

January 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Being a cheesy side dish isn’t easy

I don't understand the whole fascination with macaroni and cheese.

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


Blackwood: Piano man Stover hands over his keys

When he graduated from East Hall High School, A.W. Stover was recommended by a friend for a job at what was then J. Wendell Lancaster Jewelry and Music on Washington Street.

December 31, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Move over, old man; here's the baby in a top hat

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its ...

December 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Some ideas for costumes are all wet

I haven't been to a Halloween party in years, and this year is no exception.

December 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Losing children and nurses in one accident

I have great memories of kindergarten. I don't know why. This is usually where I insert a joke about it being the three greatest years of my life.

May 03, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Picturing Pete Wheeler’s life with help of photographs

When he died last week, Pete Wheeler held the record as the longest serving head of a state agency. He had been the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services since 1954.

April 27, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Escape into the beauty of Georgia's landscape

A few weeks ago, I was standing on the porch of someone's home in the mountains. As the sun was going down, I looked out at the beautiful peaks that decorate the northern part of our state.

April 12, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Easter rings in Resurrection, colorful clothes

There is no battle between the observance of Easter and Christmas. But if you're taking a vote, I'm an Easter person.

April 06, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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


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


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