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Family tradition continues with Gainesville High students

In the usual scheme of things, getting elected student body president is not major newspaper news. However, in the case of Parrish Brown, it continues quite a legacy.

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


Spring means playing outside

The beautiful spring weather has made me reflect on the springtimes of my childhood.

April 19, 2009 | | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Honoring Gen. Livsey, Zac Brown Band

For anyone who has ever been a member of the corps of cadets at North Georgia College and State University, the drill field holds special significance.

April 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Who knew Easter finery could be so controversial

I love going to church on Easter for several reasons.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Zac Brown Band hits a home run

I don't know if we should call the Zac Brown Band an overnight success, but I think that's close.

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


Easter songs get new meaning

Holy week is one of my favorite times of the year.

April 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


CD puts choir’s talents on display

A Gainesville business is planning a 5K run on May 2 to benefit two people who were injured in serious auto accidents.

March 31, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Count blessings along with job losses

In my everyday job, I write about business and state politics.

March 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Columnist heads back to the teaching pulpit at Brenau

School is back in session for the 53 students in my class.

March 24, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Think you know me? If not, I’m with him

When somebody thinks you're somebody that you're not, it can either be really good or really bad.

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


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


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My little, big moments with the Braves

As the Atlanta Braves opened their home season, it was a time to remember the night 40 years ago when Henry Aaron landed a ball just beyond the fence at Atlanta Stadium to pass Babe Ruth as the all-time home-run leader.

April 13, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Aged are young again in spring

A friend of ours gave us a ginkgo tree this winter. I painstakingly planted it with a big enough hole and lots of good soil and fertilizer. It has little green buds and is ready to make its debut any day.

April 06, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


From mountains to mayhaws, Georgia has it all

It amazes me sometimes how little people know about our state.

March 23, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Tuning up your farewell toasts

Mark Green and I have an agreement about reaching the finish line of life. The one of us who gets there first will fulfill the other's last wishes.

March 09, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The times, they keep a-changing on us

If you like standard time, then this is the week you better drink it in. On March 9, we will set our clocks forward and begin observing daylight saving time.

March 02, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Side effects of prescription drugs advertised on television

The pharmaceutical companies spend a fortune on what is called DTC or direct-to-consumer advertising.

February 23, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Lumping presidents together, by George

We used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as holidays.

February 16, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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