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Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to rumble

The state of Georgia has a bunch of authorities that regulate everything from toll roads to technology.

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


Forget the Northeast; Georgia’s fall tops all

Just before five this morning, the seasons should have changed. The autumnal equinox was scheduled to take place at 4:51 a.m.

We, in the newspaper world, are very careful not to say something happened before it did. I have to write this stuff a few days ahead of when it arrives at your place.

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


Remote control can't keep classics on

For the first few years of my life, I was a television remote control. My parents would tell me what channel they wanted and off I scampered to change it.

In those days, we had a set of rabbit ears and changing the channel often meant an adjustment of the "aerial" to make it come in better.

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


Oh, the burdens pastors carry

There has been a lot written lately about people and their preachers, particularly folks who want to be president of the United States.

May 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A new meaning to great-grandma

Every now and then, there is a sequel in this section of newspaper real estate I get to occupy.

May 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Miracles live among us every day

Miracle is one of those words we use a little too easily.

May 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Unfortunately, Amish don’t sell prom gowns

When my daughter, Ashton, was about 4, we would to go to a department store on a weeknight and embark on a game of pretend.

May 08, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Music’s nice guy encourages others to be generous, too

Bill Gaither is one of the nice guys in the music business.

May 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Did we see the death of ‘sine die’?

I came along in the era when they quit teaching Latin. My Latin is limited to e pluribus unum and my favorite, sine die.

April 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A welcome to new life of spring

I've got several friends who don't believe in God. Our friendship is beyond the point where we debate the subject. We have each tried to sway each other toward our particular point of view without success.

April 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


One man’s castle is another’s mansion

If you go to a Christian funeral, particularly in the South, you're likely to hear somebody read that verse in the gospel of John where Jesus is telling his disciples that he's going to be leaving and gives them a glimpse of heaven.

April 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Forget sunshine; Florida’s better known for oddball

What do a Florida State Trooper and a mermaid have in common? Later this year, they will both be government employees of the Sunshine State.

March 30, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


That’s one expensive bed Spitzer lies in

I don't feel sorry for Eliot Spitzer. The now former governor of New York made his own bed and now he can lie in it.

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


Stay connected to neighbors, not Internet

I thought we had elected the less-government crowd to state government. If my memory serves me correctly, they ran for office on the premise that the government needs to focus on the basics, like having good roads and educating our children.

March 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Keeping time is for the birds

The idea of leap year was first proposed by a guy named Aloysius Lilius, who was also known as Luigi Lilio or Luigi Giglio. Whoever he was, he was a pretty smart guy.

March 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Fairs find the kid in everyone

I remember the days when posters started going up about the arrival of the fair. The poster was in bright neon yellow with a drawing of a big Ferris wheel. Just seeing the word "fair" in big bold letters let you know the big show was coming to town.

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


Flipping the switch to autumn

At 10:29 p.m. Monday, summer comes to an end.

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


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


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