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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


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


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It is a fine skill to predict weather

Forecasting the weather is a job I wouldn't want. If you predict rain and it doesn't, folks chuckle and go on their way. If you predict a blizzard and it doesn't happen, folks will stop just short of calling for a lynch mob.

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


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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