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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


Governors everywhere are thanking Blagojevich

As a son of the South, I'm the first to admit we've had some governors who didn't make us look too good in the eyes of the rest of the nation and, for that matter, the world.

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


In face of terminal illness, some teach the meaning of life

Someone decided a few years ago that October was the month we focus on cancer, primarily breast cancer.

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


Memories are made on crystal, fine china

Christmas was always one of those days we used the good china. We also ate in the dining room.

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


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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


Singing praise for the perfect funeral

Death is the one event in life that will eventually happen. It is also the one for which we are least prepared.

July 27, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Marking life’s journeys on the fridge

If you have a fancy house and your refrigerator has wooden panels to make it look like the rest of your cabinets, you can stop reading.

July 20, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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