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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


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


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Proud of the home of brave, land of free

In the past few days, many people have been heard. They include people who wave Confederate flags and hate Confederate flags as well as people who are gay or those who hate gays.

July 05, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Small towns boast of their noteworthiness

Some towns have lots to brag about. And some of them do it on their city limits sign.

June 28, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Marching into Bible school

I don't know if I was good student or just had good teachers, but I have vivid recollections of my days in vacation Bible school.

June 21, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Seeing the beauty in Old Glory

I don't know how to explain it, but something happens when I see our American flag being presented in a ceremony.

June 14, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Celebrate honorary graduates

My friend, Coleen Ivey, received an honorary diploma from Gainesville High School recently. At 88, she has about 70 years seniority on most high school seniors.

May 31, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Saying goodbye to Curtis Segars, a true Red Elephant

Curtis Segars was never my principal.

May 24, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The ups and downs at Blue Willow Inn

Billie Van Dyke's life in the restaurant business has been a bit like riding a roller-coaster.

May 17, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Mothers have tough jobs to do

First, for nine months, often through morning sickness and aching feet, back and elsewhere, mothers carry a baby until he or she is ready to debut.

May 10, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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