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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


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


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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


Escape into the beauty of Georgia's landscape

A few weeks ago, I was standing on the porch of someone's home in the mountains. As the sun was going down, I looked out at the beautiful peaks that decorate the northern part of our state.

April 12, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Easter rings in Resurrection, colorful clothes

There is no battle between the observance of Easter and Christmas. But if you're taking a vote, I'm an Easter person.

April 06, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Natives, transplants leave their marks on Gainesville

I married into a family that has generational roots in Gainesville. They go back long before the War of Northern Aggression.

March 29, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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