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Blackwood: Honoring Gen. Livsey, Zac Brown Band

For anyone who has ever been a member of the corps of cadets at North Georgia College and State University, the drill field holds special significance.

April 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Who knew Easter finery could be so controversial

I love going to church on Easter for several reasons.

April 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Zac Brown Band hits a home run

I don't know if we should call the Zac Brown Band an overnight success, but I think that's close.

April 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Easter songs get new meaning

Holy week is one of my favorite times of the year.

April 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


CD puts choir’s talents on display

A Gainesville business is planning a 5K run on May 2 to benefit two people who were injured in serious auto accidents.

March 31, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Count blessings along with job losses

In my everyday job, I write about business and state politics.

March 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Columnist heads back to the teaching pulpit at Brenau

School is back in session for the 53 students in my class.

March 24, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Think you know me? If not, I’m with him

When somebody thinks you're somebody that you're not, it can either be really good or really bad.

March 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Community honored deserving leaders last week

Last week was a week for big honors and our community showed its gratitude to some of our best.

March 17, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Farmers market or wedding chapel?

What can you do in 40 days?

March 15, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Take a break and walk along Riverside

I know the calendar tells us there are nine days before spring officially arrives, but you couldn't tell that by the crowd on Riverside Drive this weekend.

March 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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


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Telling stories of family to children is important

In what would be the final years of her life, I often asked my mother what she wanted for Christmas. The reply was often the same: "I just want my children around me."

December 14, 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


Crooners synonymous with Christmas songs

Sometime in the next few days, radio stations will start playing Christmas music. A friend of mine suggested I write a column about recording artists associated with a Christmas song. So here I go.

November 30, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Many things to be thankful for this holiday

One song says to "Count Your Blessings, Name Them One By One."

November 23, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


TV crews come out when weather gets cold

Somewhere in grade school, I learned water freezes at 32 degrees. If the temperature outside is below 32 degrees, there is a good chance that if there is precipitation, it may be or become frozen.

November 16, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Living life today because of World War II veterans

Somehow, we have melded Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day into days of recognizing all who have worn the uniform of our country.

November 09, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Holidays are worth the wait

By the time you read this, Halloween will have come and gone.

November 02, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Take an agritourism trip through Georgia

This may very well be one of the most glorious starts of a fall season. The weather has been beautiful with crystal-clear skies.

October 26, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


First ladies of Georgia to attend luncheon

Being the first lady of any state is an interesting job.

October 19, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A rose by any other name may not smell as sweet

Corporate America often spends loads of money finding the right name for a product.

October 12, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Della Ruth provides the soundtrack at First Baptist

In 1842, Felix Mendelssohn wrote his wedding march. It's the one many people use as the recessional at weddings. Felix died in 1847.

October 05, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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