Don Rhodes wins Louis Harris Award

Thursday, April 19, 2012 3:36 PM
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The Augusta West Rotary Club awarded on Thursday its 2012 Louis Harris Award to Don Rhodes, a longtime Augusta newspaper reporter, columnist, editor and book author.

Don Rhodes  FILE/STAFF
FILE/STAFF
Don Rhodes

The club has presented the award annually since 1979 to honor the memory of Harris, a community leader who was editor of The Augusta Chronicle and Augusta Herald in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

In accepting the award, Rhodes recalled that it had been Harris who hired him out the University of Georgia almost 50 years ago.

Rhodes said he had received many honors over the years, “but this is one I really wanted.”

His Ramblin' Rhodes column is the longest-running column on country music in a daily newspaper in America.

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Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 04/19/12 - 03:32 pm
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Congratulations Don.

Congratulations Don.

Lindsay S Thetford
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Lindsay S Thetford 04/19/12 - 03:55 pm
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Congrats Don!

Congrats Don!

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southern2 04/19/12 - 07:27 pm
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Congratulations Don, on a

Congratulations Don, on a much deserved honor. I am a long time reader of your Chronicle articles and look forward to many more.

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Austin Rhodes 04/19/12 - 07:39 pm
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Wonderful day...Don was

Wonderful day...Don was genuinely touched. He is one of the best!

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scoopdedoop64 04/19/12 - 08:50 pm
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Congratulations Don from the

Congratulations Don from the Faithful Ones at Crawford Avenue Baptist Church. We are so proud of you and always enjoy to hear you speak.

Linda Macky
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Linda Macky 04/20/12 - 06:10 am
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So very happy for you, Don!

So very happy for you, Don! Congratulations!-Linda & Bill

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Edward B. Turner 04/20/12 - 10:00 am
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Every once in a while the

Every once in a while the right person gets recognized for doing things right! I have read Don's columns since the '70's and learn something new every time a new one is published. Don, congratulations to you-
the best of the best!

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