Stories by Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

A cold cure is nothing to sneeze at

Getting sick is easy. Getting well, not so much. But the cures are out there.
By Bill Kirby

YOU REMEMBERED: Lake Olmstead offered fun and adventure

Many Augustans have fond memories of days at Lake Olmstead. Here are a few who shared.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

Quest gave me a story, and far too many cans

My wife sent me to the attic to look for the seasonal box with Halloween stuff with instructions to look around and see whether there was anything else I might bring down (which means "get rid of.")
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Kirby: Vacationers hit all 50 states

They did it! Frank and Genie Spears sent us a postcard from Vermont and news that they have hit all 50 states. "At last!" they wrote. "Vermont is a beautiful finish to our trip. Fall leaves at ...
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Bill Kirby: Fall is on hold

Fall hasn't. The leaves are still there; at my house the trees are full and mostly green. Maybe it's because it's been so dry. Maybe because it's been so warm.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Kirby: Purchasing Halloween candy can be tricky

It's that time of year when I watch the market. I try to figure out the best investment to make in Hal­loween candy.
By Bill Kirby

The Way We Were: Lake Olmstead

When the 1900s were new, Augustans took their leisure at Lake Olmstead. They came by trolley, buggy and bicycle. And they found recreation because Augusta had created a lake.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Principles led Georgia legislator out of DC

The more things change, the more they stay the same. - J.A. Karr Politics provides difficult choices.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Rival files ethics complaints over sheriff's ads

Brian McDuffie, the Re­pub­lican candidate for Richmond County sheriff, announced Saturday that he has filed a state ethics complaint against Sheriff Richard Roundtree for using on-duty ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

Kirby: Who knows about our first woman driver?

I wonder whe­ther any of you remember Mrs. W.A. (Alber­ta Gehrken) Templeton. According to an old feature story I found on one of our back pages in the 1970s, Alberta told a reporter she ...
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Kirby: Autumn sneaks in while no one is looking

Autumn is three weeks old now, sneaky as ever. It slipped in while no one was watching.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Kirby: Handwriting becomes an unbreakable code

I've got a problem. I can't read my own writing.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Older folks' knowledge can shock youngsters

There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated ...
By Bill Kirby

Hurricanes aren't too bad here in Augusta

The first rule of hurricane hospitality is that you call any family members or college pals or people to whom you money and invite them to come up and spend the weekend at your place high and dry ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Kirby: Lions once on the prowl in Augusta

Sometimes Augusta can be a dangerous place. Take 1968 when someone slipped out to the Safari Zoo on Highway 25 and opened the cage door for three full-grown lions.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Kirby: Readers say their dogs keep them up at night, too

When I mentioned last week that my almost 13-year-old West Highland terrier had developed a bad habit of waking me in the middle of the night for no apparent reason, I did not realize so many of ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Kirby: First meeting with Palmer stays with ex-editor

I was talking to Johnny Sands, the old Chronicle sports and news editor who helped coin the phrase "Arnie's Army." Sands said he still remembers when he first met Arnold Palmer years ago.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

The Way We Were: King Mill Village explosion

If you were in Augusta on July 30, 1958, you probably heard a big boom.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Kirby: Bridge isn't a good way to stay remembered

Almost all Augusta bridges are named after people who were once famous. However, with the possible exception of the Butt Bridge, Augustans seem to fast forget such figures of fame and go back to ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Kirby: Lately, dog finds 2 a.m. a suitable play time

My routines have been rattled lately because my oldest little white dog has developed a bad habit of waking up and wanting attention between 2 and 3 in the morning. Why he avoided this habit his ...
By Bill Kirby
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