Stories by Bill Kirby

Sunday, Aug 21, 2016

The Way We Were: Sheriffs hunt fugitives

Just two local sheriffs walking down the train tracks hunting fugitives on Christmas Eve.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Kirby: Newsletter offers insight on aging

The truth is age touches us all. That's why my AARP newsletter is so important.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Kirby: List could have pets packing for Orlando

My little white dogs want to go to Disney World. Not because they are big fans of Pluto and Goofy, but because someone told them Orlando is the "most pet friendly" city in America.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Kirby: All 50 states accounted for

We have now received a summer postcard from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The last state in this year's challenge - Massachusetts - came in late last week.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

The Way We Were: Hot times

There have been hot times in our old town before. Times even hotter then this scene, probably from the 1930s, in which an egg was fried on Broad Street.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Kirby: Fighting crime in my spare time

I had just walked through the front door of the grocery store when a young man walked quickly to get around me and get out. I didn't think much about it until a woman approached me and said, "That ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Aug 8, 2016

Kirby: Seeing the US via postcards is enough for me

I was going through a stack of your vacation postcards and a younger colleague asked how many states I had visited.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016

Kirby: Yoga pants not a trend fit for most people

I am apparently at that age when trends are on the way out before I find out they were in.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Kirby: Alabama postcard arrives in new batch

We can mark Ala­bama off our summer postcard list. Andy and Jane Edmunds sent one from Orange Beach, where they were having a great time.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Kirby: Traveling couple keep in touch on road

When I occasionally see Joe Fournier in the grocery, he always asks what I've been doing and I always ask where he's been. He's got more to tell.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Kirby: Beautiful plant gets my nose's attention, too

I went out to get my paper the other morning. The sun wasn't up, but it was already hot. That's when I noticed a slight, pleasant smell.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Way We Were: Summer fun

Summer can't stop childhood. It not only enhances it, in most cases, it inspires it.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Kirby: Frying egg no longer best weather gauge

My friend Martha Hol­ley called to suggest our reporters cover this hot Augusta summer the way we used to - by frying an egg on Broad Street.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, July 29, 2016

'3 Faces of Eve' subject, dies

Christine "Chris" Costner Sizemore, 89, the Edgefield County woman whose challenge with multiple personalities inspired the book and movie Three Faces of Eve, died Sunday in an Ocala, Fla., ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Kirby: A few states still missing from summer postcards

We've got about a month to go and we still need to get postcards from three states to complete our annual summer vacation contest. So, if you are going to Iowa, Massachusetts or Minnesota, send us ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, July 25, 2016

Kirby: License plate photos could be handy one day

I was showing a local lawyer some family photos on my smartphone the other day, and as I scrolled through its albums, he asked why I had so many pictures of the back ends of cars in traffic.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Way We Were: Tax delegation called on Carter

Five years to the month before he would move into the White House and begin to deal with the world's most powerful and dangerous political figures, Jimmy Carter had to confront a delegation from ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kirby: Take a quiz on July history

Here's an Augusta history quiz for things that happened in July -- the calendar's annual firecracker.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Kirby: Vacation postcards continue to come in

The economy is coming back and people are traveling. Just look at the postcards from your vacations.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, July 18, 2016

Kirby: Time to get through the postcard backlog

I'm getting behind on your summer vacation postcard travels, so let's catch up.
By Bill Kirby
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