Stories 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

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Way We Were: Marijuana

It's 1968 and Richmond County Sheriff E.R. "Foots" Atkins is pointing to the community's latest crime wave - homegrown marijuana. It might not look like much today, but this was somewhat alarming ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Kirby: Toy offers fun for dog, not owners

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. - Agnes Turnbull "Squeak." The little white dog, our youngest, has a new toy. I know this because she carries it with her everywhere in the house.
By Bill Kirby

Series of vehicle break-ins reported

A series of vehicle break-ins and thefts -- some in which a hole was found drilled below the door lock -- were reported Friday night in west Augusta.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kirby: I wonder while they wander for Pokemon

Because I am old enough to remember leading a grade school prayer for President Eisen­hower, I was initially mystified by this new Pokemon Go game, which has people all over the place ...
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Old First Baptist Church building for sale

Historic Augusta is working with property owner the Rev. Ron Drawdy to find a "preservation-minded" buyer who will fix up and save the landmark building.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Way We Were: The Lester S. Moody Bridge

After Lester Moody died in late December 1972 with all the praise his life had earned, people quit linking his name to the bridge.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Kirby: Gnat swarms were once big news in Augusta

The Chronicle reported 109 years ago this month that "hordes" of the tiny insects were swarming so heavily that they were stopping streetcars.
By Bill Kirby

Rally, march stand against police brutality

A crowd of more than 300 gathered Saturday at Augusta Common to make a statement and encourage others to push for change.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Young men sought in Columbia County beer thefts

Security cameras took their pictures, and now Co­lumbia County sheriff's deputies are using social media in hopes of identifying several young men wanted for questioning in a series of beer ...
By Bill Kirby

Vacationers return with Chanticleer gear for me

Baseball is drama with … an ever-changing cast. - Joe Garagiola I've gone Coastal.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tree removal mars shady spot

The start is what stops most people. - Coach Don Shula Thanks to Kay McKie, of North Augusta.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, July 4, 2016

Kirby: Peachtree Road Race always has plenty to see

Every time I go to Atlanta to participate ("run" being too active a verb) in the Peach­tree Road Race I see something I hadn't seen before. This time it was a blind guy.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, July 3, 2016

You Remembered: George Hains

Many readers responded when we ran a 1969 photo of a crowded courtroom with Solicitor General Emeritus George Hains. The photo includes many well-known officials.
By Bill Kirby

The Way We Were: National bicentennial

Forty years ago, Augusta joined the rest of America in celebrating our national bicentennial, and the rain joined in.
By Bill Kirby
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