Stories by Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kirby: Stay busy and avoid the work you dislike

I have long noticed that sometimes I will jump onto another job simply to give myself an excuse for not doing one I dislike more.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 23, 2015

Kirby: For most, old school was a good school

They want to close or combine some area schools, and that never makes anyone happy.
By Bill Kirby

The Way We Were: The Red Lion

Today it's just a brick building with an empty parking lot off Walton Way. But in the past the Red Lion was many things to many people.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Kirby: Shopping can solve umbrella problems

Our solution to spring's sprinkles? Trust in an umbrella. Our problem? That trust in an umbrella.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kirby: Can I stop daylight saving time?

Frank Allen wants me - "a well-respected gentleman and successful businessman" - to do something about daylight saving time. Get rid of it, mostly.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Augusta Magazine publisher named

Ashlee Duren has been named publisher of Augusta magazine, replacing Kate Metts, who recently accepted a church mission appointment in North Carolina.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day celebration's comeback

Believe it or not, there was a gap of Irish celebrations downtown that finally returned almost 40 years ago. I know because I was the reporter assigned to cover the comeback.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Way We Were: Belair and Washington roads

In the 1940s, the intersection of Belair and Washington roads was just another dusty one about 14 miles from downtown Augusta.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Kirby: Joke about chickens hatched long ago

A current joke recalls an older story of loose chickens on a Richmond County farm.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Kirby: How well can you see?

From the top of the hill in North Augusta you can see Plant Vogtle's cooling towers. It is just amazing to me that I can see something that far away.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Kirby: Don't like the weather? Wait a minute

Is it just me or does March seem like one long Weather Channel audition tape: Rain, sun, ice, rain, mild, wind, snow, heat, wind, sleet, mild, rain ...
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Way We Were: Tourist Camps

"Snowbirds," as Northerners were called, would stop at Augusta area touris camps on their way to Florida for the winter.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 7, 2015

House rules go out window when 'Dog Mom' is away

Me and the dogs play when my wife goes away, and the house rules are suspended for the weekend.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Kirby: Squirrels are at it again

Squirrels are pests. I've been saying it for years, and many of you agree.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kirby: Winter's worst week

We took a vote at my house and chose the past week as the worst in a long time. Weather was bad. Ice and cold without the beauty of snow. Rain without the beauty of stopping. Everybody looked sick ...
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Way We Were: Police

Believe it or not, we have very little information on this photo. It was taken by a Chronicle photographer in August 1978 on 15th Street just down from the Butt Memorial Bridge.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Kirby: Ticket to blood drives is Flintstones

Thank you, reader, for your ideas on how to get my iron up so I could give blood.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Kirby: Cold memories bring the shivers

When I asked for your memories of your coldest days, you responded so quickly it gave me the shivers.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Kirby: Nothing cool about chilly winters

What's the coldest place you've ever been?
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

The Way We Were: Learning to drive

Learning to drive is one of those American rights of passage. So is teaching someone else.
By Bill Kirby
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