Stories by Bill Kirby

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Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

Schools closed, games rescheduled, emergency workers prepare

Schools were closed, football games were rescheduled and emergency managers across two states got ready for heavy rains and winds expected today from Hurricane Hermine.
By Bill Kirby

State of emergency for Georgia counties

Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state emergency this morning in 56 Georgia counties, including Richmond, Burke, Jefferson and Screven.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Kirby: Sunsets showing off as darkness falls earlier

I was watching the sunset the other evening. Just beautiful.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

The Way We Were: Music education

We look back at a visit to Augusta College in the 1970s by the head of the National As­so­ciation of Schools of Music.
By Bill Kirby

Remodeling efforts bring task for this 'sweetheart'

Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains. - Marilyn French We're in the middle of a modest remodeling effort, which I probably wouldn't have mentioned if my bride of many years had not said ...
By Bill Kirby

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Kirby: North, South are still miles apart

Kirby: The war is long over, but the North still must not have grits.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Kirby: George and George sat in a chair, but where is it?

George Walton and George Washington reportedly sat in a wooden chair at Meadow Garden, but it has disappeared.
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
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