Stories by Bill Kirby

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Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

Reader believes photo is from school play

Alice Hagler Lee shared a photo from her mother that shows a group of Augusta girls from possibly the 1920s all dressed in some sort of farm theme.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

Kirby: Boy's new arm, Masters drew readers online in 2015

Year-end newspapers often recall the top stories of the 12 months just past. But we all know there is another list - the stories people really want to read.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Early New Year's resolutions usually broken by Christmas

Got a New Year's resolution plan worked out? I'm way ahead of that curve. I always start my list of personal self-improvements after Thanksgiving, kicking things off Dec. 1.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Bringing in a new year, 100 years ago

When New Year's Day arrived 100 years ago this morning, The Chronicle reported it simply.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Kirby: Augusta once hosted football bowl game

It's a thrill. - Coach John Gagliardi Did you know Augusta used to host a college football bowl game? Fifty years ago this month, our town welcomed the Champion Bowl at Augusta's ARC Stadium.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

The Way We Were: Is this a farm party?

What do we have here? An agriculturally themed social event from Augusta's sepia-tinged past? Tell us what you think.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

Bill Kirby: Snorting pig toy makes little dog's Christmas

We all made out pretty well at Christmas. As usual, much better than we deserved. But one gift surprised everyone. My mother-in-law got our little white dogs ("the grand-dogs") a pet toy.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Empty Stocking donations top $100,000

The Augusta Chronicle's annual Empty Stocking Fund has raised $102,377.97 through Christmas Eve, once again topping the $100,000 mark and capping a decade in which more than $1 million has been ...
By Bill Kirby

Kirby: Watching weight is forgotten at Christmas

How's the fruitcake holding out? Plenty at my house. Lots of chocolate, too. I enjoy it all without remorse. That's because calories don't count the last week of the year.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Tour ex-president's home today

The boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States, will celebrate his birthday Monday with a number of events and tour opportunities.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

Verdict in '51 death left doubts

Augusta police always thought they'd found the killer of 7-year-old Lois Janes in 1951. A jury agreed. But were they wrong?
By Bill Kirby

The Way We Were: When cotton was king

Every year, our region's first bale of cotton was brought to town for evaluation and the newspaper would dispatch a photographer to record this important event. Here is one such example.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Kirby: Test your Christmas music knowledge

No season or holiday offers the music magic of Christmas. So, see how you do on the seasonal quiz. (It helps to hum.)
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Bill Kirby: Getting the perfect gift down to a science

This is the time of year we are often reminded that it's better to give than to receive. Actually, there's a reason. Scientific studies have shown that more people enjoy giving than getting.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Bill Kirby: Augusta has storied spot in US aviation

Thursday marks a famous American anniversary - Dec. 17, 1903 was the first manned flight by the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

Way We Were: Regency Mall

Regency Mall opened as the largest mall in Georgia on a hot day in July 1978. Augusta Mall opened the next week. Only one is still around.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Kirby: Rules of the road forgotten around Christmas

Christmas time brings many things. Nonstop holiday songs on the radio, social stress, financial strain and … apparently a suspension of motor vehicle common sense.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

I-20 truck crashes into canal

For the fourth time in four years a semi-truck ran off the eastbound I-20 bridge early Friday and plunged into the Augusta Canal.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Kirby: Men's guide to holiday advises courtesy, and chocolate

Christmas is coming. So, men, it's time for you to be on your best behavior.
By Bill Kirby

2 sought in electrocution death

Arrest warrants have been issued for two suspects after last month's discovery of an Augusta man's body near the Jefferson-McDuffie county line.
By Bill Kirby
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