Stories by Bill Kirby

Articles from the Bill Kirby section archive

Monday, June 1, 2015

Kirby: California logs most time exercising

Washington, D.C., lags behind most states when it comes to exercise
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Way We Were: 1956

Few parts of Richmond County have changed more than this area depicted in a 1956 Augusta Chronicle aerial photo. But other things were changing in Augusta that year.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kirby: Long hair isn't culture clash today like in 1960s

Half a century ago, nothing could get you kicked out of school faster than long hair that violated the dress code.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kirby: Vacation postcards begin to arrive

Your vacation postcards have begun to arrive and I have begun to study their secrets. Most postcard photos are pretty nice, almost all are colorful. And some are funny.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 25, 2015

Kirby: Old almanac takes me back

The always thoughtful Bill Baab, our newspaper's longtime fishing expert, gave me a hardback almanac he found in his travels.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, May 24, 2015

They Way We Were: 1970

Most people remember little about 1970. But it was a year that saw Augusta change, and change quickly.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kirby: Time to start sending your vacation postcards

Each year, I ask whether you can send me a postcard from your summer travels as we try to get a card from every state and the District of Columbia. 
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Old dog has another birthday

Our dog turned 11 this week, which in canine calculus makes him our home's senior citizen.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 18, 2015

Kirby: Help us learn about the way we were

I hope you can join me at 2 p.m. Thurs­day at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library so we can talk about you. In particular, we would like to talk about the way we were.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Way We Were: Where Is This?

Here's a view from Augusta in May 1975. Can you tell us where it was?
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Why journalists make bad sailors

Once again, they held a Paddlefest on the Savannah River this weekend and once again I missed it. I've been there and done that, as the saying goes. Badly, if memory serves.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kirby: Augusta on most diverse cities list

WalletHub, a social media operation, this week reported its list of Most Diverse Cities in America. Augusta is on it, too.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 11, 2015

Kirby: Until I get dashcam, cellphone will have to do

When someone cuts me off, I reach for my cellphone and hold it up, pretending to take their photo and hoping they see this in the rearview mirror and consider safer driving.
By Bill Kirby

You Remembered: Social Photo

Do you like this scene from 1962's Social Dance? Many of you did. Some even said they were in this crowd.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Way We Were: Summer swimming

Days are getting longer; afternoons warmer. Soon the water will beckon young and old. Mostly young.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Kirby: Georgia ranks last in good night's sleep

There's a good chance you could be still be drowsy this morning because people in Georgia lead the nation in the least amount of sleep each night: 6.09 hours.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Kirby: Manure expo T-shirt suggestions impressive

A previous commitment will keep me from attending this year, but I am still able to share the slogan ideas submitted for the convention T-shirt.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kirby: Baseball game without fans was mistake

I thought it was foolish for Baltimore and the Chicago White Sox to play a game without fans last week.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Way We Were: Social skills from Social

Untold thousands have gone through the Social program begun 80 years ago when Mrs. Henri Price saw the value in teaching proper social skills to young people.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Kirby: Test your Augusta knowledge with quiz

May is a good month to enjoy life, the weather and our community. Here's a quiz that celebrates all three.
By Bill Kirby
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