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Friday, July 1, 2016

July Fourth 'Fantastics' were long tradition

For almost a century, Augus­ta's children celebrated our nation's birthday by putting on strange clothes and going door-to-door with requests for treats.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kirby: Car temperature provides summer guessing game

It's that time of year when you get to play "HOW HOT IS IT?" You know, when you get into your vehicle, start it up and see just how high the "outside temperature" will read on the dashboard.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, June 27, 2016

Kirby: River Watch lights change everything

Seen the new River Watch Parkway lights at night yet? You ought to check them out … they're just different.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Way We Were: The Railway Express Agency

In the days before anyone considered parcel delivery by drone, there was the Railway Express Agency.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Kirby: Efforts aims to get rid of $100 bill

Search for graduate's gift leads to unknown facts about $100 bill.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, June 20, 2016

Kirby: Interstate pedestrian might still be stuck

There in the I-20 median was a pedestrian. Younger than me, heavy-set. And he was dragging one of those ice chests on wheels.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Way We Were: George Hains

Augusta has had few prosecutors as beloved as George Hains.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Kirby: Son's daily reminders part of this father's job

Sometime this morning my son will wake up and check his phone. He will see, as he does each day, a text message from me sharing two things: a Bible verse and something he did on this date in the past.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Kirby: Readers get jump on summer

Area residents are taking vacation and retirement seriously, if you believe the postcards they send back.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Trenton prepares for Saturday's Ridge Peach Festival

Trenton, S.C., gets ready to throw out the first peach for this weekend's annual festival.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Former state Rep. Bob Beckham dies

Former Georgia state Rep. Rob­ert C. "Bob" Beck­ham, a Republican Party stalwart and business leader whose interests ranged from oil to radio stations, died Friday at age 84.
By Bill Kirby

The Way We Were: B.L. Dent

When B.L. Dent took the oath of office for his Augusta City Council seat in 1965, he became the first black elected official of any city government in Georgia since Re­con­­struction a ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kirby: Our states have many questions

Where is weed legal? How to become a stripper? What is adultery? These are questions on Georgia's mind, according to a report on Google searches.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kirby: These days, a broken A/C is reason to lose our cool

I grew up in houses that had no A/C until maybe the mid-1980s, but now I don't want to think about getting by without it ... and that goes double for someone else at my house.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Be sure to send us a card from your vacation

We need to get a postcard from you, so, quick, go visit all 50 states.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, June 5, 2016

D-Day, and the early alert

Today we mark the 72rd anniversary of D-Day, one of the remarkable feats of military history. Its success, however, was made more remarkable because it wasn't a secret.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kirby: Spelling of local places can vary

Augusta has a long tradition of misspelling some of our most common words - the names of our local places.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Kirby: Campaign signs can be reused

Let’s have a contest. Who will be the last candidate to clean up his or her “Vote-For-Me” campaign signs? Come on, do the right thing. Pick them up. 
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 30, 2016

Kirby: Memorial Day once had date set in stone

Young people don't believe me when I tell them we didn't always celebrate Memorial Day on the last Monday in May.
By Bill Kirby

Hundreds attend tributes to troops

Military sacrifice and service were recalled across Augusta on Monday as services marked Memorial Day.
By Bill Kirby
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