Stories by Bill Kirby

Articles from the Bill Kirby section archive

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

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Kirby: Donating blood gets trickier with age

I have reached that stage of age when my body lets me down more frequently. It happened again last week when I went to donate blood.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Carter left mark on Exchange Club, scouting

Bud Carter, 83, passed way Tuesday, leaving an Augusta legacy of service to the Exchange Club, the Boy Scouts, his business, friends and family.
By Bill Kirby

Kirby: Augustans remember Oscar Baker

Augusta has lost one of its stalwarts with the passing of Oscar Baker, a former fire department captain, court bailiff and Augusta city councilman.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Kirby: Messy desks might indicate creativity

What does your desk look like at work or home, and what does that say about you?
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

The Way We Were: Good old garages

One of the bad old things about the good old days is that cars used to break down a lot. What garages from Augusta's history do you remember?
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Fillmore liked Augusta and it liked him back

History has its moments and so did Millard Fillmore. One of those was coming to Augusta in April of 1854. It was a really big deal - hoopla and whoopla.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Kirby: Hoping to catch a break, not a cold

Why would you catch something that makes your nose run, your head hurt and your throat sore? For the same reason a house catches fire.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Kirby: Dream me can be a cad

At supper the other night my wife seemed a bit put out with at me, so I asked (innocently) what I had done. this time. “I had a dream,” she said, “and you really made me mad.”
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Boy Scouts in Augusta

The Boy Scout movement in Augusta has enjoyed a fast century.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Kirby: Rabbit has dogs on edge

Bad news at my house for the little white dogs. Cold weather and rain have been keeping them indoors. Not so the rabbit that has taken up lounging in the hedge in front of the house.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Kirby: Halo proves we haven't seen everything yet

We get to the age where we think we've seen everything. Then we realize we haven't.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Senior shopping can be a social affair

Several grocery stores make Wednesday Senior Citizen Discount Day, and my young-ish wife cheerfully prepares me a list for several stores so that I might take advantage of my advanced years.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

The Way We Were: Greene Street Library

The old main branch of the Augusta-Richmond County Library closed on the last day of April 2010 after 50 years of reading and researching.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Kirby: Recipes not a necessity in my kitchen

I cook by sight not recipe and instruction. Do I measure anything? No. I watch it.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Kirby: Flu season is the only season in town

There is an etiquette to having, and spreading, the flu during this time of year.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Speakers spoke well of Augustans

Former Gov. Carl Sanders had listed his favorite things as Richmond Academy, Hill Baptist Church and the Augusta YMCA.
By Bill Kirby

Event honors career of Georgian Senator Walter F. George

Two former congressman, a handful of state and local judges, historians and others gathered Saturday in Augusta to marvel at the career of a celebrated Georgian few remember today.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

You Remembered: Harrisburg

Last week we asked you to share stories of growing up in the Harrisburg community. Here are some of your stories. 
By Bill Kirby
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