Stories by Bill Kirby

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Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Kirby: One last day left to get something done

Every year has so many days but we seem to waste them until we get down to the end. Down to one last day.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Most-viewed news stories of 2014

As the old year ends, it's natural to look back at the events of 2014 and ask: What were the top stories for our region? I can already tell you that month-by-month, you voted.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

The Way We Were: Ship Ahoy restaurant

The Ship Ahoy restaurant was popular spot for Broad Street seafood in the 1950s.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Kirby: New Year's not always quiet

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are usually quiet for newspaper newsrooms. But sometimes, history happens.
By Bill Kirby

Trusting technology pays off on road trip

I used to trust my maps when traveling, now I trust my technolgy.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Many gifts don't make it to New Year's

You are certainly not alone. I checked, and many sources agree with a survey first done by Kohl's several years ago, and reinforced by others more recently, on the most common gifts that don't ...
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Empty Stocking Fund raises more than $110,000

This holiday season, The Augusta Chronicle's annual Empty Stocking Fund raised $110,067.39 through Christmas Eve, surging past last year's donations.
By Bill Kirby

Empty Stocking Fund donations top last year

This holiday season, "The Augusta Chronicle's" annual Empty Stocking Fund raised $110,067,39 through Christmas Eve.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Kirby: Blind woman tended colorful garden

The grandmother of a Hill Baptist Church member was accomplished gardener despite being blind, as recorded by The Augusta Chronicle in 1929.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

The Way We Were: Fort Gordon

Many -- both well-known and not -- have served at Fort (or Camp) Gordon over the years.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Kirby: Counties mushroomed to fight cities

Georgia's 159 counties, a lot in anybody's book, developed as a way for rural-minded politicians to fight urban growth.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Kirby: Expensive meds have furry friend covered (again)

December chill has both my little dogs glad they can wear their colorful doggie sweaters.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Kirby: Sun visors turn to suicide

The sun visors in our cars have started falling apart, so I have to fix them on the cheap.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

The Way We Were: Christmas downtown

It doesn't take much for our old downtown to take on a holiday appearance.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Christmas tree troubles of all shapes, sizes

As a child, I would creep back into the living room after the house had gone to bed, turn on the tree lights and just stare at the ornaments and bulbs. I was as happy as a boy could possibly be ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Kirby: Ahead of the curb with last year's resolutions

I'm getting a jump on 2015. Yes, a month from now, it will not only be a new year, but many will be well on the way toward breaking their New Year's Resolutions. Not me. That's because I am - as ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Forget cops, put cameras on crooks

If we can make convicts wear ankle bracelets, why not dress them out with cameras? The expense could be defrayed by making daily encounters pay-for-view programming - the ultimate in reality TV.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

The Way We Were: Western Sizzlin

The 1970s and '80s were great decades for franchise steak house chains and Augusta was home to one of the largest - Western Sizzlin.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Army recruiters absent from Augusta when Japanese struck Pearl Harbor

Seventy-three years ago today Augusta – like many communities around America – reacted quickly to the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Kirby: Ridding of leaves used to be fun

Raking is not my idea of fun. The worst part is probably not the repetitive ground scraping. No, it's getting rid of the piles of leaves.
By Bill Kirby
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Allen has hometown swearing-in

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen returned home to Augusta on Thursday for a ceremonial swearing-in, a platform he used to update his top priorities for his first term in Congress.
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