Stories by Bill Kirby

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Kirby: Giant got start in Augusta

Wasn’t that a great World Series? And wasn’t former Augusta Green­Jacket Madison Bum­garner, now of the San Fran­cisco Giants, outstanding with one of the best pitching ...
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

ARC honors Hall of Fame grads

One of the nation's oldest high schools honored 10 of its former students as well as a championship football team Oct. 19, but many of those accepting the accolades, said it was the Academy of ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Kirby: Halloween candy is sweet temptation

Don't buy your Halloween candy too early or it will vanish.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

The Way We Were: Surrey Center

You're looking down at what would become Surrey Center in a photo taken in December 1967.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Kirby: Walking the dog and finding philosophy

If your dog wants to go out, you might as well look on the brighter side.
By Bill Kirby

Augusta's grip on LBJ apparently hurt

Lyndon Johnson, one of the physically largest presidents in American history, who grew up in the rough Texas Hill Country and still loved to ranch and ride, had a soft spot.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Looking back on LBJ visit 50 years ago

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson came to Augusta for a campaign speech and was jeered by the crowd.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Kirby: Hikers go off the path

Hiking isn't for everyone, especially those who can fill out a complaint form.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Kirby: You can call 'em Royals, or Cows

The Kansas City Royals are very exciting and have an 8-game playoff winning streak. But the Royals have something else I just found out about this week - a very unusual name.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

The Way We Were: Parking meters

When downtown Augusta first installed parking meters in the 1940s, the city and this newspaper thought it useful to tell folks how they worked.
By Bill Kirby

Residents recall terminal, riding buses to Augusta

I was working at the Trailways Bus Terminal when the new building was opened to the public. I was attending Augusta College and not able to attend the grand opening, but was very proud to be a ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Kirby: What are top stories of the past 50 years?

Several weeks ago I asked your thoughts on the top stories for our region over the past 50 years. I got a few nominations, so I'll share what I have and see whether you can add to it.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Kirby: Longing for the good ole days of no call lists

Last week, our house phone began to ring. It’s usually a waste of time anymore and we don’t answer it, but just to make sure, my wife checked the caller ID name.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Kirby: Reunion presents a sight unseen

I saw something at the annual Harrisburg-Frog Hollow Reunion that I have never seen before: About 20 women and one guy in a frog costume doing The Twist ... and doing it well. 
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

The Way We Were: Trailways Bus Terminal

Bus travel was so big in the 1960s, the governor came to town to dedicate a new station.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Kirby: The aunt who could throw

My Aunt Jean passed away last week. She could throw a baseball or softball harder than many men.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Kirby: Diver finds old cruet under Fifth Street bridge

I looked at Eric's pictures, saw the glasswork and shared it with Rob Pavey and Bill Baab, our Chronicle experts on river lore and bottles.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Kirby: Mother Nature not always kind to dogs

A woman called last week to warn me that coyotes had been reported near my neighborhood.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

The Way We Were: Old Lake View Park

When the 1900s were new, Augustans took their leisure at Lake View Park, near what is now Lake Olmstead's Julian Smith Casino.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Smartphone isn't living up to its name

It was the call we didn't want to make, but finally agreed was necessary. "Son," my wife asked quietly, "how do you update this smartphone?"
By Bill Kirby

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