Stories by Bill Kirby

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Send your pictures to South Carolina, send me your cards

South Carolina wants visitors to share their photos; I'll ake your post cards.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Kirby: Do you know Augusta's history?

Augusta will celebrate its birthday this coming Saturday, so let's break up the summer with a quiz about the history of our town.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Get glimpse of D-Day in veterans' stories, old photos

If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Bill Kirby: News about D-Day hit streets 3 days early

In three days we celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, one of the remarkable feats of modern warfare. It's remarkable in more ways than one.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Kirby: Impressed by men's intuition

Old guys are smart. I have spent most of my life watching old guys plan stuff, fix stuff and work things out using some sort of intuitive common sense understanding of everyday physics - the ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 29, 2014

First signs of summer are lighting up the night

I was jogging my usual route after sundown the other night and saw my season's first lightning bug. Summer must be here, I thought, because a lightning bug would be the first sign of the season.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kirby: New statistics say federal figures are cause for concern

According to the latest year data available one of the most exercising fitness-conscious places in America is ... Washington, D.C., topped only by Colorado c(27.3 perent.)
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kirby: Send me your postcards

AAA predicts a big travel holiday this Memorial Day weekend, and I can't think of a better time to kick off our annual vacation postcard contest.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kirby: Political robo-calls aren't over yet

Charlie Williams says my Tuesday's comments about the end of political phone calls with Election Day was premature. 
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 19, 2014

No one missed their calling

The best thing about Election Day is these stupid candidate phone calls will probably slow down.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Longtime 'Chronicle' employee Lamback dies

Irvine Lamback, who died Thursday at age 87, always had this little half smile. Friends would watch it, co-workers at The Augusta Chronicle were wary of it, but everyone remembered it - the sign ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 17, 2014

My latest disappointment

How does a man who remembers the starting lineups of the 1975 World Series champions forget his car keys.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Car horns are useful but mostly confusing

Car horns are a good idea, but they can get you into trouble.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 12, 2014

Bill Kirby: If you sell your car, remove your bumper stickers

I share this rather long cautionary tale to remind everyone, that if you sell the old car, be sure to remove your church affiliation.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kirby: Smile when you think of Symms

I can't tell you what Robert Symms is doing right now, but I can tell you this - whatever it is, he's smiling.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sometimes, junk mail is worth a chuckle

I know I'm old-fashioned, but I still like getting mail. Maybe because it's entertaining.
By Bill Kirby

Robert Symms, Augusta photographer, dies

Robert Symms, a longtime Augusta photographer whose work includes classic images of President Eisenhower and Elvis Presley, has died.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 5, 2014

Butler Derrick, former SC congressman, dies

Butler Derrick, a longtime Democratic congressman known for both kindness and effectiveness in representing his western South Carolina 3rd District, died Monday of cancer. He was 77.
By Bill Kirby

Kirby: Golf event offers fun, fellowship

If you grew up in Au­gus­ta in the 1960s, played ball at Allen Park or Chafee Park or golf at "The Patch," you are invited to the inaugural Boys of Sum­mer Golf Tournament at Forest ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tables turn in Lincoln County in 1914

I'll be the first to tell you I am not a historian. I just like old stories, and I've got a time machine - almost 230 years of Augusta Chronicle archives. 
By Bill Kirby

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Mother of newborn left in car to face possible indictment

Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court Presiding Judge H. Scott Allen ruled at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing for 20-year-old Alicia Manigault that her case would be bound over to a ...
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