Stories by Bill Kirby

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kirby: Pronunciation lesson included in postcard

It's always embarrassing when you realize late in life that you have been mispronouncing a word. That's me and "Natchitoches_- the town in central Louisiana that I had always pronounced ...
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In different jobs, Jerry Tinney delivered

Jerry Tinney, a former Augusta movie theater manager and longtime Chronicle circulation employee, always saw the big picture.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, July 27, 2015

Kirby: Selective hearing strikes at any age

The other night at supper, my son stopped the dinner-table conversation to ask: "What's that?"
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Way We Were

Do you remember the old Boys Club? There were several, I believe, but this one was on D'Antignac Street at the old school and seemed to have no trouble in the 1930s finding boys to fill it.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Kirby: Kids take prime spots on mom's refrigerator

There are a lot of photos on my mother's refrigerator . I'm even on there … although I noticed I've sort of been slipped to the sides and edges while cute little youngsters hog the prime spots.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kirby: Hatred of D.C. extends to postcards

People hate Washing­ton, D.C. They must because no one has admitted sending a postcard from our nation's capital.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, July 20, 2015

Bill Kirby: Rhett, Scarlett still hold box office record

Today's box office receipts look impressive, but inflation shows the top moneymaking film was in 1939.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Way We Were: 1963 Augusta mayor's race

Four men - Hugh Tudor, George Sancken Jr., Dudley Bowen and Tommy Ashmore - sought to become Augusta mayor in a time that most of us imagine as so much simpler.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Kirby: Broken clothes dryer brings on eventful week

It was a bad news-good news sort of week. The bad news? Something in the control switch of our clothes dryer melted.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Kirby: Postcard reports keep coming

Your summer vacation travels have filled our newsroom mailbox.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, July 13, 2015

Kirby: More notes from hither and yon in postcards

Still rolling across America were Paul and Cherry Perdue, of Evans, wanted to see the Braves play the Red Sox in Boston's Fenway Park.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Way We Were: Washington Road

Washington Road has seen many wagons, cars, trucks and changes over the years.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Kirby: Questions fill in a few details on new GRU leader

You can Google Dr. Brooks Keel, the new GRU president, and find his credentials. You can ask people who have known him for years, and they will tell you what a nice guy he is. But I wanted to know ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Kirby: 9 postcards needed

To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, July 6, 2015

Kirby: Bookmark postcards sent in

I'm always happy to bring you the latest in postcard innovation, and this summer it is this: Bookmark postcards
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Kirby: Weather conditions dampen race, not spirit

This year's 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race, otherwise known as the World's Largest Wet T-Shirt Contest, saw rain, drizzle, showers, hard rain and lightning, which actually led to a mid-race delay.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, July 3, 2015

Kirby: What would ancestor think of today's America?

Vachel Hinton, my great-great-great-great-grandfather, died on this date 190 years ago. His Fourth of July passing is appropriate because Vachel was a Revolutionary War veteran.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Kirby: Macon college tries goat patrol idea

Wes­leyan College in Macon seems to have taken a page from Augusta's own goat patrol as a way to get rid of weeds.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Way We Were: Brooks Keel

We were there in July 1974 when an incoming freshman named Brooks Keel talked to Augusta College admissions officials about beginning classes at our "Harvard on the Hill."
By Bill Kirby

Monday, June 29, 2015

Another Augustan visited White House in 1980

My old friend Clyde Wells, longtime Chron­icle cartoonist of a previous millennium, called to thank me for including his name in Sunday's history quiz about the Augustan who went to the White ...
By Bill Kirby
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