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Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Way We Were: Marijuana

It's 1968 and Richmond County Sheriff E.R. "Foots" Atkins is pointing to the community's latest crime wave - homegrown marijuana. It might not look like much today, but this was somewhat alarming ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Kirby: Toy offers fun for dog, not owners

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. - Agnes Turnbull "Squeak." The little white dog, our youngest, has a new toy. I know this because she carries it with her everywhere in the house.
By Bill Kirby

Series of vehicle break-ins reported

A series of vehicle break-ins and thefts -- some in which a hole was found drilled below the door lock -- were reported Friday night in west Augusta.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kirby: I wonder while they wander for Pokemon

Because I am old enough to remember leading a grade school prayer for President Eisen­hower, I was initially mystified by this new Pokemon Go game, which has people all over the place ...
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Old First Baptist Church building for sale

Historic Augusta is working with property owner the Rev. Ron Drawdy to find a "preservation-minded" buyer who will fix up and save the landmark building.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Way We Were: The Lester S. Moody Bridge

After Lester Moody died in late December 1972 with all the praise his life had earned, people quit linking his name to the bridge.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Kirby: Gnat swarms were once big news in Augusta

The Chronicle reported 109 years ago this month that "hordes" of the tiny insects were swarming so heavily that they were stopping streetcars.
By Bill Kirby

Rally, march stand against police brutality

A crowd of more than 300 gathered Saturday at Augusta Common to make a statement and encourage others to push for change.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Young men sought in Columbia County beer thefts

Security cameras took their pictures, and now Co­lumbia County sheriff's deputies are using social media in hopes of identifying several young men wanted for questioning in a series of beer ...
By Bill Kirby

Vacationers return with Chanticleer gear for me

Baseball is drama with … an ever-changing cast. - Joe Garagiola I've gone Coastal.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tree removal mars shady spot

The start is what stops most people. - Coach Don Shula Thanks to Kay McKie, of North Augusta.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, July 4, 2016

Kirby: Peachtree Road Race always has plenty to see

Every time I go to Atlanta to participate ("run" being too active a verb) in the Peach­tree Road Race I see something I hadn't seen before. This time it was a blind guy.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, July 3, 2016

You Remembered: George Hains

Many readers responded when we ran a 1969 photo of a crowded courtroom with Solicitor General Emeritus George Hains. The photo includes many well-known officials.
By Bill Kirby

The Way We Were: National bicentennial

Forty years ago, Augusta joined the rest of America in celebrating our national bicentennial, and the rain joined in.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Kirby: Fireworks more enjoyable as memories now

What I really wanted to do today was offer an elegant essay on the summertime joys of small explosives.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, July 1, 2016

July Fourth 'Fantastics' were long tradition

For almost a century, Augus­ta's children celebrated our nation's birthday by putting on strange clothes and going door-to-door with requests for treats.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kirby: Car temperature provides summer guessing game

It's that time of year when you get to play "HOW HOT IS IT?" You know, when you get into your vehicle, start it up and see just how high the "outside temperature" will read on the dashboard.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, June 27, 2016

Kirby: River Watch lights change everything

Seen the new River Watch Parkway lights at night yet? You ought to check them out … they're just different.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Way We Were: The Railway Express Agency

In the days before anyone considered parcel delivery by drone, there was the Railway Express Agency.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Kirby: Efforts aims to get rid of $100 bill

Search for graduate's gift leads to unknown facts about $100 bill.
By Bill Kirby
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Hyde Park activist not pleased with city buyout offer
Charles Utley, who fought to get Augusta to address contamination concerns in the Hyde Park community, now is questioning the city's offer of $90,500 for his four rental properties there.