Stories by Bill Kirby

Articles from the Bill Kirby section archive

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bailing out of trouble with bale of corrections

As the old saying goes, "Doctors bury their mistakes, we publish ours."
By Bill Kirby

Monday, April 20, 2015

20th season of baseball brings back memories

"Lakes Olmstead Stadium" seemed like almost an afterthought, but nobody objected, and that's what its been for two decades.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Way We Were: Public feared polio

It is difficult to convey to our modern generations the fear that poliomyelitis, more commonly known as polio, had on generations of Augustans.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kirby: Hard work with plants hasn't paid off

It amuses my wife that I keep being asked to speak to garden clubs. "It's like asking the Fal­cons coach how to win the Super Bowl," she said with a snicker.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kirby: Doctor humbled by farmer's technique

A story to share for today. It seems an old farmer had retired, but was getting bored with little to do, so he took his country preacher's sermons to heart and decided to "help mankind."
By Bill Kirby

Monday, April 13, 2015

Kirby: Travel shortcuts are welcomed back

All those little adjustable routes from here to there that I take almost daily. Golf traffic changes things.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Way We Were: Voting

Voting used to be hard. Counting votes used to be harder. Politics used to be a lot more work. Remember?
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Think this Masters Week was great?

Seventy-five years ago they had a Masters Week like no other.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kirby: Poem captures spirit of Masters' gift shop

Back in the early 1990s, someone decided to send me to the Masters Tournament to try my hand at some real lyrical writing. “You mean like… poetry?” I asked the assigning editor.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, April 6, 2015

Kirby: Welcome to James Brown's town

They cleaned up the Broad Street statue of James Brown last month. And if anybody asks if the Godfather of Soul, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business is a golfer, you can tell them. Probably not.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Kirby: Learn and share the history of Augusta

These videos are collected under "Kirby's Augusta," and we're coming up on No. 100 any week now. Most are taken from accounts in The Chronicle over the past 230 years.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Kirby: Starched pants made me April fool

The pants I'd picked up from the cleaners were starched. Heavy, heavy starch. Like big pieces of cardboard. There they were, a pair of pants, standing right beside me.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kirby: Almanac bodes well for Masters weather

The Old Farmers Almanac says it should be sunny for this year's tournament.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Way We Were: Easter egg hunts

Time to hop to it. The bunnies have their eggs for us to find.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kirby: How well you do know Augusta history?

Take this local history quiz and test your knowledge and memory on local things that have happened in March.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kirby: Stay busy and avoid the work you dislike

I have long noticed that sometimes I will jump onto another job simply to give myself an excuse for not doing one I dislike more.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 23, 2015

Kirby: For most, old school was a good school

They want to close or combine some area schools, and that never makes anyone happy.
By Bill Kirby

The Way We Were: The Red Lion

Today it's just a brick building with an empty parking lot off Walton Way. But in the past the Red Lion was many things to many people.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Kirby: Shopping can solve umbrella problems

Our solution to spring's sprinkles? Trust in an umbrella. Our problem? That trust in an umbrella.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kirby: Can I stop daylight saving time?

Frank Allen wants me - "a well-respected gentleman and successful businessman" - to do something about daylight saving time. Get rid of it, mostly.
By Bill Kirby
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