Stories by Bill Kirby

Articles from the Bill Kirby section archive

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Kirby: Remember to send us a postcard this summer

Our annual Summer Vacation Postcard Contest kicks off this Memorial Day weekend with the usual goal - obtaining a postcard from each of the 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 23, 2016

Kirby: Government in need of some good plumbers

I always tell people to choose a candidate the way they would chose a plumber.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Way We Were: Ezekiel Harris House has interesting history

One of Augusta's oldest tourist stops has long attracted interest. In this photo from July 1964 Scott McLeod (left) shows Austrian exchange students the site of what we now call the Ezekiel Harris ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Readers help create an inspired speech

In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends. - Eleanor Roosevelt It always seems to happen this way. Your family and your friends all have kids of the same ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Kirby: Georgians hold odd collection of world records

Georgia Magazine, the always interesting publication of the GEMC (Georgia Electrical Membership Corp.), took time this month to point out many of the state's Guinness World Record holders
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 16, 2016

Kirby: Travel doesn't appeal like it used to

I have been traveling the past few days. I used to do this a lot. Now I find I don't like it as much as I once did.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Kirby: Restroom mysteries may never be solved

Perhaps the U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment can get to the bottom of an even more perplexing question: Why do women often go to public restrooms in pairs?
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Kirby: Reader impressed with unisex bathrooms

My recent comments on public restrooms brought his response from Jim Duncan. "Your suggestion for unisex bathrooms is something I have suggested for a long time … frees up space and is more ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 9, 2016

Kirby: Sometimes, there's a wrong time to stand up

The preacher said he would like to recognize any "expectant mothers." Then something funny happened.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Way We Were: Augusta's Dr. Will

Augusta has always had lots of doctors, but few of them became mayor. "Dr. Will" Jennings did it twice.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Kirby: A canine chorus from the dogs who adore us

Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks?
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kirby: Get view of planets, stars in pre-dawn sky

If you want to see the planet Mars at its best, look up in the Southern sky before dawn.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 2, 2016

Kirby: Prehistoric items, football legend part of weekend

Did you have a good weekend? I did. I got a chance to chat with Archie Manning and throw prehistoric spears.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Way We Were: Girls at ARC

In 1950, young women began to attend the Academy of Richmond County for the first time.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Kirby: Events missing from millennium list

LIFE Millennium list includes top events from the years 1000 to 2000, but some important events were left off.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kirby: Almanac was right about Masters weather

Before the month ends, I really need to congratulate "The Old Farmer's Almanac" on its April weather forecast.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, April 25, 2016

Kirby: Individual bathrooms fit everyone

The simplest solution to a heightened public issue of the day would seem to be to convert all public toilet facilities into individual units.
By Bill Kirby

The Way We Were: Strom Thurmond

Never has a senior U.S. senator appeared more junior. But then, that was Strom Thur­mond, the South Carolina political legend who lived to be 100 while enjoying physical fitness into his 80s ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Kirby: Test your knowledge of April history in Augusta

It's time for our monthly quiz on Augusta's history, today with a focus on April.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Kirby: School unites to pay tribute to cancer victim

There's something neat going on in Waynes­boro this week, and Martha Barnes let me know.
By Bill Kirby
 
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