Stories by Bill Kirby

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kirby: Men just aren't the wedding type

Summers are the seasons for weddings. Like many men, I try to avoid them. Guys are skeptical of expensive pageantry outside of a Super Bowl halftime show. We think weddings, for instance, should ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Give thanks to inventor of modern air conditioning unit

Whenever July rolls around, I try to remember to say a silent prayer for Willis Carrier. He is generally considered inventor of the first modern electrical air conditioning unit in 1902.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Kirby: Journalism hits the streets once again

About halfway through this year's 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race, I came to the sad realization that I was not going to win. So I decided to do something different.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kirby: I run for the burn, not the glory

This year, I proudly wore a T-shirt honoring Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc., during the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, June 30, 2014

Travelers send more postcards

My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing. - Emo Philips Summer travels are very busy, our postcard contest is in overdrive, and Margaret Kiefer, of Pelican Rapids, Minn., ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Kirby: Summer postcards keep coming

Your vacation reports are filling up the newsroom mailbox, so let me share your summer travel experiences.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Getzen's Pond was place for swimming

These days Getzen's Pond is overgrown and hard to find, stuck back in the thick woods that border North Augusta's River Club golf course. But a century ago the spring-fed pool of very cold water ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, June 23, 2014

Kirby: A week of gratitude, latitude and attitude

Thank you to the Curtis Baptist 39ers, who gave me not only a tasty lunch last week but also another chance to hear Buddy Rowland lead the song-singing.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kirby: Maybe silence goes better with veggies

In the government's push for healthy eating, the young folks have responded as they have since Socrates tried to get them to sit up straight during his philosophy lectures. That is, they've ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 19, 2014

When you travel, send us a card

Half the states are still missing from our yearly postcard map.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, June 16, 2014

Augustans hitting the road

Some people go on vacation. Joseph and Lorinda Fournier, of Evans, travel.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Test your knowledge of Augusta "fathers"

See if you can complete another one of my quizzes on some of our region's famous "fathers."
By Bill Kirby

Friday, June 13, 2014

Reynolds recalled for Red Cross impact

For almost 30 years, Mary Lou Reynolds led Augusta's Red Cross chapter, setting standards in innovation and achievement.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kirby: Do a good deed and donate blood

Want to do something good for someone else this summer? Take a break and go down to the Shepeard Community Blood Center on Wrightsboro Road and and share blood.
By Bill Kirby

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

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Goat project looking good

In just more than a week since nine goats were assigned to eat overgrown vegetation at an Augusta detention pond, officials and area residents are already noticing a difference.
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