Stories by Bill Kirby

Articles from the Bill Kirby section archive

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Kirby: Flu season is the only season in town

There is an etiquette to having, and spreading, the flu during this time of year.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Speakers spoke well of Augustans

Former Gov. Carl Sanders had listed his favorite things as Richmond Academy, Hill Baptist Church and the Augusta YMCA.
By Bill Kirby

Event honors career of Georgian Senator Walter F. George

Two former congressman, a handful of state and local judges, historians and others gathered Saturday in Augusta to marvel at the career of a celebrated Georgian few remember today.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

You Remembered: Harrisburg

Last week we asked you to share stories of growing up in the Harrisburg community. Here are some of your stories. 
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Kirby: Deflating football has worked for fans, too

To snag a gameday football in college, all it took was a needle and a little resourcefulness.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

The Way We Were: A Teen Town tradition

In the 1950s and '60s, Augusta kids had a place to go -- several of them, actually. They were called Teen Towns.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Kirby: Once useful boxes filled with junk

I live for that moment when my wife walks up with something to send to a niece or nephew and asks: "Do you have a box we could put this in?" "Yes," I'll say confidently. "Of course I do." But now ...
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

The Way We Were: Mill Villages

According to the official narrative of the National Park Service, Harrisburg (also called West End) evolved slowly in the 1800s around the historic home of Ezekiel Harris, a merchant and trader.
By Bill Kirby

Kirby: Maybe 29-cent gas wasn't such a deal

Whenever the price of gasoline drops this low, there is always someone around who will bring up their youth when everyone drove big, fast cars and paid (pause here for effect) "only 29 cents a ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Kirby: New year brings parade of repairmen

The dishwasher broke last week. I don't mean me, I mean the mechanical one.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Kirby: Unplug Christmas before July

We all love Christmas, especially the power company, but let's not keep feeding it our kilowatts.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Kirby: New year begins with lesson in journalism

The old year is done. The new year unfolds. And it unfolds with me talking about history this Wednesday.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

The Way We Were: Elvis performs at the Bell Auditorium

It's hard for some of us to believe that the Elvis Presley came to Augusta not once but twice in a three-month span of 1956 to play at the Bell Auditorium.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Kirby: Cold weather nothing new to Augusta

Last week's little chill falls far short of 1899's Valentine's Day deep freeze and the data shows it.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Kirby: Late coach was friendly marvel

The late Jim Burton had a smile and compliment for the world.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Kirby: Every Christmas, a fuller attic

I am not sure how our upstairs Tinsel Town happened. It's not like we're buying more decorations. In fact, a few years ago my wife and I looked at each other, nodded, and without speaking, agreed ...
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Way We Were: Olive Road Overpass

Have you ever wondered who thought it would be a good idea to run a street under a railroad overpass with the lowest of clearances and the narrowest of widths?
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Kirby: Hidden piece of past the best Christmas gift

The best Christmas gift was the last one I got, and it happened just like this.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Kirby: Book gives glimpse of area's yesteryear

When you write about old stuff, people show you old stuff.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Kirby: Out with the old, in with the new, again

It was Augusta, Ga., on Jan. 1, 1915, as the new year began a century ago. "Exit 1914, enter 1915," The Chronicle reported cheerfully on Page 2.
By Bill Kirby
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