Bill Kirby began his career with The Augusta Chronicle 40 years ago and has held just about every job in the newsroom. He and his wife Carla spend their spare time doting on their West Highland terriers, Lil' Bow Wow ("Buddy") and Snoop Dog. He writes several local columns each week, as well as YouTube videos on local history called "Kirby's Augusta." From 1998 until 2001 he was editor and publisher of The Columbia County News-Times. Over a 40-year newspaper career he has won more than 100 state, regional and national awards for reporting, editing, column writing, editorial writing, sports writing, business writing, investigative reporting, layout and design.
Posted April 16, 2007 09:45 pm - Updated April 16, 2007 09:46 pm

You call this traffic?

No really. Where is the absolute closest thing we have to a regular traffic jam?

Washington Road between Alexander and I-20?

It's the west Augusta commuting curse. In the morning, you drive into the sun. At night going home, you drive into the sun.

Bobby Jones Expressway south of Gordon Highway?

So many pickups, so little berm. I feel like I'm driving on a ridge.

Riverwatch in the morning?

Wrightsboro Road in front of the mall?

Walton Way at the end of the day?

Think the lanes are narrow now? You should have navigated them with the land yachts of the late 1950s.

Tell me what you think.