Videos: Kirby's Augusta

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kirby: Take a quiz on July history

Here's an Augusta history quiz for things that happened in July -- the calendar's annual firecracker.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Kirby: Vacation postcards continue to come in

The economy is coming back and people are traveling. Just look at the postcards from your vacations.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, July 18, 2016

Kirby: Time to get through the postcard backlog

I'm getting behind on your summer vacation postcard travels, so let's catch up.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Kirby: Toy offers fun for dog, not owners

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. - Agnes Turnbull "Squeak." The little white dog, our youngest, has a new toy. I know this because she carries it with her everywhere in the house.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kirby: I wonder while they wander for Pokemon

Because I am old enough to remember leading a grade school prayer for President Eisen­hower, I was initially mystified by this new Pokemon Go game, which has people all over the place ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Kirby: Gnat swarms were once big news in Augusta

The Chronicle reported 109 years ago this month that "hordes" of the tiny insects were swarming so heavily that they were stopping streetcars.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Vacationers return with Chanticleer gear for me

Baseball is drama with … an ever-changing cast. - Joe Garagiola I've gone Coastal.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tree removal mars shady spot

The start is what stops most people. - Coach Don Shula Thanks to Kay McKie, of North Augusta.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, July 4, 2016

Kirby: Peachtree Road Race always has plenty to see

Every time I go to Atlanta to participate ("run" being too active a verb) in the Peach­tree Road Race I see something I hadn't seen before. This time it was a blind guy.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Kirby: Fireworks more enjoyable as memories now

What I really wanted to do today was offer an elegant essay on the summertime joys of small explosives.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kirby: Car temperature provides summer guessing game

It's that time of year when you get to play "HOW HOT IS IT?" You know, when you get into your vehicle, start it up and see just how high the "outside temperature" will read on the dashboard.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, June 27, 2016

Kirby: River Watch lights change everything

Seen the new River Watch Parkway lights at night yet? You ought to check them out … they're just different.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Kirby: Efforts aims to get rid of $100 bill

Search for graduate's gift leads to unknown facts about $100 bill.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, June 20, 2016

Kirby: Interstate pedestrian might still be stuck

There in the I-20 median was a pedestrian. Younger than me, heavy-set. And he was dragging one of those ice chests on wheels.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Kirby: Son's daily reminders part of this father's job

Sometime this morning my son will wake up and check his phone. He will see, as he does each day, a text message from me sharing two things: a Bible verse and something he did on this date in the past.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Kirby: Readers get jump on summer

Area residents are taking vacation and retirement seriously, if you believe the postcards they send back.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Trenton prepares for Saturday's Ridge Peach Festival

Trenton, S.C., gets ready to throw out the first peach for this weekend's annual festival.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kirby: Our states have many questions

Where is weed legal? How to become a stripper? What is adultery? These are questions on Georgia's mind, according to a report on Google searches.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kirby: These days, a broken A/C is reason to lose our cool

I grew up in houses that had no A/C until maybe the mid-1980s, but now I don't want to think about getting by without it ... and that goes double for someone else at my house.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Be sure to send us a card from your vacation

We need to get a postcard from you, so, quick, go visit all 50 states.
By Bill Kirby
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