Videos: Kirby's Augusta

Loading the player...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Kirby: One last day left to get something done

Every year has so many days but we seem to waste them until we get down to the end. Down to one last day.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Most-viewed news stories of 2014

As the old year ends, it's natural to look back at the events of 2014 and ask: What were the top stories for our region? I can already tell you that month-by-month, you voted.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Kirby: New Year's not always quiet

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are usually quiet for newspaper newsrooms. But sometimes, history happens.
By Bill Kirby

Trusting technology pays off on road trip

I used to trust my maps when traveling, now I trust my technolgy.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Many gifts don't make it to New Year's

You are certainly not alone. I checked, and many sources agree with a survey first done by Kohl's several years ago, and reinforced by others more recently, on the most common gifts that don't ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Kirby: Blind woman tended colorful garden

The grandmother of a Hill Baptist Church member was accomplished gardener despite being blind, as recorded by The Augusta Chronicle in 1929.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Kirby: Counties mushroomed to fight cities

Georgia's 159 counties, a lot in anybody's book, developed as a way for rural-minded politicians to fight urban growth.
By Bill Kirby
Top headlines

Train derails near Allendale

MARTIN, S.C. - A CSX train derailed in rural Allendale County, leaking chemicals, sending two rail employees to an Augusta hospital and evacuating a nearby industry.
Search Augusta jobs