Videos: Kirby's Augusta

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

A cold cure is nothing to sneeze at

Getting sick is easy. Getting well, not so much. But the cures are out there.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

Quest gave me a story, and far too many cans

My wife sent me to the attic to look for the seasonal box with Halloween stuff with instructions to look around and see whether there was anything else I might bring down (which means "get rid of.")
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Kirby: Vacationers hit all 50 states

They did it! Frank and Genie Spears sent us a postcard from Vermont and news that they have hit all 50 states. "At last!" they wrote. "Vermont is a beautiful finish to our trip. Fall leaves at ...
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Bill Kirby: Fall is on hold

Fall hasn't. The leaves are still there; at my house the trees are full and mostly green. Maybe it's because it's been so dry. Maybe because it's been so warm.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Kirby: Purchasing Halloween candy can be tricky

It's that time of year when I watch the market. I try to figure out the best investment to make in Hal­loween candy.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Principles led Georgia legislator out of DC

The more things change, the more they stay the same. - J.A. Karr Politics provides difficult choices.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

Kirby: Who knows about our first woman driver?

I wonder whe­ther any of you remember Mrs. W.A. (Alber­ta Gehrken) Templeton. According to an old feature story I found on one of our back pages in the 1970s, Alberta told a reporter she ...
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Kirby: Autumn sneaks in while no one is looking

Autumn is three weeks old now, sneaky as ever. It slipped in while no one was watching.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Kirby: Handwriting becomes an unbreakable code

I've got a problem. I can't read my own writing.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Older folks' knowledge can shock youngsters

There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated ...
By Bill Kirby

Hurricanes aren't too bad here in Augusta

The first rule of hurricane hospitality is that you call any family members or college pals or people to whom you money and invite them to come up and spend the weekend at your place high and dry ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Kirby: Lions once on the prowl in Augusta

Sometimes Augusta can be a dangerous place. Take 1968 when someone slipped out to the Safari Zoo on Highway 25 and opened the cage door for three full-grown lions.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Kirby: Readers say their dogs keep them up at night, too

When I mentioned last week that my almost 13-year-old West Highland terrier had developed a bad habit of waking me in the middle of the night for no apparent reason, I did not realize so many of ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Kirby: First meeting with Palmer stays with ex-editor

I was talking to Johnny Sands, the old Chronicle sports and news editor who helped coin the phrase "Arnie's Army." Sands said he still remembers when he first met Arnold Palmer years ago.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Kirby: Bridge isn't a good way to stay remembered

Almost all Augusta bridges are named after people who were once famous. However, with the possible exception of the Butt Bridge, Augustans seem to fast forget such figures of fame and go back to ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Kirby: Lately, dog finds 2 a.m. a suitable play time

My routines have been rattled lately because my oldest little white dog has developed a bad habit of waking up and wanting attention between 2 and 3 in the morning. Why he avoided this habit his ...
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Kirby: Matchbook collection rekindles memories

As a young man out of college and finding his way in the world, I developed the simple, but entertaining, habit of collecting matchbooks from the places where I ate or visited.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Kirby: Let us help you learn to live well after 50

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. - Christopher Morley It's a busy week, so let me tell about it. First, The Chronicle's always popular Life After 50 event gets underway at 10 ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Kirby: September comes up often in history of Augusta

Here's a history quiz for Augusta with all September events.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Kirby: Moonshine still a concern today

I will confess that as a young reporter someone offered me some moonshine once. It was very clear and smelled like lighter fluid.
By Bill Kirby
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