Videos: Kirby's Augusta

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Kirby: As my father said, you should never mow wet grass

The first thing my father told me years ago when he handed me the starter rope to the family lawn mower was: "Never stick your hand under this thing!" 
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Kirby: No more hurricane chasing for me

My wife and I were watching the Wea­ther Channel news about Hurricane Joaquin on Saturday when I casually mentioned I had been in a hurricane … and would rather not do it again.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Kirby: Longtime 'Chronicle' executive had a knack for leadership

If Old School had a campus, Ed Skinner was the dean. As one of its graduates, I remain grateful for the education.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

See others' gardens to really grow inspired

I have admitted on many occasions my shortcomings as a gardener, even confessing to the use of green spray paint to enliven long-dead shrubbery.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Kirby: Nobody likes a sad tail

When you have two dogs in one household, something has to give.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Kirby: Remembering Yogi Berra

Berra was one of the best ballplayers ever. He was an outstanding family man. He was even in the service at D-Day.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Kirby: Patience on roads urged

After my comments Fri­day on the lack of local traffic turn-signal use, Hazel Norman, of Appling, urged patience.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Kirby: Jackson Street honors remarkable Georgian

James Jackson was a war hero of the Revolution, Georgia's first elected congressman, a U.S. senator and a governor.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

If your turn signal doesn't work, my horn does

The other day I slipped out to pick up a quick hamburger at lunch and kept getting stuck behind cars that couldn't decide whether they wanted to stop, go or turn.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Kirby: Wish 100-year-old 'Card Lady' happy birthday

Elease Slaughter will turn 100 on Sept. 21, so why not join me and her family and friends at Silver Bluff Missionary Baptist Church and St. John Towers in recognizing her with a birthday card?
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Kirby: Canada among winners in postcard contest

Canada is many things. This summer, for example, it was the destination for 20 postcard senders, leading the list in our annual Vacation Contest.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Kirby: Baseball fades with summer

The leaves are still green but GreenJackets baseball has gone out with a bang
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Kirby: Foot race finish honored with medal

Want to see my medal? I actually received one Saturday morning at Lake Olmstead Stadium for my foot race finish in the GRU Run for the GreenJackets 5K.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Kirby: Early jobs provided lessons on labor

Welcome to the weekend in which we celebrate work. It's also the weekend I celebrate my good fortune in finding the newspaper business, a vocation I discovered after sampling many others. At least ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Kirby: Teacher is advocate for power of words

My comments on the vanishing use of hardcover dictionaries earlier this week brought this response from Susan Phillips, a Latin and English teacher at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Kirby: Rain seems to start only after you get out of your car

There must be an immutable law of meteorology that says showers will come down hardest and wettest when you stop and have to make the transition inside to a dry place.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Kirby: Dictionaries doomed in high-tech world

There is no need to lift a heavy book and thumb through those flimsy, Bible-like pages to find enlightenment. For this reason, I suspect, good, old-fashioned dictionaries are doomed.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Kirby: Headed up North?

Heading north for a later summer vacation? A reader shares a few insights.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Kirby: Even a well-kept lawn has some bad sides

Last month my lawn was so dry it was crackling. Now it softly squishes.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Kirby: Test your knowledge of August in Augusta

August and Augusta are very much alike, so let's celebrate the city and the last full month of summer with a quiz.
By Bill Kirby
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