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Articles from the Bill Kirby section archive

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Kirby: Crape myrtles thrive in Augusta

Crape (or crepe) myrtles are not native to the region but have certainly thrived. I looked back in the newspaper archives and found an early reference to "crape" myrtle was in a really bad poem ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Kirby: Campaign ads make candidates easy to ignore

The candidates are becoming easier to ignore because they have become so silly. Last week I heard a political radio commercial making fun of political radio commercials.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Kirby: I found out many things I didn't know in October

Unlike youth, maturity is marked with the constant reminder that the things we don't know are limitless. October was a good month for finding out such things.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Kirby: Giant got start in Augusta

Wasn’t that a great World Series? And wasn’t former Augusta Green­Jacket Madison Bum­garner, now of the San Fran­cisco Giants, outstanding with one of the best pitching ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Kirby: Halloween candy is sweet temptation

Don't buy your Halloween candy too early or it will vanish.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Kirby: Walking the dog and finding philosophy

If your dog wants to go out, you might as well look on the brighter side.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Kirby: Hikers go off the path

Hiking isn't for everyone, especially those who can fill out a complaint form.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Kirby: You can call 'em Royals, or Cows

The Kansas City Royals are very exciting and have an 8-game playoff winning streak. But the Royals have something else I just found out about this week - a very unusual name.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Kirby: What are top stories of the past 50 years?

Several weeks ago I asked your thoughts on the top stories for our region over the past 50 years. I got a few nominations, so I'll share what I have and see whether you can add to it.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Kirby: Longing for the good ole days of no call lists

Last week, our house phone began to ring. It’s usually a waste of time anymore and we don’t answer it, but just to make sure, my wife checked the caller ID name.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Kirby: Reunion presents a sight unseen

I saw something at the annual Harrisburg-Frog Hollow Reunion that I have never seen before: About 20 women and one guy in a frog costume doing The Twist ... and doing it well. 
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Kirby: The aunt who could throw

My Aunt Jean passed away last week. She could throw a baseball or softball harder than many men.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Kirby: Diver finds old cruet under Fifth Street bridge

I looked at Eric's pictures, saw the glasswork and shared it with Rob Pavey and Bill Baab, our Chronicle experts on river lore and bottles.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Kirby: Mother Nature not always kind to dogs

A woman called last week to warn me that coyotes had been reported near my neighborhood.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Smartphone isn't living up to its name

It was the call we didn't want to make, but finally agreed was necessary. "Son," my wife asked quietly, "how do you update this smartphone?"
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Watch for germs in workplace

Although never one to hype hypochondria's hysterics, I admit we need to be wary.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Kirby: Many people think Sept. 31 is actual date

It's been a long month. I didn't realize how long until I looked at the calendar and noticed it had Wednesday, as "Sept. 31." Of course, there is no "31st" day.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Kirby: Test your knowledge of Augusta history

Augusta has history. Augusta has mystery. Let's take a quiz to see how much you know. By the way, my Kirby's Augusta history videos on YouTube probably have the answer to most of these.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

After drive in Atlanta, Augusta is a cakewalk

Like many of you, I complain about my fellow Augusta motorists a lot. I have, however, discovered a cure. Go to Atlanta.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Kirby: Fall is finally here

Fall comes in like Carl Sandburg's fog - on little cat feet. Rarely if barely noticeable.
By Bill Kirby

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Census: Augusta young adults struggling

A new report shows that young adults in the area today are better educated and on average, earn more money than 30 years ago, but are far more likely to be unemployed, unmarried and living with ...
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