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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

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kirby: Spelling of local places can vary

Augusta has a long tradition of misspelling some of our most common words - the names of our local places.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Kirby: Campaign signs can be reused

Let’s have a contest. Who will be the last candidate to clean up his or her “Vote-For-Me” campaign signs? Come on, do the right thing. Pick them up. 
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 30, 2016

Kirby: Memorial Day once had date set in stone

Young people don't believe me when I tell them we didn't always celebrate Memorial Day on the last Monday in May.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Kirby: Augusta's WWI tribute didn't come easy

On this holiday weekend when we remember fallen heroes, we also should reflect on how we honor them. Sometimes it's powerful, sometimes personal, sometimes simple. And sometimes, it just gets ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Kirby: Remember to send us a postcard this summer

Our annual Summer Vacation Postcard Contest kicks off this Memorial Day weekend with the usual goal - obtaining a postcard from each of the 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 23, 2016

Kirby: Government in need of some good plumbers

I always tell people to choose a candidate the way they would chose a plumber.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Readers help create an inspired speech

In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends. - Eleanor Roosevelt It always seems to happen this way. Your family and your friends all have kids of the same ...
By Bill Kirby
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