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Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Kirby: Highway mystery solved

I asked recently if anyone knew why the Interstate 20 pavement between here and Atlanta changed from concrete to asphalt about halfway in Morgan County.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Kirby: Relaxing when the sky's the limit

The stars and Mars were out in full glory Friday night.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Kirby: Almanac looks ahead and back at weather, America

It's that time of year. The days are growing shorter and cooler … and The Old Farmer's Almanac's bright yellow cover is showing up in stores.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Kirby: Tracking shipment offers some surprises

Working on the right things is probably more important than working hard. - Caterina Fake I sent a package to my sister in Louisiana, and the post office gave me a receipt with a tracking number.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Kirby: Church group's songleader will be missed by many

A fond farewell to Buddy Rowland, the always enthusiastic songleader for the Curtis Baptist Church 39-ers. Buddy passed away Sat­ur­­day at age 94, and his funeral is Tuesday at Platt's.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Kirby: Time to take stock of summer postcards

Our annual summer vacation postcard contest - stretching from Memorial Day to Labor Day - found South Carolina easily the most popular destination for local travelers.
By Bill Kirby

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Highway paving remains a mystery for now

If you drive to Atlanta to see the Braves or use its airport, you might have noticed that Interstate 20 changes from concrete to a much smoother asphalt surface on the other side of ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Kirby: Armadillo really digs woman's garden

Heidi Mayfield, of Marti­nez, says my warning on the armadillo invasion comes too late.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

Kirby: Armadillos might benefit from global warming

Climate change has been blamed for everything from a boost in shark attacks, a spike in marital infidelity and even an increase in acne. Now we have something new to add to that list - armadillos.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

Kirby: Goodyear blimp's time in Augusta didn't end well

In August 1978, the skies over Augusta welcomed a celebrity - the Goodyear blimp.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

Infinite monkeys don't type so well

Get the facts, or the facts will get you.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Kirby: Sunsets showing off as darkness falls earlier

I was watching the sunset the other evening. Just beautiful.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Remodeling efforts bring task for this 'sweetheart'

Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains. - Marilyn French We're in the middle of a modest remodeling effort, which I probably wouldn't have mentioned if my bride of many years had not said ...
By Bill Kirby

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Kirby: North, South are still miles apart

Kirby: The war is long over, but the North still must not have grits.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Kirby: George and George sat in a chair, but where is it?

George Walton and George Washington reportedly sat in a wooden chair at Meadow Garden, but it has disappeared.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Kirby: Newsletter offers insight on aging

The truth is age touches us all. That's why my AARP newsletter is so important.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Kirby: List could have pets packing for Orlando

My little white dogs want to go to Disney World. Not because they are big fans of Pluto and Goofy, but because someone told them Orlando is the "most pet friendly" city in America.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Kirby: All 50 states accounted for

We have now received a summer postcard from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The last state in this year's challenge - Massachusetts - came in late last week.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Kirby: Fighting crime in my spare time

I had just walked through the front door of the grocery store when a young man walked quickly to get around me and get out. I didn't think much about it until a woman approached me and said, "That ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Aug 8, 2016

Kirby: Seeing the US via postcards is enough for me

I was going through a stack of your vacation postcards and a younger colleague asked how many states I had visited.
By Bill Kirby
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