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Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Kirby: Augusta once hosted football bowl game

It's a thrill. - Coach John Gagliardi Did you know Augusta used to host a college football bowl game? Fifty years ago this month, our town welcomed the Champion Bowl at Augusta's ARC Stadium.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

Bill Kirby: Snorting pig toy makes little dog's Christmas

We all made out pretty well at Christmas. As usual, much better than we deserved. But one gift surprised everyone. My mother-in-law got our little white dogs ("the grand-dogs") a pet toy.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Kirby: Watching weight is forgotten at Christmas

How's the fruitcake holding out? Plenty at my house. Lots of chocolate, too. I enjoy it all without remorse. That's because calories don't count the last week of the year.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Kirby: Test your Christmas music knowledge

No season or holiday offers the music magic of Christmas. So, see how you do on the seasonal quiz. (It helps to hum.)
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Bill Kirby: Getting the perfect gift down to a science

This is the time of year we are often reminded that it's better to give than to receive. Actually, there's a reason. Scientific studies have shown that more people enjoy giving than getting.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Bill Kirby: Augusta has storied spot in US aviation

Thursday marks a famous American anniversary - Dec. 17, 1903 was the first manned flight by the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Kirby: Rules of the road forgotten around Christmas

Christmas time brings many things. Nonstop holiday songs on the radio, social stress, financial strain and … apparently a suspension of motor vehicle common sense.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Kirby: Men's guide to holiday advises courtesy, and chocolate

Christmas is coming. So, men, it's time for you to be on your best behavior.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Kirby: Gift of vintage baseball card still treasured

This is a time of year for sharing, so tell me: What's the best Christ­mas gift you ever got? I'll tell you mine.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

Kind gesture is example of true spirit of Christmas

There's a lot to learn when you wait in line for Christmas to reveal itself.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Many share in struggle of raking leaves

Charles Sabo offered this insight. "Having a property surrounded with seven or eight large sweet gums," he wrote, "I heartily agree with your description of them as 'weeds with bark'!"
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

So many leaves, so little tines

Tis the season to grab your rake and take your leafs.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Kirby: Lists help ease chaos of holidays

If there was ever a time of year to make and manage lists, it would be now.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Kirby offers holiday stress reliever

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. - Vincent Van Gogh Thanksgiving Day can be a stressful time. It's not supposed be, but many of us will be trying very hard to make this annual ...
By Bill Kirby

Kirby: The sometimes dark history of Black Friday

"Black Friday" is the name we have given several dark days over the years.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Kirby: Children to create idea of future transportation

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2016 by asking the state's pupils to envision future transportation. It can be a drawn picture, a photograph or a ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

For 65th anniversary, parents get 'gift of time'

Few things last 65 years. My parents' marriage, however, is one of them.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Kirby: Go back to pioneer days in Lincolnton

My friends in Lincoln County wanted to make sure I told you about Saturday's 19th annual Pioneer Day in Lincolnton.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Will feds help us fix flats? I doubt it

You'll never guess what the government would like to eliminate next -- spare tires.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Kirby: Quiz yourself on November history in Augusta

History never takes a month off. Neither shall we.
By Bill Kirby
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