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Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Kirby: Cold weather nothing new to Augusta

Last week's little chill falls far short of 1899's Valentine's Day deep freeze and the data shows it.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Kirby: Late coach was friendly marvel

The late Jim Burton had a smile and compliment for the world.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Kirby: Every Christmas, a fuller attic

I am not sure how our upstairs Tinsel Town happened. It's not like we're buying more decorations. In fact, a few years ago my wife and I looked at each other, nodded, and without speaking, agreed ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Kirby: Hidden piece of past the best Christmas gift

The best Christmas gift was the last one I got, and it happened just like this.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Kirby: Book gives glimpse of area's yesteryear

When you write about old stuff, people show you old stuff.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Kirby: Out with the old, in with the new, again

It was Augusta, Ga., on Jan. 1, 1915, as the new year began a century ago. "Exit 1914, enter 1915," The Chronicle reported cheerfully on Page 2.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Kirby: One last day left to get something done

Every year has so many days but we seem to waste them until we get down to the end. Down to one last day.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Most-viewed news stories of 2014

As the old year ends, it's natural to look back at the events of 2014 and ask: What were the top stories for our region? I can already tell you that month-by-month, you voted.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Kirby: New Year's not always quiet

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are usually quiet for newspaper newsrooms. But sometimes, history happens.
By Bill Kirby

Trusting technology pays off on road trip

I used to trust my maps when traveling, now I trust my technolgy.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Many gifts don't make it to New Year's

You are certainly not alone. I checked, and many sources agree with a survey first done by Kohl's several years ago, and reinforced by others more recently, on the most common gifts that don't ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Kirby: Blind woman tended colorful garden

The grandmother of a Hill Baptist Church member was accomplished gardener despite being blind, as recorded by The Augusta Chronicle in 1929.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Kirby: Counties mushroomed to fight cities

Georgia's 159 counties, a lot in anybody's book, developed as a way for rural-minded politicians to fight urban growth.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Kirby: Expensive meds have furry friend covered (again)

December chill has both my little dogs glad they can wear their colorful doggie sweaters.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Kirby: Sun visors turn to suicide

The sun visors in our cars have started falling apart, so I have to fix them on the cheap.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Christmas tree troubles of all shapes, sizes

As a child, I would creep back into the living room after the house had gone to bed, turn on the tree lights and just stare at the ornaments and bulbs. I was as happy as a boy could possibly be ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Kirby: Ahead of the curb with last year's resolutions

I'm getting a jump on 2015. Yes, a month from now, it will not only be a new year, but many will be well on the way toward breaking their New Year's Resolutions. Not me. That's because I am - as ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Forget cops, put cameras on crooks

If we can make convicts wear ankle bracelets, why not dress them out with cameras? The expense could be defrayed by making daily encounters pay-for-view programming - the ultimate in reality TV.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Army recruiters absent from Augusta when Japanese struck Pearl Harbor

Seventy-three years ago today Augusta – like many communities around America – reacted quickly to the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Kirby: Ridding of leaves used to be fun

Raking is not my idea of fun. The worst part is probably not the repetitive ground scraping. No, it's getting rid of the piles of leaves.
By Bill Kirby
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