Videos: Kirby's Augusta

Articles from the Bill Kirby section archive

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Think this Masters Week was great?

Seventy-five years ago they had a Masters Week like no other.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kirby: Poem captures spirit of Masters' gift shop

Back in the early 1990s, someone decided to send me to the Masters Tournament to try my hand at some real lyrical writing. “You mean like… poetry?” I asked the assigning editor.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, April 6, 2015

Kirby: Welcome to James Brown's town

They cleaned up the Broad Street statue of James Brown last month. And if anybody asks if the Godfather of Soul, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business is a golfer, you can tell them. Probably not.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Kirby: Learn and share the history of Augusta

These videos are collected under "Kirby's Augusta," and we're coming up on No. 100 any week now. Most are taken from accounts in The Chronicle over the past 230 years.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Kirby: Starched pants made me April fool

The pants I'd picked up from the cleaners were starched. Heavy, heavy starch. Like big pieces of cardboard. There they were, a pair of pants, standing right beside me.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kirby: Almanac bodes well for Masters weather

The Old Farmers Almanac says it should be sunny for this year's tournament.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kirby: How well you do know Augusta history?

Take this local history quiz and test your knowledge and memory on local things that have happened in March.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kirby: Stay busy and avoid the work you dislike

I have long noticed that sometimes I will jump onto another job simply to give myself an excuse for not doing one I dislike more.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 23, 2015

Kirby: For most, old school was a good school

They want to close or combine some area schools, and that never makes anyone happy.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Kirby: Shopping can solve umbrella problems

Our solution to spring's sprinkles? Trust in an umbrella. Our problem? That trust in an umbrella.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kirby: Can I stop daylight saving time?

Frank Allen wants me - "a well-respected gentleman and successful businessman" - to do something about daylight saving time. Get rid of it, mostly.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day celebration's comeback

Believe it or not, there was a gap of Irish celebrations downtown that finally returned almost 40 years ago. I know because I was the reporter assigned to cover the comeback.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Kirby: Joke about chickens hatched long ago

A current joke recalls an older story of loose chickens on a Richmond County farm.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Kirby: How well can you see?

From the top of the hill in North Augusta you can see Plant Vogtle's cooling towers. It is just amazing to me that I can see something that far away.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Kirby: Don't like the weather? Wait a minute

Is it just me or does March seem like one long Weather Channel audition tape: Rain, sun, ice, rain, mild, wind, snow, heat, wind, sleet, mild, rain ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 7, 2015

House rules go out window when 'Dog Mom' is away

Me and the dogs play when my wife goes away, and the house rules are suspended for the weekend.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Kirby: Squirrels are at it again

Squirrels are pests. I've been saying it for years, and many of you agree.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kirby: Winter's worst week

We took a vote at my house and chose the past week as the worst in a long time. Weather was bad. Ice and cold without the beauty of snow. Rain without the beauty of stopping. Everybody looked sick ...
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Kirby: Ticket to blood drives is Flintstones

Thank you, reader, for your ideas on how to get my iron up so I could give blood.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Kirby: Cold memories bring the shivers

When I asked for your memories of your coldest days, you responded so quickly it gave me the shivers.
By Bill Kirby
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