Bill Kirby

Online news editor for The Augusta Chronicle.

Braves now swinging through area

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Editor's note:  An earlier version of this column reported the Braves had no plans to visit Augusta.  Now, they do.

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When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: “Whose?”

– Don Marquis

When last we saw the Atlanta Braves, they were throwing away their World Series chances and blaming it (somewhat legitimately) on an umpire’s interpretation of the seldom-called “outfield fly rule.”

When next we see them in person, it could be late this month.

The Braves plan to visit the Augusta area Jan. 24, as well as Columbia (South Caro­li­na, not the county).

This is the latest travel plan:

2013 Braves Country Caravan Tour Schedule:

Tuesday, January 22 – Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, January 23 – Atlanta, GA

Thursday, January 24 – Augusta, GA and Columbia, SC

Friday, January 25 – Gwinnett County, GA

Saturday, January 26 – Montgomery and Auburn, AL

Sunday, January 27 –Nashville, TN

Monday, January 28 – Rome and Dalton, GA

Tuesday, January 29 – Greenville, SC

Wednesday, January 30 – Charlotte, NC and Rock Hill, SC

Thursday, January 31 – Atlanta and Hiram, GA

Friday, February 1 – Birmingham, AL

Saturday, February 2 –Valdosta and Warner Robins, GA


MANY MORE: I’ve been told that Louise Corley, of DeWitt Street, celebrated her 103rd birthday last week.

Some of her friends at Thankful Baptist let me know, and I certainly extend The Chronicle’s greetings for a person I’m told is a longtime reader.

That got me to thinking. We are often asked whether we do news stories when people reach 100. We don’t usually because it’s fairly common these days.

Still, it’s sort of neat. So let me make this offer. If you know someone whose century you’d like to celebrate, I can always pass along birthday wishes in this column.

MUSIC MESSAGE: As part of its Brown Bag His­tory Series, the Augusta Mu­seum of History presents “Remembering the Music Scene,” a talk given by Don Rhodes at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16.

His talk will highlight Augusta as a popular venue for hundreds of musicians, bands and entertainers, and how the region has evolved and changed.

TODAY’S JOKE: Jim Hope, of Sylvania, shares this one:

A pre-med student had to take a difficult class in physics. One day the professor was discussing a particularly complicated concept. A student rudely interrupted to ask, “Why do we have to learn this stuff?”

“To save lives,” the professor responded quickly and continued the lecture.

A few minutes later, the same student spoke up again. “So how does physics save lives?” he persisted.

“It keeps the ignoramuses out of medical school,” replied the professor.


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