Bill Kirby

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The Augusta Chronicle | Columnist / Online News Director

  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Children: son Charles
  • Location: Augusta
  • Education: BA Journalism, Ohio State University
  • Profession: journalism
  • Birthday: April 15

About Me

Bill Kirby lives in Martinez with his wife Carla and their West Highland terriers, Lil' Bow Wow ("Buddy") and Snoop Dog. He has held a number of Chronicle newsroom positions, writes a three-times-a-week column, and presents weekly YouTube videos on local history called "Kirby's Augusta." From 1998 until 2001 he was editor and publisher of The Columbia County News-Times. Over a 40-year newspaper career he has won more than 100 state, regional and national awards for reporting, editing, column writing, editorial writing, sports writing, business writing, investigative reporting, layout and design.

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5 years 52 weeks ago

Be sure the kids and grandkids get out to see it.
I bet they'll be talking about this one to their own children decades from now...

6 years 27 weeks ago

The first answer was the correct one. It was July 1942.

Thanks for your comments.

-- Bill Kirby

6 years 36 weeks ago


Good points:


I talked to Bill Baab, The Chronicle's retired outdoor editor, and he said he...

6 years 36 weeks ago
Interesting Blog stuff re: German POWs in GA. during WWII.
I have always...
6 years 46 weeks ago


A pesky problem for the White House vegetable garden

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