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 19 weeks ago

Well ... I was sort of hoping my headline would give a hint about what I thought.

Still, it's a funny story. 

5 years 19 weeks ago

I know what you mean. It almost sounds like a Marx Brothers sketch.

Still, it was reported in the paper in the mid-1950s and again...

5 years 21 weeks ago

Good job!

I think you've got them all.  

5 years 22 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Kirby:

I enjoyed your very interesting blog on the firing of
 the 1st shots of the War, but these were actually...
5 years 22 weeks ago

A look at Twiggs and where he's buried

This e-mail and link from John Mills offers a look at the old general...


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