We will move forward on Savannah's port

...White House.In 1999 Congress passed legislation to deepen the Savannah River. This is not a new concept. When James Oglethorpe sailed up the Savannah River in 1733, the depth was 12 feet. When I worked in the late 1970s on the waterfront...

Pop Rocks: Squeaky's at Tip-Top of mind for reunion

...to locate and, quite frankly, I'd rather not know. I'd like to believe that it has always been there, that James Oglethorpe wandered in from the wilderness and declare Ye Olde Squeaky's "sort of a dump."Squeaky's called its last...

After 276, a birthday for Augusta is no big deal

...because in a letter that was dated June 14, 1736, James Oglethorpe ordered authorities to lay out our town.Over the...continues.Anyway, let me tell you my favorite James Oglethorpe story. During his military duty in Europe, a German...

Roy Rogers sang Christmas songs too

...Harmon already have. SPEAKING OF YOUTUBE: My latest Kirby's Augusta history video is about our town's founder, James Oglethorpe. My favorite part is the story of Oglethorpe and the German general.You can watch it at augustachronicle.com...

Keep Brown statue at fans' level

...photos of a statue of James Brown than a statue of James Oglethorpe. It's not that we shouldn't have that nice statue...spent many years here. But the truth is that both James Oglethorpe and James Brown have put Augusta on the map. Of...

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James Oglethorpe

This day in the millennium -- February 12

Nation/World 1733 -- English colonists led by James Oglethorpe founded Savannah, Ga. 1809 -- Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County...

Oglethorpe's life was a colorful one

The most extraordinary person I have ever known. - Edmund Burke, on James Oglethorpe Today he's the image for the newest statue in our town's newest park. But James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of both Augusta...

Bill Kirby
City's statues are few, but noteworthy

...several past Masters Tournament winners, but this year we put them under wraps in a secret warehouse. City founder James Oglethorpe has a statue on the Augusta Common, where he stands all wigged out and watching the more popular James Brown statue...

Bill Kirby
Start of tour lacks excitement of 2005

...last year's start line, there was no one to be found - unless you count the bronze statue of Georgia founder James Oglethorpe. At Broad Street between Seventh and Eighth, a fountain of orange water gushing 10 feet high snapped the quiet...

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