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Answering readers' questions

...stories (we had turned off our wire service).Bill told her that we play up local news more now than when he was a young reporter or when I was the news editor at The Augusta Chronicle.One of my main jobs as news editor was to choose those front-page...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-11/answering-readers-questions
Climbing career might be over

It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.? Lionel Trilling As a young reporter, I always enjoyed active journalism.I would climb trees and rooftops to get better camera angles.One very hot July day in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-21/climbing-career-might-be-over
Newspaperman Jimmy Ezzell dies

...for news-gathering provided a true inspiration for young reporters who were just learning their craft."Others agreed...Augusta."He had a big heart and a soft spot for young reporters, and while he could be tough and demanding, you always...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-11/newspaperman-jimmy-ezzell-die
Ludwick was a mentor, friend

...light-hearted.Al had assigned me to cover a Little League baseball tournament. Being 22 and knowing everything, as most young reporters do, I complained about it, thinking I was too good to cover such a minor event."Be a professional and go do a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/david-westin/2013-05-28/ludwick-was-mentor-f
Jim Davenport, AP reporter in South Carolina, dies

...governor had to pay a $74,000 fine and $36,498 to cover the costs of the investigation.Davenport also helped younger reporters learn their way around the Statehouse, both those in AP and outside the organization.Davenport wanted to beat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-31/jim-davenport-ap-reporter-sou
James Ezzell

...graduated in 1952 at Charles L. Coon High School in Wilson. He began his newspaper career at The Wilson Daily Times as a young reporter. During his 52 years in the newspaper field he also worked as a reporter and city editor for The Petersburg-Progress...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000159826822
Hamilton stayed among living in our hearts - and filing cabinet

...death, with a street renaming.I do this sometimes because I like to look at the old fellows I used to cover as a young reporter and enjoy the nostalgia. Hamilton was a stalwart of this era, not only as a pastor at historic Tabernacle Baptist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-08-14/hamilton-stayed-among-living-
Metro | Bill Kirby | Bill Kirby
Heat stories remind that these are times that fry men's soles

...page this week about policemen dealing with summer heat. I know what they mean.Thirty-five years ago, I was a young reporter dispatched to a collision in south Augusta.Not only was the outside heat breathtaking but the road also had recently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-06-02/heat-stories-remind-these-are
Lightning bugs leave bright spots in our heart

...with boxes of documents or papers that he thought provided proof that government was not being honestly run. As a young reporter, I was often tasked with trying to verify his claims, which often proved unfounded.Still, there is something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-06-20/lightning-bugs-leave-bright-s
Editor retires with trove of good stories

...Tennessee graduate ("Go, Vols" ), he worked in Nashville covering city politics while competing against another young reporter named Al Gore . If you asked Bill (and we would.), he might relate with a bemused smile some anecdote about the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-07-30/editor-retires-trove-good-sto