Cox wants to keep McGriff

U.S. trade deficit narrows sharply

Commission deciding whether to sanction Plant Vogtle after safety breach

`Lowest' airline fares hard to come by

Jury rules ABC journalists committed fraud in undercover Food Lion report

Fire threat brings recall of chenille sweaters

Economic slows but is steady

Indigent answers

Counters privatization enthusiasm

Puts negative politics in perspective

Dismisses call to raise retirement age

Reins in idea of ASU Columbia site

Speculates on welfare's price tag

Suggests help from zoning clause

Gouge me, Elmo

Addresses `myths' regarding flags

Points to savings for tag change

HMO wars heating up

Focus on Bill

Ramblin' Rhodes - Life was an intoxicating journey for country star

Music is pianist's key to life

Ratings systems sound and fury

High school notes - Former Hephzibah star might play on a national championship squad

Augustans wait for Elmo investments to pay off

Poll finds voters edging toward Beasley's flag plan

Pena picked as Energy Department head

Aiken Housing Committee to offer two downtown houses for sale

Hard-hitting dramas becoming more common in youth services

Locals cautiously optimistic about Pena nomination

Jesus can be confusing to kids

Gas tax increase sought

Pena moves from one hot seat to another with shift to Energy Department

Retailers get green Christmas

Aiken bird watchers join national event

Business briefs - parent company of Osbon Medial Systems reaches distribution agreement

Santa comes early

Former gas factory cleanup includes Augusta Canal

Sandersville wish: a state championship for Christmas

Aiken man saves cat from house fire

Priority Mail ads misleading, Better Business Bureau says

Show may be blast from past next year

ASU finds hope for funding of building improvements

Season of sparkle

Attorneys say Citadel women worried about reporting hazing

Redesign and replacement slated for Russell Dam

S. C. education chief pushing for more per-pupil funding

Condemned dog stolen from Death Row

Visit to Shriners Hospital inspires Jackets' Watkins

More limits sought on video poker

Baston is brightest star in Thoroughbred Classic

Westside drops a pair to Richmond Academy

Metro area briefs - Two youths get life sentences

Jordan, Pippen, Kerr pace Bulls to victory

Spurrier calling foul over late hits by FSU

NFL coaches stand on thin ice

High school championship notebook - Bethea kicks himself over short effort last week

Greene's sack revival a big surprise to many

A tale of two quarterbacks

Barkley ejected as Rockets suffer second straight loss

Son seeks to repeat father's state title for Americus

College football notes - Josh Booty wants to go back to school

Wildcats hope to crack ACC barrier with Ga Tech game

Hawks are out to prove a point

North Carolina Asheville takes care of South Carolina

Despite win, Georgia coach upset with inconsistent play

Mary visiting more frequently, believers say

Journal highlights research achievements of 1996

Flat-rate pricing keeps AOL's lines busy

Yule Web sites multiply like Christmas sales

Carl Sagan, astronomer, storyteller and visionary, dead at 62

He's back? Apple may rehire Steve Jobs

Software export limits violate free speech, judge rules