Cox wants to keep McGriff

U.S. trade deficit narrows sharply

`Lowest' airline fares hard to come by

Commission deciding whether to sanction Plant Vogtle after safety breach

Fire threat brings recall of chenille sweaters

Jury rules ABC journalists committed fraud in undercover Food Lion report

Economic slows but is steady

Indigent answers

Dismisses call to raise retirement age

Puts negative politics in perspective

Points to savings for tag change

Focus on Bill

Speculates on welfare's price tag

Suggests help from zoning clause

Gouge me, Elmo

Addresses `myths' regarding flags

Counters privatization enthusiasm

HMO wars heating up

Reins in idea of ASU Columbia site

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

Music is pianist's key to life

Ratings systems sound and fury

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

Aiken bird watchers join national event

Condemned dog stolen from Death Row

ASU finds hope for funding of building improvements

Hard-hitting dramas becoming more common in youth services

Retailers get green Christmas

Show may be blast from past next year

Locals cautiously optimistic about Pena nomination

Priority Mail ads misleading, Better Business Bureau says

Former gas factory cleanup includes Augusta Canal

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

Pena picked as Energy Department head

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

Baston is brightest star in Thoroughbred Classic

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

Westside drops a pair to Richmond Academy

Aiken Housing Committee to offer two downtown houses for sale

Gas tax increase sought

Santa comes early

Season of sparkle

Sandersville wish: a state championship for Christmas

Augustans wait for Elmo investments to pay off

Aiken man saves cat from house fire

Redesign and replacement slated for Russell Dam

Jesus can be confusing to kids

Attorneys say Citadel women worried about reporting hazing

Visit to Shriners Hospital inspires Jackets' Watkins

Metro area briefs - Two youths get life sentences

Poll finds voters edging toward Beasley's flag plan

More limits sought on video poker

Greene's sack revival a big surprise to many

Spurrier calling foul over late hits by FSU

Barkley ejected as Rockets suffer second straight loss

Son seeks to repeat father's state title for Americus

North Carolina Asheville takes care of South Carolina

A tale of two quarterbacks

Jordan, Pippen, Kerr pace Bulls to victory

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

Despite win, Georgia coach upset with inconsistent play

NFL coaches stand on thin ice

Wildcats hope to crack ACC barrier with Ga Tech game

Hawks are out to prove a point

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

Mary visiting more frequently, believers say

Software export limits violate free speech, judge rules

Journal highlights research achievements of 1996

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

He's back? Apple may rehire Steve Jobs

Yule Web sites multiply like Christmas sales

Flat-rate pricing keeps AOL's lines busy