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

Economic slows but is steady

Jury rules ABC journalists committed fraud in undercover Food Lion report

Suggests help from zoning clause

Focus on Bill

Counters privatization enthusiasm

Dismisses call to raise retirement age

Points to savings for tag change

Addresses `myths' regarding flags

Indigent answers

Puts negative politics in perspective

Speculates on welfare's price tag

HMO wars heating up

Gouge me, Elmo

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

Season of sparkle

Jesus can be confusing to kids

Sandersville wish: a state championship for Christmas

ASU finds hope for funding of building improvements

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

Baston is brightest star in Thoroughbred Classic

Redesign and replacement slated for Russell Dam

Condemned dog stolen from Death Row

Visit to Shriners Hospital inspires Jackets' Watkins

Aiken Housing Committee to offer two downtown houses for sale

Aiken bird watchers join national event

Poll finds voters edging toward Beasley's flag plan

Aiken man saves cat from house fire

Show may be blast from past next year

Augustans wait for Elmo investments to pay off

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

Attorneys say Citadel women worried about reporting hazing

Retailers get green Christmas

Priority Mail ads misleading, Better Business Bureau says

Locals cautiously optimistic about Pena nomination

Hard-hitting dramas becoming more common in youth services

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

Santa comes early

More limits sought on video poker

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

Metro area briefs - Two youths get life sentences

Gas tax increase sought

Westside drops a pair to Richmond Academy

North Carolina Asheville takes care of South Carolina

Greene's sack revival a big surprise to many

NFL coaches stand on thin ice

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

Jordan, Pippen, Kerr pace Bulls to victory

A tale of two quarterbacks

Wildcats hope to crack ACC barrier with Ga Tech game

Spurrier calling foul over late hits by FSU

Hawks are out to prove a point

Despite win, Georgia coach upset with inconsistent play

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

Barkley ejected as Rockets suffer second straight loss

Son seeks to repeat father's state title for Americus

Mary visiting more frequently, believers say

Yule Web sites multiply like Christmas sales

He's back? Apple may rehire Steve Jobs

Software export limits violate free speech, judge rules

Journal highlights research achievements of 1996

Flat-rate pricing keeps AOL's lines busy

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