Business Briefs - Bank will begin fingerprinting customers

Photo: Creating the perfect baby sitter

Order bans Sunday business for exotic dance club

Business Briefs: Greenfield buys again

Lexington County family farm churns out collards for New Year's

Oglesby: pivotal vote

Look ahead - what goes up must come down

Happy New Year!

Chafes at use of `Army brat' term

Pins losses on pro-homosexual stand

Deduction time's nearly over

Prefers plutonium be used as fuel

Derides S.C. governor as `turncoat'

Bemoans toll of drugs on youths

Exercise can promote sleep, relieve arthritis studies say

Playwright Albee is basking in a new round of accolades

A worldwide rush to put time in a bottle

Order may end zoning concerns

Shelter mismanagement probe nearly complete

Party time

Fuel rod appeal denied

Winning a losing game

Wittke to continue appeals

Area players on all-state team

Flu bugs are biting in Augusta area

Report: Georgia growing rapidly

Meeting set to find state aid for city

AT&T's hires for the year offset fires

Torched church to be rebuilt

Area Briefs - Third man charged in shooting death

Aiken partiers leave the champagne behind

Officials plan goals for year

No more fuel rod appeals, Beasley says

Events herald 1997

Back to the books

Feds may take look at Citadel

Low-power TV stations have friend in Norwood

Suit filed in teen's death at Hardee's

Fire kills boy, injures mother

Oliver gives his pick for fire chief; board delays vote

Miller backs tough laws against family violence

Volunteers count park's birds

Ex-Red Devil will play special role for Army

Two escape Columbia County jail

Former tree drop-off site in Martinez staying busy

Augusta, Georgia: opinion@ugusta: Defends Army's `unisex' operation 12/31/96

Clintons relax at Hilton Head

Mike Berardino - Big bowls bring bevy of guesses

Georgia knocking on door

Road to No. 1 not clear cut

Jaguars really getting kicks

Richmond beats Beach in Sugar

Chadwick stepping up for Bulldogs in Hawaii

Morris sends Tech on its way

Two Cowboys under investigation

Panthers lone home underdog

Clemson sharp against Marshall

Furman offers an enriching environment

Evita debuts in Augusta

Encryption program offers security

Commerce Dept. sets new rules on export of encryption software

Internet can help steel resolve

Test-driving that new computer

CD-ROM review

Price was reason for good PC season