Ramsey offers advice on getting out of debt

Retailers upset with '96 results

Business Briefs - Bank will begin fingerprinting customers

Order bans Sunday business for exotic dance club

Happy New Year!

Gripes about cable-channel shuffle

Flawed `hate bill'

Look ahead - what goes up must come down

Vouches for prayer's healing power

Demands Social Security accounting

Chafes at use of `Army brat' term

Labels government `real terrorists'

Pins losses on pro-homosexual stand

A worldwide rush to put time in a bottle

Exercise can promote sleep, relieve arthritis studies say

Caped crusader becoming ... you decide

Science and Medicine News Capsules

Photo: In spite of the weather ...

Area players on all-state team

Arguments could be heard soon in Lumpkin case

Here `Today,' gone tomorrow

Two escape Columbia County jail

Nuclear laundry's license appealed

Torched church to be rebuilt

Former tree drop-off site in Martinez staying busy

Winning a losing game

Armed men rob convenience store

Boy is first '97 birth in Augusta

Business owners should resolve to keep an eye on competition

No more fuel rod appeals, Beasley says

Area Briefs - Third man charged in shooting death

Aiken partiers leave the champagne behind

Devaluation hearings set to begin next month

Photo: Set for Futurity

Order may end zoning concerns

Suit filed in teen's death at Hardee's

Two escape Columbia County jail

Newly elected officials set to be sworn in

Hospital expansion planned

Officials plan goals for year

Carolina routing out tires

Local Area News Briefs

Changes will greet students

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

Mike Berardino - Big bowls bring bevy of guesses

Panthers lone home underdog

Tide rolls to Stalling's last victory

Morris sends Tech on its way

Two Cowboys under investigation

Georgia knocking on door

One last curtain call for Dunn

Road to No. 1 not clear cut

No second thoughts for Stallings

Brigham Young makes its case in Cotton

N. Carolina defeats W. Virginia in Gator Bowl

While U.S. cracks down, Europe snubs smoking rules

New way of giving impotence drug avoids injections

CD-ROM review

Doctors battle manic depression

Internet can help steel resolve

Mom gets a kick out of racy computer game

Price was reason for good PC season

Test-driving that new computer

New parents can e-mail their pride and joy