McGriff may head into spring training at first base

UPS announced February rate increases

Savannah's Great Dane Trailers sold

Season's greetings from the IRS

Postal rates may be going up next year

Index funds shine again

Business Briefs

Construction spending rises; single-family housing outlays in check

Kiwi to resume scheduled service Jan. 20

Will inflation rear its ugly head in '97?

Ice cream maker names new CEO

Denounces `People vs. Larry Flynt'

We want mail, so here's some fodder to Spurrier you on

Disdains gridlock, Newt's troubles

Spurns PC advice; prefers Macintosh

A congressional `truth' rule

Got it wrong

Calls for `elimination' of air bags

Cavalry rides to rescue

Bill Kirby - Doctors link stress, sickness

Focuses reform on responsibility

WJBF's `Incorrect' promos

Cites HMO emphasis on prevention

Guest columnist - only God can help us change for the better

Ghosts of Mississippi is focused on wrong race

Poor weather hasn't stopped presidents' oath-taking

Beatles fan won't say `Hello-Goodbye' until there's one more Grammy

Did Elvis go back in the Army again? Pop music bores in 1996

Atheist leader, money, kids are missing

New leader of airport takes over

New Ellenton could reach sewer deal

Time to get 1997 entertainment calendar ready

Making room for science

Business briefs - S.C. jobless rate holds steady

Gas station attendant helped capture fugitives

Aiken tae kwon do center is planned

Court to hear case over sewer dispute settlement

University targets `career students'

Grandfather arrested on defamation charge

Desecrated Confederate bones to be reinterred

BellSouth takes aim at long-distance market

Gamecocks looking for answers

Web is site of first online scientific conference

Metro area and regional news briefs

Dramatic touch

Photos - Officials sworn in

Century-old book still follows `In His Steps'

Sheriff's office to keep title

Female cadets wait for decision before returning

Gator raid yields title

Shows will explain how to seek roots

Augusta School Board to pick chief

Two enter guilty pleas

Small convention could be year's most important

Butler girls win; star out for year

Augusta Mall 9th largest in Georgia

New vault will protect old records

Regional probation director retires

Paine faces tough task against Alabama A&M

Local and Regional News Briefs

Ramblin' Rhodes - Many country acts found success in '96

Speaker likely to get reprimand

USC's Grant will miss weeks of practice

Florida legislator charged with illegally night hunting deer

Schedule of arts events for 1997

Colonials romp over Augusta

Sheriff pledges better security

Woods must not believe the hype

Collins set to answer questions

Clemson coach goes to 'Bama

Chargers' Ross resigns

Dallas' Irvin has an alibi, lawyers claim

Broncos aren't looking past Jacksonville

Packers-Niners a mirror image

Penn State, Paterno stay perfect in Fiesta

Gators chomp on Seminoles

Championship depends on poll

ACC foes lost in Deacons' wake

Gator fans gather to welcome champs

Clemson's new year looks like the old one

Firefly in the dark - previewing the movies

Some doubt new keyboard designs mean healthier employees

Year of the comet - astronomers train their sights on Hale-Bopp

Macolytes ponder Mac's future as Apple outlines software plans

Computer support staff in high demand

E-mail babble can be unraveled