McGriff may head into spring training at first base

UPS announced February rate increases

Savannah's Great Dane Trailers sold

Construction spending rises; single-family housing outlays in check

Ice cream maker names new CEO

Season's greetings from the IRS

Business Briefs

Index funds shine again

Kiwi to resume scheduled service Jan. 20

Postal rates may be going up next year

Will inflation rear its ugly head in '97?

Spurns PC advice; prefers Macintosh

Cavalry rides to rescue

Calls for `elimination' of air bags

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

Denounces `People vs. Larry Flynt'

Cites HMO emphasis on prevention

Bill Kirby - Doctors link stress, sickness

Focuses reform on responsibility

Disdains gridlock, Newt's troubles

WJBF's `Incorrect' promos

A congressional `truth' rule

Got it wrong

Ghosts of Mississippi is focused on wrong race

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

Poor weather hasn't stopped presidents' oath-taking

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

Atheist leader, money, kids are missing

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

Photos - Officials sworn in

BellSouth takes aim at long-distance market

Local and Regional News Briefs

Aiken tae kwon do center is planned

New vault will protect old records

Metro area and regional news briefs

Butler girls win; star out for year

Female cadets wait for decision before returning

Dramatic touch

Shows will explain how to seek roots

Speaker likely to get reprimand

Paine faces tough task against Alabama A&M

Sheriff's office to keep title

Two enter guilty pleas

Gator raid yields title

Gamecocks looking for answers

New leader of airport takes over

Making room for science

Business briefs - S.C. jobless rate holds steady

Gas station attendant helped capture fugitives

Web is site of first online scientific conference

Court to hear case over sewer dispute settlement

Augusta Mall 9th largest in Georgia

Grandfather arrested on defamation charge

Regional probation director retires

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

Century-old book still follows `In His Steps'

USC's Grant will miss weeks of practice

Florida legislator charged with illegally night hunting deer

Schedule of arts events for 1997

University targets `career students'

Colonials romp over Augusta

New Ellenton could reach sewer deal

Sheriff pledges better security

Augusta School Board to pick chief

Desecrated Confederate bones to be reinterred

Small convention could be year's most important

Time to get 1997 entertainment calendar ready

Gators chomp on Seminoles

Dallas' Irvin has an alibi, lawyers claim

Clemson's new year looks like the old one

ACC foes lost in Deacons' wake

Collins set to answer questions

Broncos aren't looking past Jacksonville

Penn State, Paterno stay perfect in Fiesta

Chargers' Ross resigns

Woods must not believe the hype

Packers-Niners a mirror image

Championship depends on poll

Gator fans gather to welcome champs

Clemson coach goes to 'Bama

Computer support staff in high demand

E-mail babble can be unraveled

Macolytes ponder Mac's future as Apple outlines software plans

Some doubt new keyboard designs mean healthier employees

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

Firefly in the dark - previewing the movies