Mental illness quandary

10th Amendment comeback

Curb the Gates monopoly

Arauz: A cry for help

Thinks female deputy slighted

Wants bail payee accommodation

Turtles may be headed to Florida

Permits for hidden guns rise

Empty Stocking Fund: Education taking toll on family

Christmas tree goes up in blaze of lights

Deadline passes but officials hope to ice deal

Plants part of history

Opposes removal of street people from mill project

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Local and area briefs

Proposal aimed at evaluating schools

Legislators ponder giving mayor authority over administrator

Historic home faces mauling

Two killed on Richmond County roads

Trial could be early as Monday

Wants Aiken SPCA to alter policies

One cotton farmer left in county

Georgia lottery drawings held

Corruption target of investigation

Crowds gather for chitlins

Interstate would cost $5.8 billion

Senator turns 95 Friday

Freed slave graveyard has many stories to tell for educator

New fusion reactor may provide clean energy

Condon to telemarketers: Don't call us, we'll call you

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Acronyms jumble up meanings

Finding right toy really counts

Gobs of greens

Wants more talk about `helping poor'

Therapy causing conflict

School seeks adults to mentor its pupils

United Way leader gives vision, helps surpass fund-raising goals

Laments student parents' non-support

Director focuses on issues amid both criticism, praise

Merchants report strong sales

Makeover changes prison education

Frustration with Social Security leads to alleged bomb threat

Complains about amount of TV ads

Town goes hog wild over chitlins

Son of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hoping to break out at Western Kentucky

Columbia proud of Renteria

Britain's Grand Dame of golf remembered as one of the best

Five area golfers play for tour card

Qualifier leads Australian Open

Overtime: Grey Cup has vanished

Double Davis Cup whammy: Sampras defaults, Chang loses

Pacers put whammy on Newberry

With win, Hawks run record to 13-2

Classic featured close games

Raptors sign Miller for rest of the season

Georgia's Jones leads rout of Texas

In auto racing country, Carolina Hurricanes hit the wall

Augusta State falls to Francis Marion

Pressure intense as Canada selects Olympic hockey team

Woods stronger, wiser heading to '98

Cat-and-moose game along Canada-Maine border

Hurting for his team

DH ban hot topic to owners

Gerg wins parallel race after Ertl misses gate

Little puts on good show for homefolks in victory

Sporting News spending $30 million on new look

God's light overcomes darkness

New adaptation of classic is filled with holiday spirit

Illegally excavated items pose dilemma for scholars

Could fate of dirigible have been altered?

Service recalls Holocaust's birth

Seasonal classic back

Prints, drawings offer picture of old India

Many holiday bargains still available for smart travelers

Pope honors area Catholics


Church bulletin

Young Pioneers

Ask Carson

World is a lucky `Sevens' to Garth Brooks

`Nutcracker's' appeal crosses gender lines

The last call?

Wrapping options available

Yo-yos return in time for holidays

Companies use layoffs to spark growth

Pay off debt weighed

Americans' income continues to grow

Business briefs

Indian hotel owners praised

More holidays than Christmas draw attention

CardTrak list loads of bargains

Telemarketers struggle to keep their ethnic groups straight

Hotel offers workers child care

The Christmas shopping season has arrived, but many just browsing

Selecting trees complicated

Marketers say what colors we will be buying

Researchers say Dutch inventor right about overpopulation

College yanks anti-hacker site

Planetary deal in the works

Astronaut: Coordination toughest part of satellite catch

Millennium bug fix said expensive

Get more RAM if speed is what you need

Red tide suspected of killing fish off Texas coast

Congress approves $10 million for computer network

Can humanity survive the next millennium?

Queen's Christmas message online