Mental illness quandary

Curb the Gates monopoly

10th Amendment comeback

Arauz: A cry for help

Wants bail payee accommodation

Thinks female deputy slighted

New fusion reactor may provide clean energy

Empty Stocking Fund: Education taking toll on family

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

Two killed on Richmond County roads

Laments student parents' non-support

Christmas tree goes up in blaze of lights

Deadline passes but officials hope to ice deal

Plants part of history

Makeover changes prison education

Additional area news

School seeks adults to mentor its pupils

Proposal aimed at evaluating schools

Senator turns 95 Friday

Historic home faces mauling

Merchants report strong sales

Trial could be early as Monday

Therapy causing conflict

One cotton farmer left in county

Director focuses on issues amid both criticism, praise

Corruption target of investigation

Complains about amount of TV ads

Town goes hog wild over chitlins

Crowds gather for chitlins

Interstate would cost $5.8 billion

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Wants more talk about `helping poor'

Local and area briefs

Turtles may be headed to Florida

Permits for hidden guns rise

Finding right toy really counts

Opposes removal of street people from mill project

Legislators ponder giving mayor authority over administrator

Georgia lottery drawings held

Freed slave graveyard has many stories to tell for educator

Frustration with Social Security leads to alleged bomb threat

Acronyms jumble up meanings

Gobs of greens

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

Wants Aiken SPCA to alter policies

Double Davis Cup whammy: Sampras defaults, Chang loses

Georgia's Jones leads rout of Texas

Hurting for his team

Woods stronger, wiser heading to '98

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

Qualifier leads Australian Open

Augusta State falls to Francis Marion

With win, Hawks run record to 13-2

Sporting News spending $30 million on new look

Little puts on good show for homefolks in victory

In auto racing country, Carolina Hurricanes hit the wall

Five area golfers play for tour card

Pressure intense as Canada selects Olympic hockey team

Columbia proud of Renteria

Cat-and-moose game along Canada-Maine border

Raptors sign Miller for rest of the season

Gerg wins parallel race after Ertl misses gate

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

DH ban hot topic to owners

Pacers put whammy on Newberry

Classic featured close games

Overtime: Grey Cup has vanished

Many holiday bargains still available for smart travelers

World is a lucky `Sevens' to Garth Brooks

Prints, drawings offer picture of old India

Church bulletin

New adaptation of classic is filled with holiday spirit

Service recalls Holocaust's birth

Young Pioneers

The last call?

`Nutcracker's' appeal crosses gender lines

Illegally excavated items pose dilemma for scholars

Could fate of dirigible have been altered?

Seasonal classic back

God's light overcomes darkness

Ask Carson

Bestsellers

Pope honors area Catholics

Wrapping options available

CardTrak list loads of bargains

Selecting trees complicated

Companies use layoffs to spark growth

Telemarketers struggle to keep their ethnic groups straight

Pay off debt weighed

Indian hotel owners praised

More holidays than Christmas draw attention

Marketers say what colors we will be buying

The Christmas shopping season has arrived, but many just browsing

Americans' income continues to grow

Business briefs

Hotel offers workers child care

Yo-yos return in time for holidays

Can humanity survive the next millennium?

Planetary deal in the works

College yanks anti-hacker site

Millennium bug fix said expensive

Astronaut: Coordination toughest part of satellite catch

Get more RAM if speed is what you need

Researchers say Dutch inventor right about overpopulation

Queen's Christmas message online

Congress approves $10 million for computer network

Red tide suspected of killing fish off Texas coast