Wisdom from former mayor

Raps tampering with consolidation law

Beware of `warming' pact

Respond to criticisms by `burned out' teacher

Sees food for thought in cartoon

Finds crime stories eat up sports pages

End cafe's harassment

Remembers exemplary life of victim

Authority helps in last resort

Teen gets life in prison in murder-for-hire case

Veterans recall infamous date

Georgia lottery drawings held

Schools make little progress in remedial areas

Season's greeting from old St. Nick himself

Puppet master

Landfill fire has burned for a week

'Bloody' nickname doesn't sit well

Teams' fans at no loss for words

Agency to probe tycoon

Georgia Lottery results

Crowds cheer on senator

More storms to come

Mother of sick child seeks help

Children focus of candidate

Local and area briefs

Condon says payouts illegal

Foster parent story horrific

Christmas can be magical time

Family wants new burial

Empty Stocking Fund makes holiday brighter

Water could be sold to customers

Murphey seeks adult math tutors

Lawyers offer aid to disabled children

Bank robberies register record pace

Town eyes rerailing train speed limits

Additional area news

Mummification project teaches pupils about Egyptian culture

Thurmond marks 95th year

Santa's helpers

Candace Gingrich, 'Ellen's' mom to attend gay pride festival

Book tells history of Augusta

Flag issue resurfaces in governor's race relations panel report

Convicts slip into schools

Christmas shoppers browse through various items

Love, Mickelson four ahead in Million Dollar Challenge

When Iran meets US in World Cup, it won't only be a sport

Changes abound at Jones Creek

Nagano ski resorts underbooked for Olympics

Three arrested for shaking down Ted Williams' son

Snowboarders see Olympics as the games of acceptance

McEnroe beats Borg in first match in Britain in 16 years

Georgia women stunned in loss

NASCAR notes

Overtime: 5 Augusta boxers on team

Club unable to handle golfers

De La Hoya too much for Rivera

Hingis, Majoli remain undefeated

Little hope of major league players in Sydney

Gamecocks survive rare bad performance

Catawba ices win over Lady Jaguars

Gordon's track paved with gold

Austrians sweep first five places in downhill

NBA notebook

Aiken Tech edges Chattanooga State

ASU falls in home debut

Clemson succeeds in season's first major test

Holmes gets TKO to retain his title

Success, hardship put Reese in touch with God

Christ child still dwells among us

Manhattan Suites

Artist's exhibit shows Jesus is first in her work

Bestsellers

Rescue of orphan makes perfect Christmas story

Sea wasp's sting most deadly in the water

Service meant to ease pain of the grieving

Church bulletin

News Watch

Church tour combines history, holiday

Long delays are cause for concern

Business calendar

They become Santa's helpers

Additional business news

Public granted chance to choose stamps

Ho, Ho, Ho, unemployment hits 24-year low

Council targets leadership void

WTO rules for Fuji in trade dispute

Easing taxing issues

Need a computer fix? Call a geek

Judge hears Microsoft, U.S. arguments

Booming Internet trade draws attention to tax exemption

Presidential panel begins study of digital TV

One-man web site branches into play about AIDS

Best video games of '97 are blend of excitement, terror

Pictionary flops on CD

The software sell

New twist on Internet to take off

Astronauts return to Earth, face inquiry

Track the Web sites visited by your kids

More for those seeking 'need for speed'

Websites can keep kids busy during the holiday season