Finds crime stories eat up sports pages

Respond to criticisms by `burned out' teacher

Raps tampering with consolidation law

End cafe's harassment

Sees food for thought in cartoon

Beware of `warming' pact

Wisdom from former mayor

Remembers exemplary life of victim

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

Local and area briefs

Santa's helpers

Bank robberies register record pace

Christmas can be magical time

Georgia lottery drawings held

Authority helps in last resort

Additional area news

Puppet master

Thurmond marks 95th year

Schools make little progress in remedial areas

Season's greeting from old St. Nick himself

Family wants new burial

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

Agency to probe tycoon

Landfill fire has burned for a week

Murphey seeks adult math tutors

Flag issue resurfaces in governor's race relations panel report

Mother of sick child seeks help

Teams' fans at no loss for words

Lawyers offer aid to disabled children

Georgia Lottery results

Christmas shoppers browse through various items

More storms to come

Veterans recall infamous date

Children focus of candidate

'Bloody' nickname doesn't sit well

Condon says payouts illegal

Foster parent story horrific

Empty Stocking Fund makes holiday brighter

Water could be sold to customers

Crowds cheer on senator

Mummification project teaches pupils about Egyptian culture

Town eyes rerailing train speed limits

Convicts slip into schools

Book tells history of Augusta

Overtime: 5 Augusta boxers on team

Hingis, Majoli remain undefeated

NASCAR notes

Holmes gets TKO to retain his title

Gamecocks survive rare bad performance

Little hope of major league players in Sydney

Changes abound at Jones Creek

Catawba ices win over Lady Jaguars

De La Hoya too much for Rivera

Austrians sweep first five places in downhill

Love, Mickelson four ahead in Million Dollar Challenge

Snowboarders see Olympics as the games of acceptance

McEnroe beats Borg in first match in Britain in 16 years

Aiken Tech edges Chattanooga State

Gordon's track paved with gold

Clemson succeeds in season's first major test

ASU falls in home debut

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

NBA notebook

Club unable to handle golfers

Nagano ski resorts underbooked for Olympics

Three arrested for shaking down Ted Williams' son

Georgia women stunned in loss

Artist's exhibit shows Jesus is first in her work

Church tour combines history, holiday

Sea wasp's sting most deadly in the water

Bestsellers

Church bulletin

Success, hardship put Reese in touch with God

Rescue of orphan makes perfect Christmas story

Christ child still dwells among us

News Watch

Service meant to ease pain of the grieving

Manhattan Suites

Additional business news

Council targets leadership void

Need a computer fix? Call a geek

WTO rules for Fuji in trade dispute

Long delays are cause for concern

They become Santa's helpers

Public granted chance to choose stamps

Business calendar

Easing taxing issues

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

Websites can keep kids busy during the holiday season

Pictionary flops on CD

One-man web site branches into play about AIDS

More for those seeking 'need for speed'

Presidential panel begins study of digital TV

Astronauts return to Earth, face inquiry

New twist on Internet to take off

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

Booming Internet trade draws attention to tax exemption

Track the Web sites visited by your kids

Judge hears Microsoft, U.S. arguments

The software sell