Raps tampering with consolidation law

Respond to criticisms by `burned out' teacher

Wisdom from former mayor

Finds crime stories eat up sports pages

Remembers exemplary life of victim

End cafe's harassment

Beware of `warming' pact

Sees food for thought in cartoon

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

Agency to probe tycoon

Lawyers offer aid to disabled children

Town eyes rerailing train speed limits

Mummification project teaches pupils about Egyptian culture

Family wants new burial

Murphey seeks adult math tutors

'Bloody' nickname doesn't sit well

Schools make little progress in remedial areas

Foster parent story horrific

Condon says payouts illegal

Christmas can be magical time

Mother of sick child seeks help

Bank robberies register record pace

More storms to come

Georgia lottery drawings held

Puppet master

Thurmond marks 95th year

Book tells history of Augusta

Season's greeting from old St. Nick himself

Veterans recall infamous date

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

Children focus of candidate

Landfill fire has burned for a week

Empty Stocking Fund makes holiday brighter

Georgia Lottery results

Santa's helpers

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Convicts slip into schools

Water could be sold to customers

Crowds cheer on senator

Authority helps in last resort

Flag issue resurfaces in governor's race relations panel report

Teams' fans at no loss for words

Christmas shoppers browse through various items

Three arrested for shaking down Ted Williams' son

Georgia women stunned in loss

ASU falls in home debut

Hingis, Majoli remain undefeated

Clemson succeeds in season's first major test

Love, Mickelson four ahead in Million Dollar Challenge

McEnroe beats Borg in first match in Britain in 16 years

Overtime: 5 Augusta boxers on team

Changes abound at Jones Creek

Nagano ski resorts underbooked for Olympics

Aiken Tech edges Chattanooga State

Snowboarders see Olympics as the games of acceptance

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

De La Hoya too much for Rivera

Gamecocks survive rare bad performance

NBA notebook

Gordon's track paved with gold

Little hope of major league players in Sydney

NASCAR notes

Catawba ices win over Lady Jaguars

Club unable to handle golfers

Austrians sweep first five places in downhill

Holmes gets TKO to retain his title

Rescue of orphan makes perfect Christmas story

Christ child still dwells among us

Success, hardship put Reese in touch with God

Service meant to ease pain of the grieving

Sea wasp's sting most deadly in the water

Church tour combines history, holiday

Manhattan Suites

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Artist's exhibit shows Jesus is first in her work

Church bulletin

Need a computer fix? Call a geek

WTO rules for Fuji in trade dispute

They become Santa's helpers

Council targets leadership void

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

Long delays are cause for concern

Public granted chance to choose stamps

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Easing taxing issues

Presidential panel begins study of digital TV

Judge hears Microsoft, U.S. arguments

Booming Internet trade draws attention to tax exemption

New twist on Internet to take off

The software sell

Websites can keep kids busy during the holiday season

Pictionary flops on CD

Track the Web sites visited by your kids

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

Astronauts return to Earth, face inquiry

More for those seeking 'need for speed'

One-man web site branches into play about AIDS