Respond to criticisms by `burned out' teacher

Raps tampering with consolidation law

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

Murphey seeks adult math tutors

Town eyes rerailing train speed limits

Children focus of candidate

Local and area briefs

Agency to probe tycoon

Foster parent story horrific

Bank robberies register record pace

Crowds cheer on senator

Georgia lottery drawings held

Puppet master

Additional area news

Schools make little progress in remedial areas

Thurmond marks 95th year

Christmas can be magical time

Season's greeting from old St. Nick himself

Family wants new burial

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

Empty Stocking Fund makes holiday brighter

Landfill fire has burned for a week

Authority helps in last resort

Flag issue resurfaces in governor's race relations panel report

Santa's helpers

Teams' fans at no loss for words

Lawyers offer aid to disabled children

'Bloody' nickname doesn't sit well

Book tells history of Augusta

Georgia Lottery results

Veterans recall infamous date

Mummification project teaches pupils about Egyptian culture

Water could be sold to customers

Mother of sick child seeks help

Condon says payouts illegal

More storms to come

Convicts slip into schools

Christmas shoppers browse through various items

Love, Mickelson four ahead in Million Dollar Challenge

Aiken Tech edges Chattanooga State

De La Hoya too much for Rivera

Hingis, Majoli remain undefeated

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

Overtime: 5 Augusta boxers on team

McEnroe beats Borg in first match in Britain in 16 years

Nagano ski resorts underbooked for Olympics

ASU falls in home debut

Holmes gets TKO to retain his title

Clemson succeeds in season's first major test

Club unable to handle golfers

Three arrested for shaking down Ted Williams' son

NBA notebook

Gamecocks survive rare bad performance

Little hope of major league players in Sydney

Changes abound at Jones Creek

Catawba ices win over Lady Jaguars

NASCAR notes

Austrians sweep first five places in downhill

Gordon's track paved with gold

Georgia women stunned in loss

Snowboarders see Olympics as the games of acceptance

Bestsellers

Sea wasp's sting most deadly in the water

Christ child still dwells among us

Service meant to ease pain of the grieving

News Watch

Artist's exhibit shows Jesus is first in her work

Church tour combines history, holiday

Rescue of orphan makes perfect Christmas story

Church bulletin

Manhattan Suites

Success, hardship put Reese in touch with God

Need a computer fix? Call a geek

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

WTO rules for Fuji in trade dispute

Public granted chance to choose stamps

Additional business news

Easing taxing issues

Long delays are cause for concern

Council targets leadership void

They become Santa's helpers

Business calendar

Track the Web sites visited by your kids

The software sell

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

New twist on Internet to take off

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

Astronauts return to Earth, face inquiry

Websites can keep kids busy during the holiday season

More for those seeking 'need for speed'

Pictionary flops on CD