Business briefs

Welfare hiring on the rise -- a bit

Delta plans to add a bit more reality to TV spots

S.C. hiring rate lower than nation

Lawsuit claims policies are unfair to customers

Top IRS official investigated for travel advance

Area construction declines

Raining on their parade

Extended care offered for fee

Consumer confidence takes a dip

Most large companies have no welfare-to-work promgrams

Business hiring to continue at highest levels in 20 years

World Bank puts hold on loans to India

Scholarships drop at private schools

Flathead's popular among some anglers

Atlanta seeking concessions from airport

Land feud goes first round

Trustees to meet over new budget

Premature son of defendant may delay suit

Budget conference committee continues to skip over controversy

Authority reduces fee for school

Centers' talks anger veterans

Water restrictions mandatory

Sibling facing charge

High school seniors prepare to graduate

Finally honored

Cool splash

Police try to identify man, find cause of death

Officials retain law firm to close prison deal

Trustees to meet, vote on budget

Funding vote goes to board

Big dippers

Politicians should hit bad drivers

Video gambling six days away from surviving another legislative session

Sacred Heart cornerstone set

Local and area briefs

Civic center looks to increase revenue

Augusta schools cutting money for school safety

Pair place flag at cemetary

Land feud goes first round

Additional area news

Smoky interior

Twins top class together

School shootings a mystery 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Praises employer for post-tornado aid 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

End IMF's free ride 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Boost crime lab staff 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

CEOs rip own welfare 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Seeks better service for southside 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

A killer's good luck 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Take up the gauntlet 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blames drivers for highway danger 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Opposes mall for government offices 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Cites arguments for opposing abortion 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blasts Clinton for security breach 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Wolfpack repeats 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Confirms cutback in work-hours 052798 - The Augusta Chronicle

Blasts passage of 'Christmas tree' bill 052698 - The Augusta Chronicle

Trio backbone of ASU team

Tennis lacking rivalries that used to exist

Jackets game postponed

Loss of hearing doesn't slow down 10-year-old

Agassi's comeback sticks in French clay

Augusta trio ready for NCAA

Revised Amateur Sports Act deals with athletes rights, lawsuits

Tech knocked out; Series pairings set

Sabres still mad about officiating

Dallas stays with its defense

McGwire hits his way into history

Braves top Cubs

Braves notebook

Georgia makes NCAA finals in men's tennis

Former PGA player Tommy Moore dead at 35

Sampras plays his usual game

Jaguars ready for tourney

Overtime: Kennesaw coach hit by suspension

Lopez grand in Braves' win

Gordon luck stuns peers

Overtime: A sports wrap-up

Miller hits winner in clutch

Greene's future uncertain

Gutierrez sparks Jackets

Baseball notes: Pirates pitcher breaks jaw in fight

Holiday recreation

Once winless Cheever counts his blessings as a race driver

Haze from Mexican forest fires stretches across South

Age-old question: Hygiene can minimize virus effects

Butterflies take off at weddings

Best of the season fills Strawberry Napoleons

Education and clay helping shape students

Keeping cool on a hot holiday

The people's pharmacy: Thalidomide may usher in new era of cancer therapy

Book seeks to dispel myths related to aging

Can this marraige be saved? Confronting can restore confidence

Foot-long fanatic

Members of Himalayan ethnic group flock to U.S.

Senior calendar

Insurance slowing computer Pap smears

The supermarket shopper: Supermarkets are not making the grade, shoppers say

Cabinet maker turns wood into art

Tangy appetizer spices up crackers

Disney in deal to dub cartoons in Arabic

Networks shifting shows in furious battle for ratings

Education and clay helping shape students

Chef adds Asian flavors to New World steak recipe

'Cancer Wars' author stresses prevention over cure

Xtreme advice: Communication is the key for people who care

Xtreme music: Best selling recorded music

Xtreme big screen

Xtreme fashion: Blaze Durant

Xtreme chat: Former Will Robinson makes waves on 'B5'

Xtreme calendar

Reining in rage

Tuberculosis the No. 1 killer of women of child-bearing age

Dow 10,000 bug -- smoke or fire?

Online newsletter shows bank rates

Experimental cancer drug administered with altered gene

As life expectancy rises, experts ponder implications

Criminal use of credit cards, Social Security numbers on the rise

Georgia hopes all welfare recipients to be on debit cards by year's end

Few taboos on diversity Web site

AOL turns 4.0