Giving thanks together
Hundreds of people participated in a community Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alley in Aiken. The event was organized by local churches and volunteers that provided turkey and other entrees. Guests were asked to bring a covered dish, if able. The event included gospel music.

Recreation events
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

New classrooms bring school's teachers, pupils together
Beth Bancroft said she's enjoying a new sense of camaraderie with her colleagues at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School.

Around the block
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of South Carolina Aiken will hold auditions for The Mikado at 7 tonight and Thursday on the main stage at the University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway.

Events
FESTIVAL OF TREES: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Hampton County Recreation Department, 361 Pine St., Varnville, S.C.

Aiken has merriment, art projects on streets for crowds
Like most retail outlets, the shops in downtown Aiken beckoned to customers with promises of bargains on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Former Winter Colony home is site for many gatherings
Rye Patch - a frequent setting today for weddings, receptions and other community functions - has a history of being the site for lavish parties.

Beauty pageant bug takes bite out of North Augusta teenager
After finishing in the top 10 in her first state-level pageant, Jessica Baumgardner is hooked.

School lunch menu
School lunch menu through Dec. 9.

New classrooms bring school's teachers, pupils together
Beth Bancroft said she's enjoying a new sense of camaraderie with her colleagues at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School.

Project on signs will help guide people in Aiken
The city of Aiken has a long list of historic buildings and community amenities available to visitors and residents. The directions to the sites, however, are not always accessible.

Blessing of the hounds
Children get a chance to pet one of the dogs before the Annual Blessing of the Hounds.

Pet of the week
Casper, a 1-year-old Lhasa apso and Shih Tzu mix, is socialized with other dogs and loves people.

Giving thanks together
Hundreds of people participated in a community Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alley in Aiken. The event was organized by local churches and volunteers that provided turkey and other entrees. Guests were asked to bring a covered dish, if able. The event included gospel music.

Blessing of the hounds
Children get a chance to pet one of the dogs before the Annual Blessing of the Hounds.

Pet of the week
Casper, a 1-year-old Lhasa apso and Shih Tzu mix, is socialized with other dogs and loves people.

Meetings
Aiken Camera Club: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Aiken has merriment, art projects on streets for crowds
Like most retail outlets, the shops in downtown Aiken beckoned to customers with promises of bargains on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

This week
A.M. Connection: 7:15-8:30 a.m. today; North Augusta Community Center, 110 Brookside Ave.; $8 members with reservations, $10 members without reservations or if billed, $15 nonmembers; 279-2323

Across the river
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Thursday-Friday; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; buffet menu includes roasted pork loin with spiced apples, mesquite baked chicken, marinated bourbon flank steak, scalloped potatoes, rice pilaf, green bean casserole, glazed baby carrots, salad bar and desserts; 793-8552

School lunch menu
School lunch menu through Dec. 9.

Former Winter Colony home is site for many gatherings
Rye Patch - a frequent setting today for weddings, receptions and other community functions - has a history of being the site for lavish parties.

This week
A.M. Connection: 7:15-8:30 a.m. today; North Augusta Community Center, 110 Brookside Ave.; $8 members with reservations, $10 members without reservations or if billed, $15 nonmembers; 279-2323

Beauty pageant bug takes bite out of North Augusta teenager
After finishing in the top 10 in her first state-level pageant, Jessica Baumgardner is hooked.

Across the river
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Thursday-Friday; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; buffet menu includes roasted pork loin with spiced apples, mesquite baked chicken, marinated bourbon flank steak, scalloped potatoes, rice pilaf, green bean casserole, glazed baby carrots, salad bar and desserts; 793-8552

Worthless-checks team makes presence known
Aiken prosecutors have added more ammunition in their fight against bounced checks.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

Project on signs will help guide people in Aiken
The city of Aiken has a long list of historic buildings and community amenities available to visitors and residents. The directions to the sites, however, are not always accessible.

Meetings
Aiken Camera Club: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Attorney general shares concerns with GOP club
Attorney General Henry McMaster has a passion for protecting vulnerable things.

Attorney general shares concerns with GOP club
Attorney General Henry McMaster has a passion for protecting vulnerable things.

Events
FESTIVAL OF TREES: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Hampton County Recreation Department, 361 Pine St., Varnville, S.C.

Worthless-checks team makes presence known
Aiken prosecutors have added more ammunition in their fight against bounced checks.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

Recreation events
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Around the block
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of South Carolina Aiken will hold auditions for The Mikado at 7 tonight and Thursday on the main stage at the University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway.

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Berenstain Bears co-creator dies at 82

Julia Roberts to make on Broadway debut in April
NEW YORK - Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper will be Julia Roberts' co-stars when the actress opens on Broadway in a revival of Richard Greenberg's "Three Days of Rain."

Julia Roberts to make on Broadway debut in April

'Nutcracker' newcomer
There is only a flash of discomfort on Peter Powlus' face as he stops, again, to explain one of the finer points of dance.

'Nutcracker' newcomer

Berenstain Bears co-creator dies at 82
PHILADELPHIA - Stan Berenstain, who with his wife created the popular children's books about a loving furry family called the Berenstain Bears, has died.

Galleries calendar

Berenstain Bears co-creator dies at 82
PHILADELPHIA - Stan Berenstain, who with his wife created the popular children's books about a loving furry family called the Berenstain Bears, has died.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928

Berenstain Bears co-creator dies at 82
PHILADELPHIA - Stan Berenstain, who with his wife created the popular children's books about a loving furry family called the Berenstain Bears, has died.

'Nutcracker' newcomer
There is only a flash of discomfort on Peter Powlus' face as he stops, again, to explain one of the finer points of dance.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928

Julia Roberts to make on Broadway debut in April
NEW YORK - Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper will be Julia Roberts' co-stars when the actress opens on Broadway in a revival of Richard Greenberg's "Three Days of Rain."

With Howry signed, Cubs look for leadoff hitter

With Howry signed, Cubs look for leadoff hitter
CHICAGO - Now that their bullpen is re-stocked, the Chicago Cubs would like to add a leadoff hitter.

With Howry signed, Cubs look for leadoff hitter
CHICAGO - Now that their bullpen is re-stocked, the Chicago Cubs would like to add a leadoff hitter.

Vonage fails to meet 911 service deadline

Plans to renovate center would juggle store lineup

Judge halts BlackBerry case settlement
RICHMOND, Va. - A federal judge ruled invalid Wednesday a $450 million settlement between a small patent holding firm and the maker of BlackBerry e-mail devices, Research in Motion Ltd.

Highest wage states are in the East, lowest in the South
WASHINGTON - Americans have been migrating south and west for decades, but it appears they've been leaving some high-paying jobs behind.

Stocks trade low despite outlook
NEW YORK - Strong growth in the nation's gross domestic product spooked investors and sent stocks mostly lower Wednesday as the data renewed fears that the Federal Reserve would continue raising interest rates.

Court allows sale of aircraft
NEW YORK - A U.S. bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday approved Delta Air Lines Inc.'s request to sell some of its airplanes and to reject an Atlanta office lease.

FCC chairman wants cable, satellite TV cleanup
WASHINGTON - Sexed-up, profanity-laced shows on cable and satellite TV should be for adult eyes only, and providers must do more to shield children or could find themselves facing indecency fines, the nation's top communications regulator says.

FCC chairman wants cable, satellite TV cleanup
WASHINGTON - Sexed-up, profanity-laced shows on cable and satellite TV should be for adult eyes only, and providers must do more to shield children or could find themselves facing indecency fines, the nation's top communications regulator says.

Economy stands up to storms
WASHINGTON - The nation's economy demonstrated just how sturdy it is, posting its best quarterly showing in more than a year despite the Gulf Coast hurricanes.

Court allows sale of aircraft
NEW YORK - A U.S. bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday approved Delta Air Lines Inc.'s request to sell some of its airplanes and to reject an Atlanta office lease.

Stocks trade low despite outlook

Locos Grill & Pub is growing like crazy
Owners see nothing nuts about a Locos Grill & Pub on Furys Ferry Road in Martinez. There's a development boom going on, and they wanted to join it.

Judge halts BlackBerry case settlement
RICHMOND, Va. - A federal judge ruled invalid Wednesday a $450 million settlement between a small patent holding firm and the maker of BlackBerry e-mail devices, Research in Motion Ltd.

Antitrust suits target Web domain agencies
NEW YORK - Companies that sell and broker Internet domain names have filed two lawsuits against VeriSign Inc. and its oversight agency, accusing them of price-fixing and other anti-competitive practices.

Signs signal profit ahead

Interest rate worries lead to end of rally

Interest rate worries lead to end of rally
NEW YORK - Interest rate concerns stifled Wall Street's attempt to extend its rally Tuesday, even as the market drew support from upbeat reports on factory orders, housing demand and consumer confidence.

Antitrust suits target Web domain agencies

Stocks trade low despite outlook
NEW YORK - Strong growth in the nation's gross domestic product spooked investors and sent stocks mostly lower Wednesday as the data renewed fears that the Federal Reserve would continue raising interest rates.

Highest wage states are in the East, lowest in the South

Economy stands up to storms

Antitrust suits target Web domain agencies
NEW YORK - Companies that sell and broker Internet domain names have filed two lawsuits against VeriSign Inc. and its oversight agency, accusing them of price-fixing and other anti-competitive practices.

Locos Grill & Pub is growing like crazy
Owners see nothing nuts about a Locos Grill & Pub on Furys Ferry Road in Martinez. There's a development boom going on, and they wanted to join it.

Interest rate worries lead to end of rally
NEW YORK - Interest rate concerns stifled Wall Street's attempt to extend its rally Tuesday, even as the market drew support from upbeat reports on factory orders, housing demand and consumer confidence.

Court allows sale of aircraft

Signs signal profit ahead
NEW YORK - The outlook for the holiday shopping season brightened Tuesday with news that consumer confidence soared in November in response to a drop in gasoline prices and a pickup in the job market.

FCC chairman wants cable, satellite TV cleanup

Judge halts BlackBerry case settlement

Signs signal profit ahead
NEW YORK - The outlook for the holiday shopping season brightened Tuesday with news that consumer confidence soared in November in response to a drop in gasoline prices and a pickup in the job market.

Economy stands up to storms
WASHINGTON - The nation's economy demonstrated just how sturdy it is, posting its best quarterly showing in more than a year despite the Gulf Coast hurricanes.

Vonage fails to meet 911 service deadline
WASHINGTON - Vonage Holdings Corp., the nation's largest non-cable provider of Internet phone service, could be barred from signing up new customers in many markets because it failed to meet the deadline to provide reliable emergency 911 service to all subscribers.

Plans to renovate center would juggle store lineup
The Village Plaza retail strip on Bobby Jones Expressway is capped at either end by Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores - but a renovation plan proposed by the shopping center's owner could move those stores closer together.

Vonage fails to meet 911 service deadline
WASHINGTON - Vonage Holdings Corp., the nation's largest non-cable provider of Internet phone service, could be barred from signing up new customers in many markets because it failed to meet the deadline to provide reliable emergency 911 service to all subscribers.

Locos Grill & Pub is growing like crazy

Highest wage states are in the East, lowest in the South
WASHINGTON - Americans have been migrating south and west for decades, but it appears they've been leaving some high-paying jobs behind.

Plans to renovate center would juggle store lineup
The Village Plaza retail strip on Bobby Jones Expressway is capped at either end by Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores - but a renovation plan proposed by the shopping center's owner could move those stores closer together.

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Editorial cartoon for Dec. 1, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Nov. 30, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Dec. 1, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Nov. 30, 2005.

Florida-FSU players suspended for fighting
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida State guard Cornelius Lewis and Florida defensive end Derrick Harvey will miss the first half of their next games after being ejected for fighting in the fourth quarter Saturday.

Colorado gets an early present
Reviewing and previewing college football:

Florida-FSU players suspended for fighting
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida State guard Cornelius Lewis and Florida defensive end Derrick Harvey will miss the first half of their next games after being ejected for fighting in the fourth quarter Saturday.

UT recruiting not expected to suffer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Most analysts believed Tennessee had one of the top three recruiting classes last year.

Colorado gets an early present
Reviewing and previewing college football:

UT recruiting not expected to suffer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Most analysts believed Tennessee had one of the top three recruiting classes last year.

UT recruiting not expected to suffer

Colorado gets an early present

Florida-FSU players suspended for fighting

Jags drop Peach Belt openers

Let the rebuilding begin
They enhanced Charles Walker's prison sentence. And he still got off easy.

Let the rebuilding begin

Political brainwashing
Post-revolution schools in Russia taught students that the czar was an enemy of the people.

Political brainwashing
Post-revolution schools in Russia taught students that the czar was an enemy of the people.

Crack down on illegals
It seems whenever Americans want to get serious about stemming the tide of illegal immigration, advocates for the illegals spring up to oppose stiffer measures - not just on the federal level, but the state as well.

Let the rebuilding begin
They enhanced Charles Walker's prison sentence. And he still got off easy.

Pray that nave peace lovers are saved
Christianity is built on the rock of pacifism - but it does not exclude common sense. Whatever got into the minds of the four Christian peace activists - an American, a Briton and two Canadians - who protested the war in Iraq and got captured by the Islamofascists?

Crack down on illegals
It seems whenever Americans want to get serious about stemming the tide of illegal immigration, advocates for the illegals spring up to oppose stiffer measures - not just on the federal level, but the state as well.

Keep Freddie Handy

Political brainwashing

Crack down on illegals

Keep Freddie Handy
Tuesday's runoff election for mayor will say a lot about what Augusta will be like in the near future.

Pray that nave peace lovers are saved
Christianity is built on the rock of pacifism - but it does not exclude common sense. Whatever got into the minds of the four Christian peace activists - an American, a Briton and two Canadians - who protested the war in Iraq and got captured by the Islamofascists?

Pray that nave peace lovers are saved

Keep Freddie Handy
Tuesday's runoff election for mayor will say a lot about what Augusta will be like in the near future.

Club calendar
Ready for a night out? Here are some highlights of entertainment at Augusta area nightspots:

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GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta.

Julia Roberts again tops list of highest-paid actresses
LOS ANGELES - Julia Roberts, who didn't star in a film this year, is again at the top of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses - at $20 million per movie - according to an annual power list.

'Without Warning' is fun, but could have been better
Without Warning is full of contradictions. It's not bad, but it's not great, either. It's not a first-person shooter, but it's close enough. It's not difficult, but it's not easy.

Rolling Stones to perform at Super Bowl halftime show
DETROIT - The Rolling Stones will take a brief break from touring to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta.

People in the News
GENEVA - Ricky Martin is joining with a U.N.-affiliated migration organization to fight human trafficking in Colombia.

Spotted
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Club calendar
Ready for a night out? Here are some highlights of entertainment at Augusta area nightspots:

Julia Roberts again tops list of highest-paid actresses
LOS ANGELES - Julia Roberts, who didn't star in a film this year, is again at the top of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses - at $20 million per movie - according to an annual power list.

People in the News
GENEVA - Ricky Martin is joining with a U.N.-affiliated migration organization to fight human trafficking in Colombia.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Sienna Miller wants to move past what she calls a "tumultuous year."

Rolling Stones to perform at Super Bowl halftime show
DETROIT - The Rolling Stones will take a brief break from touring to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show.

'Without Warning' is fun, but could have been better
Without Warning is full of contradictions. It's not bad, but it's not great, either. It's not a first-person shooter, but it's close enough. It's not difficult, but it's not easy.

Nick Lachey to navigate marriage in new TV pilot
LOS ANGELES - "Newlyweds" Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson aren't yet divorced, but Lachey is moving on to a new marriage. At least on TV.

Spotted
For more photos, log on to The Augusta Chronicle's

People in the News
NEW YORK - Sienna Miller wants to move past what she calls a "tumultuous year."

Nick Lachey to navigate marriage in new TV pilot
LOS ANGELES - "Newlyweds" Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson aren't yet divorced, but Lachey is moving on to a new marriage. At least on TV.

IRS warns against e-mailed tax refund scam
WASHINGTON - The nation's tax collectors warned consumers Wednesday not to be fooled by a bogus e-mail that appears to come from the Internal Revenue Service and promises a tax refund.

IRS warns against e-mailed tax refund scam

IRS warns against e-mailed tax refund scam
WASHINGTON - The nation's tax collectors warned consumers Wednesday not to be fooled by a bogus e-mail that appears to come from the Internal Revenue Service and promises a tax refund.

Vegetarian cooking ideas
CONCORD, N.H. - Forget pairing foods and wine. I need help matching up appetizers and cookies.

Got raw milk? Some dairies run afoul of regulators
VASHON ISLAND, Wash. - Kelsey Kozak's kitchen is a dairy wonderland. Fresh cheese, yogurt and milk abound, all compliments of Iris, a gentle tan cow who grazes the family's seven-acre property.

Got raw milk? Some dairies run afoul of regulators

Vegetarian cooking ideas

Moroccan shrimp made quick and easy
Here's an easy dinner for one of those evenings when you want a little calm, a respite from the seasonal bustle. But time saved is not the only virtue of this pleasing dish - its fine flavor would coax any cook into giving it a place on the menu.

Moroccan shrimp made quick and easy

Low-fat Mexican chicken soup recipe

Vegetarian cooking ideas
CONCORD, N.H. - Forget pairing foods and wine. I need help matching up appetizers and cookies.

Low-fat Mexican chicken soup recipe
Some soups make a meal, and this one certainly qualifies. You may substitute shrimp for the chicken in the soup if you want to try something different, but it's still a substantial dish.

Low-fat Mexican chicken soup recipe
Some soups make a meal, and this one certainly qualifies. You may substitute shrimp for the chicken in the soup if you want to try something different, but it's still a substantial dish.

Moroccan shrimp made quick and easy
Here's an easy dinner for one of those evenings when you want a little calm, a respite from the seasonal bustle. But time saved is not the only virtue of this pleasing dish - its fine flavor would coax any cook into giving it a place on the menu.

Got raw milk? Some dairies run afoul of regulators
VASHON ISLAND, Wash. - Kelsey Kozak's kitchen is a dairy wonderland. Fresh cheese, yogurt and milk abound, all compliments of Iris, a gentle tan cow who grazes the family's seven-acre property.

Georgia Southern fires Sewak
STATESBORO, Ga. - Citing a decline in Georgia Southern's football program, Eagles' athletic director Sam Baker fired coach Mike Sewak and his assistants Tuesday.

Georgia Southern fires Sewak
STATESBORO, Ga. - Citing a decline in Georgia Southern's football program, Eagles' athletic director Sam Baker fired coach Mike Sewak and his assistants Tuesday.

Georgia Southern fires Sewak

GreenJackets unveil new logos, Web site
The new regime had only one question to answer when it embarked on a logo facelift for the 12-year-old Augusta GreenJackets - does it need to be a bug?

GreenJackets unveil new logos, Web site
The new regime had only one question to answer when it embarked on a logo facelift for the 12-year-old Augusta GreenJackets - does it need to be a bug?

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

GreenJackets unveil new logos, Web site

Florida's commitment swayed Josey's Marsh

Tickets going fast for contest

Tall Knights are too much for Bulldogs

Florida's commitment swayed Josey's Marsh
Anyone wondering where Lawrence Marsh was going to go play college football found out fast Tuesday night. All they had to do was take in a few gestures made by his mother Tuesday night at Josey's James Henry Roundtree Athletic Complex.

Tickets going fast for contest
Will anyone be at home in Lincoln County or Wilkes County on Friday night?

Florida's commitment swayed Josey's Marsh
Anyone wondering where Lawrence Marsh was going to go play college football found out fast Tuesday night. All they had to do was take in a few gestures made by his mother Tuesday night at Josey's James Henry Roundtree Athletic Complex.

Tickets going fast for contest
Will anyone be at home in Lincoln County or Wilkes County on Friday night?

Red Wings' Fischer again treated at hospital
DETROIT - Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer had another abnormal heartbeat this week and returned to the hospital for treatment.

Red Wings' Fischer again treated at hospital

Red Wings' Fischer again treated at hospital
DETROIT - Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer had another abnormal heartbeat this week and returned to the hospital for treatment.

Hurricane season finally ending
MIAMI - The busiest and costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record officially - and mercifully - draws to a close Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of Americans still dealing with the devastation wrought by Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

Hurricane season finally ending
MIAMI - The busiest and costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record officially - and mercifully - draws to a close Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of Americans still dealing with the devastation wrought by Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

Cheese balls are even better if homemade
The weather has cooled down, but the holiday entertaining season is just heating up.

Cheese balls are even better if homemade
The weather has cooled down, but the holiday entertaining season is just heating up.

Cheese balls are even better if homemade

Recognize voting for what it really is: a desired privilege

Show resolve by remaining in Iraq

Show resolve by remaining in Iraq
Run away and hide? Again? Once again the weasels in the media and their quisling, accomplice politicians are clamoring for America to abandon our responsibilities.Robert B. Rackliffe, North Augusta, S.C.

Show resolve by remaining in Iraq
Run away and hide? Again? Once again the weasels in the media and their quisling, accomplice politicians are clamoring for America to abandon our responsibilities.Robert B. Rackliffe, North Augusta, S.C.

Recognize voting for what it really is: a desired privilege
Regarding the upcoming elections, state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, has been belittled in the press for making a politically incorrect memo that "blacks in her district typically vote only when paid to do so." Edouard J. Servy, M.D., Augusta

Medicare: the next big boondoggle
The state of Massachusetts used $14 billion in federal taxpayer dollars to build a tunnel that was supposed to cost $2 billion.Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Medicare: the next big boondoggle

Medicare: the next big boondoggle
The state of Massachusetts used $14 billion in federal taxpayer dollars to build a tunnel that was supposed to cost $2 billion.Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Recognize voting for what it really is: a desired privilege
Regarding the upcoming elections, state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, has been belittled in the press for making a politically incorrect memo that "blacks in her district typically vote only when paid to do so." Edouard J. Servy, M.D., Augusta

Scores of new stamps slated for 2006

Living briefs

Gadgets & gizmos as gifts

Agency considers freeing up single-letter domains

Saturn's largest moon has dramatic weather

Saturn's largest moon has dramatic weather
PARIS - Saturn's planet-size moon Titan has dramatic weather, with freezing temperatures, carbon- and nitrogen-rich clouds and possibly lightning, scientists said Wednesday, describing a world that may have looked like Earth before life developed.

Living briefs
The holidays are a time of love and laughter ... except when it comes time to take the annual holiday picture.

Living briefs
The holidays are a time of love and laughter ... except when it comes time to take the annual holiday picture.

Agency considers freeing up single-letter domains
NEW YORK - Although Internet domain names may be getting longer or more complex as Web sites creatively squeeze into the crowded ".com" address space, most single-letter names like "a.com" and "b.com" remain unused.

Gadgets & gizmos as gifts
The world is filled with gadgets, gizmos and odd items carefully designed to make lives easier and more efficient. Technology allows us to turn on a lamp with a clap of the hands, re-cork champagne with the flick of a wrist or completely control 200 channels from the comfort of a couch. Every year, stockings are stuffed with these labor-saving devices, guaranteeing a happy, if slightly more sedentary, New Year.

Scores of new stamps slated for 2006
WASHINGTON - Motorcycles and skiers, baseball players and lovers, a 40-stamp series featuring America's biggest, tallest and deepest, from sea cliffs to bison to waterfalls and lakes. They're all commemoratives planned for next year by the U.S. Postal Service.

Saturn's largest moon has dramatic weather
PARIS - Saturn's planet-size moon Titan has dramatic weather, with freezing temperatures, carbon- and nitrogen-rich clouds and possibly lightning, scientists said Wednesday, describing a world that may have looked like Earth before life developed.

Agency considers freeing up single-letter domains
NEW YORK - Although Internet domain names may be getting longer or more complex as Web sites creatively squeeze into the crowded ".com" address space, most single-letter names like "a.com" and "b.com" remain unused.

Scores of new stamps slated for 2006
WASHINGTON - Motorcycles and skiers, baseball players and lovers, a 40-stamp series featuring America's biggest, tallest and deepest, from sea cliffs to bison to waterfalls and lakes. They're all commemoratives planned for next year by the U.S. Postal Service.

Gadgets & gizmos as gifts
The world is filled with gadgets, gizmos and odd items carefully designed to make lives easier and more efficient. Technology allows us to turn on a lamp with a clap of the hands, re-cork champagne with the flick of a wrist or completely control 200 channels from the comfort of a couch. Every year, stockings are stuffed with these labor-saving devices, guaranteeing a happy, if slightly more sedentary, New Year.

Lynx go down at end
With overtime looming in a tight 3-3 contest, Pensacola's Luke Fulghum took advantage of a slight Augusta mistake and knocked in the game-winner Wednesday night.

Lynx go down at end

Lynx go down at end
With overtime looming in a tight 3-3 contest, Pensacola's Luke Fulghum took advantage of a slight Augusta mistake and knocked in the game-winner Wednesday night.

Aiken treasurer welcomes changes

New Arch Foundation has raised $9 million
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia's new Arch Foundation, which took over for the UGA Foundation, has already raised more than $9 million, officials say.

Home heating aid is almost frozen
Those planning to head to May Park today to sign up for help with their winter heating bills should just stay home and try to stay warm.

Final report blames switch
AIKEN - The National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday that the "probable cause" behind the Graniteville train crash and chlorine release was an improperly aligned track switch.

Empty Stocking: Children put electricity on Christmas wish list
An Evans woman with two young children needs financial help this winter to get the family's electricity turned back on.

Stores pay off in county

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Prices might rise on Lynx game treats

Leader explains landfill closure
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross says getting out of the landfill business is in Columbia County's best interest - a move he feels most support.

Police profile mind of shooter

Season's greetings
Wesley Maddox, 9, sings carols with his mom at Augusta State University's tree-lighting event outside the Maxwell Theatre.

Empty Stocking Fund Donations

Final report blames switch

Schools ponder three calendars

Superintendent in Glascock is cleared

Ex-officer avoids charges in Williston
AIKEN - A former Williston police officer accused of leaving three small children alone last year after arresting their mother won't face any criminal charges.

Gentle man with big voice laid to rest

Empty Stocking: Family hurt by train crash asks for help

Empty Stocking: Children put electricity on Christmas wish list
An Evans woman with two young children needs financial help this winter to get the family's electricity turned back on.

Holiday scenes

$2.9 million budget gets board's OK
The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center's newly approved $2.9 million budget for fiscal year 2005-06 includes $41,818 for full-time employees' pay raises and $300,000 designed to increase revenue at the downtown entertainment complex.

Pay, discipline problems pain substitute teachers

Prices might rise on Lynx game treats
Augusta Lynx fans might have to dig a little deeper to buy a tub of popcorn or cheesy nachos this hockey season if the company contracted to provide concessions at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center succeeds in raising prices on some of its snacks.

Leader explains landfill closure

The policy of prayer
AIKEN - The North Augusta City Council typically opens all of its meetings with an invocation.

The policy of prayer

Season's greetings

Rants and Raves
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Police profile mind of shooter
After a door-to-door search, circulation of a composite drawing and a focus on assault-type weapons, authorities still have no face on the man who went on a deadly North Augusta shooting spree last week.

Columbia County will gain pupils
More than 600 new students are projected to further crowd the hallways of Columbia County schools next year.

Missing Augusta woman found in Walterboro, S.C.
An Augusta woman whose family had reported her missing earlier today was found tonight by authorities in Walterboro, S.C.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A report that measures how much money is being spent on anti-smoking efforts ranked South Carolina at the bottom for the second year in a row.

Ex-officer avoids charges in Williston

Across the area
The behavioral profile authorities released of the gunman who went on a shooting rampage in North Augusta has yielded numerous tips but no arrest yet, according to North Augusta Public Safety officers.

Blocker-Adams hears hostility

Home heating aid is almost frozen
Those planning to head to May Park today to sign up for help with their winter heating bills should just stay home and try to stay warm.

Superintendent in Glascock is cleared
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Glascock County Superintendent Jim Holton has been cleared by the state Professional Standards Commission of allegations that he falsified school attendance records to meet standards in the No Child Left Behind law.

Empty Stocking: Children put electricity on Christmas wish list
An Evans woman with two young children needs financial help this winter to get the family's electricity turned back on.

Pay, discipline problems pain substitute teachers
They have the same responsibilities as a teacher, but they have a tougher job and get paid less.

Across Georgia

The policy of prayer
AIKEN - The North Augusta City Council typically opens all of its meetings with an invocation.

Home heating aid is almost frozen

Kid of the Day
A'Kyiah Leta Stephens is today's Kid of the Day.

Empty Stocking Fund Donations
Previously acknowledged: $0.00

Tax relief tops early bills
COLUMBIA - Long term, state Sen. Greg Ryberg favors eliminating South Carolina's property tax.

Schools ponder three calendars
Columbia County parents might soon get to choose when their children start school.

Schools ponder three calendars
Columbia County parents might soon get to choose when their children start school.

New Arch Foundation has raised $9 million

Pay, discipline problems pain substitute teachers
They have the same responsibilities as a teacher, but they have a tougher job and get paid less.

Testing is key to prevention, experts say

Kid of the Day

Stores pay off in county
Even with the effects of a new Target shopping center in Evans still months away from being calculated, special purpose local option sales tax collections so far this year in Columbia County have been higher than first projected.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
NEWTON - Two police officers face charges of involuntary manslaughter in a shootout that killed the husband of Newton's mayor-elect.

Ex-officer avoids charges in Williston
AIKEN - A former Williston police officer accused of leaving three small children alone last year after arresting their mother won't face any criminal charges.

Across the area
The behavioral profile authorities released of the gunman who went on a shooting rampage in North Augusta has yielded numerous tips but no arrest yet, according to North Augusta Public Safety officers.

News you can use

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Final report blames switch
AIKEN - The National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday that the "probable cause" behind the Graniteville train crash and chlorine release was an improperly aligned track switch.

Kid of the Day

Golf cart leads to accident
ELBERTON, Ga. - An Elbert County quarry worker's successful attempt to move a broken golf cart was the apparent cause of a Thanksgiving Day freight train derailment near Elberton, county authorities said.

Gentle man with big voice laid to rest
A gentle man with a voice like a mountain was remembered Tuesday at the funeral Mass for Ephraim J. Williams, a retired teacher and deacon at Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

Former foes take no joy in ruling

Walker receives 10-year sentence
Once one of Georgia's most powerful politicians, former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker became the state's highest-ranking politician sentenced to prison when he received 121 months Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Augusta.

Testing is key to prevention, experts say
Richard Presnell has seen drugs change the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, but he knows who is still at risk from the disease.

Program alters school progress system
The tight constraints of the No Child Left Behind Act could get a little looser for Georgia and South Carolina schools.

Blocker-Adams hears hostility
The backlash over her endorsement of Deke Copenhaver for mayor over black incumbent Willie Mays has come in many forms for Helen Blocker-Adams.

Gentle man with big voice laid to rest
A gentle man with a voice like a mountain was remembered Tuesday at the funeral Mass for Ephraim J. Williams, a retired teacher and deacon at Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

Across the region
MARIETTA, GA. - A police standoff of more than 10 hours ended after a suspect who shot and wounded a Cobb County sheriff's deputy apparently killed himself, authorities said.

Program alters school progress system

Aiken treasurer welcomes changes
AIKEN - County Treasurer Linda Sharpe is making procedural changes in her office after a review that showed there was room for improvement.

Across the area

Chairman is urged to skip vote
A Columbia County homeowners association president is calling for county Planning Commission Chairman Ron Thigpen to recuse himself from a rezoning request for a massive development in the Greenbrier District at tonight's commission meeting.

Across the region

Blocker-Adams hears hostility
The backlash over her endorsement of Deke Copenhaver for mayor over black incumbent Willie Mays has come in many forms for Helen Blocker-Adams.

Golf cart leads to accident

Bobby Jones Bi-Lo to close
Bi-Lo LLC said today it will close its Bobby Jones Expressway store, effective Saturday.

Program alters school progress system
The tight constraints of the No Child Left Behind Act could get a little looser for Georgia and South Carolina schools.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Former foes take no joy in ruling
The stiff sentence handed to former political power-broker Charles Walker brought swift reaction from throughout the state and Augusta.

Police profile mind of shooter
After a door-to-door search, circulation of a composite drawing and a focus on assault-type weapons, authorities still have no face on the man who went on a deadly North Augusta shooting spree last week.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
Almost 200 more people voted in day two of advance voting for next week's runoff than Monday, an official said.

Empty Stocking: Family hurt by train crash asks for help
A divorced mother affected by the Norfolk Southern train derailment in Graniteville will not be able to give her young son a happy Christmas without assistance.

Walker receives 10-year sentence

Stores pay off in county
Even with the effects of a new Target shopping center in Evans still months away from being calculated, special purpose local option sales tax collections so far this year in Columbia County have been higher than first projected.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Superintendent in Glascock is cleared
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Glascock County Superintendent Jim Holton has been cleared by the state Professional Standards Commission of allegations that he falsified school attendance records to meet standards in the No Child Left Behind law.

Kid of the Day
A'Kyiah Leta Stephens is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Prices might rise on Lynx game treats
Augusta Lynx fans might have to dig a little deeper to buy a tub of popcorn or cheesy nachos this hockey season if the company contracted to provide concessions at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center succeeds in raising prices on some of its snacks.

Walker receives 10-year sentence
Once one of Georgia's most powerful politicians, former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker became the state's highest-ranking politician sentenced to prison when he received 121 months Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Augusta.

Empty Stocking: Children put electricity on Christmas wish list

Season's greetings
Wesley Maddox, 9, sings carols with his mom at Augusta State University's tree-lighting event outside the Maxwell Theatre.

Kid of the Day
Jamari Mills is today's Kid of the Day.

Aiken treasurer welcomes changes
AIKEN - County Treasurer Linda Sharpe is making procedural changes in her office after a review that showed there was room for improvement.

Holiday scenes
Susan Willis, of Anderson, S.C., paints holiday scenes on a window at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Anderson.

GreenJackets unveil new logo
The new regime had only one question to answer when it embarked on a logo facelift for the 12-year-old Augusta GreenJackets does it need to be a bug?

Columbia County will gain pupils
More than 600 new students are projected to further crowd the hallways of Columbia County schools next year.

Golf cart leads to accident
ELBERTON, Ga. - An Elbert County quarry worker's successful attempt to move a broken golf cart was the apparent cause of a Thanksgiving Day freight train derailment near Elberton, county authorities said.

$2.9 million budget gets board's OK
The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center's newly approved $2.9 million budget for fiscal year 2005-06 includes $41,818 for full-time employees' pay raises and $300,000 designed to increase revenue at the downtown entertainment complex.

Kid of the Day
Jamari Mills is today's Kid of the Day.

Chairman is urged to skip vote
A Columbia County homeowners association president is calling for county Planning Commission Chairman Ron Thigpen to recuse himself from a rezoning request for a massive development in the Greenbrier District at tonight's commission meeting.

Former foes take no joy in ruling
The stiff sentence handed to former political power-broker Charles Walker brought swift reaction from throughout the state and Augusta.

Testing is key to prevention, experts say
Richard Presnell has seen drugs change the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, but he knows who is still at risk from the disease.

Tax relief tops early bills
COLUMBIA - Long term, state Sen. Greg Ryberg favors eliminating South Carolina's property tax.

Across South Carolina

New Arch Foundation has raised $9 million
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia's new Arch Foundation, which took over for the UGA Foundation, has already raised more than $9 million, officials say.

Empty Stocking Fund Totals
Previously acknowledged: $5,005.36

News you can use

Chairman is urged to skip vote

Across the area

Holiday scenes
Susan Willis, of Anderson, S.C., paints holiday scenes on a window at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Anderson.

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Across Georgia
NEWTON - Two police officers face charges of involuntary manslaughter in a shootout that killed the husband of Newton's mayor-elect.

Columbia County will gain pupils

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

$2.9 million budget gets board's OK

Leader explains landfill closure
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross says getting out of the landfill business is in Columbia County's best interest - a move he feels most support.

Tax relief tops early bills

Empty Stocking Fund Totals

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A report that measures how much money is being spent on anti-smoking efforts ranked South Carolina at the bottom for the second year in a row.

Better get used to Dogs, Tigers in Dome clash
ATHENS, Ga. - Listening to Mark Richt matter-of-factly rattle off the merits of Saturday's championship opponent triggered a strong reaction.

Better get used to Dogs, Tigers in Dome clash
ATHENS, Ga. - Listening to Mark Richt matter-of-factly rattle off the merits of Saturday's championship opponent triggered a strong reaction.

New home-video releases

Mini reviews

'Penguins' is a chronicle of cool quest for love
There's nothing quite as motivated as a penguin in love.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

'Penguins' is a chronicle of cool quest for love

'Penguins' is a chronicle of cool quest for love
There's nothing quite as motivated as a penguin in love.

Film looks at the music and influence of Minutemen

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in home video and DVD releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

Film looks at the music and influence of Minutemen
Nearly 20 years after its tragic end, the San Pedro, Calif., punk combo the Minutemen are coming to the Soul Bar.

Film looks at the music and influence of Minutemen
Nearly 20 years after its tragic end, the San Pedro, Calif., punk combo the Minutemen are coming to the Soul Bar.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in home video and DVD releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

Holiday concert kicks off Christmas
For Les Reagan, the executive director of the Augusta Opera, The Edward Bradberry Holiday Concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church is as much about staying the same as trying new things.

'Stubbs' features new take on classic rock hits
Like letting the living dead loose in unsuspecting suburbia, having current indie rock acts reinterpret classic hits of the '50s for a videogame soundtrack seems like a recipe for disaster.

Holiday concert kicks off Christmas
For Les Reagan, the executive director of the Augusta Opera, The Edward Bradberry Holiday Concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church is as much about staying the same as trying new things.

'Stubbs' features new take on classic rock hits

The Pussycat Dolls - spicing up the music scene
NEW YORK - It's hard to know what to make of the Pussycat Dolls - even when they're lounging in front of you wearing very little.

Holiday concert kicks off Christmas

The Pussycat Dolls - spicing up the music scene
NEW YORK - It's hard to know what to make of the Pussycat Dolls - even when they're lounging in front of you wearing very little.

'Stubbs' features new take on classic rock hits
Like letting the living dead loose in unsuspecting suburbia, having current indie rock acts reinterpret classic hits of the '50s for a videogame soundtrack seems like a recipe for disaster.

The Pussycat Dolls - spicing up the music scene

Racing Newsmaker: Greg Zipadelli

Home to Hall of Fame to be announced soon

On top of the world

Racing Newsmaker: Greg Zipadelli
Crew chief Greg Zipadelli (above) won his second NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship in four years when Tony Stewart led the standings in nine of 10 weeks during the Chase for the Championship.

Racing Newsmaker: Greg Zipadelli
Crew chief Greg Zipadelli (above) won his second NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship in four years when Tony Stewart led the standings in nine of 10 weeks during the Chase for the Championship.

Home to Hall of Fame to be announced soon
The biggest announcement expected this week at the year-ending awards banquet is the winner of the NASCAR Hall of Fame sweepstakes.

Home to Hall of Fame to be announced soon
The biggest announcement expected this week at the year-ending awards banquet is the winner of the NASCAR Hall of Fame sweepstakes.

On top of the world
NEW YORK - Tony Stewart checked into the presidential suite at the posh Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Monday.

On top of the world
NEW YORK - Tony Stewart checked into the presidential suite at the posh Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Monday.

Remarks by President Bush on the War on Terror

Remarks by President Bush on the War on Terror
WASHINGTON - The following is a transcript of remarks by President Bush on the War on Terror:

Remarks by President Bush on the War on Terror
WASHINGTON - The following is a transcript of remarks by President Bush on the War on Terror:

Jags drop Peach Belt openers
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Augusta State's women slowed down North Georgia College & State's offense, but not enough to get the victory.

Jags drop Peach Belt openers
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Augusta State's women slowed down North Georgia College & State's offense, but not enough to get the victory.

Bengals on Cowher's mind before big game

Season can continue for those missing the playoffs

Panthers hope to bring down Falcons

Mr. Henry Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Bobbie Wallace    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Jennings    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Ruth L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie M. Williams    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas L. Hopkins    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred L. Salley, Sr.    (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy Giles    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mr. Adolphus Wells, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Daniel Greer    (DICKSON, TN.)

Mr. Jack W. Leverett, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie W. Conn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charles Myers    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Taylor    (WALDORF, MD.)

Mr. Brian M. Bojanowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry C. Gorman    (ELLERSLIE, Ga.)

Mr. Paul R. Armstrong, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Anderson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Fred L. Salley, Sr.    (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Cora Alston    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Taylor    (WALDORF, MD.)

Mr. Donn Abraham, Sr.    (FALLON, IL.)

Mr. Adolphus Wells, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Underwood    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Abney    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Curtis V. Saylor    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Anderson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Charles H. Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Abney    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donn Abraham, Sr.    (FALLON, IL.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Underwood    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Virgil Jolly    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis V. Saylor    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lanna Kaley Sapp    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gunter    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jack W. Leverett, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas L. Hopkins    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Bobbie Wallace    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Charles Myers    (EVANS, Ga.)

Lanna Kaley Sapp    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Bostic    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Callaway    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eula Beard Smith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eula Beard Smith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Trevor Galen Atwell    (HUNTSVILLE, AL.)

Mrs. Evelyn Gibson    (ISLANDTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie M. Williams    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Alston    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul R. Armstrong, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Virgil Jolly    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Brian M. Bojanowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gunter    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Maggie W. Conn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry C. Gorman    (ELLERSLIE, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Daniel Greer    (DICKSON, TN.)

Mrs. Evelyn Gibson    (ISLANDTON, S.C.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Bostic    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Giles    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mr. Henry C. Gorman    (ELLERSLIE, Ga.)

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Trevor Galen Atwell    (HUNTSVILLE, AL.)

Mrs. Doris Callaway    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth L. Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack W. Leverett, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gunter (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Beatrice Bostic (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Abney (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas L. Hopkins (WADLEY, Ga.)

Ms. Bobbie Wallace (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Adolphus Wells, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Alston (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Underwood (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Giles (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donn Abraham, Sr. (FALLON, IL.)

Mrs. Mary Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Trevor Galen Atwell (HUNTSVILLE, AL.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Fred L. Salley, Sr. (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie M. Williams (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Jennings (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Charles Myers (EVANS, Ga.)

Lanna Kaley Sapp (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Beard Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Curtis V. Saylor (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Gibson (ISLANDTON, S.C.)

Mr. Charles H. Myers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Daniel Greer (DICKSON, TN.)

Mrs. Doris Callaway (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Taylor (WALDORF, MD.)

Mr. William Hawkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Virgil Jolly (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Anderson (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. William Hawkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie W. Conn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry C. Gorman (ELLERSLIE, Ga.)

Mr. Paul R. Armstrong, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Brian M. Bojanowski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Augusta stays in cycling's fast lane

Slowing down in southland

Lacy and Calzaghe announce date for title bout

Overtime

Lacy and Calzaghe announce date for title bout
NEW YORK - For Jeff Lacy, a unification bout with Joe Calzaghe is something he's been looking forward to since he won the IBF super middleweight title last year.

Slowing down in southland
Two Olympic coaches who have built their lives on the ice will spend their golden years in the sun.

Overtime
North Augusta's Traci Bodner has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Lady Spartans of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C.

Overtime
North Augusta's Traci Bodner has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Lady Spartans of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C.

Augusta stays in cycling's fast lane
Lance won't be back in the Garden City, but the Tour de Georgia will.

Overtime
In Winter Garden, Fla., former Thomson resident Franklin Langham and Aiken's Matt Hendrix are off to fast starts in the 108-hole PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Lacy and Calzaghe announce date for title bout
NEW YORK - For Jeff Lacy, a unification bout with Joe Calzaghe is something he's been looking forward to since he won the IBF super middleweight title last year.

Slowing down in southland
Two Olympic coaches who have built their lives on the ice will spend their golden years in the sun.

Overtime
In Winter Garden, Fla., former Thomson resident Franklin Langham and Aiken's Matt Hendrix are off to fast starts in the 108-hole PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Augusta stays in cycling's fast lane
Lance won't be back in the Garden City, but the Tour de Georgia will.

Tall Knights are too much for Bulldogs
Both boys basketball teams at Evans and Harlem began their preseason workouts with conditioning drills to keep up their endurance for a long regular season schedule.

Tall Knights are too much for Bulldogs
Both boys basketball teams at Evans and Harlem began their preseason workouts with conditioning drills to keep up their endurance for a long regular season schedule.

Panthers hope to bring down Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No player frustrates the Carolina Panthers quite like Michael Vick does.

Bengals on Cowher's mind before big game
PITTSBURGH - Hours after the Pittsburgh Steelers' worst loss in more than two years, there were no apologies from coach Bill Cowher.

Season can continue for those missing the playoffs
After Monday night the season will be over for some of you. Your season of peaks and valleys will have finally come to a merciful end.

Bengals on Cowher's mind before big game
PITTSBURGH - Hours after the Pittsburgh Steelers' worst loss in more than two years, there were no apologies from coach Bill Cowher.

Panthers hope to bring down Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No player frustrates the Carolina Panthers quite like Michael Vick does.

Season can continue for those missing the playoffs
After Monday night the season will be over for some of you. Your season of peaks and valleys will have finally come to a merciful end.

WGAC was launchpad for many country, bluegrass artists in area

Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn camera store into big business
NEW YORK - Every morning except Saturday, the buses stop at a bustling corner of Manhattan, and bearded men in dark suits and felt hats, some clutching prayer books and speaking Yiddish, step onto the sidewalk and disappear into a brick building.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn camera store into big business
NEW YORK - Every morning except Saturday, the buses stop at a bustling corner of Manhattan, and bearded men in dark suits and felt hats, some clutching prayer books and speaking Yiddish, step onto the sidewalk and disappear into a brick building.

WGAC was launchpad for many country, bluegrass artists in area
You wouldn't expect in today's crowded, Augusta-area radio market that one broadcast station would welcome a competitor to the airwaves, but that's what happened when WGAC-AM (580) went on the air 65 years ago today.

WGAC was launchpad for many country, bluegrass artists in area
You wouldn't expect in today's crowded, Augusta-area radio market that one broadcast station would welcome a competitor to the airwaves, but that's what happened when WGAC-AM (580) went on the air 65 years ago today.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Ryan Wehmeyer, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Nurseries, tree lots beckon holiday shoppers
The scent of fraser firs, a scent synonymous with Christmas, was strong as Jenny Addie recently talked about her nursery's large selection of freshly cut and live trees.

AARP teaches drivers how to be safe
To many, driving is a symbol of independence. There comes a time, however, when families must make the decision whether to let their aging parents continue to get behind the wheel of a car.

School lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu through Dec. 0.

Military milestones
- Fort Gordon has announced the following honors:

Military milestones
- Fort Gordon has announced the following honors:

Community spotlight
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MISSION: "Our mission is to help families of children who are seriously injured or ill, in state or local hospitals," said Joy Freeman, the administrative assistant.

For the record
Indictments, paroles, divorces and sentencings.

Hyde Park residents wounded by pollution's aftermath
Lined with single-dwelling family homes, some made of wood, others brick, Hyde Park is a neighborhood that always has been a self-sustaining community - looking after one another.

Richmond Academy's JROTC takes championship
Facing fierce competition from several other high schools, the Academy of Richmond County Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Raider Team won the sixth annual Brigade State Raider Championship in Commerce, Ga., on Nov. 19.

Choral concert will help transplant foundation
Paula Shuff joined The Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International nearly eight years ago when her family moved to the area. She discovered that her soft voice found a home among the women's barbershop repertoire.

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Milestones
Regina Wynn has been named the 2005 Outstanding Soror by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Augusta Alumni chapter.

Hyde Park residents wounded by pollution's aftermath
Lined with single-dwelling family homes, some made of wood, others brick, Hyde Park is a neighborhood that always has been a self-sustaining community - looking after one another.

Pet of the week
Casper, a 1-year-old Lhasa apso and Shih Tzu mix, is socialized with other dogs and loves people.

Public can get healthy lesson at MCG program
To many people, going to the doctor is a frightening experience, but through the Medical College of Georgia's Mini Medical School, patients are able to gain a sense of ease and familiarity with the medical field.

Rower feels right at home along the Savannah River
Thomas Evans has tried other sports but none have been as exhilarating to him as rowing.

Georgia Farmers Market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Choral concert will help transplant foundation
Paula Shuff joined The Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International nearly eight years ago when her family moved to the area. She discovered that her soft voice found a home among the women's barbershop repertoire.

Salvation Army struggles to meet needs
Christmas is a time for giving, but many organizations, including the Salvation Army, have struggled this year to raise funds for several of its Christmas programs due to Hurricane Katrina.

Volunteer give glimpse of Christmas House's work
Santa's elves have been shopping for children of military families, and on Nov. 21 the public got a glimpse into Christmas House where the needy military families will pick up the items.

Recreation
FORT DISCOVERY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Community spotlight
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MISSION: "Our mission is to help families of children who are seriously injured or ill, in state or local hospitals," said Joy Freeman, the administrative assistant.

CSRA Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results for Nov. 21-27.

Milestones
Regina Wynn has been named the 2005 Outstanding Soror by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Augusta Alumni chapter.

Library events
BOOKMOBILE SATURDAY SERVICE: The Bookmobile will be available in the Target parking lot, 235 Robert C. Daniels Jr. Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Services include registering for a library card, and checking out and returning books.

Meetings
AUGUSTA AREA NEWCOMERS: First Tuesdays; call for locations; 447-8696 or home.comcast.net/~augnewcomers/AugustaAreaNewcomers

Around the block
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None tonight and Friday in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Across the river
CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday; Kmart, 310 East Martintown Road, North Augusta; basic cholesterol screening, $15; tests for diabetes, liver function, Prostate Specific Antigen more; 278-3673

Army band delivers musical gift to the community
The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band will present its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

Around the block
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None tonight and Friday in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

This week
Member holiday drop-in: 6- p.m. today; Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; activities, entertainment and refreshments for members; 821-0646

Events
TOY RUN FOR THE FOSTER CHILDREN OF LINCOLN COUNTY: 10 a.m. Saturday; American Legion Post 194, 1121 American Legion Road, Lincolnton; barbecue lunch; silent auction, drawing, door prizes, bring unwrapped toy; (706) 359-1110

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Ryan Wehmeyer, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

For the record
Indictments, paroles, divorces and sentencings.

Events
TOY RUN FOR THE FOSTER CHILDREN OF LINCOLN COUNTY: 10 a.m. Saturday; American Legion Post 194, 1121 American Legion Road, Lincolnton; barbecue lunch; silent auction, drawing, door prizes, bring unwrapped toy; (706) 359-1110

Rowing enthusiast enjoys being a coach
On a recent morning last month, Petty Officer 1st Class Roric "Ro" Ralph took a small boat onto the Savannah River to be closer to two of the rowers he coaches with the Augusta Rowing Club.

Pet of the week
Casper, a 1-year-old Lhasa apso and Shih Tzu mix, is socialized with other dogs and loves people.

Army band delivers musical gift to the community
The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band will present its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

School lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu through Dec. 0.

Public can get healthy lesson at MCG program
To many people, going to the doctor is a frightening experience, but through the Medical College of Georgia's Mini Medical School, patients are able to gain a sense of ease and familiarity with the medical field.

CSRA Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results for Nov. 21-27.

Richmond Academy's JROTC takes championship
Facing fierce competition from several other high schools, the Academy of Richmond County Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Raider Team won the sixth annual Brigade State Raider Championship in Commerce, Ga., on Nov. 19.

Recreation
FORT DISCOVERY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Salvation Army struggles to meet needs
Christmas is a time for giving, but many organizations, including the Salvation Army, have struggled this year to raise funds for several of its Christmas programs due to Hurricane Katrina.

Georgia Farmers Market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Rower feels right at home along the Savannah River
Thomas Evans has tried other sports but none have been as exhilarating to him as rowing.

Library events
BOOKMOBILE SATURDAY SERVICE: The Bookmobile will be available in the Target parking lot, 235 Robert C. Daniels Jr. Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Services include registering for a library card, and checking out and returning books.

Across the river
CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday; Kmart, 310 East Martintown Road, North Augusta; basic cholesterol screening, $15; tests for diabetes, liver function, Prostate Specific Antigen more; 278-3673

Rowing enthusiast enjoys being a coach
On a recent morning last month, Petty Officer 1st Class Roric "Ro" Ralph took a small boat onto the Savannah River to be closer to two of the rowers he coaches with the Augusta Rowing Club.

Nurseries, tree lots beckon holiday shoppers
The scent of fraser firs, a scent synonymous with Christmas, was strong as Jenny Addie recently talked about her nursery's large selection of freshly cut and live trees.

Volunteer give glimpse of Christmas House's work
Santa's elves have been shopping for children of military families, and on Nov. 21 the public got a glimpse into Christmas House where the needy military families will pick up the items.

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

AARP teaches drivers how to be safe
To many, driving is a symbol of independence. There comes a time, however, when families must make the decision whether to let their aging parents continue to get behind the wheel of a car.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

This week
Member holiday drop-in: 6- p.m. today; Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; activities, entertainment and refreshments for members; 821-0646

Meetings
AUGUSTA AREA NEWCOMERS: First Tuesdays; call for locations; 447-8696 or home.comcast.net/~augnewcomers/AugustaAreaNewcomers

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Army band delivers musical gift to the community

School lunch menu

Rowing enthusiast enjoys being a coach

Georgia Farmers Market

Volunteer give glimpse of Christmas House's work

This week

Richmond Academy's JROTC takes championship

Pet of the week

CSRA Bridge Results

Around the block

Community spotlight

Post Happenings

Rower feels right at home along the Savannah River

AARP teaches drivers how to be safe

For the record

Recycling centers

Choral concert will help transplant foundation

Milestones

Nurseries, tree lots beckon holiday shoppers

Events

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Hyde Park residents wounded by pollution's aftermath

Across the river

Military milestones

Recreation

Meetings

Library events

Public can get healthy lesson at MCG program

Salvation Army struggles to meet needs

Better get used to Dogs, Tigers in Dome clash

Fans find campy exploitation films engaging and endearing

FOX signs Simon to long-term deal with 'American Idol'
NEW YORK - Simon Cowell will be insulting prospective singers on "American Idol" for several years to come.

FOX signs Simon to long-term deal with 'American Idol'

Charlie Brown leads holiday TV pack
LOS ANGELES - Good grief, network executives said when they first saw Charles Schulz's "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

"Desperate Housewives" tops week's ratings
NEW YORK - The demise of creepy pharmacist George on Sunday lifted ABC's "Desperate Housewives" to the top of the weekly Nielsen Media Research rankings.

Networks offer competing Pope John Paul II biopics
NEW YORK - Controversial depictions of romance, heroism, anti-Communism and molestation scandals are part of two new biopics on the life of Pope John Paul II.

Charlie Brown leads holiday TV pack

NBC's lead in evening news wars increases

Charlie Brown leads holiday TV pack
LOS ANGELES - Good grief, network executives said when they first saw Charles Schulz's "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

FOX signs Simon to long-term deal with 'American Idol'
NEW YORK - Simon Cowell will be insulting prospective singers on "American Idol" for several years to come.

NBC's lead in evening news wars increases
NEW YORK - As Brian Williams completes his first year as anchor this week, he can take comfort that NBC's "Nightly News" has lately widened its lead in the ratings.

FCC chair to cable and satellite TV: clean up your act
WASHINGTON - Declaring television coarser than ever, a top federal regulator served notice on cable and satellite programmers Tuesday to shield children from racy shows or risk coming under sharper government scrutiny.

NBC's lead in evening news wars increases
NEW YORK - As Brian Williams completes his first year as anchor this week, he can take comfort that NBC's "Nightly News" has lately widened its lead in the ratings.

"Desperate Housewives" tops week's ratings

Networks offer competing Pope John Paul II biopics
NEW YORK - Controversial depictions of romance, heroism, anti-Communism and molestation scandals are part of two new biopics on the life of Pope John Paul II.

"Desperate Housewives" tops week's ratings
NEW YORK - The demise of creepy pharmacist George on Sunday lifted ABC's "Desperate Housewives" to the top of the weekly Nielsen Media Research rankings.

FCC chair to cable and satellite TV: clean up your act

FCC chair to cable and satellite TV: clean up your act
WASHINGTON - Declaring television coarser than ever, a top federal regulator served notice on cable and satellite programmers Tuesday to shield children from racy shows or risk coming under sharper government scrutiny.

Networks offer competing Pope John Paul II biopics
NEW YORK - Controversial depictions of romance, heroism, anti-Communism and molestation scandals are part of two new biopics on the life of Pope John Paul II.

Rolling Stones to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

Club calendar

'Without Warning' is fun, but could have been better

Nick Lachey to navigate marriage in new TV pilot

Julia Roberts again tops list of highest-paid actresses

People in the News

People in the News

Applause calendar

Spotted

Georgia, LSU have 'special' weapons

Georgia, LSU have 'special' weapons
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's Thomas Flowers showed how a dangerous punt returner can flip field position in one play against Georgia Tech.

Georgia, LSU have 'special' weapons
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's Thomas Flowers showed how a dangerous punt returner can flip field position in one play against Georgia Tech.

Fans find campy exploitation films engaging and endearing
Despite their best intentions, some filmmakers never seem quite capable of making a quality motion picture. They strive for How Green Was My Valley, but end up with Valley of the Dolls. Lloyd Kaufman and the crew at Troma Entertainment never had high aspirations. Success for them is measured in fake blood and low humor, in imaginative concepts and a unique brand of tongue-in-cheek self-depreciation that makes their low-budget exploitation flicks interesting, engaging and, yes, endearing. Here are a few favorites:

Fans find campy exploitation films engaging and endearing
Despite their best intentions, some filmmakers never seem quite capable of making a quality motion picture. They strive for How Green Was My Valley, but end up with Valley of the Dolls. Lloyd Kaufman and the crew at Troma Entertainment never had high aspirations. Success for them is measured in fake blood and low humor, in imaginative concepts and a unique brand of tongue-in-cheek self-depreciation that makes their low-budget exploitation flicks interesting, engaging and, yes, endearing. Here are a few favorites:

Running backs coach fired, Nix promoted
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier has fired running backs coach Madre Hill saying the Gamecocks need someone with more experience in the position.

Running backs coach fired, Nix promoted
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier has fired running backs coach Madre Hill saying the Gamecocks need someone with more experience in the position.

Running backs coach fired, Nix promoted

Former Winter Colony home is site for many gatherings

Project on signs will help guide people in Aiken

New classrooms bring school's teachers, pupils together

Worthless-checks team makes presence known

Giving thanks together

Meetings

Attorney general shares concerns with GOP club

Across the river

Aiken has merriment, art projects on streets for crowds

Blessing of the hounds

This week

Beauty pageant bug takes bite out of North Augusta teenager

School lunch menu

Pet of the week

Recreation events

Around the block

Library events

Events

Hurricane season finally ending

Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn camera store into big business