Founder's statue is on target
With about two-thirds of the funds needed to create a statue of North Augusta founder James U. Jackson having been raised, members of the committee that is planning the statue are optimistic that North Augustans will continue to show their generosity.

Lowe's has opening ceremony
As North Augusta City Councilman Jimmy Adams sawed through the grand-opening piece of lumber at the Lowe's on Knox Avenue, Shirley Cheney was making her way through the store's aisles.

Around the block
Exhibitions by Carol Sue Roberts and Dorothy Johnson will continue through December at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. The exhibitions are free. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call 641-9094.

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

This week
'Tis the Season: 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Monday and Dec. 30; Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; program traces holiday customs in historical and religious perspectives; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students; children younger than 4 are not admitted; reservations are recommended; 641-3654

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421.

Bulldozing the competition
A group of agriculture students at Wagener-Salley High School are one step closer to winning a state championship after emerging victorious in the Lower State Region FFA Tractor Driving Contest at the Orangeburg County Fair.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421.

Milestones
Angie Rollins, a kinesiotherapy assistant in the Uptown KT Clinic, has been named the November employee of the month at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Pet of the week
Kodo, a 1-year-old male collie mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Residence might have some ghostly visitors
About 30,000 services have been conducted out of George Funeral Homes' Park Avenue location in the past 56 years, said owner Ray Visotski.

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

Meth Watch program aims to put crimp in illegal drugs
There's a simple solution to keeping common ingredients used to make methamphetamine out of the drug makers' hands.

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

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

Around the block
Exhibitions by Carol Sue Roberts and Dorothy Johnson will continue through December at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. The exhibitions are free. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call 641-9094.

Milestones
Angie Rollins, a kinesiotherapy assistant in the Uptown KT Clinic, has been named the November employee of the month at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Children's librarian makes programs fun
An eager little voice asked whether it was time for the snacks.

This week
'Tis the Season: 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Monday and Dec. 30; Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; program traces holiday customs in historical and religious perspectives; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students; children younger than 4 are not admitted; reservations are recommended; 641-3654

Pet of the week
Kodo, a 1-year-old male collie mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Work on soccer complex interrupted by weather
Construction on the Hammond's Ferry Soccer Complex is behind schedule.

Bulldozing the competition
A group of agriculture students at Wagener-Salley High School are one step closer to winning a state championship after emerging victorious in the Lower State Region FFA Tractor Driving Contest at the Orangeburg County Fair.

Lowe's has opening ceremony
As North Augusta City Councilman Jimmy Adams sawed through the grand-opening piece of lumber at the Lowe's on Knox Avenue, Shirley Cheney was making her way through the store's aisles.

Meth Watch program aims to put crimp in illegal drugs
There's a simple solution to keeping common ingredients used to make methamphetamine out of the drug makers' hands.

Residence might have some ghostly visitors
About 30,000 services have been conducted out of George Funeral Homes' Park Avenue location in the past 56 years, said owner Ray Visotski.

Work on soccer complex interrupted by weather
Construction on the Hammond's Ferry Soccer Complex is behind schedule.

Founder's statue is on target
With about two-thirds of the funds needed to create a statue of North Augusta founder James U. Jackson having been raised, members of the committee that is planning the statue are optimistic that North Augustans will continue to show their generosity.

Children's librarian makes programs fun
An eager little voice asked whether it was time for the snacks.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Exhibit explores relationship between pets and owners

Exhibit explores relationship between pets and owners
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The gravestone was carved granite, the small plastic casket lined with nylon and lace.

Exhibit explores relationship between pets and owners
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The gravestone was carved granite, the small plastic casket lined with nylon and lace.

Helga collection sold; Brandywine loses custody
CHADDS FORD, Pa. - Andrew Wyeth's storied collection of 240 images of neighbor Helga Testorf has been sold to an American buyer, and is no longer in the custody of the Brandywine River Museum.

Helga collection sold; Brandywine loses custody
CHADDS FORD, Pa. - Andrew Wyeth's storied collection of 240 images of neighbor Helga Testorf has been sold to an American buyer, and is no longer in the custody of the Brandywine River Museum.

Helga collection sold; Brandywine loses custody

Baseball briefs
CHICAGO - Catcher A.J. Pierzynski and the Chicago White Sox agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract Monday and avoided arbitration.

Baseball briefs
CHICAGO - Catcher A.J. Pierzynski and the Chicago White Sox agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract Monday and avoided arbitration.

Baseball briefs

Sign-up open for super fan

It's time to plan for tax season
This holiday, do something for yourself. Nestle in that comfy chair with a plate of gingerbread, sip a wassail or two, cozy up and ... prepare your taxes?

State's jobless tax will decline
ATLANTA - Georgia businesses both large and small will pay less money next year on unemployment insurance taxes, state labor officials said Monday.

It's time to plan for tax season
This holiday, do something for yourself. Nestle in that comfy chair with a plate of gingerbread, sip a wassail or two, cozy up and ... prepare your taxes?

It's time to plan for tax season

Hershey sues publisher over candy bar image on book
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The image of a distinctive chocolate bar on the dust jacket of a new book about the founder of The Hershey Co. violates its trademark, the candy maker said in a federal lawsuit.

Tourism panel plots strategy
Board members of Columbia County's recently created Convention and Visitors Bureau met for the first time Monday morning, heard about goals and gave the go-ahead to advertise for a director.

Tourism panel plots strategy
Board members of Columbia County's recently created Convention and Visitors Bureau met for the first time Monday morning, heard about goals and gave the go-ahead to advertise for a director.

Hershey sues publisher over candy bar image on book

State's jobless tax will decline

State's jobless tax will decline
ATLANTA - Georgia businesses both large and small will pay less money next year on unemployment insurance taxes, state labor officials said Monday.

Tourism panel plots strategy

Hershey sues publisher over candy bar image on book
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The image of a distinctive chocolate bar on the dust jacket of a new book about the founder of The Hershey Co. violates its trademark, the candy maker said in a federal lawsuit.

Clemson announces suspensions, dismissal
Two Clemson football players were suspended for academic reasons and will miss the Champ Sports Bowl, and a third was kicked off the team by coach Tommy Bowden.

White, Miller win weekly ACC honors

Tigers make it 10 wins in a row
Vernon Hamilton scored 18 points to lead undefeated Clemson to a 71-48 victory Tuesday over Holy Cross in the semifinals of the San Juan Shootout.

Tigers make it 10 wins in a row

Tigers make it 10 wins in a row
Vernon Hamilton scored 18 points to lead undefeated Clemson to a 71-48 victory Tuesday over Holy Cross in the semifinals of the San Juan Shootout.

Clemson announces suspensions, dismissal

Clemson announces suspensions, dismissal
Two Clemson football players were suspended for academic reasons and will miss the Champ Sports Bowl, and a third was kicked off the team by coach Tommy Bowden.

White, Miller win weekly ACC honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maxienne White of Clemson was named the player of the week in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday while Florida State's Britany Miller got her second rookie honor of the season.

Clemson routs Puerto Rico
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico - Troy Mathis scored 15 points as Clemson routed the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 101-60 Monday in the first round of the San Juan Shootout tournament.

Clemson routs Puerto Rico
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico - Troy Mathis scored 15 points as Clemson routed the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 101-60 Monday in the first round of the San Juan Shootout tournament.

Clemson routs Puerto Rico
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico - Troy Mathis scored 15 points as Clemson routed the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 101-60 Monday in the first round of the San Juan Shootout tournament.

White, Miller win weekly ACC honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maxienne White of Clemson was named the player of the week in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday while Florida State's Britany Miller got her second rookie honor of the season.

Thrilling Bush is AP Player of the Year

Attorney for Texas football players says no charges
AUSTIN - An attorney for two Texas football players said he's been told by police the athletes will not be charged in an alleged downtown assault earlier this month.

Thrilling Bush is AP Player of the Year
NEW YORK - Reggie Bush loves roller coasters - and it makes perfect sense. Both bring thrills with breathtaking bursts of zigzag speed.

Paterno garners coach award

Attorney for Texas football players says no charges

Thrilling Bush is AP Player of the Year
NEW YORK - Reggie Bush loves roller coasters - and it makes perfect sense. Both bring thrills with breathtaking bursts of zigzag speed.

Paterno garners coach award
Joe Paterno, who turns 79 today, got an early birthday present Tuesday when he was an overwhelming choice as The Associated Press college football coach of the year.

Attorney for Texas football players says no charges
AUSTIN - An attorney for two Texas football players said he's been told by police the athletes will not be charged in an alleged downtown assault earlier this month.

Paterno garners coach award
Joe Paterno, who turns 79 today, got an early birthday present Tuesday when he was an overwhelming choice as The Associated Press college football coach of the year.

Fear in black and white
It's official: Augusta politics are not only sad, they're scary.

Fear in black and white

Fear in black and white
It's official: Augusta politics are not only sad, they're scary.

Kerry eyes impeachment
If there's an award for "sore loser of the year," then give it right now to U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who was defeated in his White House bid last year by President Bush.

Kerry eyes impeachment

They're selling despair; don't buy it
"Every American ... understands that we have no choice for own security but to win in Iraq."

Heads and wheels must roll
Never mind that they cynically shut down mass transit just days before Christmas - when tons of tourists are enjoying the best time of year in the world's most manic city.

They're selling despair; don't buy it
"Every American ... understands that we have no choice for own security but to win in Iraq."

Heads and wheels must roll
Never mind that they cynically shut down mass transit just days before Christmas - when tons of tourists are enjoying the best time of year in the world's most manic city.

Heads and wheels must roll

They're selling despair; don't buy it

Kerry eyes impeachment
If there's an award for "sore loser of the year," then give it right now to U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who was defeated in his White House bid last year by President Bush.

The Top Five
The top five entertainment list.

The Top Five
The top five entertainment list.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Gwen Stefani, nominated for five Grammy Awards including album of the year for "Love.Angel.Music.Baby.," is pregnant with her first child, according to Us Weekly.

People in the News
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Was the name of a swanky bar in downtown Greensboro inspired by a literary giant or a pet bulldog? It may take a court decision to settle the dispute.

Britney Spears sues Us Weekly over sex tape article
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears has filed a $20 million libel lawsuit against Us Weekly, charging the celebrity magazine published a false story reporting she and husband Kevin Federline had made a sex tape and were worried about its release.

People in the News
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Was the name of a swanky bar in downtown Greensboro inspired by a literary giant or a pet bulldog? It may take a court decision to settle the dispute.

Britney Spears sues Us Weekly over sex tape article
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears has filed a $20 million libel lawsuit against Us Weekly, charging the celebrity magazine published a false story reporting she and husband Kevin Federline had made a sex tape and were worried about its release.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Gwen Stefani, nominated for five Grammy Awards including album of the year for "Love.Angel.Music.Baby.," is pregnant with her first child, according to Us Weekly.

Traditional or varied, latkes can make a party
It's cute. It's small. It's crispy. And it's much more than yesterday's mashed potatoes.

Pumpkin spice banana bread recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - Can you stand one more baking story? It is the season, after all.

A re-worked version of pumpkin cream-cheese pie
Judith Evans, food editor of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, published the recipe for Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Pie distributed by The Associated Press Nov. 4, 2005.

A re-worked version of pumpkin cream-cheese pie

Small bites
A holiday-season gesture by the Food Network is aimed at helping restaurant workers in New Orleans. The launch of a 2006 Food Network calendar, its first chef-recipe calendar, will benefit the New Orleans Hospitality Workers Disaster Relief Fund, the television network says.

Traditional or varied, latkes can make a party

Traditional or varied, latkes can make a party
It's cute. It's small. It's crispy. And it's much more than yesterday's mashed potatoes.

Small bites

History of black pepper includes medicine, trade
NEW YORK - Salt and pepper have been partners for so long that hardly anyone questions how they happened to form such a lasting relationship.

Pumpkin spice banana bread recipe

Small bites
A holiday-season gesture by the Food Network is aimed at helping restaurant workers in New Orleans. The launch of a 2006 Food Network calendar, its first chef-recipe calendar, will benefit the New Orleans Hospitality Workers Disaster Relief Fund, the television network says.

History of black pepper includes medicine, trade

A re-worked version of pumpkin cream-cheese pie
Judith Evans, food editor of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, published the recipe for Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Pie distributed by The Associated Press Nov. 4, 2005.

Pumpkin spice banana bread recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - Can you stand one more baking story? It is the season, after all.

History of black pepper includes medicine, trade
NEW YORK - Salt and pepper have been partners for so long that hardly anyone questions how they happened to form such a lasting relationship.

A global challenge
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were the most vocal about wanting a shorter season on the PGA Tour, although their motives don't appear to be anything alike.

99 are invited to play in '06
Ninety-nine players, including 11 who got in Monday thanks to the final World Golf Ranking of the year, have qualified to play in the 2006 Masters Tournament.

99 are invited to play in '06

Golf world loses legends

Augusta changes fine with Couples
Former Masters Tournament champion Fred Couples already has played Augusta National Golf Club five times in two trips since the course opened after more changes to lengthen six holes.

Augusta changes fine with Couples

Golf world loses legends
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Stan Leonard, who won the inaugural Tournament of Champions in 1958, has died at 90.

A global challenge

99 are invited to play in '06
Ninety-nine players, including 11 who got in Monday thanks to the final World Golf Ranking of the year, have qualified to play in the 2006 Masters Tournament.

A global challenge
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were the most vocal about wanting a shorter season on the PGA Tour, although their motives don't appear to be anything alike.

Golf world loses legends
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Stan Leonard, who won the inaugural Tournament of Champions in 1958, has died at 90.

Augusta changes fine with Couples
Former Masters Tournament champion Fred Couples already has played Augusta National Golf Club five times in two trips since the course opened after more changes to lengthen six holes.

Schools shopping for coaches

Prep-basketball Scores

Schools shopping for coaches
There's a phrase in life that says every rumor has at least a nugget of truth to it. The one going around about a well-respected area coach getting an offer of close to six figures from Orangeburg-Wilkinson team fits that bill.

Schools shopping for coaches
There's a phrase in life that says every rumor has at least a nugget of truth to it. The one going around about a well-respected area coach getting an offer of close to six figures from Orangeburg-Wilkinson team fits that bill.

Thrashers send Berkhoel back to Gwinnett
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Thrashers reassigned goaltender Adam Berkhoel to Gwinnett of the East Coast Hockey League on Monday and need another backup.

Thrashers send Berkhoel back to Gwinnett
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Thrashers reassigned goaltender Adam Berkhoel to Gwinnett of the East Coast Hockey League on Monday and need another backup.

Thrashers send Berkhoel back to Gwinnett

Enjoy 'McMuffin' in home kitchen
Big holiday brunches can be labor-intensive, but I've taken a cue from one of America's favorite fast-food restaurants and have come up with a delicious breakfast casserole that is a snap to prepare.

Enjoy 'McMuffin' in home kitchen
Big holiday brunches can be labor-intensive, but I've taken a cue from one of America's favorite fast-food restaurants and have come up with a delicious breakfast casserole that is a snap to prepare.

Enjoy 'McMuffin' in home kitchen

Sign-up open for super fan
This is the holiday of hopes and dreams. The one time of the year when anything seems possible. The season of miracles.

Sign-up open for super fan
This is the holiday of hopes and dreams. The one time of the year when anything seems possible. The season of miracles.

Augusta needs its own drag strip

Commission or kindergarten? You decide
Congratulations, Augusta commissioners. You have turned public office and government into a daytime drama that would rival any soap opera. Name-calling, racial intolerance, and walking out on government meetings - I'm still waiting for someone to get kidnapped or get in a love triangle. Michael J. Ryan, Evans

Commission or kindergarten? You decide

Let the operation in Iraq proceed
Let's imagine if we had a rotten tooth that was giving us a lot of trouble. Let's imagine going to the dentist to get it fixed. The dentist says it has to come out. Marvin Langley, Edgefield, S.C.

Commission or kindergarten? You decide
Congratulations, Augusta commissioners. You have turned public office and government into a daytime drama that would rival any soap opera. Name-calling, racial intolerance, and walking out on government meetings - I'm still waiting for someone to get kidnapped or get in a love triangle. Michael J. Ryan, Evans

Maybe sanity can return to our city
Congratulations to the new mayor! Thank God the local elections are over for now. Hopefully, Deke Copenhaver can restore unity and reassurance to the people of Augusta, and hopefully Augusta will grow and prosper. Tina Cloer, Augusta

Let the operation in Iraq proceed

Evolution is a belief, not science
George Bernard Shaw said, "The world jumped at Darwin at the very thought of being rid of God." People do not espouse evolution because it is scientifically valid, but because it gives them allowance to live like they want without accountability to a Creator. Timothy Fellows, Augusta

Augusta needs its own drag strip
Augusta has the Masters Tournament, the Lynx, the GreenJackets and drag boat racing. Why not a drag strip? This could be the best thing to happen to Augusta. Kevin Beck, Augusta

Evolution is a belief, not science

Let the operation in Iraq proceed
Let's imagine if we had a rotten tooth that was giving us a lot of trouble. Let's imagine going to the dentist to get it fixed. The dentist says it has to come out. Marvin Langley, Edgefield, S.C.

Evolution is a belief, not science
George Bernard Shaw said, "The world jumped at Darwin at the very thought of being rid of God." People do not espouse evolution because it is scientifically valid, but because it gives them allowance to live like they want without accountability to a Creator. Timothy Fellows, Augusta

Maybe sanity can return to our city
Congratulations to the new mayor! Thank God the local elections are over for now. Hopefully, Deke Copenhaver can restore unity and reassurance to the people of Augusta, and hopefully Augusta will grow and prosper. Tina Cloer, Augusta

Augusta needs its own drag strip
Augusta has the Masters Tournament, the Lynx, the GreenJackets and drag boat racing. Why not a drag strip? This could be the best thing to happen to Augusta. Kevin Beck, Augusta

Maybe sanity can return to our city

Smoking down, prescription-drug abuse up among teens

Study: Barbie is often mutilated by young girls

Holiday lights

Making big use of small space

Living briefs

Seniors calendar

Living briefs

Health and fitness calendar

Study: 7 million U.S. teens would flunk treadmill tests

Study: 7 million U.S. teens would flunk treadmill tests
CHICAGO - About a third of U.S. teens would flunk a treadmill fitness test, a new study shows, meaning that more than 7 million youngsters could face higher risks for heart disease later in life.

Smoking down, prescription-drug abuse up among teens
WASHINGTON - America's teens are smoking less and popping pain pills more.

Study: 7 million U.S. teens would flunk treadmill tests
CHICAGO - About a third of U.S. teens would flunk a treadmill fitness test, a new study shows, meaning that more than 7 million youngsters could face higher risks for heart disease later in life.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Study: Barbie is often mutilated by young girls
LONDON - Barbie, beware. The iconic plastic doll is often mutilated at the hands of young girls, according to research published Monday by British academics.

Making big use of small space
A few weeks ago, Inez Trowell prepared, as she always does, the family Thanksgiving dinner.

Holiday lights
If your halls are decked with boughs of holly, maybe it's time to see what others have created with their decorating time.

Living briefs
Sneakers created with top NBA talent are known to reach sky-high prices, but Shaquille O'Neal - one of basketball's biggest stars - brought things back to earth with his Dunkman Game Shoe.

Study: Barbie is often mutilated by young girls
LONDON - Barbie, beware. The iconic plastic doll is often mutilated at the hands of young girls, according to research published Monday by British academics.

Making big use of small space
A few weeks ago, Inez Trowell prepared, as she always does, the family Thanksgiving dinner.

Holiday lights
If your halls are decked with boughs of holly, maybe it's time to see what others have created with their decorating time.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Smoking down, prescription-drug abuse up among teens
WASHINGTON - America's teens are smoking less and popping pain pills more.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Living briefs
One grand-prize winner will receive stainmaster flooring in three rooms of his house in the today's flooring style sweepstakes from invista's stainmaster carpet group.

Living briefs
Sneakers created with top NBA talent are known to reach sky-high prices, but Shaquille O'Neal - one of basketball's biggest stars - brought things back to earth with his Dunkman Game Shoe.

Living briefs
One grand-prize winner will receive stainmaster flooring in three rooms of his house in the today's flooring style sweepstakes from invista's stainmaster carpet group.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Battaglia lifts Lynx to win
Just when things looked grim for the Augusta Lynx on Tuesday night, Anthony Battaglia needed only three minutes to turn around a game that had been controlled by the Gwinnett Gladiators.

Battaglia lifts Lynx to win

Battaglia lifts Lynx to win
Just when things looked grim for the Augusta Lynx on Tuesday night, Anthony Battaglia needed only three minutes to turn around a game that had been controlled by the Gwinnett Gladiators.

Gamenight
Lynx vs. Gladiators: Tonight, 7:05

Gamenight

Gamenight
Lynx vs. Gladiators: Tonight, 7:05

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Woman needs help to buy gifts for special-needs children

Across South Carolina
Two Florence County sheriff's deputies are on paid leave after the death of a 32-year-old man who was shocked with a Taser while being arrested.

Across the area
Authorities are investigating a home invasion Sunday night in the 2300 block of Turkey Trail Drive in Hephzibah.

Across South Carolina

Rants and raves
A RANT FOR the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Instead of focusing its efforts on drug dealers and murderers, it is running speed traps on Interstate 20. How about spending our tax money on crime?

Certification adds point to scores
COLUMBIA - Students of teachers who receive national board certification have test scores that are a little more than one point higher than other students', a new study shows.

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged $89,303.16

News you can use

Learn more, care more
The first time Sandi Jones saw a patient in the whirlpool in the burn unit at Doctors Hospital, she passed out.

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Daniel James Nicholson, of Augusta, is today's kid of the day.

Fuel spills in mall parking lot
Authorities were called to an Augusta Mall parking lot Tuesday afternoon after a reported diesel fuel spill.

S. Carolina to stop letting drivers take buses home
COLUMBIA - The longtime tradition that school bus drivers take their buses home at the end of the day will soon stop in South Carolina.

Will Atlanta end our gridlock?
Gridlock will be the order of the day on the Augusta Commission until the law that created the consolidated government is changed, and if the local delegation doesn't do it, the full Legislature might, according to some Augusta officials.

TSA allowing more items on plane, but more searches added
Go ahead and buy Dad that tool set for Christmas. Just in time for the holidays, passengers will once again be permitted to carry small scissors and tools on airplanes.

Kid of the Day
Kedrick Yancey, of Augusta, is today's kid of the day.

Wrestling gets church spotlight
ATHENS, Ga. - A television segment on Rob Adonis and his Ultimate Christian Wrestling troupe that performs at Harvest Church of Athens aired Monday on ABC's World News Tonight.

Royal treatment

Woman needs help to buy gifts for special-needs children
A Martinez woman with two special-needs children and a sick husband has no extra money to provide her family with gifts this Christmas without holiday assistance.

Across the area

FBI offers $10,000 reward in North Augusta shooting
The FBI has offered up to $10,000 for information in the investigation of a shooting incident that left one man dead and two injured in North Augusta in November, officials said this evening.

County fire service proposal is expected to be OK'd
Columbia County Commission is expected to vote in favor of a county fire service proposal today that no longer includes using North Columbia Fire and Rescue stations and equipment or help from the city of Harlem.

Godfather of Soul gives away toys
Fulfilling your children's dreams of receiving a bike for Christmas means certain sacrifices must be made.

Trial date set for man in slaying

Amber Alert issued for 10-year-old Spartanburg girl
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for a missing 10-year-old girl who authorities said may be with her 16-year-old sister.

TSA allowing more items on plane, but more searches added
Go ahead and buy Dad that tool set for Christmas. Just in time for the holidays, passengers will once again be permitted to carry small scissors and tools on airplanes.

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day
Kedrick Yancey, of Augusta, is today's kid of the day.

Aiken County may direct funds to police

School gives credit to God
Where others have failed, educators at Heritage Academy are having success.

Breakdowns, low interest plague old photo ID bus
ATLANTA - A state bus that was intended to make it easier for people to get photo identifications to vote under a controversial law has had three breakdowns and issued far fewer IDs than expected.

Evans helped plot county's course
John Ruel Evans, a pivotal figure in Columbia County politics, will be buried today.

Heat taxes set to drop
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and legislative leaders, hoping to offer relief from high home-heating costs, announced Monday a three-month reduction in the state sales tax collected on the use of natural gas and liquid propane.

Grants to help seniors pay bill
ATLANTA - A day after Gov. Sonny Perdue announced plans for a slight break on Georgians' natural gas bills, state utility regulators moved to help elderly residents facing the start of winter without heat.

Aiken County may direct funds to police
AIKEN - Sheriff Mike Hunt's deputies will get their 37 new patrol cars early next year as planned, even without a state grant that was ostensibly earmarked for Graniteville relief after a catastrophic train wreck in January.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are investigating a Tuesday morning armed robbery at a Wrightsboro Road convenience store.

County fire service proposal is expected to be OK'd
Columbia County Commission is expected to vote in favor of a county fire service proposal today that no longer includes using North Columbia Fire and Rescue stations and equipment or help from the city of Harlem.

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Renewed by faith Union Baptist shining again
The members of Union Baptist Church know about faith. "We're just a faithful congregation that held on," said Deacon Frank Cooper, whose parishioners have continued to worship in the 154-year-old church on Greene Street during four years of renovation.

Fuel spills in mall parking lot

Scammers posing as utility workers
Two men are posing as Georgia Power employees in order to get into residents' homes to rob them, law enforcement authorities said Monday.

Empty Stocking Donations

Trial date set for man in slaying
A February trial date has been set for an Augusta man facing capital murder charges.

Corrections

Empty Stocking: Released inmate wants to give son Christmas
An Augusta woman recently released from prison wants to give her young son, who suffered greatly during her incarceration, a wonderful Christmas this year but does not have the financial means to do so.

Corrections
An article in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle misspelled the name of the president of Kennedy Capital Group, Rick Martin.

Sex offender gets 'light sentence,' officials say
Convicted sex offender William Archer Stulb received a "light sentence" for his crime Monday, law enforcement officials said.

Evans helped plot county's course

Walker's daughter gets probation
Former state Sen. Charles Walker's daughter was sentenced Monday to serve three years on probation and pay a $30,000 fine.

Sex offender gets 'light sentence,' officials say

Willis is in, Smith is out; the rest ends in gridlock
In a racially charged meeting Monday, the Augusta Commission hired a permanent fire chief, fired the engineering department director and reached no-action votes on three measures promoted to reform city government.

School gives credit to God

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Education officials have talked for years about trimming the fat from the budget. They might just be adding some of it to the fuel used to run school buses.

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged $89,303.16

Corrections
An article in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle misspelled the name of the president of Kennedy Capital Group, Rick Martin.

Wrestling gets church spotlight
ATHENS, Ga. - A television segment on Rob Adonis and his Ultimate Christian Wrestling troupe that performs at Harvest Church of Athens aired Monday on ABC's World News Tonight.

Rants and raves
A RANT FOR the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Instead of focusing its efforts on drug dealers and murderers, it is running speed traps on Interstate 20. How about spending our tax money on crime?

Council gets disaster relief wish list
AIKEN - From first to last, the $340,000 allotment of state money vaguely titled Reimbursement for Graniteville Disaster Relief was intended to be used for the benefit of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

Learn more, care more

Corrections
- Donations to help preservation efforts for Union Baptist Church may be mailed to Historic Augusta Inc. Union Baptist Church Fund, P.O. Box 37, Augusta, GA 30903. The mailing address was incorrectly reported in a story in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

TSA allowing more items on plane, but more searches added

Soldiers go home for holidays
Before dawn Tuesday, more than 100 signal soldier students at Fort Gordon waited in Gym No. 5 to be picked up by their families for a long Christmas break.

Graniteville monument won't make anniversary
AIKEN - Plans for a 6-foot-tall granite monument to be placed across the street from the site of January's fatal Graniteville train derailment have been finalized.

Man is charged in robbery setup
A man who claimed to be a victim of a violent home invasion two months ago actually masterminded the robbery that culminated in the fatal shooting of an Augusta man, police said Tuesday.

Judge will reconsider sex crime sentence
One day after sentencing a convicted sex offender to one year in a state detention center, Superior Court Judge Duncan Wheale wants a new hearing to "remold" the sentence.

Price of snacks to rise a bit
The governing board of the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center agreed Tuesday to raise prices on some food and beverages sold during Augusta Lynx games, then agreed to look into having the center take over the concessions and cut prices.

Council gets disaster relief wish list
AIKEN - From first to last, the $340,000 allotment of state money vaguely titled Reimbursement for Graniteville Disaster Relief was intended to be used for the benefit of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - Erin Joffre Granados, 33, was arrested Saturday after an employee in a lingerie shop called police to report there was a flasher in the store, authorities said.

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $94,791.97

Fuel spills in mall parking lot
Authorities were called to an Augusta Mall parking lot Tuesday afternoon after a reported diesel fuel spill.

Renewed by faith Union Baptist shining again

Woman needs help to buy gifts for special-needs children
A Martinez woman with two special-needs children and a sick husband has no extra money to provide her family with gifts this Christmas without holiday assistance.

S. Carolina to stop letting drivers take buses home

105,000 in Carolinas remain without power
GREENVILLE, S.C. - More than 105,000 customers in the Carolinas remained without power Tuesday, many of them cold and frustrated Greenville County residents entering a sixth day without electricity.

Wrestling gets church spotlight

Fire plan wins approval
Dec. 31 at 7 a.m. That's when Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue will expand its fire service throughout Columbia County's unincorporated area, according to a plan that was given final approval by Columbia County commissioners Tuesday.

Corrections

Royal treatment
Kelley Dube (left) helps her 5-year-old son, C.J. Dube, ride into the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center alongside his babysitter, Amanda Rabb. For the second year, the Dube family collected toys for patients at the hospital. C.J. was diagnosed with leukemia almost two years ago and has spent many hours at MCG getting treatment.

Kid of the Day

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Walker's daughter gets probation

Across Georgia
MARTA will turn to a retired executive to run the transit agency while a new general manager is sought.

Heat taxes set to drop

Corrections
- Donations to help preservation efforts for Union Baptist Church may be mailed to Historic Augusta Inc. Union Baptist Church Fund, P.O. Box 37, Augusta, GA 30903. The mailing address was incorrectly reported in a story in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

County fire service proposal is expected to be OK'd

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Empty Stocking Donations

105,000 in Carolinas remain without power

Willis is in, Smith is out; the rest ends in gridlock

Judge will reconsider sex crime sentence

Graniteville monument won't make anniversary
AIKEN - Plans for a 6-foot-tall granite monument to be placed across the street from the site of January's fatal Graniteville train derailment have been finalized.

Graniteville monument won't make anniversary

Grants to help seniors pay bill
ATLANTA - A day after Gov. Sonny Perdue announced plans for a slight break on Georgians' natural gas bills, state utility regulators moved to help elderly residents facing the start of winter without heat.

Kid of the Day

Evans helped plot county's course
John Ruel Evans, a pivotal figure in Columbia County politics, will be buried today.

Council gets disaster relief wish list

Man is charged in robbery setup
A man who claimed to be a victim of a violent home invasion two months ago actually masterminded the robbery that culminated in the fatal shooting of an Augusta man, police said Tuesday.

Man is charged in robbery setup

Across Georgia
MARTA will turn to a retired executive to run the transit agency while a new general manager is sought.

Fire plan wins approval

Across South Carolina
Two Florence County sheriff's deputies are on paid leave after the death of a 32-year-old man who was shocked with a Taser while being arrested.

Kid of the Day
Daniel James Nicholson, of Augusta, is today's kid of the day.

Price of snacks to rise a bit
The governing board of the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center agreed Tuesday to raise prices on some food and beverages sold during Augusta Lynx games, then agreed to look into having the center take over the concessions and cut prices.

Across Georgia

Sex offender gets 'light sentence,' officials say
Convicted sex offender William Archer Stulb received a "light sentence" for his crime Monday, law enforcement officials said.

Across South Carolina

Scammers posing as utility workers
Two men are posing as Georgia Power employees in order to get into residents' homes to rob them, law enforcement authorities said Monday.

Empty Stocking: Released inmate wants to give son Christmas

Trial date set for man in slaying
A February trial date has been set for an Augusta man facing capital murder charges.

Breakdowns, low interest plague old photo ID bus

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Education officials have talked for years about trimming the fat from the budget. They might just be adding some of it to the fuel used to run school buses.

School gives credit to God
Where others have failed, educators at Heritage Academy are having success.

Learn more, care more
The first time Sandi Jones saw a patient in the whirlpool in the burn unit at Doctors Hospital, she passed out.

Soldiers head home for the holidays

Heat taxes set to drop
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and legislative leaders, hoping to offer relief from high home-heating costs, announced Monday a three-month reduction in the state sales tax collected on the use of natural gas and liquid propane.

Renewed by faith Union Baptist shining again
The members of Union Baptist Church know about faith. "We're just a faithful congregation that held on," said Deacon Frank Cooper, whose parishioners have continued to worship in the 154-year-old church on Greene Street during four years of renovation.

Aiken County may direct funds to police
AIKEN - Sheriff Mike Hunt's deputies will get their 37 new patrol cars early next year as planned, even without a state grant that was ostensibly earmarked for Graniteville relief after a catastrophic train wreck in January.

Rants and raves
A RANT FOR the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Instead of focusing its efforts on drug dealers and murderers, it is running speed traps on Interstate 20. How about spending our tax money on crime?

Will Atlanta end our gridlock?

Breakdowns, low interest plague old photo ID bus
ATLANTA - A state bus that was intended to make it easier for people to get photo identifications to vote under a controversial law has had three breakdowns and issued far fewer IDs than expected.

Certification adds point to scores

Scammers posing as utility workers

Price of snacks to rise a bit

Walker's daughter gets probation
Former state Sen. Charles Walker's daughter was sentenced Monday to serve three years on probation and pay a $30,000 fine.

Will Atlanta end our gridlock?
Gridlock will be the order of the day on the Augusta Commission until the law that created the consolidated government is changed, and if the local delegation doesn't do it, the full Legislature might, according to some Augusta officials.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - Erin Joffre Granados, 33, was arrested Saturday after an employee in a lingerie shop called police to report there was a flasher in the store, authorities said.

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

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged $89,303.16

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are investigating a Tuesday morning armed robbery at a Wrightsboro Road convenience store.

Across the area
Authorities are investigating a home invasion Sunday night in the 2300 block of Turkey Trail Drive in Hephzibah.

105,000 in Carolinas remain without power
GREENVILLE, S.C. - More than 105,000 customers in the Carolinas remained without power Tuesday, many of them cold and frustrated Greenville County residents entering a sixth day without electricity.

S. Carolina to stop letting drivers take buses home
COLUMBIA - The longtime tradition that school bus drivers take their buses home at the end of the day will soon stop in South Carolina.

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $94,791.97

Willis is in, Smith is out; the rest ends in gridlock
In a racially charged meeting Monday, the Augusta Commission hired a permanent fire chief, fired the engineering department director and reached no-action votes on three measures promoted to reform city government.

Fire plan wins approval
Dec. 31 at 7 a.m. That's when Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue will expand its fire service throughout Columbia County's unincorporated area, according to a plan that was given final approval by Columbia County commissioners Tuesday.

Soldiers go home for holidays

Certification adds point to scores
COLUMBIA - Students of teachers who receive national board certification have test scores that are a little more than one point higher than other students', a new study shows.

Grants to help seniors pay bill

Judge will reconsider sex crime sentence
One day after sentencing a convicted sex offender to one year in a state detention center, Superior Court Judge Duncan Wheale wants a new hearing to "remold" the sentence.

Royal treatment
Kelley Dube (left) helps her 5-year-old son, C.J. Dube, ride into the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center alongside his babysitter, Amanda Rabb. For the second year, the Dube family collected toys for patients at the hospital. C.J. was diagnosed with leukemia almost two years ago and has spent many hours at MCG getting treatment.

Soldiers go home for holidays
Before dawn Tuesday, more than 100 signal soldier students at Fort Gordon waited in Gym No. 5 to be picked up by their families for a long Christmas break.

At the Movies: 'Munich'
A wise, old, crusty newspaper editor once told a young reporter, if you're not ticking someone off each time you write a story, you're not doing your job.

At the Movies: 'Munich'

At the Movies: 'Munich'
A wise, old, crusty newspaper editor once told a young reporter, if you're not ticking someone off each time you write a story, you're not doing your job.

Special Olympics collaborate with on new movie
LOS ANGELES - The filmmaking Farrellys, known for their gleeful bad taste in irreverent comedies such as "There's Something About Mary," are taking on the Special Olympics. Johnny Knoxville of "Jackass" fame is the star.

Special Olympics collaborate with on new movie

Special Olympics collaborate with on new movie
LOS ANGELES - The filmmaking Farrellys, known for their gleeful bad taste in irreverent comedies such as "There's Something About Mary," are taking on the Special Olympics. Johnny Knoxville of "Jackass" fame is the star.

'Geisha' score is the second Yo-Yo Ma project this year
NEW YORK - Several years ago, Yo-Yo Ma got a book in the mail from Oscar-winning composer John Williams.

'Geisha' score is the second Yo-Yo Ma project this year

'Geisha' score is the second Yo-Yo Ma project this year
NEW YORK - Several years ago, Yo-Yo Ma got a book in the mail from Oscar-winning composer John Williams.

Weezer singer continues vow of celibacy
NEW YORK - Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo is continuing his celibacy past his self-declared deadline.

Weezer singer continues vow of celibacy

Weezer singer continues vow of celibacy
NEW YORK - Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo is continuing his celibacy past his self-declared deadline.

Michael Andretti to take another turn at Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS - The Andrettis are coming back to race again in the Indianapolis 500.

Michael Andretti to take another turn at Indy 500

Michael Andretti to take another turn at Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS - The Andrettis are coming back to race again in the Indianapolis 500.

Michael Andretti expected to make Indy 500 return
INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Andretti was expected to announce that he will drive in next year's Indianapolis 500 after a two-year absence.

Michael Andretti expected to make Indy 500 return

Michael Andretti expected to make Indy 500 return
INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Andretti was expected to announce that he will drive in next year's Indianapolis 500 after a two-year absence.

With perfect season over, Colts face new question: How do they rebound?

Falcons' crash landing

Mrs. Laura O. Masters    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Judy Barnes    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Pope    (LPN AIKEN)

Mrs. Mary E. Brown    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Madeline Johnson    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Brandt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel M. Whisnant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Boatwright    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jones    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Miss Claudette Bledsoe    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nell S. Schwalbert    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Judy Barnes    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Arvil "Buck" Wall    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Allen Garner    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. W. Ken Daughtry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Abney    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. John Ruel Evans    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Abney    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. John Lewis Miller    (EHRHARDT, S.C.)

Mr. Wash Baker, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Herndon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Judy Barnes    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie White    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. John Edward Baxter    (APPLING, GA.)

Mr. W. Ken Daughtry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Claudette Bledsoe    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Goodrum    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John Boatwright    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. William E. Thompson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Anna Brandt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Theresa Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Burnell Ruth Laux    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Orie Wigfall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Brown    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez C. Utley    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Madie B. Reagan    (HERNANDO, MS.)

Mr. Carl M. Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Mae Greene    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Clements    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. W. Ken Daughtry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. W. Ken Daughtry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Madeline Johnson    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Royce Frost    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford E. Girndt    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. LaDarius Davis    (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mr. Eric M. Williams    (IRVING, TX)

Mrs. Stella Dorn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Inez C. Utley    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. John Ruel Evans    (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Jannie L. Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Forster    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Kearse Craven    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Royce Frost    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Percy James Cotty    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis M. Gaines    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Forster    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Allen Garner    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Eric W. Williams    (IRVING, TX)

Mr. James Gilliam, Sr.    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford E. Girndt    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Nathan Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Godfrey Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl M. Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Herndon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Lou Pollard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. E.L. Hinton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Eric M. Williams    (IRVING, TX)

Mr. Ted Jenkins, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie White    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Nathan Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Videtto, Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jones    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Nell S. Schwalbert    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Burnell Ruth Laux    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Jannie L. Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Laura O. Masters    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Powell    (SILOAM, Ga.)

Mr. LaDarius Davis    (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mrs. Laura O. Masters    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Stella Dorn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Forster    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Lawrence    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John Edward Baxter    (APPLING, GA.)

Mrs. Lois Kearse Craven    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis M. Gaines    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Nathan Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis M. Gaines    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Percy James Cotty    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Forster    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Goodrum    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Dixon    (UGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Clements    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Clements    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Williams    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Herndon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dea. Dan Cunningham    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford E. Girndt    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Carl M. Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ted Jenkins, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arvil "Buck" Wall    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. E.L. Hinton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Orie Wigfall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jones    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel M. Whisnant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Madie B. Reagan    (HERNANDO, MS.)

Mr. Leonard Videtto, Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. William Pope    (LPN AIKEN)

Mr. John Ruel Evans    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura O. Masters    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Gilliam, Sr.    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. John Lewis Miller    (EHRHARDT, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Powell    (SILOAM, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Mae Greene    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wash Baker, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Tankersley, Jr.    (EAST POINT, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Lawrence    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Rev. William E. Thompson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jones    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Peggy Voskian    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Lawrence    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis M. Gaines    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Herndon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Dixon    (UGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford E. Girndt    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Dea. Dan Cunningham    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mr. Eric W. Williams    (IRVING, TX)

Mr. Carl M. Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Elmore    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Godfrey Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Clements    (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Pollard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Judy Barnes    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Madie B. Reagan    (HERNANDO, MS)

Mr. Paul Williams    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Miss Jannie L. Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Peggy Voskian    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Ruel Evans    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Tankersley, Jr.    (EAST POINT, Ga.)

Miss Jannie L. Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Madie B. Reagan    (HERNANDO, MS)

Mr. Willie Elmore    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Theresa Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. W. Ken Daughtry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Brandt (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Alma Clements (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. William Tankersley, Jr. (EAST POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Madie B. Reagan (HERNANDO, MS.)

Dea. Dan Cunningham (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Miss Jannie L. Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Forster (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Pope (LPN AIKEN)

Mr. John Edward Baxter (APPLING, GA.)

Mrs. Carrie White (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Burnell Ruth Laux (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Goodrum (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Clements (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Videtto, Sr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Wash Baker, Sr. (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Elmore (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Rev. William E. Thompson (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Herndon (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Laura O. Masters (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Percy James Cotty (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Godfrey Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez C. Utley (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Madie B. Reagan (HERNANDO, MS)

Mr. Clifford E. Girndt (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Lou Pollard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Forster (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. LaDarius Davis (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mrs. Nell S. Schwalbert (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ted Jenkins, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eric M. Williams (IRVING, TX)

Mrs. Judy Barnes (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Lawrence (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John Ruel Evans (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Reid (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Brown (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Judy Barnes (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Allen Garner (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jones (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Stella Dorn (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Laura O. Masters (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford E. Girndt (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Orie Wigfall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl M. Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Dixon (UGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Royce Frost (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Lewis Miller (EHRHARDT, S.C.)

Mr. Nathan Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Powell (SILOAM, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Williams (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel M. Whisnant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Boatwright (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lois Kearse Craven (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis M. Gaines (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Carl M. Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. W. Ken Daughtry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Gilliam, Sr. (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Arvil "Buck" Wall (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Eric W. Williams (IRVING, TX)

Mr. Lewis M. Gaines (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Claudette Bledsoe (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lila Mae Greene (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. E.L. Hinton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Nathan Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jones (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Madeline Johnson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Miss Jannie L. Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John Ruel Evans (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Voskian (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Herndon (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Star-studded American lineup has big potential
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - There's a skater named Apolo, a skier named Bode, football player turned freestylist Jeremy Bloom and the ever-resilient Michelle Kwan.

U.S. announces Olympic team
When U.S. goaltender Rick DiPietro looks out from his crease at the Turin Olympics, he'll see a defenseman nearly twice his age protecting him.

Star-studded American lineup has big potential
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - There's a skater named Apolo, a skier named Bode, football player turned freestylist Jeremy Bloom and the ever-resilient Michelle Kwan.

U.S. announces Olympic team
When U.S. goaltender Rick DiPietro looks out from his crease at the Turin Olympics, he'll see a defenseman nearly twice his age protecting him.

U.S. announces Olympic team

Star-studded American lineup has big potential

Hingis to return Jan. 1 in Australian tournament

Rahman, Toney scuffle at resort

Lyons runs away with area award

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Coach helps Lewis reach potential

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South Carolina's board of trustees on Tuesday approved building a new $20 million stadium for the Gamecocks baseball team.

Rahman, Toney scuffle at resort
WBC heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman and James Toney scuffled in a hotel hallway before a cocktail party at a Cancun resort.

Coach helps Lewis reach potential
After a match two years ago, Greenbrier volleyball coach Debbie Born had reached her limit.

Lyons runs away with area award
Cross country runner Bridget Lyons has found plenty of success at Greenbrier High School.

Coach helps Lewis reach potential
After a match two years ago, Greenbrier volleyball coach Debbie Born had reached her limit.

Hingis to return Jan. 1 in Australian tournament
GOLD COAST, Australia - Martina Hingis will make her competitive return to tennis at a WTA tournament in Australia on New Year's Day.

Rahman, Toney scuffle at resort
WBC heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman and James Toney scuffled in a hotel hallway before a cocktail party at a Cancun resort.

Hingis to return Jan. 1 in Australian tournament
GOLD COAST, Australia - Martina Hingis will make her competitive return to tennis at a WTA tournament in Australia on New Year's Day.

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South Carolina's board of trustees on Tuesday approved building a new $20 million stadium for the Gamecocks baseball team.

Lyons runs away with area award
Cross country runner Bridget Lyons has found plenty of success at Greenbrier High School.

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The LPGA Tour made an exception Monday for 17-year-old Morgan Pressel, accepting her as a member instead of making her wait until she turns 18 three months after the season begins.

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The LPGA Tour made an exception Monday for 17-year-old Morgan Pressel, accepting her as a member instead of making her wait until she turns 18 three months after the season begins.

Prep-basketball Scores
Boys Basketball

Prep-basketball Scores
Boys Basketball

With perfect season over, Colts face new question: How do they rebound?
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts spent weeks answering questions about a perfect season. On Monday, they were dealing with a new one: Can they rebound?

Falcons' crash landing
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons aren't out of the NFC playoff race, but they're not exactly in the thick of the postseason hunt, either.

With perfect season over, Colts face new question: How do they rebound?
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts spent weeks answering questions about a perfect season. On Monday, they were dealing with a new one: Can they rebound?

Falcons' crash landing
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons aren't out of the NFC playoff race, but they're not exactly in the thick of the postseason hunt, either.

Judge rules 'intelligent design' can't be taught in Pa.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - In one of the biggest courtroom clashes between faith and evolution since the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, a federal judge barred a Pennsylvania public school district Tuesday from teaching "intelligent design" in biology class, saying the concept is creationism in disguise.

Judge rules 'intelligent design' can't be taught in Pa.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - In one of the biggest courtroom clashes between faith and evolution since the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, a federal judge barred a Pennsylvania public school district Tuesday from teaching "intelligent design" in biology class, saying the concept is creationism in disguise.

House moves for all-digital television by Feb. 2009
WASHINGTON - House lawmakers approved legislation early Monday that would complete the transition to all-digital television broadcasts by Feb. 17, 2009.

House moves for all-digital television by Feb. 2009

CBS rolls to another easy ratings victory
NEW YORK - CBS' procedural dramas had little real competition last week in helping the network ring up another weekly victory in the television ratings. CBS hasn't lost all season.

Redford and Newman together again
NEW YORK - Robert Redford recently did something not so unusual for him. He hung out with his pal Paul Newman.

A tidied-up 'Housewives' makes China debut
BEIJING - Chinese broadcasters have tidied up Wisteria Lane, cutting out some of the sex and violence from "Desperate Housewives."

Redford and Newman together again
NEW YORK - Robert Redford recently did something not so unusual for him. He hung out with his pal Paul Newman.

House moves for all-digital television by Feb. 2009
WASHINGTON - House lawmakers approved legislation early Monday that would complete the transition to all-digital television broadcasts by Feb. 17, 2009.

Redford and Newman together again

CBS rolls to another easy ratings victory

CBS rolls to another easy ratings victory
NEW YORK - CBS' procedural dramas had little real competition last week in helping the network ring up another weekly victory in the television ratings. CBS hasn't lost all season.

A tidied-up 'Housewives' makes China debut

A tidied-up 'Housewives' makes China debut
BEIJING - Chinese broadcasters have tidied up Wisteria Lane, cutting out some of the sex and violence from "Desperate Housewives."

Britney Spears sues Us Weekly over sex tape article

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Late heave ends run for No. 17 Dogs

Late heave ends run for No. 17 Dogs
PHILADELPHIA - Jennifer Owens hit a three-pointer with 1.6 seconds left in overtime to lead No. 25 Temple to a dramatic 69-66 victory over No. 17 Georgia.

Dogs' house is crowded at QB

Dogs' house is crowded at QB
Georgia's most eagerly anticipated position battle in spring practice has gotten off to an early start.

Dogs' house is crowded at QB
Georgia's most eagerly anticipated position battle in spring practice has gotten off to an early start.

Late heave ends run for No. 17 Dogs
PHILADELPHIA - Jennifer Owens hit a three-pointer with 1.6 seconds left in overtime to lead No. 25 Temple to a dramatic 69-66 victory over No. 17 Georgia.

Gamecocks are inspired

South Carolina's Rice catches another award
COLUMBIA - South Carolina wide receiver Sidney Rice has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News.

Gamecocks are inspired
COLUMBIA - Don't tell Steve Spurrier South Carolina doesn't have much at stake at the Independence Bowl.

South Carolina's Rice catches another award

Gamecocks are inspired
COLUMBIA - Don't tell Steve Spurrier South Carolina doesn't have much at stake at the Independence Bowl.

South Carolina's Rice catches another award
COLUMBIA - South Carolina wide receiver Sidney Rice has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News.

Xtreme question

Spotted
Channing Sherman/SpottedJasmine Jones, 14 (left), and Melanie Robinson, 13, attended the Holiday Fest on Dec. 10 at the Augusta Common.

Holiday hunt
From tinsel to fake snow or funny little elf stockings, the signs of Christmas and the winter holidays are all around.

Holiday hunt

Xtreme question
Q: How many hours nightly did you spend studying for exams?

Spotted

Xtreme calendar
HIP SKATE: The hip-hop gospel family skate night, the Jingle Bell Jam, takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at Red Wing Roller Way, 2065 Washington Road. The entire family is invited to skate the night away and donate to the domestic violence prevention organization, Safe Homes Augusta. Cost is $4 and participants are urged to bring a donation of a personal hygiene or baby product.

Xtreme question
Q: How many hours nightly did you spend studying for exams?

Girl must let her friend know that behavior is bad
My so-called best friend and I have been fighting ever since sixth grade. She's always starting rumors about me, her friends and even about herself. She's trying to be someone she's not. I tried to talk to her, but gave up. I'm scared ... she's going to get hurt. What should I do?

Spotted
Channing Sherman/SpottedJasmine Jones, 14 (left), and Melanie Robinson, 13, attended the Holiday Fest on Dec. 10 at the Augusta Common.

Quick hits
MY THOUGHTS: Ms. Richie's tale is about Chloe Parker, a 24-year-old who practically grew up in the hottest clubs, hanging out with Hollywood's brightest stars.

Girl must let her friend know that behavior is bad
My so-called best friend and I have been fighting ever since sixth grade. She's always starting rumors about me, her friends and even about herself. She's trying to be someone she's not. I tried to talk to her, but gave up. I'm scared ... she's going to get hurt. What should I do?

Holiday hunt
From tinsel to fake snow or funny little elf stockings, the signs of Christmas and the winter holidays are all around.

Quick hits
MY THOUGHTS: Ms. Richie's tale is about Chloe Parker, a 24-year-old who practically grew up in the hottest clubs, hanging out with Hollywood's brightest stars.

Quick hits

Xtreme calendar
HIP SKATE: The hip-hop gospel family skate night, the Jingle Bell Jam, takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at Red Wing Roller Way, 2065 Washington Road. The entire family is invited to skate the night away and donate to the domestic violence prevention organization, Safe Homes Augusta. Cost is $4 and participants are urged to bring a donation of a personal hygiene or baby product.

Girl must let her friend know that behavior is bad

Holiday hunt
From tinsel to fake snow or funny little elf stockings, the signs of Christmas and the winter holidays are all around.

Xtreme calendar

Bulldozing the competition

This week

Meetings

Area adult literacy sites

Residence might have some ghostly visitors

Recycling centers

Recreation events

Pet of the week

Lowe's has opening ceremony

Meth Watch program aims to put crimp in illegal drugs

Founder's statue is on target

Work on soccer complex interrupted by weather

Children's librarian makes programs fun

Milestones

Around the block

Events

Judge rules 'intelligent design' can't be taught in Pa.