Sabrina M. Laird and Christopher N. Downs of Graniteville, SC announce the birth of their son, Tristen Nathaniel Downs, born on Dec. 1, 2012, at University Hospital in Augusta. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Don and Gloria Laird of Warrenville and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby and Laura Downs of Augusta. Great-grandparents are Sam and Elsie Downs of Harlem, Ga., and Ron Morgan and Bernice Manuel of North Augusta, SC.