First, look only at the West hand. The bidding proceeds as given. Your partner's two-heart opening is weak, showing a decent six-card suit and 5-10 high-card points. You let the adverse vulnerability and your defensive prospects dissuade you from going to five hearts. Here, this would probably prove to be a bad decision. If South led the spade ace, which is a likely choice, five hearts would be unbeatable.
GREENWICH, England - Technology, rot and now fire have caught up with the Cutty Sark, the graceful clipper ship built in the 19th century to speed fresh tea from China to Britain's tables.
A University System of Georgia task force reports that the state will be short 20,000 nurses by 2012 unless steps are taken to increase the number of graduates.
Jimmy Futch can weave a school bus big enough to hold 60 children through cones about 20 feet apart. He parallel parks perfectly and measures distances to the inch using only his eyes.
BOSTON - Kason Gabbard came up from Triple-A and stuck around just long enough to give the Boston Red Sox a win.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
Mr. and Mrs. Ike Webb of Twin City announce the engagement of their daughter, Alice St. Clair Webb, to Mark Edward Collins of Bluffton, S.C. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Collins and the late June Collins of Bluffton, S.C.
TAMPA, Fla. - Deep-sea explorers said Friday they have hauled up what could be the richest sunken treasure ever discovered: hundreds of thousands of colonial-era silver and gold coins worth an estimated $500 million from a shipwreck in the Atlantic Ocean.
Nido Qubein, a motivational speaker and president of High Point University in North Carolina, claims: "Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets."
Someone you meet who is well received by everyone but very selective of his or her friends may accept you as a special friend. This relationship will offer many benefits not afforded to just anybody.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Is it necessary to use diuretics to control some instances of high blood pressure, while other patients' high blood pressures can be controlled with one of the nondiuretics? I am currently taking atenolol, which, I understand, is not a diuretic, although I have been on diuretics in the past. Both have been successful in keeping my blood pressure at an acceptable level. I believe the type of medication prescribed me changed with a change in doctors: i.e., doctor's choice rather than my need to make a change. Why would you NOT prescribe atenolol?
DEAR ABBY: I lost quite a bit of weight on a great diet that worked well for me. I did it for my health and because I was tired of carrying all that extra weight around. Everyone has been complimentary, except my husband.
Bonnie Marsh Williams of Statesboro and Robert Taylor of Brunswick were united in marriage on May 12, 2007, in an oceanside ceremony on St. Simons Island.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.
Note: The following is the 24th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
Q: I've been using the method described in your toilet-training book with my 18-month-old daughter, and she's been doing great during the day. She rarely has an accident. However, I'm still using a diaper at nap-time and during the night. (I'm waiting for some consistency in dryness before taking that away). Is that correct?
Students are helping Georgia health departments apply to become nationally accredited. Graduates are researching whether flu shots reduce school absenteeism. Biostatisticians, who come from around the world to study here, are employed in the pharmaceutical industry, proving the effectiveness of new drugs.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The Georgia Southern Eagles didn't have much left in the tank, and the Wofford Terriers knew it.
On Feb. 25, 1914, Bulloch County Sheriff John Donaldson posed for a photo along with the probate judge, clerk of court and three other bailiffs and deputy clerks to memorialize "The Big Snow," a rare event in Statesboro even then. The photo was taken on the east side of the Bulloch County Courthouse and was later made a part of the State of Georgia's "Vanishing Georgia" photo archive.
Cupcakes have always been near and dear to my heart, never mind my waistline. I've never met one I didn't like.
On Oct. 28, 2013, a Statesboro police officer and a city code enforcement officer went to the home of George Pryor to remove a van that neighbors said had sat idle in the yard next to his house "for years."
Almost everyone agrees that the example parents set for their children is of paramount importance. Unless we model the standards we desire for our children, it isn't likely they will value or follow them very closely.
MACON - Bulloch Academy won its first-ever girls' basketball state championship in convincing fashion Saturday night, whipping Stratford Academy 46-29 in the GISA Class AAA title game at Hawkins Arena on the campus of Mercer University.
The Georgia Southern Eagles swept a doubleheader from Holy Cross 7-1, 6-2 on Saturday at J.I. Clements Stadium.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Georgia Southern gave the Chattanooga Mocs everything they had to give on Saturday in Kimbel Arena.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Vietnamese official says searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777.
Ogeechee Technical College brings more than $29 million to the region, according to a recently released report.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Georgia Southern's swan song is still playing.