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Bridge 3/21

When you are the declarer, always count your tricks. If you never do this, you will effectively be flying blind, having no idea where the runway is situated. But if, when in no-trump, you check your top tricks first, you will know how many more tricks you must establish. And if you are in a suit contract, check your losers and winners, assuming you can do it in a timely fashion ... In under an hour!

April 04, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Former Texas death row inmate whose case went to US Supreme Court pleads guilty to 1985 crime

DALLAS - A man who was on death row for nearly 20 years until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his verdict because of racial discrimination has pleaded guilty to the 1985 slaying for which he was originally sentenced to die.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Dear Abby 3/21

DEAR ABBY: My problem is, I have lost the art of listening. When someone takes too long to get to the point, or includes irrelevant details, I completely lose patience. I work in a medical office with the same small group of women every day, and I like my job. However, I find myself trying to keep "extra busy" to avoid the boring, mundane chatter about things I don't care about.

April 04, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 3/21

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband has an unusual condition that none of his physicians have been able to diagnose or treat successfully.

April 04, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Local Roundup: Lady Eagles soccer releases schedule

The Georgia Southern women's soccer team announces the 2008 schedule which is highlighted by a pair of early tournaments, four 2007 NCAA tournament contenders, first-time opponents and familiar Southern Conference foes.

April 04, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

For flood-weary Midwesterners, raging rivers, rising floodwaters have become familiar

FENTON, Mo. - With more than a dozen people killed by floodwaters and rivers still rising, weary Midwesterners on Thursday weighed not just the prospect of a sodden cleanup but the likelihood that their communities could be inundated again.

April 04, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARDa Associated Press Writer | National

Plans advance for Streetscape downtown project

With Mayor Bill Hatcher out, Mayor Pro-tem Joe Brannen oversaw a relatively uneventful Statesboro City Council meeting earlier this week.

April 04, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local

Prep Sports Blitz: Area teams soccer, baseball & more - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, March 20 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

April 04, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON | Prep Sports Blitz

Prosecutors say lawyer agrees to plead guilty to racketeering charge in kickback scheme

LOS ANGELES - Prominent attorney Melvyn Weiss has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering in a lucrative kickback scheme involving payments to plaintiffs in class-action lawsuits targeting some of the largest corporations in the nation, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

April 04, 2008 | By DANNY POLLOCK Associated Press Writer | National

House panel investigating electrocutions in Iraq, including Pa. soldier killed while showering

PITTSBURGH - A U.S. House committee chairman has begun an investigation into the electrocutions of at least 12 service members in Iraq, including that of a Pittsburgh soldier killed in January by a jolt of electricity while showering.

April 04, 2008 | By RAMESH SANTANAM Associated Press Writer | National

Sex and politics: At the NY state Capitol, sometimes it seems like spring break on the Hudson

ALBANY, N.Y. - Of all the wisecracks heard in the marble halls of New York's Capitol after Gov. Eliot Spitzer's downfall in a call-girl scandal, one jest enlightened as much as it stung: Spitzer's got to be the only guy in Albany who PAYS for sex.

April 04, 2008 | By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer | National

Group gets permission to question National Archives over Clinton’s phone logs

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Thursday forced the National Archives to undergo questioning by a conservative group seeking the release of Hillary Rodham Clinton's telephone logs during her years as first lady.

April 04, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Obama campaign says splitting Michigan delegates with Clinton would be fair

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's campaign said Thursday that evenly splitting Michigan's delegates with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton would be a fair way of resolving the dispute over how to handle the state at the Democratic National Convention.

April 04, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

Democratic primary contest swells party’s ranks in Pennsylvania

WAYNE, Pa. - Pennsylvanians are rushing in record numbers to sign up as Democrats so they can vote in the April 22 presidential primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

April 04, 2008 | By PETER JACKSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

McCain visits London, hails bravery of UK troops in Iraq

LONDON - Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Thursday hailed the bravery of British and U.S. soldiers yet refrained from calling publicly for Britain to slow the pace of its troop withdrawal from southern Iraq.

April 04, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

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Hornets sting Portal

It was an up-and-down rollercoaster ride for the Panthers in a sub-region matchup against Savannah Country Day Friday night.

October 10, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

SEB takes care of Blue Jackets

BROOKLET - Coming in to Friday night's game, Southeast Bulloch had only forced two turnovers through five games. That changed dramatically as the Yellow Jackets ...

October 10, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

Juveniles arrested on entering auto, gang charges

Four juveniles caught breaking into cars on Broad Street Thursday were arrested on several charges, including participation in gang activity.

October 09, 2015 | | Local

BA bowls over Edmund Burke

October 09, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360

No. 6 Clemson ready for normal schedule vs. Georgia Tech

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is grateful to get back to normal.

October 09, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

No. 19 Georgia, Tennessee seeking to put past behind them

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - No. 19 Georgia's game at Tennessee on Saturday could come down to which team has the shorter memory.

October 09, 2015 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | UGA

Title contenders eyeing win at Charlotte to ease pressure

CONCORD, N.C. - Expect the intensity to pick up a tick in the opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs. The event ...

October 09, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR

Bae delivers big moment in Presidents Cup debut at home

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) - Bae Sang-moon never felt the kind of pressure that weighed on him Friday at the Presidents Cup.

October 09, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Linda Sammons and James Harris will be married on Saturday, November 14, 2015, in the Friendship Baptist Church Prayer Garden, 4025 Friendship Church Road, Statesboro.

October 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings

Wildcats whip Statesboro

To say Statesboro High School got off to a rough start in a Thursday sub-region matchup against Richmond Hill would be an understatement.

October 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Chicago Cubs give their longest-suffering fans a bit of hope

CHICAGO (AP) - Living in a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, 82-year-old Edith Heath knows something about faith.

October 08, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports

Falcons' Roddy White upbeat after meeting with Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White returned to the team Thursday and said he was encouraged about his role following a meeting with ...

October 08, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons

Portal wants another sub-region win


October 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

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