Today's deal features a declarer-play theme that has appeared in print many times - even here! - but this is an unusual variation of it.
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department said Friday it will halt sales of Treasury securities to state and local governments starting next week because Congress has yet to increase the ceiling on the national debt.
I have recently received several questions about concussion. Some have come from patients in the office, others from concerned parents of athletes. I wanted to explain what concussions are, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated.
Have you ever heard a Whangdoodle? Have you ever even heard of a Whangdoodle? Well, according to early Southeastern United States histories, these fearsome creatures were said to have resembled a particularly wild and wooly cougar. Reaching as much as three feet in height, and as much as four feet in length, they were reported to have large ears and have been covered with a coarse grey fur. Some historians think it may even have been a northern cousin to the much-talked about Chupacabra of South America.
BOSTON - An MIT student wearing what turned out to be a fake bomb was arrested at gunpoint Friday at Logan International Airport and later claimed it was artwork, officials said.
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 30-year-old man, married a little over three years, and I'm in serious financial trouble. I was laid off from my well-paying job almost two years ago, and I have been struggling to keep my head above water ever since.
A group of members from the Archibald Bulloch chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse at this past Monday, to launch the week-long celebration of Constitution Week. This historica document is 220 years old.
WASHINGTON - About 1 million Simplicity and Graco cribs are being recalled after three children became entrapped in their cribs and died of suffocation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.
TRENTON, N.J. - A promising experimental vaccine to prevent the AIDS virus has failed in a crucial experiment, with volunteers becoming infected with HIV anyway, leading the drug developer to halt the study.
Matthew and Janet Welsh of St. Marys and Keith Tindall of Hilliard, Fla., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Candace Nichol Tindall, to Brian Anthony Kent, son of Judi Robbins of Statesboro and Russell Kent of Savannah.
Larry and Nancy Bryant of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lee Bryant, to Toby Jake Collins, son of Sherra Collins and the late Eugene Collins of Cochran.
Mr. and Mrs. Randy S. Anderson of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Abigail Anderson of Statesboro, to Christopher Adam Donaldson, son of Mr. and Mrs. David G. Donaldson.
LOS ANGELES - A sport utility vehicle broadsided an MTA commuter train during the Friday morning rush hour, causing a fire and injuring six people in the second Gold Line crash in two weeks, authorities said.
The Rev. and Mrs. Willie A. Rawls of Pembroke announce the engagement of their daughter, Joni Rae Rawls, to Victor Jamie Chavers of Portal, son of Loice and Jimmy Chavers of Portal.
SLATON, Texas - It doesn't seem like a penny is worth its weight in copper today, but 500 pounds of pennies is still worth a lot.
Marriage tips come in all shapes and sizes, from the desperately needed to the unasked for. A lot of times we know what we should do, but prefer to do what we "want" to do. In other words, we cave into our prodding anger or false pride. Or we act in ways we know won't bring a good result, but we go for it anyway. It's a lot like banging the TV on its side because the WIFI isn't working. Really? Does that ever work? It is always better to figure things out before reacting.
BOSTON - A victim of one of Mark Wahlberg's racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in segregated Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn't be granted a pardon for his crimes.
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A team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies captured a man Monday who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The drama surrounding two teenage sweethearts on the run from the law ended quietly and unceremoniously in a Florida beach town.
WASHINGTON - Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.
From the Portal Panthers in the 2008 GHSA basketball final four, to the unforgettable GSU win over the Florida Gators on the gridiron in 2013 and the program's first Sun Belt title the following year, I've covered a lot of great moments in the pages of the Statesboro Herald.
RENTON, Wash. - A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl.
Tony Dungy was an up-and-coming NFL assistant in his early 30s when he met with the Green Bay Packers about their opening for a head coach in 1988.
The final "Jeopardy!" category is Super Bowl XLIX, and the clue is: "You mad, bro?"
The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
ATLANTA - The NBA's best defense kept the Atlanta Hawks' winning streak intact.
Marc and Danielle Nauts are the owners of B&R Accounting & Taxes at 45 East Main Street. They share office space with their other company, B&R Treasures & Treats.
Late one Sunday evening, 11 years ago, Dr. John Gerguis called me at home. My dad had an appointment with him the next morning and he felt that it would be best for me to come along.