If your right-hand opponent opens one of a suit and you immediately overcall two no-trump, you are promising at least 5-5 in the two lowest-ranking unbid suits. But if one of a suit is opened on your left and two passes follow, now a jump to two no-trump is natural, showing the values for a two-no-trump opening bid: 20-22 points. True, you might shade a point if your hand includes a decent five-card minor suit; and you might shade two points if you hold a respectable six-card minor suit (and 6-3-2-2 distribution). Remember, when the play takes place, you will ...
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has agreed to shift course and let a secret but independent panel of federal judges oversee the government's controversial domestic spying program.
Senior guard Kacie Lanier poured in 15 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Bulloch Academy pummel Edmund Burke 47-17 in GISA Region 2-AA action Tuesday night.
DEAR ABBY: My fiance, "Pan," and I have been together nearly two years. We fell in love quickly and knew we wanted to marry one day. We are loving, respectful and kind to each other. Our only source of conflict involves his family.
FRESNO, Calif. - Shoppers will feel the sting from a string of subfreezing nights in California's citrus groves and other farming areas, with prices for oranges, lemons, avocados and other produce poised to double or triple in coming weeks, according to industry officials.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Twin car bombs tore through a leading Baghdad university as students left classes Tuesday in the deadliest attack in Iraq in nearly two months, and the United Nations reported 34,452 civilians were slain last year, nearly three times more than the government reported.
There are strong indications you could unexpectedly get involved in a very unique endeavor or enterprise. It will be something you never thought would happen, but you'll love being involved when it does.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama launched a presidential campaign Tuesday that would make him the first black to occupy the White House, and immediately tried to turn his political inexperience into an asset with voters seeking change.
KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Ben Ownby has spent a lot of time watching TV since he was rescued from a man accused of kidnapping him and another boy, but there's one face he's tired of seeing.
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The dealer opens one of a suit and two passes follow. Yesterday, I explained that if you balance by making a one-no-trump overcall, that is weak, showing about 11-14 points. But what should you do when you have a balanced hand with somewhere between a good 15 and a middling 18 points, enough for a direct strong one-no-trump overcall?
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an older woman in comparatively good health. I take blood-pressure medicine, Lipitor, Fosamax, glucosamine/chondroitin and, on occasion, Zyrtec.
Statesboro's boys basketball team got back to .500 with a 67-42 road win over Lakeside-Evans Tuesday night.
Benny Parsons made a career of beating the odds, rising up from a childhood of poverty in the North Carolina foothills to a job as a Detroit cabbie, and eventually, becoming a NASCAR champion.
In order to truly be united, we need to focus on the things we have in common rather than our differences.
Stopping in Statesboro on a planned 6,000-mile-plus bicycle journey across America, Tom von Kaenel led roughly 50 people in a brief memorial service in the lobby of City Hall to Georgians who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The Evans County Wildlife Club will host the 47th Annual Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Wildlife Club festival grounds, at 501 Cedar Avenue in Hagan.
Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Fran and Jason Aultman live on West Rushing Road, and they expressed concerns about a request by Marie Ashmore to close the road on which she lives, Dink Station Road, during a Bulloch County commissioners meeting Tuesday. Because of reporter's mistakes, a front-page article Thursday listed the wrong first name for Jason Aultman, incorrectly spelled his and Fran's last name and listed the wrong address for them. The Statesboro Herald regrets the errors.
The new Statesboro chapter of AMBUCS, a national service organization whose mission is creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, is sponsoring a 5K race on Saturday at Mill Creek Regional Park.
A man was arrested after a lengthy investigation into the sale of illegal steroids by the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, according to a Wednesday news release.
A man who was stopped for a minor traffic offense ended up with more serious charges after he got into a scuffle with a deputy, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
On a cold night at Womack Field, Tyler Proctor's blazing strike off of a corner kick paved the way to a Statesboro High victory.
When the toughest part of putting together a lineup is figuring out which .300 hitter needs to get left out, you're in pretty good shape.
The Statesboro Blue Devils cruised to an 8-2 win over Effingham County on Tuesday at Mill Creek.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been 10 years since a driver last attempted running both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, a feat so grueling that only Tony Stewart has successfully completed all 1,100 miles.
Just south of Bulloch County is the second largest public fishing and hunting entity in the state of Georgia (only the Chattahoochee National Forest is bigger).
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Washington, but Phil Gosselin took advantage of Nationals rookie manager Matt Williams' unusual defensive shift in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves an 8-4 victory Tuesday.
DORAL, Fla. - Steve Stricker usually doesn't show up at a tournament on Sunday. He made an exception for the Cadillac Championship, and it made perfect sense.
PRETORIA, South Africa - For two days, the witness in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius kept her composure. Then, just as her testimony was about to finish, she broke down in tears at what she said was the memory of the screams she heard on the night that the double-amputee athlete fatally shot his girlfriend in his South African home.
Note: The following is part of an occasional series about "unsung heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.