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Long County getting grant to buy ambulance

LUDOWICI - The Long County EMS unit will be getting a new ambulance soon, as result of a $72,000 grant submitted through the county and Liberty Regional Medical Center.

May 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


USDA secretary in Ludowici Monday

LUDOWICI - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be in Ludowici tomorrow to hear concerns of citizens.

May 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Blue Tide standout signs with Delta Trojans

Friday, Blue Tide athlete Eli Guest signed with Mississippi Delta Community College to play basketball next year.

May 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide’s Harrison signs with LaGrange

Long County High School wide receiver Stevie Harrison signed with LaGrange College to play football and was told he would be given the opportunity to "walk on" the baseball team.

May 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Paula Deen, Gnats team up to feed hungry

On Friday, the Savannah Sand Gnats lost to the Greenville Drive 4-3, but celebrity chef and restaurant owner Paula Deen brightened the evening a bit by putting in an appearance at Grayson Stadium.

May 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Smiley recognized as 'cool school' by TV station

Smiley Elementary School was recognized as a "Cool School" by WTOC on Tuesday. Education reporter Brook Kelly was on hand to show why the school is so special.

May 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Couple charged with abuse of elderly

A Ludowici woman and her boyfriend recently were charged with elderly abuse of the woman's mother.

May 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Long Co. considering student uniforms

LUDOWICI - Long County High School had a community forum Wednesday to provide information to the public and to gather input on the possibility of requiring students to wear uniforms.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Blue Tide baseball comes to a close

LUDOWICI - Long County High School's baseball season ended April 30 with a 7-2 loss to McIntosh County.

May 08, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. Relay raises $28,000 to fight cancer

Long County had its annual Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society last Friday at Veteran's Field in Ludowici.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


True Vine wins league championship

LUDOWICI - True Vine defeated Faith Baptist Church, 65-52, last week to win the FBC Men's Basketball League championship.

May 06, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide baseball season finished

Long County's baseball season came to an end Thursday as McIntosh County defeated the Blue Tide 7-2 in Darien. The loss ruined the Tide's shot at making the top four in the 2-AA Region, giving them a final region record of 7-9 and an overall record of 8-17. For the full game story and a season wrap-up on Blue Tide baseball, read Wednesday Coastal Courier.

May 04, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Touchdown Club to have golf tournament

LUDOWICI - The Long County Touchdown Club will have its Blue Tide Golf Tournament on May 16 at the Cherokee Country Club in Hinesville at 1:30 p.m.

May 04, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long H.S. crowns prom king, queen

LUDOWICI - Long County High School juniors and seniors had their prom on April 25 at Celebration Castle.

May 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Cabbie injured during alleged robbery attempt

LUDOWICI - A cabdriver was injured while escaping from what is believed to be a robbery attempt Friday night.

May 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Long County girls advance to second round

It wasn't easy, nor quick, but after over 90 minutes of play Friday, the Long County girls soccer team beat Screven County 3-1 in ...

May 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall in playoff

The Long County boys soccer team's season ended Thursday in the first round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.

May 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. soccer teams host playoffs

The Long County soccer program has achieved much in its short history.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dozen Long County athletes advance to region

Long County had 12 athletes either bring home medals or advance to the regional championship during the recent Region 2-AA track meet in Statesboro.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County drops last baseball game of season

The Long County baseball team closed out the season Saturday against Claxton in Ludowici.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County falls short of undefeated season

The dream of an undefeated season by the Long County boys' soccer team came to an end on Thursday as the Blue Tide lost to ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide miss the playoffs with tough loss to Jeff Davis

Long County knew it needed to pull off an upset Thursday over Jeff Davis (18-6) if the Blue Tide were to have any chance at ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Victory over Vidalia keeps Blue Tide’s playoff hopes alive

The Long County baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive Monday, beating Vidalia 5-1 in Toombs County.

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf raises more than $10,000 for cancer patient

The John E. Smiley Jr. "Jay Bird" Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club raised more than $10,000 for Valarie Gosseck, who ...

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide at 12-0, ranked third in state

The Long County boys and girls soccer teams continued dominating the field Tuesday, beating Jeff Davis in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Young Blue Tide pitcher throws no-hitter, with 9 Ks

Long County's baseball team picked up its second win in a row Tuesday by beating McIntosh County 4-0 in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Emergency workers put together benefit

Valarie Gosseck fought off cancer 20 years ago.

April 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Tide drop 4 games in a row

This recent stretch has not been kind to the Long County baseball team as the Tide dropped four consecutive region games and fell to sixth ...

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf tourney to benefit local cancer patient

The Jay Smiley Memorial Golf Tournament will be held April 16 at the Cherokee Rose Golf Club.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dawson a finalist for Dooley award

Long County senior Harley Dawson recently learned that she had been selected as a finalist for the Vince Dooley Athletes for a Better World Scholarship.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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