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Long 7- and 8-year olds shoot hoops

The Long County 7- and 8-year-old basketball teams continued to shoot hoops like the big-leaguers Saturday.

March 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long boys and girls begin 2-AA tourney

The Long County girls and boys basketball teams ended the regular season last week and now the "important games" begin the region tournament and next week the state tournament.

March 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Community mourns death of teacher

LUDOWICI - Just two weeks ago, 34-year-old Valerie Futch-Smith was teaching her Smiley Elementary School first grade class, and planning to visit her mother in New Mexico. But on Feb. 1 at 3:45 a.m., tragedy struck, and her husband Jimmy, rushed her to the hospital.

February 29, 2008 | Contributing Writer | Lifestyle


Needy Long county kids to get glasses

The Long County Board of Education approved a measure last week that will allow the parents of some needy kids to buy eyewear for their children at a low cost.

February 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County gets look at flood map

LUDOWICI - The Long County Code Enforcement Office recently organized an open house meeting at the Ludowici City Hall regarding a Long/Ludowici flood insurance study and a proposed digital flood insurance rate map for the area.

February 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long crowns queens for Valentine's Day

LUDOWICI - A packed cafeteria at the Long County High School watched Heather Cierra Reddish be crowned the 2008 Long County Miss Sweetheart and Ryan Taylor Harrison be crowned the Junior Miss Sweetheart this past Thursday.

February 27, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Long voters pick McCain, Clinton

LUDOWICI - Voters from Long County came out Tuesday to cast ballots, and Arizona Sen. John McCain and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton were top picks for their parties nominations.

February 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Library puts together local cookbook, plans birthday/anniversary calendar

LUDOWICI - Want to prepare a new main entrée' like Beth's Stove Top Seafood Quiche or maybe a new desert like Anna Poole's Coconut Pie?

February 23, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Men Tide wraps up season with victory as Ladies lose to Brantley

Ladies lose to Brantley County

February 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


LCHS recognizes boys at basketball homecoming game

Tuesday, between the girls and boys basketball games, Long County High School crowned the 2008 Homecoming king and princes.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Deja vu, the Blue Tide Lose 69-67 to Appling County

Three weeks ago, the Blue Tide took on Appling County, and lost a disappointing game 69-67 in overtime.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Blue Tide win streak continues as they down Indians

LUDOWICI - Before a packed house, the Long County Blue Tide boys basketball team picked up their fifth 2-AA Region win in a row over Charlton County 94-70.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Woman taking on Long dog problem

Dawn Johnson lives on the Long/Liberty County line, but is asking everyone in Long County to help deal with problems arising from not having any animal control.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Some Long voters get new precincts

Super Tuesday will be here next week, and as Georgians prepares to decide which candidates they will want their delegate votes to go toward, many folks in Long County will be casting their ballots at different locations.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Residents grill commissioners over taxes

LUDOWICI - The Long County Commissioners had a public hearing on its proposed 2007-08 budget Tuesday and the meeting drew much input from the public.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


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Commission considers changing voter-precinct locations

Long County Commissioners recently discussed the possibility of changing the locations of several voter precincts.

July 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | News


Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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