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Long County preparing for elections

The upcoming Long County General Primary is just around the corner, and the qualifying dates for the Partisan positions will be from April 28 through May 2.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Boy sustains minor injuries when bike, truck collide

Last Thursday, a bicycle and truck collided on Smiley Road in Long County. No serious injuries were reported.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Law enforcement appreciation cookout draws crowd

GLENNVILLE - The 21st annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond on Highway 196 April 20 drew an estimated 3,000 people from all over the state.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Long 4-H’ers excel at competitions

Thirteen Long County students recently competed in the Southeast District Project Achievement Competition in Bacon County.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


McGowan gets second no decision after giving Jays lead

On Wednesday, a ninth-inning collapse of the Toronto Blue Jay bullpen, resulted in Long County's Dustin McGowan, picking up his second no decision in less than a week. The hurler from southeast Georgia didn't have one of his best nights, giving up seven hits over five innings. But despite not having his best stuff, he still left his team with a 3-2 lead, before being replaced in the sixth inning.

April 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Blue Tide loses heartbreaker to number one team in state, 10-11

LUDOWICI - As they say in kid's games, close doesn't count in anything but horseshoes and hand grenades, but Tuesday, the Long County Blue Tide came about as close as they could in knocking off the 2-AA, 8-0, Pierce County Bears.

April 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


New school design to be submitted to state

The Long County Board of Education saw the final plans for a new school on April 3.

April 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Three to leave Long Commission

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Commission will have a whole new look in the near future as the chairman and District 3 Commissioner Randy Wilson, District 2 Commissioner Mike McGowan, and District 1 Commissioner Charles Reddish Sr. all announced they at not seeking re-election this year.

April 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Blue Tide Capsize Buccaneers Ship 14-0

The Long County Baseball Team took on McIntosh County Academy in Darien Friday, and the road trip obviously did them good.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long second graders visit GSU Planetarium

Second graders from Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici visited the Georgia Southern University Planetarium on March 28.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long resident needs help with late husband's shoe shop

Last month, Willie F. Johnson, owner of Johnson Shoe Shop in Ludowici, died after a long illness.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Long's Town Square Village breaks ground

RMR and Associates had a groundbreaking Tuesday, initiating the first step of a multi-faceted projected, which will culminate in what will eventually be Long County's The Town Square Village."

April 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Long clerk of court workload increases with growth

LUDOWICI -- Most of the growth in Long County has been positive and welcomed by the majority of people. But one side of the growth, which isn't so good, is the number of court cases.

April 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


McGowan Solid in First Game of Season

Despite Thursday's good performance by Dustin McGowan, the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the New York Yankees 3-2, in the final of a three-game series.

April 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Learning to let others care for you

LUDOWICI -- Helen Jenkins has been taking care of people for a long time, since 1989 to be exact. But recently, she became sick and has had to let people help her.

April 19, 2008 | Mike Riddle | About People


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Long County teams fall to Bryan County

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams were swept by Bryan County in Region 2-AA action last Friday in Pembroke.

December 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Vidalia sweeps Long County teams

Tuesday wasn't a good night for Long County, as both the boys' and girls' basketball teams fell to the squads from Vidalia.

December 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall to Appling Co.

The Long County High School boys' basketball team continued to struggle on Saturday, falling to Appling County, 72-55, in Ludowici.

December 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide match last season’s win total

The Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up its fifth win of the year Saturday by defeating Appling County, 60-49, in Ludowici.

December 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. band marches in Chicago

The Long County High School band enjoyed another spot on the national stage when it marched in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 27 in Chicago.

December 08, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Blue Tide pick up another win, Blue Tide fall

The Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up their fourth win of the year Tuesday as they manhandled Groves, 64-39, in Ludowici.

December 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Metter hands Lady Tide first loss

In a nail-biter that went down to the final seconds Saturday, the Long County High School girls' basketball team dropped a 50-49 decision to Metter in Ludowici for its first loss of the season.

December 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tigers too much for Blue Tide to handle

The Long County High School boys' basketball team fell to Metter, 70-62, on Saturday in Ludowici.

December 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide nab two more wins

The Lady Blue Tide proved they should be thought of as a force to be reckoned with this season by picking up two more wins last weekend.

December 01, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide to build on last basketball season

The Long County High School girls' basketball team only won five games last year, so one would think that the year was a disappointment.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide beat Toombs, 58-40, but Long boys edged out, 58-47

The Long County High School varsity basketball teams kicked off the season Tuesday in Vidalia against Toombs County. The boys lost to the Bulldogs, 58-47. The girls won against the Lady Dogs, 58-40.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County holds Blue and White scrimmages

The Long County High School boys' basketball team had its annual Blue and White scrimmage Saturday.

November 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide has goal of returning to state playoffs

The Long County basketball teams hit the hardwood Tuesday to face Toombs County in their first games of the season.

November 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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