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Long County Blue Tide to play state play-off game tonight in Ludowici

LUDOWICI - The Blue Tide Basketball Team didn't have much time to celebrate winning their 2-AA Region Championship this week, since they had to prepare for the state tournament.

March 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long 7 & 8 Basketball Team wrap up season

The Long County Recreation Department's 7- and 8-year-old basketball league wrapped up the season Saturday.

March 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long Commission wants say in Liberty Hospital Authority on nursing home

LUDOWICI -- At the February Long County Commission meeting, Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell reported on Coastal Manor nursing home.

March 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long 4-H'ers compete at Rock Eagle

The Long County 4-H Club sent 17 youth to the state 4-H Camp at Rock Eagle for the District Project Achievement Project competition Feb. 1-3.

March 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long BoE ask Ludowici city council for support with proposed school

LUDOWICI -- At a Ludowici city council meeting, members from the Long Board of Education asked the city for support with a new school to be completed for the 2010-2011 school year.

March 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long pre-release center starts new CDL program

LUDOWICI -- On Feb. 13, the Long Pre-Release Center started the first commercial driver's license class in a prison in the state.

March 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Long Senior Center Crowns King and Queen Sweetheart

The Long County Senior Citizens Center had a 2008 Valentine Banquet on Feb. 14.

March 05, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Long County is region champ

Having lost twice during the regular season to the Appling County Pirates, the third time was a charm for the Blue Tide, as the boys' basketball team beat the number two team in the state, 51-43 for the 2-AA Region Championship.

March 05, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Broken taillight leads to drug arrest

LUDOWICI - On Feb. 3 a busted rear taillight led to a Garden City man's arrest here for drug possession and the possession of a stolen firearm.

March 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Blue Tide advance to region finals for third contest with MCA

The Long County boys basketball team advanced to the finals of the Region 2-AA Tournament this past week, with wins over the Brantley County Herons and the Savannah Christian Red Raiders.

March 02, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


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


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Lady Tide shut out by Vidalia at home

The Long County High School softball team fell to Vidalia, 7-0, Tuesday in Ludowici.

August 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Lady Tide beat Terrors

The Long County High School softball team got back on the winning track Thursday by beating Glynn Academy, 11-4, in Brunswick.

August 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide drop two straight games

This first part of this week wasn't good to the Long County High School softball team.

August 22, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide fall in scrimmage

The Long County High School football team fell, 33-20, to Claxton on Friday in a preseason scrimmage in Ludowici.

August 20, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide lose scrimmage to Claxton

The Long County High School football team lost its Friday night scrimmage, 33-20, to Claxton High School in Ludowici. For more photos of the game, go to www.coastalcourier.com, and check Wednesday's Courier for a full story.

August 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide pitcher strikes out 16 for victory

Long County High School softball pitcher Harley Dawson led the Lady Tide to a 1-0 win Thursday over Bryan County. She won a pitching duel with Bryan's Brooke Barfield, striking out 16 batters, giving up only three hits and walking three.

August 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide host Claxton tonight in home scrimmage

The Long County High School football team will hold its first scrimmage tonight, taking on Claxton High School at 7:30 in Ludowici.

August 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide pummel St. Vincent’s, 9-0

The Long County High School softball team got a no-hitter from pitcher Harley Dawson en route to winning its first Region 2-AA game of the season Tuesday by pummeling St. Vincent's Academy, 9-0, in five innings in Savannah.

August 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Panthers top Lady Tide

Liberty County High School kicked off its softball season with a 10-3 win over Long County High School on Monday in Ludowici.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. Commission welcomes ambulance service

Dr. James Graham owns and directs Excelsior Ambulance Service, Long County's new service provider. He addressed the county commission Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Business


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