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Residents of Long Co. celebrate Flag Day

Last Saturday, Long County residents came out to recognize those who are protecting our country and those who have served in the past with the Long County Recognition and Military Appreciation/Flag Day Ceremony.

July 03, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Auxiliary’s support crucial to fire department

For a fire department, an all night vehicle accident or a multi-day brush fire can drain personnel both physically and mentally. However, with the help of a group of ladies, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department can work these calls without worrying about exhaustion and fatigue.

June 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County to honor vets on Flag Day

RMR Developers will sponsor an "Honor our Veterans" ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Long County Court House, followed by a barbecue at Long County High School.

June 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long commissioners hear from Liberty County on two issues

At the June 3 Long County Commissioner's meeting, Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray, along with city attorney A.G. Wells, requested support from commissioners for a new well at the corner of County Road 24.

June 26, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County prepares ballot equipment for election

Recently, Long County Elections Superintendent Marie Middleton hired a company from Marietta to travel to the courthouse and prepare the ballot equipment for the July 15 election.

June 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long commissioner candidates speak out

The Long County Chamber of Commerce held a "Meet the Candidates" forum at Long County High School. This is the second installment in a two-part series on each candidate present at the forum.

June 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Boston, L.A. should be good match-up

Well, the basketball gods have finally woken up and taken a step in the right direction to save the NBA: A Celtic/Laker match-up is just what the doctor ordered.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Former Long Solicitor General for State Court commits apparent suicide

LUDOWICI - Friday, an attorney from Long County was found dead at her home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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


Long County man charged in arson of parents' home

A Long County man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to burn his parents' house down, as his mother was asleep inside.

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


Blue Jays lose to New York

Toronto lost a close game this past Thursday 9-8 to New York, despite having a three run lead going into the bottom of the ninth.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


McGowan strikes out six

Early in the season, Toronto Blue Jays pitchers had every reason to be frustrated with their team's offensive efforts. However, each time a member of the pitching rotation was asked about the issue, they seemed certain the bats would eventually come around.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier | Sports


Smiley Elementary student struck by car, killed

Tragedy struck Long County last weekend when a Smiley Elementary School student died from injuries sustained when an SUV struck the child as he was running along side a road.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Two hospitalized in Smiley Cross Roads wreck

A truck and a car were involved in an accident Tuesday at Smiley Cross Roads in Long County resulting in two being injured.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Darien storm damage delays E-911 center

After reporting at the April 30 meeting that the final changes for the Wiregrass E-911 McIntosh/Long Communication Center were nearly complete, the May 11 storms have delayed the project indefinitely.

June 18, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County school board releases information on superintendent candidates

The Long County Board of Education recently narrowed the field of superintendent candidates from 20 to 3.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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Man injured in rollover in Long County

A man was injured this morning in a rollover in Long County.

April 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Former Blue Tide baseball stars playing well

Former Long County baseball stars Dustin McGowan and Tristan Goodro are making the folks in Long County proud this year in their post-high-school careers on the diamond.

April 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County sends 8 to sectional track meet

Eight Long County High School athletes have qualified for the AA state sectional track-and-field meet after their efforts at the Region 2-AA meet last Wednesday at Southeast Bulloch High School.

April 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide beat Vidalia, hold on to 4th spot in region

The hometown fans in Ludowici had a lot to be happy about Friday as Long County beat Vidalia 6-3 in Region 2-AA baseball action.

April 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County names new football coach

The Long County High School football team didn't have to go far to find a new head coach, just down the hall.

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide go 1-1; move up in region

The Long County High School baseball team continued its pattern of going 1-1 this past week, beating McIntosh County (0-13) but losing to Claxton High School (12-5).

April 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Vehicles and building vandalized at Long County school

Five vehicles were vandalized recently at Walker Middle School, Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell said.

April 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Long Co. goes 1-1 in region play

The Long County High School baseball team went 1-1 in region 2-AA play for the week beating Bryan County but falling to Benedictine Military School.

April 13, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


An administrator in Long County?

Long County commissioners recently discussed the possibility of hiring a county administrator in the future.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Wildcats win second-straight title

The Long County Middle School soccer team won its second-straight Southeast Georgia Middle School Championship with a 4-0 win over Ware County on March 28 in Jesup.

April 08, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Wildcats win second-straight soccer crown

The Long County Middle School soccer team won its second-straight Southeast Georgia Middle School Championship with a 4-0 win over Ware County on March 28 in Jesup.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. loses twice

The Long County High School baseball team continued to struggle last week, dropping games to Region 2-AA opponents Jeff Davis High School 13-0 on Tuesday in Hazlehurst and Bacon County 4-3 on Friday in Alma.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County teams roll on

The Long County High School girls' and boys' soccer teams continued their dominance last week, picking up two more wins each by beating Groves on Wednesday at home and Claxton on Friday in Claxton.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Rivera signs with Colombian team

Former Long County High School standout Ricky Rivera recently signed a contract to play professional basketball in South America.

April 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long seniors honored

The senior players of the Long County High School soccer teams were recognized between games against Bryan County on March 24 in Ludowici.

April 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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