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More football fun with the AFC

Last week I went out on a limb and told you the teams I think will be the teams to beat in the National Football Conference (NFC). Well folks I will admit it, this week I cheated on my predictions in the American Football Conference (AFC) - not by much, but a little. I will tell you the change I made involved a team with a quarterback whose initials are T and B, but other than that, they're all the same as they were prior to week one in the NFL.

September 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Pro football fun: Let's look at the NFC

Well it's that time of the year again, ball season, and for me there is no ball, like football. Nothing keeps my attention like football, and especially at is best level, the NFL. So even though I'm no expert, by no means, I thought I would go out on a limb, and make some predictions about the upcoming year. That way all you folks who see me at the Long County football, basketball and baseball games will be able to come up to me and laugh, and say, "You picked who?"

September 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long 4-H wraps up productive summer

Several members of the Long County 4-H Club were recognized for their achievements.

September 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Determination pays off for Long player

When special-needs student Al Jackson approached Blue Tide head coach Kyle Wilson about trying out for the football team, the coach didn't think it was a good idea, and told the sophomore no.

September 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Boosters do more than cheer team on

LUDOWICI - The Long County Touchdown Club is continuing its support of the Blue Tide Football Team.

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


Blue Tide completes summer camp

The Long County High School football team completes summer camp today. The weeklong program was at Smiley Elementary School.

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


Long County mobile home fire damaged part of residence

According to Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Chief Darrell Ballance, at around 3 p.m. Saturday, a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the mobile home adjacent to his home, 467 Meadows Road.

August 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Car Chase starts in Long County and ends in Glenville

Last Thursday, a Long County man who had just been released on a $60,000 dollar bond led Long County Sheriff Department Deputy Shane Middleton on a chase that ended in Glenville.

August 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Soldier dies from injuries sustained in wreck

A Fort Stewart soldier who was involved in an automobile accident June 27 died from injuries sustained in that wreck.

August 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


McGowan’s shoulder sugery successful

Dustin McGowan had his surgery Thursday, and according to his wife Jilly, everything went well.

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


Smiley Elementary gets new principal

The Long County Board of Education approved David Edwards as Smiley Elementary School's new principal at its July meeting. He replaces Sandy Jones.

August 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Storm knocks out much of Long County's power

LUDOWICI -- A storm that brought heavy rain, rough winds and severe lightning Friday night did damage throughout several areas of Long County, resulting in power being down for many.

August 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Long County celebrates cowboy culture

The First Annual National Day of the Cowboy was held last Saturday at the County Line Barn in Long County.

August 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Long County school district makes AYP

All Long County schools made the Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2007-2008 year.

August 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


McGowan out for season with injury

Long County native Dustin McGowan had the rug pulled out from under him last week when

August 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


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Midnight Madness in Ludowici

The Long County High School football team got a jump on all of the other teams in the state by holding its first full-contact practice ...

August 03, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide hit the diamond Tuesday

After putting in a lot of hard work in the heat of summer, the Long County High School softball team will finally get to hit ...

August 03, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Midnight Madness in Ludowici

The Long County High School football team got a jump on all of the other teams in the state by holding its first full-contact practice ...

August 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide Kick-Off Celebration is Friday

When new Long County High School head football coach Eric McNair took over the program, he said he was excited about the new season beginning.

July 29, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide open softball regular season Aug. 4

The schedule for the Long County High School softball team is nearly set.

July 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Happy first birthday — times four!

Long County quadruplets Bowen Harrison "Bo" Parker, Robert Charles "Charlie" Parker, Walter Dale "Tripp" Parker III and Ellie Reece Parker celebrated their first birthday last ...

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | News


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County EMS moves to new location

Long County emergency-medical-service units have moved from the fire department to a new building on North McDonald Street in Ludowici, Paramedic Doug Diller of Excelsior ...

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County football action starts Aug. 14

The Long County High School varsity football team recently announced its schedule for the 2015 season.

July 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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