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Dinner for needy a big success

This past Saturday at Long County High School, the Concerned Citizens of Long County cooked and served a free Christmas dinner for anyone who was in need of fellowship or who was hungry.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


School bands perform at concert

The Long County School System recently held its annual Christmas concert at the Long County High School cafeteria, with director Myron Grimes leading the students.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long County High School recognized by national magazine

Long County High School was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best High Schools" issue.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education


McGowans celebrate Christmas with new baby

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide students hit Atlanta for Falcons game

Last Sunday, Long County High School sent 85 students to Atlanta to watch the NFL's Atlanta Falcons defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 at the Georgia Dome. Those who made the trip included football players, cheerleaders and team managers.

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide football does well on All-Region Team

Several Long County High School players were recently named to the All-Region 2-AA football team. Wide receiver Ricky Rivera was the lone first-team pick. The senior, a three-year starter, piled up 72 receptions for 1,176 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. The Blue Tide went 4-6, including 2-6 in the region. Named to the All-Region 2-AA second team were quarterback Jake Durham wingback Justin Boyd and wide receiver Donte Brown. Durham, a junior, was 175-for-315 passing for 2,290 yards and 24 touchdowns. Boyd, a junior, ran the ball 41 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. He ...

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide open region play Tuesday

The Long County High School basketball teams will open Region 2-AA play on Tuesday night. The Blue Tide girls (1-3) will visit St. Vincent's in downtown Savannah at 6 p.m., while the boys (2-2) will make the trek to Benedictine in Savannah for a 6:30 p.m. game.

December 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Commissioners may move Code Enforcement Office

At their Dec. 2 meeting, the Long County Commissioners discussed the possibility of finding another location for the county's Code Enforcement Office.

December 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Ludowici to look at sewage tie-ins on individual cases

The Ludowici City Council voted at its Dec. 9 meeting to amend the city's ordinance on how sewage systems for new homes would be approved in the future.

December 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Long teens OK after four-wheeler accident

According to their mothers, two Long County teens involved in a four-wheeler wreck eight days ago are doing well.

December 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Long Co. deputy loses home in fire

LUDOWICI -- A Long County Sheriff's Department deputy lost his home in a fire early Monday morning.

December 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Ricefields course opens with charity tournament

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Steve Bartowski, area McDonalds owner Gary Dodd and attorney Jeff Arnold were among a slew of golfers who hit the newly developed Ricefields Golf Course on Saturday on Hampton Island to start the first annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Golf Tournament.

October 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Long Co. medals twice in Special Olympics

DJ Diller, Ashley Blakeley, Seth Golden and Ashley Foster recently competed in the 2008 Fall State Special Olympics and brought home gold and bronze medals.

October 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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


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Blue Tide have questions to answer on special teams

After a disappointing 21-14 loss to Tattnall County on Friday in Reidsville, the Long County football team will have its open week this week.

September 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Ludowici rodeo to honor its late founder Saturday

It's been said that cowboys never die, they just ride off into the sunset.

September 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County hires new fire chief

The Long County Board of Commissioners selected McIntosh County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Deverger to be the next chief of the Ludowici/Long County ...

August 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Blue Tide coach has health scare

Long County Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Jeff Miller had a brief health scare Monday morning.

August 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide 5-3 after 3 weeks

After a scorching 3-0 start to the season, the Long County softball team cooled off a bit, going 2-3 over its last five games.

August 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide 4-2 after Two Weeks of Action

After a scorching start last week where the Long County High School softball team went 3-0, the Lady Tide tapered down this week by going ...

August 19, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County beats Claxton, 20-18

Despite a rocky first half Friday, the Long County High School football team rallied in the second and beat Claxton High School in Evans County.

August 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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