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Volunteers distribute food to Long County residents

The America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, in cooperation with the Long County Food Pantry, the Family Connection and Long County Concerted Services, recently set up a giveaway point to distribute food.

August 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | LIBERTY LIFE


Ground broken on Long County development

On Aug. 4, builders, developers, realtors and others who were involved with the creation of The Garrison Place attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the housing development.

August 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business News


Long Co. class starts smoothly

All Long County schools held their open houses this past Wednesday and Thursday, and on Friday their doors were opened for the first day of school.

August 10, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long equalization board recruiting members

According to Long County Clerk of Courts Frank Middleton, the county's equalization board is two members short and finding candidates has been difficult.

August 10, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Fall leagues in Long

LUDOWICI - The last day to sign up for Long County Recreation Department football and cheerleading is Aug. 15. All kids are encouraged to play.

August 05, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County school start Friday

LUDOWICI -- Smiley Elementary and Walker Middle schools will have open house today from 3-5 p.m. for parents to meet their children's teachers and discuss their schedules.

August 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Long business celebrates cowboys

The County Line Barn in Long County hosted the fifth Annual Day of the American Cowboy Saturday.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business News


Long to stretch furloughs across year

Because of recent state funding cuts, the Long County Board of Education voted Monday to require all school employees take three furlough days for the 2009-10 school year.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Kids learn at church day camp

The First Baptist Church of Ludowici had its second annual kid's day camp last week. The campers focused on the topics of power, protection and wisdom from noon-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Knee injury another setback for McGowan

The 2009 year hasn't been kind to Long County native and Toronto pitcher Dustin McGowan. On Thursday, Blue Jays' General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said the right-hander had undergone surgery on his left knee July 9 to repair cartilage. According to Ricciardi, McGowan injured his knee during routine running drills.

July 27, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Comedy concert keeps fans laughing

Last Friday, Cledus T. Judd entertained fans in Long County with a show at the Clubhouse at Rye Patch that had the audience in stitches.

July 24, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Things to Do


Tide excited about new weight room

When the new school year rolls around, Long County High School athletes will have access to a new weight room and, according to Blue Tide head football coach Kyle Wilson, the new facility is a welcome addition.

July 22, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Families spend time together in jail

Last week, two Long County families put a new twist on the old adage "a family that plays together stays together." There wasn't much playing involved but, due to some bad judgments, the families did end up staying together - in the Ludowici jail.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici maintains milliage rate

The Ludowici City Council had a jam-packed July 14 meeting. They addressed, among other business, what the millage rate will be for the upcoming year.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


HAPfan foundation to help golfers in Long, Liberty

Mabel Creel loved to play golf, and play golf she did. If anyone has ever played a round of golf in this area, especially at the Cherokee Rose Country Club, they know of Creel. The right-hander played golf for more years than she could remember and even during the last days of her life, she encouraged her friends and family by telling them, "You have to play the ball where it lies."

July 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Bradwell, Long see potential in Friday

Though Bradwell Institute (1-2) may be in Region 2-AAAAAA and Long County High School (1-1-1) in Region 2-AAA, the football teams go toe-to-toe Friday.

September 21, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide fall 8-4

On Thursday the Long County High School softball team traveled over to Nahunta to take on Brantley County.

September 19, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County battles to 20-20 tie with new Hampstead

In a game that went back and forth all night, Long County and New Hampstead ended their contest on Friday in a 20-20 tie.

September 19, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County faces New Hampstead in Savannah

Long County will travel to Chatham County Friday to take on New Hampstead (1-3) in a non-region game. The Blue Tide (1-1) will try to ...

September 14, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide fall to Pirates 12-4, now 4-8 overall

After a short layoff because of weather and scheduling, the Long County softball team finally got back on the field on Sept. 8.

September 14, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Windsor Forest outlasts Blue Tide, 25-15

On Friday the Long County High School football team hosted Windsor Forest in a non-region game held in Ludowici. In a very physical outing where ...

September 12, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County plays 2016 home opener Friday night

On Friday, Long County High School will play its first game of the year in front of home fans as the Blue Tide take on ...

September 07, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County falls 5-4 to Lady Warriors on road

On Tuesday the Long County High School softball team traveled over to Reidsville to take on Tattnall County (5-4 and 1-0) in their first 2-AAA ...

September 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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