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Grant buying Long County firetruck

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department recently received a check for $199,501 to buy a new fire tanker. These funds were approved through an Assistance to Firefighter's Grant, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Department of Homeland Security program.

June 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County graduation Friday

LUDOWICI -- Long County High School will have its 2009 graduation at 8 p.m. Friday in at Veterans Stadium.

June 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Ludowici man charged with vehicular homicide

A Ludowici man was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol after after he was involved in a wreck that killed a Glenville man.

June 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Math teacher is Long HS teacher of year

LUDOWICI - Denise Montgomery was recently selected as the 2009 teacher of the year for Long County High School and, according to students, she deserves the award.

May 29, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long BoE nixes student uniforms

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education said no to school uniforms at its May 11 meeting.

May 29, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Six arrested in area 'spring cleanup'

LUDOWICI - In a joint undercover investigation between the Liberty/Long Multi Agency Crack Enforcement team and the Long County Sheriff's Department, six people were arrested recently for drug related charges.

May 29, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long high school has spring sports banquet

LUDOWICI - Long County High School had its spring sports banquet May 21 to honor the athletes who excelled in golf, track and baseball.

May 29, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


General tells Long Chamber about growth

LUDOWICI - Deputy commanding general of maneuvers for the 3rd Infantry Division, Brig. Gen. Pat Donahue spoke to the Long County Chamber of Commerce on May 19 and, according to him, whether Fort Stewart will get a fifth brigade is still up in the air.

May 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Military


Tide lineman to play in Hawaii

LUDOWICI - Long County football player Caleb Bailey is a talented young player and this summer he will be able to show what he has to offer to more than 30 college coaches.

May 27, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide represented on 2-AA Region team

The Blue Tide was well represented this year on the 2-AA All-Region baseball team with four players recognized.

May 23, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


USDA grant adds cars to Ludowici Police

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department received a $44,500 grant Monday, along with an additional $36,500 loan from the USDA to buy three new police cars.

May 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Tide football wraps up spring training

The Long County High School football team wrapped up spring training Tuesday and, according to head coach Kyle Wilson, the turnout was good.

May 22, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. golf tourney raises $2,000

The Long County Touchdown Club had its fourth annual golf tournament last Saturday in Hinesville at the Cherokee Rose Country Club and raised more than $2,000, according to Joey Harrison.

May 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Locals praise cabinet member's visit

LUDOWICI - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited here Monday to conduct a community forum and to inform the Ludowici Police Department it had been approved for a grant and loan package to buy three new police cars.

May 20, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Cell phones as welfare benefits goes too far

I recently saw a commercial for a company offering free cell phones and wireless service to people who receive government assistance. The commercial showed this pleasant "mom" with her two kids, having car trouble and she needed a cell phone to call for help.

May 20, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion


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Fishing tourney raises money to help sick kids

The fifth annual Fishin' for a Cure was Saturday at Noble's Cabin on the Altamaha River in Long County.

May 25, 2016 | Taylor L. Cornell | Sports


Blue Tide’s game was snapshot into future

Long County had its annual Blue vs. White Spring Scrimmage Friday.

May 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Division I scouts scope out Blue Tide practices

Several Division I football scouts have attended Blue Tide spring practices in recent weeks.

May 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Seniors recognized

Long County's senior baseball players were recognized during the team's recent Senior Night.

May 16, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide’s record season ends with loss

The Long County girls soccer team's Cinderella season ended May 4 with a loss to Greater Atlanta Christian School (13-4-1) in Atlanta.

May 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide scrimmage is Friday

After two weeks of slamming pads and fighting the heat, the Long County football team will take the field Friday for the annual Blue/White ...

May 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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