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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


Long County High School holds senior banquet for 2008 class

Long County High School held its 2008 Senior Banquet on May 22 at the school cafeteria. Many graduating seniors received awards for outstanding achievement.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Long County participates in statewide hurricane drill

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, several Long County Emergency First Responders took part in Hurrex 2008, a statewide hurricane drill.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Walker Middle School holds career day

As the school year wound down, Walker Middle School left its eighth-graders with some possible ideas for future careers as they make the transition to high school.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County graduates 115 students

LUDOWICI - A shower earlier and the threat of more rain didn't stop the 115 Long County High School seniors from marching across Veterans Stadium on Friday night for commencement exercises.

June 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long commissioner candidate appeals disqualification ruling

Amy Davis Nutting filed an appeal in the Long County Superior Circuit Court this last Wednesday appealing a decision that ruled her ineligible to run for the upcoming vacant county commissioner seat in the 5th District.

June 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


McClelland resigns from council to run for sheriff

LUDOWICI - Ludowici District 3 City Councilman Frank McClelland Jr. informed the council at the May 13 meeting of his intent to run for Long County sheriff.

June 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


McGowan gets win, as Toronto claims 4th straight victory

The Toronto Blue Jays picked up their fourth win in a row Sunday when they beat the Kansas City Royals.

June 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long County Sheriff's Department makes drug bust

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Sheriff's Department made an arrest involving cocaine on May 15.

June 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County BoE holds ground breaking ceremony for new school

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Board of Education ceremonially broke ground for a new school on May 14.

June 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


McGowan picks up loss, despite six solid innings

Dustin McGowan pitched six and a third innings Tuesday against Los Angeles, but still picked up a loss as the Blue Jays offense sputtered.

June 08, 2008 | By mike Riddle / Coastal Courier | Sports


Long Relay for Life Wraps up with Party

The Long County Relay for Life organizers and supporters gathered last Tuesday to recognize individuals and teams for their 2008 accomplishments. The party was held at the home of Amy Nutting who, along with Cynthia Alexander, co-chaired the Long County event.

June 05, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County’s top readers treated with rodeo

LUDOWICI - Kids at Smiley Elementary School were rewarded for their hard work in the Accelerated Reading program with a rodeo on April 25.

June 05, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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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


Tide go 1-1 for the week in soccer

The Long County High School soccer teams went 1-1 for the week with both the boys and girls defeating Bryan County on Tuesday, but then falling to Benedictine Military Academy and Saint Vincent's Academy on Thursday.

March 30, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide go 1-1 against Pirates in soccer

The Long County High School Lady Tide soccer team had the luck of the Irish with them on St. Patrick's Day.

March 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Goodro hitting well at MGSC

Former Long County High School baseball standout Tristan Goodro had a base hit and RBI on Saturday to help Middle Georgia State College beat Loyola University, 5-0, in Cochran.

March 25, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chief: Man bites Ludowici police officer

A man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.

March 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | News


Blue Tide boys receive awards during banquet

The Long County High School boys' basketball team held its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide win 2, lose 1

The Long County High School baseball team went 2-1 last week, beating New Hampstead High School (1-8) and McIntosh County (0-8), but falling to Benedictine Military School (8-4).

March 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Going paperless on state tests

The Long County Board of Education learned during its March 10 meeting that all state tests would eventually be taken on a computer.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Wrighton named Lady Tide MVP during team banquet

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County archer wins competitions

Long County native Cassandra Pelton recently won two archery competitions.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County drops first region game of season

Though the Long County High School baseball team had a solid outing Tuesday, the Blue Tide still fell to undefeated Bacon County, 4-3, in Ludowici in the Region 2-AA openers for both squads.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide teams sweep Vidalia for 2nd time

The Long County High School soccer teams swept Vidalia on Tuesday in Ludowici for the second time this year.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. students plant tree

Long County High School students recently planted a tree at the school to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Scott earns another honor

Long County High School running back Brendon Scott receives his Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Long County Player of the Year trophy from Coastal Courier sportswriter Mike Riddle on Tuesday. In 2014, Scott led Long County with 1,447 rushing yards. He also made the All-Region 2-AA First Team and earned honorable mention on the Class AA All-State team.

March 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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