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Weather doesn't stop picnic at Smiley

LUDOWICI -- Despite a tornado warning in effect for Long County on Friday, Smiley Elementary School still had its annual Picnic for Parents in the lunchroom.

March 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Blue Tide on 3-game winning streak

LUDOWICI -- The Long County High School baseball team picked up its third win in a row Wednesday and improved their record to 3-1.

March 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long Commission bites into dog problem

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Commissioners held a workshop Tuesday to gather input in possible ways to address the county's needs for animal control.

March 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long E-911 center plans revised

LUDOWICI -- The Long County E-911 Committee met on Feb. 28.

March 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici PD continues drug crack down

LUDOWICI - Another drug bust took place this in a traffic stop here. It was on March 2.

March 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Blue Tide Boys of Summer Go to 2-1

LUDOWICI -- The Long County High School baseball team picked up its second win of the year earlier this week over Ware Magnet High School.

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


Long gun range host Appleseed shoot

Gun enthusiast and history buffs hope they planted a little history and patriotism Saturday and Sunday at the Rye Patch Gun Club.

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


Long Chamber recognizes school STARs

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Chamber of Commerce recognized the 2008 STAR student and teacher for Long County at their monthly meeting Feb. 28.

March 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Education


Blue Tide Basketball Team Season Ends In Quarter-Finals

The Long County High School boys basketball team's quest for a state championship came to a dismal end Friday night in Savannah.

March 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide Make Elite-8 with 77-72 Win Over Wildcats

LUDOWICI -- The Long County boys basketball team had to make up a 13-point deficit late in the game to beat the Laney High School Wildcats Tuesday night.

March 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


New Long head baseball coach optimistic

LUDOWICI -- Players, coaches and fans would just as soon, forget the 2006-07 Long County High School baseball season. With injuries plaguing the team all year, the team was able to muster only 4 wins against 20 losses.

March 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long County Sheriff's Department receives $347,800 grant

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Sheriff's Department received a $347,800 check Thursday to help fund additional deputies, patrol vehicles and equipment from a grant secured by U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston.

March 13, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Blue Tide boys and girls do well in regional 2-AA honors

The 2008 2-AA All-Region Basketball Team was selected last week, and both the girls and boys Long County High School teams were represented well.

March 12, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long County to Have County-Wide Emergency Test via Phones

LUDOWICI - Sometime in March, the Long County-Emergency Management Agency will test the new crisis communication system.

March 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Blue Tide wins playoff in OT with shot as time expires

LUDOWICI - Whoa, Nellie, if anyone thought the Long County basketball team would have a "cushion" opponent in the first round of the state playoffs, they didn't know anything about the Bleckley County Royals.

March 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


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Blue Tide look to get first win against McIntosh County

The Long County High School football team will be looking to accomplish something Friday that it hasn't done to date: beat McIntosh County.

October 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County recreation teams recognized by Blue Tide

The Long County Recreation Department cheerleaders and players recently were recognized by Long County High School.

October 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall to Rebels 36-20

Long County dropped to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in Region 2-AA with its 36-20 loss to Groves on Thursday in Garden City in a televised game.

October 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide fall in first round of state

The Long County High School softball team's season came to an end on Wednesday as they lost a best of two-out-of-three series to Berrien County in the first round of the state playoffs. According to Lady Tide Head Coach Brian Thomas his team lost to the Rebels 8-0 and in the first game and then 3-0 in the second game. The games were in Nashville.

October 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County goes to Groves on Thursday for televised game

The Long County High School football team travels Thursday to Garden City to face Groves in a Region 2-AA game that will be broadcast on WSAV, Hinesville cable channel 4.

October 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide band continues to dominate, needs financial support for trip to Thanksgiving Day parade

The Long County High School band recently continued its dominance, bringing home 19 awards from the Coffee County Invitation Band Competition on Sept. 27 in Douglas.

October 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide ground Phoenix

The Blue Tide extinguished the New Hampstead Phoenix, 41-0, Friday in Ludowici.

October 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide end region, state quest starts now

On Monday the Long County High School softball team's dream of a region championship faded away as Bacon County beat then in back-to-back games

October 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


Garcia crowned Long County homecoming queen

Samantha Rose Garcia was crowned the 2014 Long County homecoming queen at the half time of the Blue Tide's football game Friday in Ludowici.

October 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide host Phoenix on Friday

The Long County High School football team is back at home Friday to taking on New Hampstead.

October 06, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County falls to Vidalia at home

The Long County High School football team fell to undefeated Vidalia, 42-0, Friday in Ludowici in its homecoming game.

October 06, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall to Raiders, face Vidalia for homecoming

Heading into this week's homecoming activities, the Long County High School football team fell to Bacon County, 52-7, last Friday in Alma.

September 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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