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Long BoE ask Ludowici city council for support with proposed school

LUDOWICI -- At a Ludowici city council meeting, members from the Long Board of Education asked the city for support with a new school to be completed for the 2010-2011 school year.

March 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long pre-release center starts new CDL program

LUDOWICI -- On Feb. 13, the Long Pre-Release Center started the first commercial driver's license class in a prison in the state.

March 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Long Senior Center Crowns King and Queen Sweetheart

The Long County Senior Citizens Center had a 2008 Valentine Banquet on Feb. 14.

March 05, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Long County is region champ

Having lost twice during the regular season to the Appling County Pirates, the third time was a charm for the Blue Tide, as the boys' basketball team beat the number two team in the state, 51-43 for the 2-AA Region Championship.

March 05, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Broken taillight leads to drug arrest

LUDOWICI - On Feb. 3 a busted rear taillight led to a Garden City man's arrest here for drug possession and the possession of a stolen firearm.

March 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Blue Tide advance to region finals for third contest with MCA

The Long County boys basketball team advanced to the finals of the Region 2-AA Tournament this past week, with wins over the Brantley County Herons and the Savannah Christian Red Raiders.

March 02, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long 7- and 8-year olds shoot hoops

The Long County 7- and 8-year-old basketball teams continued to shoot hoops like the big-leaguers Saturday.

March 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long boys and girls begin 2-AA tourney

The Long County girls and boys basketball teams ended the regular season last week and now the "important games" begin the region tournament and next week the state tournament.

March 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Community mourns death of teacher

LUDOWICI - Just two weeks ago, 34-year-old Valerie Futch-Smith was teaching her Smiley Elementary School first grade class, and planning to visit her mother in New Mexico. But on Feb. 1 at 3:45 a.m., tragedy struck, and her husband Jimmy, rushed her to the hospital.

February 29, 2008 | Contributing Writer | Lifestyle


Needy Long county kids to get glasses

The Long County Board of Education approved a measure last week that will allow the parents of some needy kids to buy eyewear for their children at a low cost.

February 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County gets look at flood map

LUDOWICI - The Long County Code Enforcement Office recently organized an open house meeting at the Ludowici City Hall regarding a Long/Ludowici flood insurance study and a proposed digital flood insurance rate map for the area.

February 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long crowns queens for Valentine's Day

LUDOWICI - A packed cafeteria at the Long County High School watched Heather Cierra Reddish be crowned the 2008 Long County Miss Sweetheart and Ryan Taylor Harrison be crowned the Junior Miss Sweetheart this past Thursday.

February 27, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Long voters pick McCain, Clinton

LUDOWICI - Voters from Long County came out Tuesday to cast ballots, and Arizona Sen. John McCain and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton were top picks for their parties nominations.

February 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Library puts together local cookbook, plans birthday/anniversary calendar

LUDOWICI - Want to prepare a new main entrée' like Beth's Stove Top Seafood Quiche or maybe a new desert like Anna Poole's Coconut Pie?

February 23, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Men Tide wraps up season with victory as Ladies lose to Brantley

Ladies lose to Brantley County

February 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


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Long has big region clash

The Long County High School football team hits the road tonight to take on Jeff Davis County in Hazlehurst in each team's first Region 2-AA contest of the season.

September 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide hold off Metter for first win

Long County beat Metter, 28-20, Friday in Ludowici for the Blue Tide's first win of the season.

September 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide blanked by RH

The Long County High School softball team lost, 8-0, to Richmond Hill on Monday in a non-region contest in Ludowici.

September 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide notch first win of season

The Long County High School football team beat Metter, 28-12, on Friday in Ludowici to pick up its first win of the year.

September 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide drop tough one

The Long County High School softball team fell, 2-1, in eight innings to a strong Jeff Davis squad Thursday in Hazlehurst.

September 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County look to bounce back against Metter

The Long County High School football team will be back on the gridiron tonight when it hosts Metter at 7:30 p.m.

September 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County shuts out Lady Bucs on Pink-Out Night

The Long County High School softball team beat McIntosh County, 8-0, on Wednesday in Ludowici.

September 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide JV fall to Tattnall County

Though the Long County High School varsity football team had last week off from game action, the junior-varsity squad traveled to Reidsville on Thursday but lost to Tattnall County, 42-14.

September 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Berry seeing more action for SSU Tigers

Former Long County High School football standout Josh Berry, who is now a member of the Savannah State University team, saw action on Saturday against Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

September 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide pitcher throws no-hitter against St. Vincent’s

Thursday, the Long County High School softball team ended a three-game losing streak by beating St. Vincent's Academy in Ludowici.

September 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide play twice in Hazlehurst this weekend

The Long County High School softball team is back on the diamond again today and Saturday, as the Lady Tide travel to the Jeff Davis Recreation Department in Hazlehurst for a non-region tournament.

September 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide play well, but fall to Tattnall

The Long County High School football team fell to Tattnall County, 23-14, on Friday in Ludowici.

September 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide drop third in a row

The Long County High School softball team's skid continued Thursday as the Lady Tide fell to Bacon County, 1-0, for their third loss in a row.

September 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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