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LCHS Band wins first in competition

LUDOWICI -- The expression "dynamite come in small packages" is no more appropriate than when you speak of the Long County High School Concert Band.

May 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


McGowan picks up loss as bats fail Toronto again

Dustin McGowan has got to be in the running for earning the "hard-luck award" this season.

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


Tide scalps Indians 9-5

The Long County baseball team got back on the winning track last Friday as they traveled over to Folkston to take on Charlton County High School.

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


Long County Health Department has health fair for kids

LUDOWICI - On April 10, the Long County Health Department had a health fair to promote Immunization Week, which begins on April 19.

May 02, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Living well


Long County preparing for elections

The upcoming Long County General Primary is just around the corner, and the qualifying dates for the Partisan positions will be from April 28 through May 2.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Boy sustains minor injuries when bike, truck collide

Last Thursday, a bicycle and truck collided on Smiley Road in Long County. No serious injuries were reported.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Law enforcement appreciation cookout draws crowd

GLENNVILLE - The 21st annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond on Highway 196 April 20 drew an estimated 3,000 people from all over the state.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Long 4-H’ers excel at competitions

Thirteen Long County students recently competed in the Southeast District Project Achievement Competition in Bacon County.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


McGowan gets second no decision after giving Jays lead

On Wednesday, a ninth-inning collapse of the Toronto Blue Jay bullpen, resulted in Long County's Dustin McGowan, picking up his second no decision in less than a week. The hurler from southeast Georgia didn't have one of his best nights, giving up seven hits over five innings. But despite not having his best stuff, he still left his team with a 3-2 lead, before being replaced in the sixth inning.

April 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Blue Tide loses heartbreaker to number one team in state, 10-11

LUDOWICI - As they say in kid's games, close doesn't count in anything but horseshoes and hand grenades, but Tuesday, the Long County Blue Tide came about as close as they could in knocking off the 2-AA, 8-0, Pierce County Bears.

April 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


New school design to be submitted to state

The Long County Board of Education saw the final plans for a new school on April 3.

April 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Three to leave Long Commission

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Commission will have a whole new look in the near future as the chairman and District 3 Commissioner Randy Wilson, District 2 Commissioner Mike McGowan, and District 1 Commissioner Charles Reddish Sr. all announced they at not seeking re-election this year.

April 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Blue Tide Capsize Buccaneers Ship 14-0

The Long County Baseball Team took on McIntosh County Academy in Darien Friday, and the road trip obviously did them good.

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


Long second graders visit GSU Planetarium

Second graders from Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici visited the Georgia Southern University Planetarium on March 28.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long resident needs help with late husband's shoe shop

Last month, Willie F. Johnson, owner of Johnson Shoe Shop in Ludowici, died after a long illness.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


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Lady Tide beat Pierce County in OT, Blue Tide fall

Playing in front of a packed hometown crowd Saturday, the Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up its 15th win of the season by beating Pierce County, 55-48, in overtime.

January 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide tops Bryan Co. for 14th win

The Long County High School girls' basketball team notched its 14th win of the year Friday by defeating Bryan County, 54-42, in Ludowici.

January 19, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide win streak stopped at 8 by Appling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its win streak end at eight Saturday as they fell to Appling County, 55-51, in Baxley.

January 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide on 8-game winning streak, boys still struggling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team extended its winning streak to eight on Friday by beating St. Vincent's Academy, 58-51. Before that, the ladies beat region opponent Bacon County, 47-22, on Tuesday in Ludowici. The victories helped the Lady Tide improve their overall record to 13-4 and their region mark to 4-3. Although those nights were joyous occasions for the girls, the Blue Tide boys suffered a disheartening 60-40 loss to the Raiders and a 56-45 loss to Benedictine Military School, taking their record to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the region.

January 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide teams sweep Tigers

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams picked up wins Saturday against Metter in Ludowici.

January 07, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide pick up three more wins over break

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams played in the Portal Holiday Classic Christmas Tournament last week.

January 05, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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