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Nobles honored for long tenure

LUDOWICI - The Georgia Senate last week passed a resolution honor Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles for his service to the state.

March 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville man faces drug, endangerment charges

LUDOWICI - A Walthourville man was charged with four counts of child endangerment this past week, when he was arrested for possession of cocaine at a motel here.

March 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long tax commissioner retires

LUDOWICI - In 1980 Ronald Reagan was elected president, Kramer vs. Kramer won the Best Picture Oscar, the Georgia Bulldogs went 12-0, winning the NCAA football championship, and Lillian Simmons was elected tax commissioner of Long County.

March 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Tide baseball team drops opener

LUDOWIC –– The Long County High School baseball team dropped the opening game of the season Tuesday to Winsor Forest High School, 18-4.

February 27, 2009 | Mike Riddle Corresondent | Sports


McGowan’s return uncertain

LUDOWICI –– Earlier reports indicated the Toronto Blue Jays expect pitcher Dustin McGowan to return to the mound sometime in May. But, according to a recent release by the team, that day may be pushed back.

February 27, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide teams prep for state

The Georgia High School Basketball AA State Tournament starts Friday, and both the Long County boys and girls basketball teams will be trying to bounce back from disappointing 2-AA Region tournaments.

February 25, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Wild game feed draws 400

LUDOWIC - The third annual Wild Game Dinner last Saturday brought in about 400 people.

February 25, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Long commissioners weigh road requirements

LUDOWICI - Long County commissioners recently heard a recommendation by both the county code enforcement officer and the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center to amend the requirements on roads.

February 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Long County gets new chief registrar

LUDOWICI - Jimmy Durrence was sworn in as the new Long County chief registrar on Feb. 12 by Probate Judge Marie Middleton in a brief ceremony at the courthouse.

February 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Ludowici police chief wants stricter guidelines for massage parlors

LUDOWICI - On Feb. 10, Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson asked the city council to adopt more stringent guidelines concerning massage parlors.

February 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle | News


Tide teams begin quest for 2-AA title

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams begin their quest for 2-AA Region championships today in Nahunta.

February 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. basketball seniors honored

Long County High School recently had its 2009 Basketball Senior Night, when seniors affiliated with the teams were recognized for their work.

February 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Area romantic events plentiful

Long County residents had plenty of options for celebrating Valentine's Day last weekend.

February 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Gaitten wins Diamond Legs crown

LUDOWICI - "The freaks come out at night, the freaks come out at night." The old '80s tune fit the bill to a tee on Feb. 7 with the sixth annual 2009 "Miss" Diamond Legs Pageant.

February 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Tide boys secure top spot in region

The Long County High School boys basketball team secured the top spot in the 2-AA Region with a win Friday.

February 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Long County honors STAR student

The 2016 Long County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition student and teacher were honored Jan. 27 by the Long County Chamber of Commerce at Coastal Manor ...

February 03, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County sweeps Bucs

Long County's varsity basketball teams swept the McIntosh County teams Friday in Darien. The boys won 82-54 and the girls 51-48.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Ludowici mayor Warren fondly remembered by many

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren died just before noon Jan. 27 at the Golden Living Center in Jesup, where she resided, after an ...

February 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Lady Tide roll over Bacon; Raider boys upset Long

The Long County girls' basketball team traveled to Alma on Tuesday to take on winless Bacon County.

February 01, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dawson makes All-State AA team

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association recently selected Long County softball pitcher Harley Dawson to its 2015 All-State Class AA team.

February 01, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

January 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden ...

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County crowns homecoming king, princes

During the Groves basketball game Friday, Long County held its 2016 Homecoming King and Princes Ceremony.

January 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County teams sweep Groves

The Long County boys' basketball team faced Groves on Friday in Ludowici. The Blue Tide jumped out to a 20-13 lead in the first quarter ...

January 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide beat Jeff Davis

Long County boys and girls basketball teams split their varsity games Tuesday against Jeff Davis County with the Blue Tide winning 78-52 and the Lady ...

January 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County woman killed in wreck on Lanier Bridge

A Long County woman was killed Thursday afternoon after the car she was driving struck a bridge guard rail.

January 21, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Long County holds onto 2nd in region

The Long County boys' basketball team beat Bryan County 65-53 in Pembroke on Friday in a big Region 2-AA game.

January 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County’s Lady Tide go 1-1 over the weekend

The Long County girls' basketball team went 1-1 over the weekend, picking up a win over Bryan County and falling to Ware County.

January 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Students today, teachers tomorrow in Long County

Five Long County High School students recently took their first steps toward becoming teachers by completing the school's Tide to Teachers program.

January 19, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Education


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