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Blue Tide Complete Spring Training

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Blue Tide football team completed spring training Friday, and according to head coach Kyle Wilson the team is looking good for next year.

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


No smoking at Long schools any time

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Board of Education tightened up its policy on tobacco use at its May meeting.

May 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Tree dedication for Long County soldier

LUDOWICI -- A tree dedication ceremony Thursday on Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk will honor former Long County resident, Sgt. Charles Andrew Jankowski.

May 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Wildlife Critters and Millpond Mafia win softball tourney

LUDOWICI - The Long County Wildlife Festival had its third annual Relay for Life Softball Tournament April 26 to raise money to help find a cure for cancer.

May 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


McGowan, Blue Jays scalped by Indians

Dustin McGowan had been solid and consistent going into Saturday's game against Cleveland, but in this game the party was over early for the right-hander as he had his worst outing of the season.

May 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long authority OKs one business, nixes another

LUDOWICI -- At a special meeting on May 9, the Long County Development Authority pulled the plug on a proposed new business, which appeared to be going into the industrial park on Highway 84.

May 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Long candidate challenged

LUDOWICI -- A Long County woman running for a county commission seat had her qualification to run challenged on Friday.

May 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long Touchdown Club hosts golf tournament for football team

The Long County Touchdown Club had its third annual Golf Tournament Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Country Club.

May 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


McGowan and Blue Jays shutout White Sox

Dustin McGowan continued to impress on the mound, as he and the Toronto Blue Jays shutout the Chicago White Sox, 1-0, Monday.

May 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


GOP makes history in Long Co.

LUDOWICI -- Three candidates made Long County history last week.

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


Long E-911 Committee hears plans for center nearly complete

LUDOWICI -- The Long County E-911 Committee met on April 30, and GeoComm project manager Ron Bloom said the final modifications and architectural changes for the Wiregrass 911 Long/McIntosh Communication Center in Darien was nearly completed.

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


Long County ends year with win

LUDOWICI - The Long County High School baseball team ended the year on a positive note Friday with a win over McIntosh County.

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


Long County High has freshman orientation

LUDOWICI -- Long County High School had its freshman orientation this on April 24 in the cafeteria. An estimated 200 parents and upcoming ninth-graders attended.

May 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long Pre-Release Center has Family Reunification Day

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Pre-Release Center had a Family Reunification Day for inmates soon to be released and their families on April 25.

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


Long County loses by one to Savannah Christian

The Blue Tide Baseball team won't make the playoffs this year. But they have proven they can compete with any team, as they narrowly lost to the Savannah Christian Academy's Raiders 11-12 Tuesday night, which is almost the exact score (10-11) they lost to the Pierce County Bears earlier this month.

May 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


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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


Ludowici Family Dollar allegedly hit by shoplifters

Family Dollar in Ludowici recently was targeted by alleged shoplifters.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Tide snap two losing streaks with one win

Long County High snapped two losing streaks Wednesday by beating Brantley County, 8-4, in Ludowici. The win ended the Blue Tide's five-game losing skid this season and ended an eight-game losing streak to the Herons.

March 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County HS soccer teams at 3-0, 2-1 in region

The Long County High School soccer teams continue their winning ways, notching wins over Claxton High School and Bryan County last week.

March 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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