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Long County Development Authority OKs two businesses for park

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Development Authority approved two new businesses to go into the Industrial Park on Highway 84 Tuesday.

May 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


McGowan dominates, yet Blue Jays lose 2-1

After a game where he gave up a career high 7 walks against Tampa Bay last week, Dustin McGowan came out Wednesday ready to prove that performance was a fluke.

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


Long Students Participate In Leadership Conference

Recently, nine Long County High School students attended a leadership conference in Statesboro.

May 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Blue Tide beats Groves Rebels 12-2

LUDOWICI - The Long County High School baseball team got a solid win Monday night, beating the Groves Rebels 12-2.

May 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Encephalitis reported in area horse

LUDOWICI -- A horse in Long County has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne viral disease, according to the Coastal Health District.

May 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


McGowan and Jays both get loss

Dustin McGowan didn't have one of his better outings past Thursday night. The right-hander was allowed only four and a half innings against Tampa Bay.

May 13, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long High names science teacher as top teacher

LUDOWICI -- Long County High School named Melinda Chancey Teacher of the Year this past week.

May 13, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Blue Tide loses to PIrates 10-4

LUDOWICI - It appears The Long County High School baseball team will be staying home this year when the region playoffs begin.

May 10, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long County cleans its waterways

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Code Enforcement Office recently organized a waterway cleanup.

May 08, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Golf tournament to raise money for Blue tide football

The Long County Touchdown Club will have its third annual golf tournament to raise money for the Long County High School Varsity Football Team on May 3.

May 08, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long County High has prom at Castle

LUDOWICI -- Under a full moon Saturday, Long County High School had its Junior/Senior Prom at the Celebration Castle on Elim Church Road.

May 08, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


McGowan picks up first win of year

Local hurler Dustin McGowan (1-1) picked up his first win of the year for the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday with an impressive outing against Detroit.

May 08, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


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


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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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