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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


Long's Town Square Village breaks ground

RMR and Associates had a groundbreaking Tuesday, initiating the first step of a multi-faceted projected, which will culminate in what will eventually be Long County's The Town Square Village."

April 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Long clerk of court workload increases with growth

LUDOWICI -- Most of the growth in Long County has been positive and welcomed by the majority of people. But one side of the growth, which isn't so good, is the number of court cases.

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


McGowan Solid in First Game of Season

Despite Thursday's good performance by Dustin McGowan, the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the New York Yankees 3-2, in the final of a three-game series.

April 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Learning to let others care for you

LUDOWICI -- Helen Jenkins has been taking care of people for a long time, since 1989 to be exact. But recently, she became sick and has had to let people help her.

April 19, 2008 | Mike Riddle | About People


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Long County All-Stars compete in district tournament

The Long County 12-under all-star basketball competed Thursday in the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Tournament in Baxley. In a game that went back fourth for four quarters, Appling County won, 37-28.

March 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide in first place after win; Lady Tide fall

The Long County High School boys' soccer team got a huge win Friday, beating Benedictine Military School, 6-5, in Ludowici.

March 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County teams get sweep in Vidalia

The Long County High School soccer teams got a sweep at Vidalia on Feb. 20.

February 25, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller said timber trucks are damaging several roads in Ludowici.

February 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long County falls to Tattnall Co. on diamond

Long County dropped its first baseball game of the season Tuesday to Tattnall County, 15-10. Playing in Reidsville, the Battle Creek Warriors proved to be too much for the Blue Tide.

February 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County players on All Region teams

Long County placed eight players on the recently announced 2-AA All-Region basketball teams.

February 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide get first win of year on diamond

The Long County High School baseball team picked up its first win of the year Monday by defeating New Hampstead, 11-1, in five innings in Ludowici.

February 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide baseball team looks to make state tournament

The Long County High School baseball team last year missed making the state playoffs by one game, finishing with a 13-13 overall record and an 8-10 mark in Region 2-AA.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide soccer teams look to build on last year’s success

Last year was only the second year of the Long County High School soccer program's existence, but both the girls' and boys' teams had quality years.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide hoops teams end year

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams wrapped up their seasons this week, falling in the quarterfinals of the Region 2-AA tournament.

February 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide destroy Groves in tourney opener, lose to Jeff Davis on Wednesday

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had one of its best showings of the year Tuesday by destroying Groves, 69-20, in the first round of the Region 2-AA Tournament in Ludowici.

February 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide stun Bacon County in region tourney, fall to Benedictine

The Long County High School boys' basketball team shocked everyone but themselves Tuesday.

February 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Region 2-AA tourney under way in Ludowici

The Region 2-AA basketball tournament continues today in Ludowici at Long County High School.

February 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide teams drop finales; seniors honored at last home game

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams dropped their final games of the regular season Friday against Benedictine Military School and St. Vincent's Academy in Savannah.

February 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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