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Tide football wraps up spring training

The Long County High School football team wrapped up spring training Tuesday and, according to head coach Kyle Wilson, the turnout was good.

May 22, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. golf tourney raises $2,000

The Long County Touchdown Club had its fourth annual golf tournament last Saturday in Hinesville at the Cherokee Rose Country Club and raised more than $2,000, according to Joey Harrison.

May 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Locals praise cabinet member's visit

LUDOWICI - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited here Monday to conduct a community forum and to inform the Ludowici Police Department it had been approved for a grant and loan package to buy three new police cars.

May 20, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Cell phones as welfare benefits goes too far

I recently saw a commercial for a company offering free cell phones and wireless service to people who receive government assistance. The commercial showed this pleasant "mom" with her two kids, having car trouble and she needed a cell phone to call for help.

May 20, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion


Slow-speed chase ends with arrest, injuries

LUDOWICI - A car chase, allegedly involving a Glennville man, ended in Ludowici with an uninvolved driver's car being hit, and two Ludowici Police Officers injured.

May 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County getting grant to buy ambulance

LUDOWICI - The Long County EMS unit will be getting a new ambulance soon, as result of a $72,000 grant submitted through the county and Liberty Regional Medical Center.

May 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


USDA secretary in Ludowici Monday

LUDOWICI - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be in Ludowici tomorrow to hear concerns of citizens.

May 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Blue Tide standout signs with Delta Trojans

Friday, Blue Tide athlete Eli Guest signed with Mississippi Delta Community College to play basketball next year.

May 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide’s Harrison signs with LaGrange

Long County High School wide receiver Stevie Harrison signed with LaGrange College to play football and was told he would be given the opportunity to "walk on" the baseball team.

May 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Paula Deen, Gnats team up to feed hungry

On Friday, the Savannah Sand Gnats lost to the Greenville Drive 4-3, but celebrity chef and restaurant owner Paula Deen brightened the evening a bit by putting in an appearance at Grayson Stadium.

May 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Smiley recognized as 'cool school' by TV station

Smiley Elementary School was recognized as a "Cool School" by WTOC on Tuesday. Education reporter Brook Kelly was on hand to show why the school is so special.

May 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Couple charged with abuse of elderly

A Ludowici woman and her boyfriend recently were charged with elderly abuse of the woman's mother.

May 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Long Co. considering student uniforms

LUDOWICI - Long County High School had a community forum Wednesday to provide information to the public and to gather input on the possibility of requiring students to wear uniforms.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Blue Tide baseball comes to a close

LUDOWICI - Long County High School's baseball season ended April 30 with a 7-2 loss to McIntosh County.

May 08, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. Relay raises $28,000 to fight cancer

Long County had its annual Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society last Friday at Veteran's Field in Ludowici.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


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Long County faces tough Region 2-AAA

The 2016 high school football season is just around the corner.

July 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long runner comes close to Junior Games

Lady Tide sprinter Ja'Nya Bryant continued to excel on the track, raking in the medals during her summer break.

July 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Runner to compete in Junior Olympics

Long County track star Cameron Taylor qualified for the 2016 Junior Olympics in the 800- and 3,000-meter races over the weekend.

July 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long 4-Hers place at state horse show

Several members of the Long County 4-H Club took part in the Georgia 4-H Horse Show early last month in Perry. The three-day event was ...

July 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long linebacker commits to Kentucky

With football season still a month away, Long County has one player who is already generating excitement.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


McGowan gets save for Marlins against Braves

Long County native and Miami Marlin pitcher Dustin McGowan was back on the mound Friday and picked up a save against the Braves in Atlanta.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. team wins invitational

The Long County 12 and under girls softball team recently won the Lyons Invitational Softball Tournament held in Toombs County. Top row: Coach Earl Freeman ...

July 06, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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