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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 | LIBERTY LIFE


True Vine wins league championship

LUDOWICI - True Vine defeated Faith Baptist Church, 65-52, last week to win the FBC Men's Basketball League championship.

May 06, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide baseball season finished

Long County's baseball season came to an end Thursday as McIntosh County defeated the Blue Tide 7-2 in Darien. The loss ruined the Tide's shot at making the top four in the 2-AA Region, giving them a final region record of 7-9 and an overall record of 8-17. For the full game story and a season wrap-up on Blue Tide baseball, read Wednesday Coastal Courier.

May 04, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Touchdown Club to have golf tournament

LUDOWICI - The Long County Touchdown Club will have its Blue Tide Golf Tournament on May 16 at the Cherokee Country Club in Hinesville at 1:30 p.m.

May 04, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Long County takes on Islands in Savannah

Long County's first football game of the season is Friday against Islands High in Savannah.

August 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide drop two more by lopsided scores

The Long County softball team's slump continued last week, falling to Glynn Academy (5-1) and Islands High School (3-2) on the road.

August 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


The Annual KIDS-ETC 5K Fun Run was Aug.13

The Annual KIDS-ETC 5K Fun Run was Aug.13 in Ludowici. Director Linda Futch said there were more runners than in previous races. Runners gathered ...

August 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Rec named best in District 2

The Long County Recreation Department was recognized as the District 2 Agency of the Year.

August 22, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County players draw preseason honors

Long County football players Jamin Davis and Tariq Carpenter continue to draw preseason recognition.

August 17, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County beats Claxton 28-6

The Long County football team Friday beat Claxton High School 28-6 in Ludowici.

August 15, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide go 1-1 in first week of season

Long County was 1-1 on the softball diamond last week, falling to Brunswick (1-0), but bouncing back to beat New Hampstead (1-1).

August 15, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide fall to Brunswick Pirates in scrimmage

The Long County softball team got in its second practice game of the year Thursday, hosting Brunswick in a scrimmage.

August 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Offense wins Tide scrimmage

The Long County football team held an inter-squad scrimmage Friday between the offense and defense.

August 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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