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Tide ends 5-game losing streak

Long County's baseball team lost nine of its last 10 games and dropped five in a row before last Friday's game against Tattnall County. However, despite the dismal record, the Blue Tide beat Reidsville's Battle Creek Warriors, coming back from a 5-0 deficit to win 12-9.

April 01, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide players scouted, others will return

According to the Blue Tide baskeball coaching staff, several players from Long County's boys and girls' squads are getting the attention of college scouts and recruiters, especially after several players made the 2-AA All Region Teams.

March 30, 2009 | Mike Riddle Patty Leon | Sports


Long Co. defeats Tattnall

After falling behind 5-0, the Long County High School baseball team turned on the power to score 12 runs and defeat Tattnall County 12-9 in a 2-AA Region matchup.

March 30, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long development authority elects chairwoman

LUDOWICI - The Long County Development Authority elected Christy Wingate as chairwoman, replacing the late Terry Gordon.

March 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Long first responders hone driving skills

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department and the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department recently conducted driver training to help hone their skills as emergency first responders.

March 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Tide baseball drops fifth straight game

The Long County High School baseball team's woes continued as they dropped their fifth game in a row Tuesday night.

March 27, 2009 | Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Long BoE honored on appreciation week

LUDOWICI - The Long County School Board was recognized at its March 9 meeting by Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters in honor of School Board Appreciation Week.

March 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Guests mingle, talk business

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours at the board office on March 17.

March 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Blue Tide baseball team still struggling

The Long County High School baseball team continued to struggle earlier this week, dropping back-to-back games.

March 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Morbid Angel wins championship belt

LUDOWICI - Morbid Angel outlasted 11 other wrestlers to win the R&B DVD championship belt Saturday night in Ludowici.

March 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County man's book published

LUDOWICI - Richard Mansel has been writing all of his life. The 44-year-old preacher says he loves to write.

March 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | About People


Man charged for allegedly attacking officer with screwdriver

LUDOWICI - A man, who had been ordered to leave the city, was charged with attacking a city police officers last week.

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


Ludowici clamps down on massages, liquor sales

LUDOWICI - At its March 10 meeting, the city council passed two ordinances to tighten up on businesses in the spotlight for breaking laws lately.

March 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Tide track competes in Camden County

The Long County High School track team recently competed in its first meet this year, traveling to Camden County where the girls placed 4th and the boys took 5th.

March 16, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Board of Health nots high immunization rate

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Health had its first quarter meeting on March 5 and several items of business were conducted.

March 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


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Long Co. soccer teams host playoffs

The Long County soccer program has achieved much in its short history.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dozen Long County athletes advance to region

Long County had 12 athletes either bring home medals or advance to the regional championship during the recent Region 2-AA track meet in Statesboro.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County drops last baseball game of season

The Long County baseball team closed out the season Saturday against Claxton in Ludowici.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County falls short of undefeated season

The dream of an undefeated season by the Long County boys' soccer team came to an end on Thursday as the Blue Tide lost to ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide miss the playoffs with tough loss to Jeff Davis

Long County knew it needed to pull off an upset Thursday over Jeff Davis (18-6) if the Blue Tide were to have any chance at ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Victory over Vidalia keeps Blue Tide’s playoff hopes alive

The Long County baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive Monday, beating Vidalia 5-1 in Toombs County.

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf raises more than $10,000 for cancer patient

The John E. Smiley Jr. "Jay Bird" Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club raised more than $10,000 for Valarie Gosseck, who ...

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide at 12-0, ranked third in state

The Long County boys and girls soccer teams continued dominating the field Tuesday, beating Jeff Davis in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Young Blue Tide pitcher throws no-hitter, with 9 Ks

Long County's baseball team picked up its second win in a row Tuesday by beating McIntosh County 4-0 in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Emergency workers put together benefit

Valarie Gosseck fought off cancer 20 years ago.

April 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Tide drop 4 games in a row

This recent stretch has not been kind to the Long County baseball team as the Tide dropped four consecutive region games and fell to sixth ...

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf tourney to benefit local cancer patient

The Jay Smiley Memorial Golf Tournament will be held April 16 at the Cherokee Rose Golf Club.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dawson a finalist for Dooley award

Long County senior Harley Dawson recently learned that she had been selected as a finalist for the Vince Dooley Athletes for a Better World Scholarship.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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