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Long County High School recognized by national magazine

Long County High School was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best High Schools" issue.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education

McGowans celebrate Christmas with new baby

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

Tide students hit Atlanta for Falcons game

Last Sunday, Long County High School sent 85 students to Atlanta to watch the NFL's Atlanta Falcons defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 at the Georgia Dome. Those who made the trip included football players, cheerleaders and team managers.

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

Tide football does well on All-Region Team

Several Long County High School players were recently named to the All-Region 2-AA football team. Wide receiver Ricky Rivera was the lone first-team pick. The senior, a three-year starter, piled up 72 receptions for 1,176 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. The Blue Tide went 4-6, including 2-6 in the region. Named to the All-Region 2-AA second team were quarterback Jake Durham wingback Justin Boyd and wide receiver Donte Brown. Durham, a junior, was 175-for-315 passing for 2,290 yards and 24 touchdowns. Boyd, a junior, ran the ball 41 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. He ...

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Sports editor | Sports

Blue Tide open region play Tuesday

The Long County High School basketball teams will open Region 2-AA play on Tuesday night. The Blue Tide girls (1-3) will visit St. Vincent's in downtown Savannah at 6 p.m., while the boys (2-2) will make the trek to Benedictine in Savannah for a 6:30 p.m. game.

December 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

Commissioners may move Code Enforcement Office

At their Dec. 2 meeting, the Long County Commissioners discussed the possibility of finding another location for the county's Code Enforcement Office.

December 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News

Ludowici to look at sewage tie-ins on individual cases

The Ludowici City Council voted at its Dec. 9 meeting to amend the city's ordinance on how sewage systems for new homes would be approved in the future.

December 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News

Long teens OK after four-wheeler accident

According to their mothers, two Long County teens involved in a four-wheeler wreck eight days ago are doing well.

December 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News

Long Co. deputy loses home in fire

LUDOWICI -- A Long County Sheriff's Department deputy lost his home in a fire early Monday morning.

December 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News

Ricefields course opens with charity tournament

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Steve Bartowski, area McDonalds owner Gary Dodd and attorney Jeff Arnold were among a slew of golfers who hit the newly developed Ricefields Golf Course on Saturday on Hampton Island to start the first annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Golf Tournament.

October 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Long Co. medals twice in Special Olympics

DJ Diller, Ashley Blakeley, Seth Golden and Ashley Foster recently competed in the 2008 Fall State Special Olympics and brought home gold and bronze medals.

October 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

More football fun with the AFC

Last week I went out on a limb and told you the teams I think will be the teams to beat in the National Football Conference (NFC). Well folks I will admit it, this week I cheated on my predictions in the American Football Conference (AFC) - not by much, but a little. I will tell you the change I made involved a team with a quarterback whose initials are T and B, but other than that, they're all the same as they were prior to week one in the NFL.

September 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports

Pro football fun: Let's look at the NFC

Well it's that time of the year again, ball season, and for me there is no ball, like football. Nothing keeps my attention like football, and especially at is best level, the NFL. So even though I'm no expert, by no means, I thought I would go out on a limb, and make some predictions about the upcoming year. That way all you folks who see me at the Long County football, basketball and baseball games will be able to come up to me and laugh, and say, "You picked who?"

September 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports

Long 4-H wraps up productive summer

Several members of the Long County 4-H Club were recognized for their achievements.

September 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Determination pays off for Long player

When special-needs student Al Jackson approached Blue Tide head coach Kyle Wilson about trying out for the football team, the coach didn't think it was a good idea, and told the sophomore no.

September 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports

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Blue Tide have 13 earn region honors

Football coaches named players who earned 2-AA All-Region honors last week.

November 25, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Lady Tide have six players earn 2-AA All-Region honors

The 2-AA All-Region softball team was recently named and Long County had six players make the team.

November 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Long County drops season openers with Wayne

Long County lost basketball season openers against Wayne County Saturday.

November 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Lady Tide ace signs to pitch with Columbus State University

Long County ace softball pitcher Harley Dawson Friday signed scholarship papers to play for Columbus State University in the fall.

November 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Recovered gun causes a stir at Ludowici City Council meeting

A gun that was found during a Nov. 7 cleanup was the focus of a heated discussion at the Nov. 10 Ludowici City Council meeting.

November 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Long Co. honors seniors

Long County senior football players, cheerleaders and band members were recognized during the Senior Night program Nov. 6, in the football season finale against Benedictine ...

November 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports

Long County Board of Education cuts millage rate

The Long County Board of Education slightly lowered the property-tax rate Monday.

November 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Education

Loaded gun found on side of road in Ludowici

A trash-pickup effort held in Ludowici picked up more than just trash on Nov. 7. A loaded pistol also was found.

November 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Long County tips off in Wayne County

Long County begins boys and girls basketball season Saturday, taking on Wayne County in Jesup.

November 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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