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Long business celebrates cowboys

The County Line Barn in Long County hosted the fifth Annual Day of the American Cowboy Saturday.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business News


Long to stretch furloughs across year

Because of recent state funding cuts, the Long County Board of Education voted Monday to require all school employees take three furlough days for the 2009-10 school year.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Kids learn at church day camp

The First Baptist Church of Ludowici had its second annual kid's day camp last week. The campers focused on the topics of power, protection and wisdom from noon-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Knee injury another setback for McGowan

The 2009 year hasn't been kind to Long County native and Toronto pitcher Dustin McGowan. On Thursday, Blue Jays' General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said the right-hander had undergone surgery on his left knee July 9 to repair cartilage. According to Ricciardi, McGowan injured his knee during routine running drills.

July 27, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Comedy concert keeps fans laughing

Last Friday, Cledus T. Judd entertained fans in Long County with a show at the Clubhouse at Rye Patch that had the audience in stitches.

July 24, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Things to Do


Tide excited about new weight room

When the new school year rolls around, Long County High School athletes will have access to a new weight room and, according to Blue Tide head football coach Kyle Wilson, the new facility is a welcome addition.

July 22, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Families spend time together in jail

Last week, two Long County families put a new twist on the old adage "a family that plays together stays together." There wasn't much playing involved but, due to some bad judgments, the families did end up staying together - in the Ludowici jail.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici maintains milliage rate

The Ludowici City Council had a jam-packed July 14 meeting. They addressed, among other business, what the millage rate will be for the upcoming year.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


HAPfan foundation to help golfers in Long, Liberty

Mabel Creel loved to play golf, and play golf she did. If anyone has ever played a round of golf in this area, especially at the Cherokee Rose Country Club, they know of Creel. The right-hander played golf for more years than she could remember and even during the last days of her life, she encouraged her friends and family by telling them, "You have to play the ball where it lies."

July 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Family grapples Long County woman's disappearance

Debora Gail DeLoach Moody was last seen Dec. 4, 2007. The Long County woman's disappearance shocked the local community and has been especially hard on Moody's family.

July 17, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Blue Jays’ McGowan report not good

The Toronto Blue Jays released more bad news July 5 concerning pitcher Dustin McGowan, a Long County High School alum and former Blue Tide hurler.

July 17, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Cletus T. Judd coming to Long County Friday

Cledus T. Judd will bring his country/parody style of music to Long County on Friday.

July 15, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | About People


Tide play seven-on-seven tourney

The Long County High School football team went to Camden County last Friday where they participated in a seven-on-seven football tournament. The action gave fans a sneak peek at the up-and-coming stars for the 2009 season.

July 14, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide football camp focuses on fun

The Long County High School football team had its annual Junior Blue Tide Football Camp, and according to head coach Kyle Wilson, it went over well with the participants.

July 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Free meals offered to kids through Long

The Long County Board of Education and Commission are participating in a summer meals program that provides free breakfasts and lunches for children younger than 18.

July 10, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


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On Tuesday, the Long County High School baseball team hosted Brantley County in a 2-AAA Region contest. Despite a game effort the Blue Tide were ...

April 17, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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