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Long 7 & 8 Basketball Team wrap up season

The Long County Recreation Department's 7- and 8-year-old basketball league wrapped up the season Saturday.

March 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long Commission wants say in Liberty Hospital Authority on nursing home

LUDOWICI -- At the February Long County Commission meeting, Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell reported on Coastal Manor nursing home.

March 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long 4-H'ers compete at Rock Eagle

The Long County 4-H Club sent 17 youth to the state 4-H Camp at Rock Eagle for the District Project Achievement Project competition Feb. 1-3.

March 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long BoE ask Ludowici city council for support with proposed school

LUDOWICI -- At a Ludowici city council meeting, members from the Long Board of Education asked the city for support with a new school to be completed for the 2010-2011 school year.

March 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long pre-release center starts new CDL program

LUDOWICI -- On Feb. 13, the Long Pre-Release Center started the first commercial driver's license class in a prison in the state.

March 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Long Senior Center Crowns King and Queen Sweetheart

The Long County Senior Citizens Center had a 2008 Valentine Banquet on Feb. 14.

March 05, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Long County is region champ

Having lost twice during the regular season to the Appling County Pirates, the third time was a charm for the Blue Tide, as the boys' basketball team beat the number two team in the state, 51-43 for the 2-AA Region Championship.

March 05, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Broken taillight leads to drug arrest

LUDOWICI - On Feb. 3 a busted rear taillight led to a Garden City man's arrest here for drug possession and the possession of a stolen firearm.

March 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Blue Tide advance to region finals for third contest with MCA

The Long County boys basketball team advanced to the finals of the Region 2-AA Tournament this past week, with wins over the Brantley County Herons and the Savannah Christian Red Raiders.

March 02, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long 7- and 8-year olds shoot hoops

The Long County 7- and 8-year-old basketball teams continued to shoot hoops like the big-leaguers Saturday.

March 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long boys and girls begin 2-AA tourney

The Long County girls and boys basketball teams ended the regular season last week and now the "important games" begin the region tournament and next week the state tournament.

March 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Community mourns death of teacher

LUDOWICI - Just two weeks ago, 34-year-old Valerie Futch-Smith was teaching her Smiley Elementary School first grade class, and planning to visit her mother in New Mexico. But on Feb. 1 at 3:45 a.m., tragedy struck, and her husband Jimmy, rushed her to the hospital.

February 29, 2008 | Contributing Writer | Lifestyle


Needy Long county kids to get glasses

The Long County Board of Education approved a measure last week that will allow the parents of some needy kids to buy eyewear for their children at a low cost.

February 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County gets look at flood map

LUDOWICI - The Long County Code Enforcement Office recently organized an open house meeting at the Ludowici City Hall regarding a Long/Ludowici flood insurance study and a proposed digital flood insurance rate map for the area.

February 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long crowns queens for Valentine's Day

LUDOWICI - A packed cafeteria at the Long County High School watched Heather Cierra Reddish be crowned the 2008 Long County Miss Sweetheart and Ryan Taylor Harrison be crowned the Junior Miss Sweetheart this past Thursday.

February 27, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


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Lady Tide to build on last basketball season

The Long County High School girls' basketball team only won five games last year, so one would think that the year was a disappointment.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide beat Toombs, 58-40, but Long boys edged out, 58-47

The Long County High School varsity basketball teams kicked off the season Tuesday in Vidalia against Toombs County. The boys lost to the Bulldogs, 58-47. The girls won against the Lady Dogs, 58-40.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County holds Blue and White scrimmages

The Long County High School boys' basketball team had its annual Blue and White scrimmage Saturday.

November 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide has goal of returning to state playoffs

The Long County basketball teams hit the hardwood Tuesday to face Toombs County in their first games of the season.

November 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide have many pieces in place for 2015

The Long County football team fell to Benedictine Military School, 62-15, Friday in Savannah, ending the season with a 3-7 overall record and a 1-6 mark in Region 2-AA.

November 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide softball team holds awards banquet

The Long County High School softball team held their annual awards banquet last Thursday at Sybil's in Jesup.

November 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide fall to Cadets

The Long County High School football team traveled on Friday to Savannah, where they took on the fourth-ranked Benedictine Military School in the Tide's last game of the season.

November 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County wraps up season against Cadets

The Long County football team wraps up its season Friday when the Blue Tide travels to Savannah to face Benedictine Military School.

November 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Six Lady Tide named All-Region

Six members of the Long County High School softball team last week were recognized on the All-Region 2-AA team.

November 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Former Harlem Globetrotters Legends come to Ludowici

The Former Harlem Globetrotter Legends came to Ludowici on Sunday, bringing their magic to both young and old.

November 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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