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Long commissioners hear from Liberty County on two issues

At the June 3 Long County Commissioner's meeting, Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray, along with city attorney A.G. Wells, requested support from commissioners for a new well at the corner of County Road 24.

June 26, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County prepares ballot equipment for election

Recently, Long County Elections Superintendent Marie Middleton hired a company from Marietta to travel to the courthouse and prepare the ballot equipment for the July 15 election.

June 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long commissioner candidates speak out

The Long County Chamber of Commerce held a "Meet the Candidates" forum at Long County High School. This is the second installment in a two-part series on each candidate present at the forum.

June 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Boston, L.A. should be good match-up

Well, the basketball gods have finally woken up and taken a step in the right direction to save the NBA: A Celtic/Laker match-up is just what the doctor ordered.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Former Long Solicitor General for State Court commits apparent suicide

LUDOWICI - Friday, an attorney from Long County was found dead at her home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County man charged in arson of parents' home

A Long County man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to burn his parents' house down, as his mother was asleep inside.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Blue Jays lose to New York

Toronto lost a close game this past Thursday 9-8 to New York, despite having a three run lead going into the bottom of the ninth.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


McGowan strikes out six

Early in the season, Toronto Blue Jays pitchers had every reason to be frustrated with their team's offensive efforts. However, each time a member of the pitching rotation was asked about the issue, they seemed certain the bats would eventually come around.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier | Sports


Smiley Elementary student struck by car, killed

Tragedy struck Long County last weekend when a Smiley Elementary School student died from injuries sustained when an SUV struck the child as he was running along side a road.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Two hospitalized in Smiley Cross Roads wreck

A truck and a car were involved in an accident Tuesday at Smiley Cross Roads in Long County resulting in two being injured.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Darien storm damage delays E-911 center

After reporting at the April 30 meeting that the final changes for the Wiregrass E-911 McIntosh/Long Communication Center were nearly complete, the May 11 storms have delayed the project indefinitely.

June 18, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County school board releases information on superintendent candidates

The Long County Board of Education recently narrowed the field of superintendent candidates from 20 to 3.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County High School holds senior banquet for 2008 class

Long County High School held its 2008 Senior Banquet on May 22 at the school cafeteria. Many graduating seniors received awards for outstanding achievement.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Long County participates in statewide hurricane drill

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, several Long County Emergency First Responders took part in Hurrex 2008, a statewide hurricane drill.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Walker Middle School holds career day

As the school year wound down, Walker Middle School left its eighth-graders with some possible ideas for future careers as they make the transition to high school.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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Lady Tide opens regular softball season on Aug. 4

The schedule for the Long County High School softball team is nearly set.

July 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Happy first birthday — times four!

Long County quadruplets Bowen Harrison "Bo" Parker, Robert Charles "Charlie" Parker, Walter Dale "Tripp" Parker III and Ellie Reece Parker celebrated their first birthday last weekend at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | News


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County EMS moves to new location

Long County emergency-medical-service units have moved from the fire department to a new building on North McDonald Street in Ludowici, Paramedic Doug Diller of Excelsior Ambulance Service recently told the Long County Board of Commissioners.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County football action starts Aug. 14

The Long County High School varsity football team recently announced its schedule for the 2015 season.

July 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


F.E.A.R. matriarch pleads guilty

The last of the initial five members from the radical militia group Forever Enduring Always Ready, or F.E.A.R., pleaded guilty Thursday for her actions in the 2011 slayings of of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

July 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hunter safety course concludes in Ludowici July 29

Hunters, it's almost that time again, time to pull out the orange vest and clean your rifle.

July 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Outdoors/Recreation


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