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Long County Health Department has health fair for kids

LUDOWICI - On April 10, the Long County Health Department had a health fair to promote Immunization Week, which begins on April 19.

May 02, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Living well


Long County preparing for elections

The upcoming Long County General Primary is just around the corner, and the qualifying dates for the Partisan positions will be from April 28 through May 2.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Boy sustains minor injuries when bike, truck collide

Last Thursday, a bicycle and truck collided on Smiley Road in Long County. No serious injuries were reported.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Law enforcement appreciation cookout draws crowd

GLENNVILLE - The 21st annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond on Highway 196 April 20 drew an estimated 3,000 people from all over the state.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Long 4-H’ers excel at competitions

Thirteen Long County students recently competed in the Southeast District Project Achievement Competition in Bacon County.

May 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


McGowan gets second no decision after giving Jays lead

On Wednesday, a ninth-inning collapse of the Toronto Blue Jay bullpen, resulted in Long County's Dustin McGowan, picking up his second no decision in less than a week. The hurler from southeast Georgia didn't have one of his best nights, giving up seven hits over five innings. But despite not having his best stuff, he still left his team with a 3-2 lead, before being replaced in the sixth inning.

April 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Blue Tide loses heartbreaker to number one team in state, 10-11

LUDOWICI - As they say in kid's games, close doesn't count in anything but horseshoes and hand grenades, but Tuesday, the Long County Blue Tide came about as close as they could in knocking off the 2-AA, 8-0, Pierce County Bears.

April 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


New school design to be submitted to state

The Long County Board of Education saw the final plans for a new school on April 3.

April 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Three to leave Long Commission

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Commission will have a whole new look in the near future as the chairman and District 3 Commissioner Randy Wilson, District 2 Commissioner Mike McGowan, and District 1 Commissioner Charles Reddish Sr. all announced they at not seeking re-election this year.

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


Blue Tide Capsize Buccaneers Ship 14-0

The Long County Baseball Team took on McIntosh County Academy in Darien Friday, and the road trip obviously did them good.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long second graders visit GSU Planetarium

Second graders from Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici visited the Georgia Southern University Planetarium on March 28.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long resident needs help with late husband's shoe shop

Last month, Willie F. Johnson, owner of Johnson Shoe Shop in Ludowici, died after a long illness.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Long's Town Square Village breaks ground

RMR and Associates had a groundbreaking Tuesday, initiating the first step of a multi-faceted projected, which will culminate in what will eventually be Long County's The Town Square Village."

April 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Long clerk of court workload increases with growth

LUDOWICI -- Most of the growth in Long County has been positive and welcomed by the majority of people. But one side of the growth, which isn't so good, is the number of court cases.

April 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


McGowan Solid in First Game of Season

Despite Thursday's good performance by Dustin McGowan, the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the New York Yankees 3-2, in the final of a three-game series.

April 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


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Blue Tide go 1-1 against Pirates in soccer

The Long County High School Lady Tide soccer team had the luck of the Irish with them on St. Patrick's Day.

March 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Goodro hitting well at MGSC

Former Long County High School baseball standout Tristan Goodro had a base hit and RBI on Saturday to help Middle Georgia State College beat Loyola University, 5-0, in Cochran.

March 25, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chief: Man bites Ludowici police officer

A man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.

March 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | News


Blue Tide boys receive awards during banquet

The Long County High School boys' basketball team held its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide win 2, lose 1

The Long County High School baseball team went 2-1 last week, beating New Hampstead High School (1-8) and McIntosh County (0-8), but falling to Benedictine Military School (8-4).

March 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Going paperless on state tests

The Long County Board of Education learned during its March 10 meeting that all state tests would eventually be taken on a computer.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Wrighton named Lady Tide MVP during team banquet

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County archer wins competitions

Long County native Cassandra Pelton recently won two archery competitions.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County drops first region game of season

Though the Long County High School baseball team had a solid outing Tuesday, the Blue Tide still fell to undefeated Bacon County, 4-3, in Ludowici in the Region 2-AA openers for both squads.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide teams sweep Vidalia for 2nd time

The Long County High School soccer teams swept Vidalia on Tuesday in Ludowici for the second time this year.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. students plant tree

Long County High School students recently planted a tree at the school to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Scott earns another honor

Long County High School running back Brendon Scott receives his Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Long County Player of the Year trophy from Coastal Courier sportswriter Mike Riddle on Tuesday. In 2014, Scott led Long County with 1,447 rushing yards. He also made the All-Region 2-AA First Team and earned honorable mention on the Class AA All-State team.

March 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Ludowici Family Dollar allegedly hit by shoplifters

Family Dollar in Ludowici recently was targeted by alleged shoplifters.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Tide snap two losing streaks with one win

Long County High snapped two losing streaks Wednesday by beating Brantley County, 8-4, in Ludowici. The win ended the Blue Tide's five-game losing skid this season and ended an eight-game losing streak to the Herons.

March 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County HS soccer teams at 3-0, 2-1 in region

The Long County High School soccer teams continue their winning ways, notching wins over Claxton High School and Bryan County last week.

March 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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