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New Long head baseball coach optimistic

LUDOWICI -- Players, coaches and fans would just as soon, forget the 2006-07 Long County High School baseball season. With injuries plaguing the team all year, the team was able to muster only 4 wins against 20 losses.

March 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long County Sheriff's Department receives $347,800 grant

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Sheriff's Department received a $347,800 check Thursday to help fund additional deputies, patrol vehicles and equipment from a grant secured by U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston.

March 13, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Blue Tide boys and girls do well in regional 2-AA honors

The 2008 2-AA All-Region Basketball Team was selected last week, and both the girls and boys Long County High School teams were represented well.

March 12, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long County to Have County-Wide Emergency Test via Phones

LUDOWICI - Sometime in March, the Long County-Emergency Management Agency will test the new crisis communication system.

March 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Blue Tide wins playoff in OT with shot as time expires

LUDOWICI - Whoa, Nellie, if anyone thought the Long County basketball team would have a "cushion" opponent in the first round of the state playoffs, they didn't know anything about the Bleckley County Royals.

March 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long County Blue Tide to play state play-off game tonight in Ludowici

LUDOWICI - The Blue Tide Basketball Team didn't have much time to celebrate winning their 2-AA Region Championship this week, since they had to prepare for the state tournament.

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


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


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Blue Tide snap losing streak

The Long County High School boys' basketball team finally got their mojo back last week by picking up wins over Pierce County and Jeff Davis County.

December 22, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County teams fall to Bryan County

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams were swept by Bryan County in Region 2-AA action last Friday in Pembroke.

December 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Vidalia sweeps Long County teams

Tuesday wasn't a good night for Long County, as both the boys' and girls' basketball teams fell to the squads from Vidalia.

December 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall to Appling Co.

The Long County High School boys' basketball team continued to struggle on Saturday, falling to Appling County, 72-55, in Ludowici.

December 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide match last season’s win total

The Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up its fifth win of the year Saturday by defeating Appling County, 60-49, in Ludowici.

December 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. band marches in Chicago

The Long County High School band enjoyed another spot on the national stage when it marched in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 27 in Chicago.

December 08, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Blue Tide pick up another win, Blue Tide fall

The Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up their fourth win of the year Tuesday as they manhandled Groves, 64-39, in Ludowici.

December 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Metter hands Lady Tide first loss

In a nail-biter that went down to the final seconds Saturday, the Long County High School girls' basketball team dropped a 50-49 decision to Metter in Ludowici for its first loss of the season.

December 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tigers too much for Blue Tide to handle

The Long County High School boys' basketball team fell to Metter, 70-62, on Saturday in Ludowici.

December 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide nab two more wins

The Lady Blue Tide proved they should be thought of as a force to be reckoned with this season by picking up two more wins last weekend.

December 01, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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


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