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Long gun range host Appleseed shoot

Gun enthusiast and history buffs hope they planted a little history and patriotism Saturday and Sunday at the Rye Patch Gun Club.

March 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long Chamber recognizes school STARs

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Chamber of Commerce recognized the 2008 STAR student and teacher for Long County at their monthly meeting Feb. 28.

March 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Education


Blue Tide Basketball Team Season Ends In Quarter-Finals

The Long County High School boys basketball team's quest for a state championship came to a dismal end Friday night in Savannah.

March 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide Make Elite-8 with 77-72 Win Over Wildcats

LUDOWICI -- The Long County boys basketball team had to make up a 13-point deficit late in the game to beat the Laney High School Wildcats Tuesday night.

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


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


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Lady Tide beat Pierce County in OT, Blue Tide fall

Playing in front of a packed hometown crowd Saturday, the Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up its 15th win of the season by beating Pierce County, 55-48, in overtime.

January 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide tops Bryan Co. for 14th win

The Long County High School girls' basketball team notched its 14th win of the year Friday by defeating Bryan County, 54-42, in Ludowici.

January 19, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide win streak stopped at 8 by Appling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its win streak end at eight Saturday as they fell to Appling County, 55-51, in Baxley.

January 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide on 8-game winning streak, boys still struggling

The Long County High School girls' basketball team extended its winning streak to eight on Friday by beating St. Vincent's Academy, 58-51. Before that, the ladies beat region opponent Bacon County, 47-22, on Tuesday in Ludowici. The victories helped the Lady Tide improve their overall record to 13-4 and their region mark to 4-3. Although those nights were joyous occasions for the girls, the Blue Tide boys suffered a disheartening 60-40 loss to the Raiders and a 56-45 loss to Benedictine Military School, taking their record to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the region.

January 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide teams sweep Tigers

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams picked up wins Saturday against Metter in Ludowici.

January 07, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide pick up three more wins over break

The Long County High School boys and girls basketball teams played in the Portal Holiday Classic Christmas Tournament last week.

January 05, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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