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McGowan picks up first win of year

Local hurler Dustin McGowan (1-1) picked up his first win of the year for the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday with an impressive outing against Detroit.

May 08, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


LCHS Band wins first in competition

LUDOWICI -- The expression "dynamite come in small packages" is no more appropriate than when you speak of the Long County High School Concert Band.

May 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


McGowan picks up loss as bats fail Toronto again

Dustin McGowan has got to be in the running for earning the "hard-luck award" this season.

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


Tide scalps Indians 9-5

The Long County baseball team got back on the winning track last Friday as they traveled over to Folkston to take on Charlton County High School.

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


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


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Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

June 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County Fire Department Still on the Job, Despite Reports

Despite rumors, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department is still providing service to the citizens, Assistant Fire Chief Randy Combs said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Former Blue Tide star shining in summer league

Former Long County High School baseball standout Trystan Goodro is continuing to excel at the collegiate level.

June 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Scott attends camp at Harvard

Brendan Scott, Long County High School's 2014 Mike Reed Chevrolet/Coastal Courier football player of the year, was invited to attend a football camp at Harvard University. Scott attended the camp June 14 through an invitation he received from the school.

June 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


10 Blue Tide honored by region

Long County was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA boys' soccer team with 10 players being recognized.

June 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide players earn All 2-AA honors

Four members of the Long County High School baseball team recently were selected for All-Region 2-AA honors.

June 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Eight Lady Tide named to All-Region 2-AA team

Long County High School was well-represented on this year's All-Region 2-AA girls' soccer team.

June 10, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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