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Gaitten wins Diamond Legs crown

LUDOWICI - "The freaks come out at night, the freaks come out at night." The old '80s tune fit the bill to a tee on Feb. 7 with the sixth annual 2009 "Miss" Diamond Legs Pageant.

February 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Tide boys secure top spot in region

The Long County High School boys basketball team secured the top spot in the 2-AA Region with a win Friday.

February 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County Carolina Blue, Sharks celebrate

The Long County Sharks boys team and the Carolina Blue girls team wrapped up their basketball season with a Feb. 7 party at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch.

February 16, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Bacon gets All-American distinction

On Feb. 6, at the game against McIntosh, Tide basketball standout Jimmy Bacon was recognized for being selected as a 2009 McDonald's All American Basketball Team nominee.

February 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County organizing next Relay for Life

LUDOWICI - The 2009 Long County Relay for Life kicked off Feb. 5 at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch.

February 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Long County massage clinic closed for alleged misconduct

LUDOWICI - The Bally Massage Clinic was shutdown Saturday by the Ludowici Police Department after one of its employees allegedly offered to perform sex acts for a fee.

February 11, 2009 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Blue Tide boys nab top spot in region

There can be only one and, for now, the one in the boy's 2-AA Region standings is Long County.

February 11, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Blue Tide earn 12th straight victory

The Blue Tide picked up their 12th win in a row Tuesday with a lopsided win over the Charlton County Indians.

February 06, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Three injured in early morning fire (updated)

LUDOWICI -- Three people were injured in a fire that likely was started by a space heater in a Long County home early Thursday morning.

February 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Blue Tide basketball teams still on a roll

Last Friday, the Long County High School Blue Tide boys

February 04, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Carolyn Brown should be paroled from prison

Last week, the NAACP held a rally in support of having former Liberty County tax commissioner Carolyn Brown paroled.

February 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Guest columnist | Opinion


Former Long Commission chairman reflects on tenure

LUDOWICI - In 1986, when Randy Wilson retired from the Fort Stewart Fire Department, the only plan he had was to work for himself as a general contractor. The retiring firefighter wasn't too fond of politicians or politics in general.

February 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Honor roll students get limo ride, lunch

LUDOWICI - Long County students were treated like royalty on Jan. 23 for continuing to do well on their report cards.

February 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long health care centers burglarized

LUDOWICI - Two healthcare businesses in Long County were broken into last weekend, and the Ludowici Police Department is asking for help in finding out who committed the crime.

February 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot in Long County

A Long County man is in critical condition after being shot in the stomach on Sunday.

According to Long County Sherriff's Department Det. Nicky Anderson at around 7 p.m. Sunday, a Long County man was shot in the abdomen.

February 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


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Long County girls advance to second round

It wasn't easy, nor quick, but after over 90 minutes of play Friday, the Long County girls soccer team beat Screven County 3-1 in ...

May 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall in playoff

The Long County boys soccer team's season ended Thursday in the first round of the Georgia High School Association playoffs.

May 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. soccer teams host playoffs

The Long County soccer program has achieved much in its short history.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dozen Long County athletes advance to region

Long County had 12 athletes either bring home medals or advance to the regional championship during the recent Region 2-AA track meet in Statesboro.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County drops last baseball game of season

The Long County baseball team closed out the season Saturday against Claxton in Ludowici.

April 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County falls short of undefeated season

The dream of an undefeated season by the Long County boys' soccer team came to an end on Thursday as the Blue Tide lost to ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide miss the playoffs with tough loss to Jeff Davis

Long County knew it needed to pull off an upset Thursday over Jeff Davis (18-6) if the Blue Tide were to have any chance at ...

April 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Victory over Vidalia keeps Blue Tide’s playoff hopes alive

The Long County baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive Monday, beating Vidalia 5-1 in Toombs County.

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Golf raises more than $10,000 for cancer patient

The John E. Smiley Jr. "Jay Bird" Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club raised more than $10,000 for Valarie Gosseck, who ...

April 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide at 12-0, ranked third in state

The Long County boys and girls soccer teams continued dominating the field Tuesday, beating Jeff Davis in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Young Blue Tide pitcher throws no-hitter, with 9 Ks

Long County's baseball team picked up its second win in a row Tuesday by beating McIntosh County 4-0 in Ludowici.

April 18, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Emergency workers put together benefit

Valarie Gosseck fought off cancer 20 years ago.

April 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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