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USDA grant adds cars to Ludowici Police

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department received a $44,500 grant Monday, along with an additional $36,500 loan from the USDA to buy three new police cars.

May 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Tide football wraps up spring training

The Long County High School football team wrapped up spring training Tuesday and, according to head coach Kyle Wilson, the turnout was good.

May 22, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. golf tourney raises $2,000

The Long County Touchdown Club had its fourth annual golf tournament last Saturday in Hinesville at the Cherokee Rose Country Club and raised more than $2,000, according to Joey Harrison.

May 20, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Locals praise cabinet member's visit

LUDOWICI - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited here Monday to conduct a community forum and to inform the Ludowici Police Department it had been approved for a grant and loan package to buy three new police cars.

May 20, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Cell phones as welfare benefits goes too far

I recently saw a commercial for a company offering free cell phones and wireless service to people who receive government assistance. The commercial showed this pleasant "mom" with her two kids, having car trouble and she needed a cell phone to call for help.

May 20, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion


Slow-speed chase ends with arrest, injuries

LUDOWICI - A car chase, allegedly involving a Glennville man, ended in Ludowici with an uninvolved driver's car being hit, and two Ludowici Police Officers injured.

May 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County getting grant to buy ambulance

LUDOWICI - The Long County EMS unit will be getting a new ambulance soon, as result of a $72,000 grant submitted through the county and Liberty Regional Medical Center.

May 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


USDA secretary in Ludowici Monday

LUDOWICI - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be in Ludowici tomorrow to hear concerns of citizens.

May 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Blue Tide standout signs with Delta Trojans

Friday, Blue Tide athlete Eli Guest signed with Mississippi Delta Community College to play basketball next year.

May 18, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide’s Harrison signs with LaGrange

Long County High School wide receiver Stevie Harrison signed with LaGrange College to play football and was told he would be given the opportunity to "walk on" the baseball team.

May 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Paula Deen, Gnats team up to feed hungry

On Friday, the Savannah Sand Gnats lost to the Greenville Drive 4-3, but celebrity chef and restaurant owner Paula Deen brightened the evening a bit by putting in an appearance at Grayson Stadium.

May 13, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Smiley recognized as 'cool school' by TV station

Smiley Elementary School was recognized as a "Cool School" by WTOC on Tuesday. Education reporter Brook Kelly was on hand to show why the school is so special.

May 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Couple charged with abuse of elderly

A Ludowici woman and her boyfriend recently were charged with elderly abuse of the woman's mother.

May 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Long Co. considering student uniforms

LUDOWICI - Long County High School had a community forum Wednesday to provide information to the public and to gather input on the possibility of requiring students to wear uniforms.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Blue Tide baseball comes to a close

LUDOWICI - Long County High School's baseball season ended April 30 with a 7-2 loss to McIntosh County.

May 08, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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