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Soldier dies from injuries sustained in wreck

A Fort Stewart soldier who was involved in an automobile accident June 27 died from injuries sustained in that wreck.

August 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


McGowan’s shoulder sugery successful

Dustin McGowan had his surgery Thursday, and according to his wife Jilly, everything went well.

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


Smiley Elementary gets new principal

The Long County Board of Education approved David Edwards as Smiley Elementary School's new principal at its July meeting. He replaces Sandy Jones.

August 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Storm knocks out much of Long County's power

LUDOWICI -- A storm that brought heavy rain, rough winds and severe lightning Friday night did damage throughout several areas of Long County, resulting in power being down for many.

August 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Long County celebrates cowboy culture

The First Annual National Day of the Cowboy was held last Saturday at the County Line Barn in Long County.

August 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Long County school district makes AYP

All Long County schools made the Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2007-2008 year.

August 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


McGowan out for season with injury

Long County native Dustin McGowan had the rug pulled out from under him last week when

August 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


All-Stars bring smiles to Savannah

Meadowlark Lemon and his Harlem All-Stars held a charity game Sunday in Savannah to honor first responders and help a charity that assists victims from the Imperial Sugar Co. refinery explosion in February.

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


Runoff early voting next week

Voters in Liberty and Long counties don't have much to decide when they go to polls for runoff elections on Aug. 5.

August 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Emergency Assistance Team holds pancake dinner to raise money

The multi-county Emergency Assistance Team recently held a pancake dinner to raise money for their operation.

August 06, 2008 | Mike Riddle | News


Ludowici man charged with public drunkenness, sexual battery

A Ludowici man faces multiple charges including public drunkenness and sexual battery. According to information provided by Ludowici Police Department Officer Frank Cloninger, at around 6 p.m. July 6, a woman came into the police department and reported that Stephen Elisha Johnson, 31, stole her cell phone and beat her at her Residence Street home.

July 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Ludowici/Long County Fire Department gets second vehicle fire in three days

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department battled its second vehicle fire in three days when a truck fire was reported last Friday.

July 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


McGowan probably out until September

Dustin McGowan, who recently was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Toronto Blue Jays, might be out a little longer than early reports indicated.

July 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Ludowici passes new ordinances to take effect Aug. 1

The Ludowici City Council passed several ordinances at its July 8 meeting, including one regarding the recently publicized issue of motorized carts being driving inside city limits.

July 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


WWE rocks Savannah

The Savannah Civic Center got RAW Saturday night as stars from World Wrestling Entertainment kept the ground rocking and bodies slamming.

July 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


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High-speed chase ends in arrest in Long County

A Long County high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a man facing hit-and-run charges in Chatham County.

February 09, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Lady Tide beat Saints, Tide fall to Cadets

Long County basketball teams closed out the regular season Friday in Ludowici with the girls notching a win, but the boys falling.

February 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide to continue success

The Long County Lady Tide soccer team went 10-3 in 2015 and made the state playoffs for the second year in a row.

February 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide has state title as its goal

Last year was a good season for Long County boys soccer team. In only its third year of existence the team went 10-4, ending the ...

February 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County honors STAR student

The 2016 Long County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition student and teacher were honored Jan. 27 by the Long County Chamber of Commerce at Coastal Manor ...

February 03, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County sweeps Bucs

Long County's varsity basketball teams swept the McIntosh County teams Friday in Darien. The boys won 82-54 and the girls 51-48.

February 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Sports


Former Ludowici mayor Warren fondly remembered by many

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren died just before noon Jan. 27 at the Golden Living Center in Jesup, where she resided, after an ...

February 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Lady Tide roll over Bacon; Raider boys upset Long

The Long County girls' basketball team traveled to Alma on Tuesday to take on winless Bacon County.

February 01, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Dawson makes All-State AA team

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association recently selected Long County softball pitcher Harley Dawson to its 2015 All-State Class AA team.

February 01, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

January 30, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden ...

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County crowns homecoming king, princes

During the Groves basketball game Friday, Long County held its 2016 Homecoming King and Princes Ceremony.

January 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County teams sweep Groves

The Long County boys' basketball team faced Groves on Friday in Ludowici. The Blue Tide jumped out to a 20-13 lead in the first quarter ...

January 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide beat Jeff Davis

Long County boys and girls basketball teams split their varsity games Tuesday against Jeff Davis County with the Blue Tide winning 78-52 and the Lady ...

January 25, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County woman killed in wreck on Lanier Bridge

A Long County woman was killed Thursday afternoon after the car she was driving struck a bridge guard rail.

January 21, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


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