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Blue Tide advance to region finals for third contest with MCA

The Long County boys basketball team advanced to the finals of the Region 2-AA Tournament this past week, with wins over the Brantley County Herons and the Savannah Christian Red Raiders.

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


Long 7- and 8-year olds shoot hoops

The Long County 7- and 8-year-old basketball teams continued to shoot hoops like the big-leaguers Saturday.

March 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long boys and girls begin 2-AA tourney

The Long County girls and boys basketball teams ended the regular season last week and now the "important games" begin the region tournament and next week the state tournament.

March 01, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Community mourns death of teacher

LUDOWICI - Just two weeks ago, 34-year-old Valerie Futch-Smith was teaching her Smiley Elementary School first grade class, and planning to visit her mother in New Mexico. But on Feb. 1 at 3:45 a.m., tragedy struck, and her husband Jimmy, rushed her to the hospital.

February 29, 2008 | Contributing Writer | Lifestyle


Needy Long county kids to get glasses

The Long County Board of Education approved a measure last week that will allow the parents of some needy kids to buy eyewear for their children at a low cost.

February 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County gets look at flood map

LUDOWICI - The Long County Code Enforcement Office recently organized an open house meeting at the Ludowici City Hall regarding a Long/Ludowici flood insurance study and a proposed digital flood insurance rate map for the area.

February 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long crowns queens for Valentine's Day

LUDOWICI - A packed cafeteria at the Long County High School watched Heather Cierra Reddish be crowned the 2008 Long County Miss Sweetheart and Ryan Taylor Harrison be crowned the Junior Miss Sweetheart this past Thursday.

February 27, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Long voters pick McCain, Clinton

LUDOWICI - Voters from Long County came out Tuesday to cast ballots, and Arizona Sen. John McCain and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton were top picks for their parties nominations.

February 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Library puts together local cookbook, plans birthday/anniversary calendar

LUDOWICI - Want to prepare a new main entrée' like Beth's Stove Top Seafood Quiche or maybe a new desert like Anna Poole's Coconut Pie?

February 23, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


Men Tide wraps up season with victory as Ladies lose to Brantley

Ladies lose to Brantley County

February 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


LCHS recognizes boys at basketball homecoming game

Tuesday, between the girls and boys basketball games, Long County High School crowned the 2008 Homecoming king and princes.

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


Blue Tide win streak continues as they down Indians

LUDOWICI - Before a packed house, the Long County Blue Tide boys basketball team picked up their fifth 2-AA Region win in a row over Charlton County 94-70.

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


Woman taking on Long dog problem

Dawn Johnson lives on the Long/Liberty County line, but is asking everyone in Long County to help deal with problems arising from not having any animal control.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Public Safety


Some Long voters get new precincts

Super Tuesday will be here next week, and as Georgians prepares to decide which candidates they will want their delegate votes to go toward, many folks in Long County will be casting their ballots at different locations.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Residents grill commissioners over taxes

LUDOWICI - The Long County Commissioners had a public hearing on its proposed 2007-08 budget Tuesday and the meeting drew much input from the public.

February 21, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


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Vehicles and building vandalized at Long County school

Five vehicles were vandalized recently at Walker Middle School, Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell said.

April 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Long Co. goes 1-1 in region play

The Long County High School baseball team went 1-1 in region 2-AA play for the week beating Bryan County but falling to Benedictine Military School.

April 13, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


An administrator in Long County?

Long County commissioners recently discussed the possibility of hiring a county administrator in the future.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Wildcats win second-straight title

The Long County Middle School soccer team won its second-straight Southeast Georgia Middle School Championship with a 4-0 win over Ware County on March 28 in Jesup.

April 08, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Wildcats win second-straight soccer crown

The Long County Middle School soccer team won its second-straight Southeast Georgia Middle School Championship with a 4-0 win over Ware County on March 28 in Jesup.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. loses twice

The Long County High School baseball team continued to struggle last week, dropping games to Region 2-AA opponents Jeff Davis High School 13-0 on Tuesday in Hazlehurst and Bacon County 4-3 on Friday in Alma.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County teams roll on

The Long County High School girls' and boys' soccer teams continued their dominance last week, picking up two more wins each by beating Groves on Wednesday at home and Claxton on Friday in Claxton.

April 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Rivera signs with Colombian team

Former Long County High School standout Ricky Rivera recently signed a contract to play professional basketball in South America.

April 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long seniors honored

The senior players of the Long County High School soccer teams were recognized between games against Bryan County on March 24 in Ludowici.

April 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide go 1-1 for the week in soccer

The Long County High School soccer teams went 1-1 for the week with both the boys and girls defeating Bryan County on Tuesday, but then falling to Benedictine Military Academy and Saint Vincent's Academy on Thursday.

March 30, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide go 1-1 against Pirates in soccer

The Long County High School Lady Tide soccer team had the luck of the Irish with them on St. Patrick's Day.

March 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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