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McGowan put on ’Jays’ disabled list

According to a press release on the Toronto Blue Jay's Web site, Long County hurler Dustin McGowan had a MRI on his shoulder Wednesday, showing he is suffering from a tear in his right rotator cuff.

July 26, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Blue Tide prepares to hold football camp

The Long County High School football team will hold a football camp on July 14-16 at the Long County practice pacility at Smiley Elementary School.

July 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long County narrows field to 12 for county administrator

The Long County commissioners received 12 resumes and applications from people all over the nation hoping to be chosen for the new county administrator position.

July 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


One teenager killed after wreck on Rye Patch Road

According to reports released by the Georgia State Patrol, speed was a factor in the Thursday afternoon truck crash that killed Mark Horne, 16, and injured Josh Guyett, 17.

July 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | News


Toronto, McGowan Lose to Mariners

The Toronto Blue Jays (41-45) are digging a deeper hole for themselves in the American League East, as they now are 12 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays (52-32). The Rays, who have been on a tear lately going 8-2 during their past ten games, overtook the Boston Red Sox (50-37) last week, and now have the best record in Major League Baseball.

July 18, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Soldier in critical condition after car wreck in Long County

A Fort Stewart soldier is listed in critical condition after he was involved in a wreck last Friday in Long County.

July 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Long seniors enjoy meals, companionship

Some seniors in the area struggle to eat one good meal daily. But in Long County, seniors age 60 and older can get a hot, hearty meal every day at the Long County Senior Center on Thornton Drive.

July 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Long County man shot, killed

A Long County man was shot to death Sunday night in Long County.

July 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Long cheerleaders hold summer carnival

The Long County High School cheerlead-

July 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long Co. Mites get second place at District 2

LUDOWICI - The Long County 9- and 10-year-old Mite Team made it all the way to the finals of the District 2-C Tournament, but came up short against Appling County Thursday.

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


McGowan and Toronto Lose to Braves 4-0

For most baseball playing boys born and raised in Georgia, it would be a dream come true to play against the Atlanta Braves. Hometown favorite Dustin McGowan got that opportunity Friday, as he and the rest of the Toronto team took on Atlanta in Toronto.

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


Long County holds Miss Independence Day pageant

Long County hosted a Miss Independence Day pageant Saturday to celebrate the 4th of July holiday and highlight some of the area's talented young ladies.

July 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Long County cheerleaders hold summer carnival

The Long County High School cheerleaders held a summer carnival Saturday to raise money for their upcoming trip to cheerleading camp.

July 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Judge rules candidate is qualified

LUDOWICI -- Long County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose recently ruled that Amy Nutting was eligible to run for the Fifth District county commissioner seat in the upcoming July 15 primary.

July 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


McGowan faces Braves

Fans of local Blue Jays pitcher and Long County native Dustin McGowan and fans of the Atlanta Braves will have a hard time picking sides tonight as the righty is set to take the mound as the Toronto Blue Jays host the Braves.

July 12, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


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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


Long County holds onto 2nd in region

The Long County boys' basketball team beat Bryan County 65-53 in Pembroke on Friday in a big Region 2-AA game.

January 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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