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Long County boys, girls teams fall at Tattnall County

Both Long County High School basketball teams dropped close games Saturday night at Tattnall County in Reidsville.

December 31, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. schools to close early Friday

Students in the Long County School System will get to start Christmas break a few hours early.According to Superintendent Robert Waters, the system's three schools will end classes by noon Friday."As a result of the schools all making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress), we are rewarding the students, the faculty and the staff by letting them start their holiday a little early," Waters said.

Waters said students at Walker Middle School and Long County High School will be let out at noon, while Smiley Elementary School students will be released at 11:45 a.m.

December 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long BoE to change information system

The Long County Board of Education voted at its meeting Dec. 8 to change the student information software its schools use.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County tradition coming to end

For 20 years, Nancy and Lee Siperly have decorated their Long County home during the holidays and invited locals inside for a look. However, taking care of and putting up countless decorations has become more and more difficult for the couple.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


House fire ruled an accident

The home of a Long County Sheriff's Department deputy that recently burned down was determined to have been an accident.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Panthers knock of Blue Tide, 95-90

Jordan McRae poured in 37 points and fellow junior Rion Brown added 27 on Friday to lead Liberty County to a 95-90 non-region basketball win over host Long County.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Three injured in Long County wreck

Two Long County teenagers and one elderly Liberty County man were injured in a wreck in Long County on Saturday.According to Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Firefighter Tyler Hall, the accident tool place at about 10 p.m. on Rye Patch Road in Long County.Deputy Robert Parker of the Long County Sheriff's Department said that a Nissan Altima collided with a Saturn Ion as both vehicles traveled east on Rye Patch Road.LCSD Deputy Cody Futch said that it appears that Long County resident Kim Sumner, 47, slowed her silver Saturn down to take a left off ...

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


McGowan begins throwing again

This past season was a bittersweet one for major league pitcher Dustin McGowan of Long County. The right-hander began the year entrenched in the Toronto Blue Jays' rotation, but in July he re-injured his right shoulder, ending his season.

December 29, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. prisoner dead after apparent suicide

An Indiana man who was being held in the Long County Jail died Friday after an apparent suicide.

December 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Blue Tide athletes recognized at banquet

Long County High School honored its 2008 participants in football, cross county and softball last Thursday at its annual fall sports banquet.

December 27, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County residents to begin using E-911 addresses

According to Long County Commissioner Mike McGowan, all Long County residents should begin using their new E-911 address if they haven't already done so.

December 26, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Arrests made in Long Co. burglaries

Three Hinesville men linked to four recent burglaries in Long County were arrested last Wednesday. According to Nicky Anderson, a detective with the Long County Sheriff's Department, the men were arrested and charged with burglary by forcible entry to a residence. The men charged are Anthony Antonio Andrews, 20, Tiontae LeCounte, 18, and Corey Jarell Felton, 17. The men were charged with breaking into apartments on Wilkerson Road in Long County - Whispering Oaks Duplex Apartments and Heritage Apartments. Anderson said that the break-ins took place Dec. 3, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Among the items ...

December 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Dinner for needy a big success

This past Saturday at Long County High School, the Concerned Citizens of Long County cooked and served a free Christmas dinner for anyone who was in need of fellowship or who was hungry.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


School bands perform at concert

The Long County School System recently held its annual Christmas concert at the Long County High School cafeteria, with director Myron Grimes leading the students.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long County High School recognized by national magazine

Long County High School was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best High Schools" issue.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education


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Long Co. starts spring training to gauge future

The Long County football team kicked off spring training Friday with 98 players taking to the field.

May 04, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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


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