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McGowan bounces back with win

Dustin McGowan was happy he got a win this past Thursday night, but he was happier his team wasn't swept in their four game series against the Yankees. After losing the first three games, Toronto defeated New York 3-2.

August 07, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long to split boys, girls in classes

When school starts in August, students at Walker Middle School will notice a change from last year. That's because students in grades sixth through eighth will be split up, with boys and girls in different classes for most of the day.

August 07, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long camp develops players to Tide football

Two years ago, Long County High School, Head Coach Kyle Wilson and his coaches held the first Junior Blue Tide Football Camp. They had 10 participants that year.

August 04, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Sox bats get active against McGowan

This past Sunday was a long night for Dustin McGowan as he picked up his fifth loss of the season, and gave up a career high, three home runs, as Boston defeated Toronto 9-4.

August 02, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Grant helps Long 4-H fight drug abuse

The Long County 4-H Club received $6,238 June 8 to help combat drug abuse.

August 02, 2007 | By Mike Staff Writer | Lifestyle


Plaza owner, neighbors work to resolve concerns

The ongoing saga involving Liberty Square in Long County appears to be headed toward resolution.

July 31, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Long County wraps up Relay

Long County Relay for Life organizers hosted their wrap-up party recently concluding the 2007 fundraiser.

July 28, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


McGowan, Jays eying second half

The American League won its 10th All Star Game in a row over the National League, 5-4, Tuesday.

July 28, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Cost of courthouse repairs drops

Several agenda items were discussed during the Long County Commission meeting July 3.

July 26, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Checkpoint in Ludowici yields tickets

The Ludowici Police Department, along with the state's Motor Carrier Compliance Division, conducted a highway safety checkpoint June 30 at the intersection of Highways 84 and 301.

July 26, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Getting on board with Long County Transit

Need a ride this summer into Savannah? Maybe Glenville or Hinesville? How about just into Ludowici to pick up a few things or out toward Jones Creek to see your grandmother?

July 24, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Pitcher picks up fifth win

Long County's Dustin McGowan (5-4) had another stellar performance Thursday, as his Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland 10-3.

July 24, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County Library lends history in pics

July 20, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


McGowan struggles early against Mariners

Dustin McGowan was three pitches away from the history books Monday in giving up one hit to the Colorado Rockies. But Friday, he struggled early and picked up his fourth loss of the year, as Toronto lost 5-3 to the Seattle Mariners.

July 17, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Train kills woman on tracks

Tragedy once again struck at the Simmons railroad crossing Friday, when Long County resident Evelyn Hale, 62, was struck by a train at about 5:40 a.m.

July 17, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


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Long County teams thump Metter, 10-0 on senior night

Last Friday was a good night for the Long County High School soccer teams, as both the girls and boys claimed 10-0 wins over Metter in Ludowici.

April 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide split recent road games

The Long County baseball team last week claimed a win Wednesday at Vidalia, but then fell Friday at Bacon County.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan gets first victory since 2008

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and Long County native Dustin McGowan on Friday picked up his first win since 2008, as the Blue Jays won in Baltimore, 2-0.

April 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide girls win, boys lose

Playing in Pearson on Tuesday, the Long County High School girls' soccer team continued its winning ways by beating Atkinson County, 10-0. The boys' team, however, continued its hard-luck streak, dropping another game 1-0.

April 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County’s Goodro signs with MGSC

Long County High School's Tristan Goodro on Wednesday signed on to play baseball for Middle Georgia State College next year.

April 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide fall to Cadets at home

The Long County High School baseball team was hoping to make up some ground in the Region 2-AA standings Friday when they hosted Benedictine Military School.

April 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County sweeps Bryan County from field

All was well for the Long County High School teams Thursday as both shut-out their Bryan County foes.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide beat Claxton

The Long County High School baseball team beat Claxton, 6-5, Wednesday in Ludowici in a non-region game.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. Wildcats win region

The Long County Middle School soccer team became the first squad in the county's history to win a region championship by defeating Martha Puckett, 2-1, on March 29 in Jesup.

April 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide fall, host Military Appreciation Night tonight

The Long County High School baseball team on Tuesday took on a strong Jeff Davis squad in Ludowici, and though the Blue Tide kept the game close, the Yellow Jackets won, 6-4.

April 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide soccer teams fall to BC, SVA

Both Long County High School soccer teams on Monday fell to ranked teams during Region 2-AA action in Savannah.

April 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. boys win, girls fall to No. 7 team

The Long County High School soccer teams on Thursday split their games at Vidalia, with the boys winning, 4-1, and the girls losing, 1-0.

April 02, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County notches two straight wins

The Long County High School baseball team takes a two-game winning streak into this week's action.

March 31, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County girls win, boys lose to Toombs County

The Long County High School soccer teams on Tuesday split games against Toombs County in Lyons.

March 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide drop close one to Atkinson County

The Long County High School baseball team lost a tough region game to Atkinson County, 6-5, on Tuesday in Pearson.

March 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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