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McGowan goes the distance to pick up a win

Dustin McGowan picked up the third complete game of his career this past Tuesday, as the Blue Jays beat the Mariners 3-1.

July 05, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Ludowici Police Department adds Kawasaki Mule to vehicle lineup

Ludowici has a new police vehicle cruising around town with the addition of a Kawasaki Mule.

July 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Smiley Elementary principal to move to Liberty County

Smiley Elementary School, Principal Sandy Jones will be leaving the Long County school system to take a position with the Liberty County Board of Education.

July 03, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Residents of Long Co. celebrate Flag Day

Last Saturday, Long County residents came out to recognize those who are protecting our country and those who have served in the past with the Long County Recognition and Military Appreciation/Flag Day Ceremony.

July 03, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Auxiliary’s support crucial to fire department

For a fire department, an all night vehicle accident or a multi-day brush fire can drain personnel both physically and mentally. However, with the help of a group of ladies, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department can work these calls without worrying about exhaustion and fatigue.

June 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County to honor vets on Flag Day

RMR Developers will sponsor an "Honor our Veterans" ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Long County Court House, followed by a barbecue at Long County High School.

June 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long commissioners hear from Liberty County on two issues

At the June 3 Long County Commissioner's meeting, Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray, along with city attorney A.G. Wells, requested support from commissioners for a new well at the corner of County Road 24.

June 26, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County prepares ballot equipment for election

Recently, Long County Elections Superintendent Marie Middleton hired a company from Marietta to travel to the courthouse and prepare the ballot equipment for the July 15 election.

June 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long commissioner candidates speak out

The Long County Chamber of Commerce held a "Meet the Candidates" forum at Long County High School. This is the second installment in a two-part series on each candidate present at the forum.

June 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Boston, L.A. should be good match-up

Well, the basketball gods have finally woken up and taken a step in the right direction to save the NBA: A Celtic/Laker match-up is just what the doctor ordered.

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


Former Long Solicitor General for State Court commits apparent suicide

LUDOWICI - Friday, an attorney from Long County was found dead at her home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County man charged in arson of parents' home

A Long County man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to burn his parents' house down, as his mother was asleep inside.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Blue Jays lose to New York

Toronto lost a close game this past Thursday 9-8 to New York, despite having a three run lead going into the bottom of the ninth.

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


McGowan strikes out six

Early in the season, Toronto Blue Jays pitchers had every reason to be frustrated with their team's offensive efforts. However, each time a member of the pitching rotation was asked about the issue, they seemed certain the bats would eventually come around.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier | Sports


Smiley Elementary student struck by car, killed

Tragedy struck Long County last weekend when a Smiley Elementary School student died from injuries sustained when an SUV struck the child as he was running along side a road.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


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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


Long County’s Lady Tide go 1-1 over the weekend

The Long County girls' basketball team went 1-1 over the weekend, picking up a win over Bryan County and falling to Ware County.

January 20, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Students today, teachers tomorrow in Long County

Five Long County High School students recently took their first steps toward becoming teachers by completing the school's Tide to Teachers program.

January 19, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Education


Ludowici council takes care of in-house business

The Ludowici City Council took care of several matters of in-house business during its first meeting of the year Tuesday.

January 16, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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