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Long County Boys win another and look toward Red Raider game

The Long County boys basketball team continued its march to the region tournament with another win over Jeff Davis County.

February 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Former Long County beauty queen completes marathon

It's been almost 20 years since Gina Middleton Gierc cheered for the Blue Tide, attended Long County High School and was chosen homecoming queen, but the daughter of Frank and Diane Middleton is still making her mom and dad proud and representing Long County well.

February 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Notes from Jan. 8 Long County Commission meeting

Routine items handled by the Long County Commission at its January meeting:

February 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Ludowici audit completed and turned in

LUDOWICI - After being placed on a list in December for violating a state law requiring municipalities to file audits the city of Ludowici has been given its audit and it has been sent to the appropriate agencies, according to Mayor Myrtice Warren.

February 06, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Men and Lady Tides wash out Brantley Herons

The Long County Blue Tide Boys Basketball Team picked up an easy win this past Tuesday night and appears to have hit fifth gear on the back stretch of their season.

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


Ludowici looks for new chief

LUDOWICI - At the Jan. 8, Ludowici City Council meeting, several items of business were on the agenda, but none more important than those dealing with the city police department.

January 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long Board of Education opposes SB 900

The Long County Board of Education recently adopted a resolution opposing Senate Bill HR 900 during its December meeting.

January 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long Recreation head resigns

LUDOWICI - After less than a year on the jpb, Long County Recreation Department Director Shawn Mills turned in his resignation last week at the Long County Commissioner's January meeting.

January 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | News


Long County Boys Get Win and Loss over Weekend

Tenth-ranked Long County Blue Tide boys basketball team picked up a region win on Friday, and then lost a non-region game on Saturday.

January 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide Get Win Against Indians, But Fall Short Against Terrors

The Long County girls basketball team got back on the winning track Friday, beating Charlton County, but on Saturday they were clearly outmatched as they fell to Glynn Academy.

January 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Coach Brock evaluates Blue Tide at mid-season

Long County Blue Tide head coach Deshon Brock recently sat down to discuss where his team is at the mid-season break.

January 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Tides lose to Appling County

Both the boys and girls Blue Tide basketball teams needed a win against Appling County this past Tuesday to improve their playoff aspirations.

January 26, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long likely loosing superintendent

LUDOWICI - In the final year of a three-year contract, Long County School Superintendent Dr. Edwin Pope is suddenly facing the prospect he may not return for the 2008-09 school year.

January 26, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County to mark MLK birthday

The Long County Martin Luther King Day Planning Committee has announced the third annual Martin Luther King Celebration to be presented Jan. 21.

January 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Library promotes Accelerated Reading

Smiley Elementary School's Media Center hosted a western Christmas celebration Accelerated Reading party Dec. 19 to promote its AR program and reward students who had scored 80 or better on their tests.

January 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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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


Goodro hitting well at MGSC

Former Long County High School baseball standout Tristan Goodro had a base hit and RBI on Saturday to help Middle Georgia State College beat Loyola University, 5-0, in Cochran.

March 25, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chief: Man bites Ludowici police officer

A man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.

March 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | News


Blue Tide boys receive awards during banquet

The Long County High School boys' basketball team held its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide win 2, lose 1

The Long County High School baseball team went 2-1 last week, beating New Hampstead High School (1-8) and McIntosh County (0-8), but falling to Benedictine Military School (8-4).

March 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Going paperless on state tests

The Long County Board of Education learned during its March 10 meeting that all state tests would eventually be taken on a computer.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Wrighton named Lady Tide MVP during team banquet

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County archer wins competitions

Long County native Cassandra Pelton recently won two archery competitions.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County drops first region game of season

Though the Long County High School baseball team had a solid outing Tuesday, the Blue Tide still fell to undefeated Bacon County, 4-3, in Ludowici in the Region 2-AA openers for both squads.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide teams sweep Vidalia for 2nd time

The Long County High School soccer teams swept Vidalia on Tuesday in Ludowici for the second time this year.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. students plant tree

Long County High School students recently planted a tree at the school to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Scott earns another honor

Long County High School running back Brendon Scott receives his Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Long County Player of the Year trophy from Coastal Courier sportswriter Mike Riddle on Tuesday. In 2014, Scott led Long County with 1,447 rushing yards. He also made the All-Region 2-AA First Team and earned honorable mention on the Class AA All-State team.

March 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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