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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 | LIBERTY LIFE


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


McGowans celebrate Christmas with new baby

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide students hit Atlanta for Falcons game

Last Sunday, Long County High School sent 85 students to Atlanta to watch the NFL's Atlanta Falcons defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 at the Georgia Dome. Those who made the trip included football players, cheerleaders and team managers.

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Long County, Bradwell split games

Bradwell Institute played Long County Saturday in a big rivalry game in Ludowici.

January 11, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide coach resigns

Long County head football coach Eric McNair confirmed Monday that he would be leaving the Blue Tide to accept a coaching position at Metter High ...

January 11, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long teams get back-to-back wins

The Blue Tide beat the Benedictine Military School 55-51 Dec. 30, while the Lady Tide crushed New Hampstead 46-26 as the teams concluded their play ...

January 09, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide, Tide have mixed result in Bryan Co.

The Long County basketball teams played Bryan County's in Pembroke on Dec. 20 in non-region action.

January 03, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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