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Blue Tide Ladies wrap up softball

The Long County girls softball team wrapped up their season this past Tuesday, with a loss to the McIntosh County Pirates, 8-0.

October 27, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Fatal plane crash still under investigation

Plane Crash Still Under Investigation

October 26, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Long County aims to protect trees

Approving a tree ordinance topped the Long County Commission agenda this past week.

October 25, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Victims confirmed to be soldiers parents

The parents of a Fort Stewart soldier died from injuries sustaind in a plane crash Wednesday night just inside Long County from the Liberty County Aiport.

October 20, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Blue Tide falls to Appling County 38-28

The Long County Blue Tide football team couldn't overcome early mistakes in their game against Appling County that led them to their first loss of the season, 38-28.

October 18, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Countians to get E-911 addresses soon

GeoComm and the Long County E-911 Committee met Sept. 27 and reported residents should soon be informed of their new addresses.

October 18, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


McGowan ends year with a win

At the beginning of this year, local favorite Dustin McGowan was pitching with Toronto's Triple-A team, Syracuse Chiefs.

October 18, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long County loses to Savannah Christian

Going into Thursday night's game. head coach Cindy Mills knew she would be able to see how far her young team had come this year. They were about to take on the Savannah Christian Red Raiders for the second time.

October 16, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Huddle House owners give back to workers

Randy and Debbie Wilson aren't your average restaurant owners. But then again, their Huddle House restaurants in Jesup and Ludowici aren't your average eateries.

October 13, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Plea entered in rape case

Wayne Thompson, 42, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Thursday at the Long County Courthouse.

October 13, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Rye Patch residents want 'rural' development

A riding club, gravel roadways, a community center, and even a bed and breakfast are just a few of amenities developer Tim Works is planning for the Rye Patch Community.

October 13, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Tides face tough schedule

The Long County Blue Tide football team is only in their sixth season since resurrecting their football program back in 2002.

October 11, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Sports


McGowan struggles against Yankees

Dustin McGowan struggled for four and a third innings this past Sunday as he and the Toronto Blue Jays lost 7-5 to the New York Yankees.

October 11, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Sports


Kingston presents award to fire department

Ludowici/Long County Fire Department received on Wednesday a certificate of appreciation and a United States flag that was flown over the White House.

October 09, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Rodeo Saturday benefits Blue Tide football

The second annual Shawnee McGowan Memorial Junior Rodeo is planned for Sept. 29 at the NC Ranch in Long County.

October 09, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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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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