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Long honors departing commissioners

Recently, newly elected Long County Commission member Wallace Shaw presented former county commissioners Charles Reddish, Mike McGowan, Randy Wilson and Tony Fowler with plaques as a token of appreciate for their work. All chose not to run for re-election in 2008.

January 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Address markers available in Long Co.

In compliance with the new E-911 addressing plan, the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary is providing address lot markers and mailbox markers to all Long County residents.

January 05, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Kingston visits Long County

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, made two appearances in Long County on Wednesday.

January 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Long County swears in offiicials

Long County's elected officials - new and old - were sworn in this past Saturday at the Long County Senior Citizens Center.

January 02, 2009 | Mike Riddle | News


Miss Christmas Holiday crowned

The 2008 Miss Christmas Holiday Beauty Pageant took place Dec. 6 in Ludowici. The event was held at Long County High School. Debbie Gaitten was the emcee for the night, and the judges were Lisa Wells and Deborah Winn-Smith.

January 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Long County boys, girls teams fall at Tattnall County

Both Long County High School basketball teams dropped close games Saturday night at Tattnall County in Reidsville.

December 31, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. schools to close early Friday

Students in the Long County School System will get to start Christmas break a few hours early.According to Superintendent Robert Waters, the system's three schools will end classes by noon Friday."As a result of the schools all making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress), we are rewarding the students, the faculty and the staff by letting them start their holiday a little early," Waters said.

Waters said students at Walker Middle School and Long County High School will be let out at noon, while Smiley Elementary School students will be released at 11:45 a.m.

December 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


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


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Long County Falls to Brantley County 11-3

On Tuesday, the Long County High School baseball team hosted Brantley County in a 2-AAA Region contest. Despite a game effort the Blue Tide were ...

April 17, 2017 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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