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Long County picks up 7th win; Lady Tide fall at Jeff Davis

The Long County boys' basketball team picked up its seventh win of the year by beating Jeff Davis County 72-60 in Hazlehurst. The outcome wasn't as nearly as pleasant for the Lady Tide, who fell 61-41 to the Lady Yellow Jackets.

December 19, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Ludowici Christmas parade draws crowd

With temperatures in the mid-80s Saturday, it didn't feel like winter in Long County, but the balmy weather did help draw a crowd to the 2015 Ludowici/Long County Christmas Parade.

December 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Blue Tide now 4-2 after wins over Bryan and Ware

The Long County boys continued their winning ways over the weekend, picking up two more victories over Bryan and Ware counties.

December 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide go 1-1 over weekend

The Long County girls went 1-1 over the weekend, beating Bryan County 59-50 in Ludowici on Friday, but falling to Ware County 40-30 in Waycross on Saturday.

December 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Christkindlmarkt set in Ludowici

For the last six years, a little bit of Germany has come to Ludowici in the form of Christkindlmarkt in December.

December 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Business


Vidalia ends Long Co. winning streak

The Vidalia teams ended four-game win streaks that the Long County boys and girls basketball teams were riding, with the Indians winning 96-77 and the Lady Indians winning 72-66 Tuesday.

December 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide crack Top 10

With solid wins over McIntosh and Appling counties, the Long County girls' basketball team moved into the 10th spot in the AA state rankings, according to the recent MaxPreps/Power Poll.

December 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide beat Appling, pick up fourth straight win

Long County continued rolling along early in the basketball season Saturday, beating Appling County 86-53 in Baxley.

December 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County girl, 8, wins college money

An 8-year-old Long County girl - with the help of her grandfather - showed everyone in the area that it is never too early to start planning for college.

December 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Education


Tide teams pick up 1st Region 2-AA wins

Long County's basketball teams picked up their first 2-AA Region wins of the year Tuesday, beating the Groves' teams in Garden City.

December 07, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County sweeps Metter Tigers

The Long County basketball teams swept Metter on Saturday with the boys defeating the Tigers 80-54 and the girls winning 58-51.

December 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County woman killed in ATV wreck

Tragedy struck Long County over the weekend as a 36-year-old woman was killed after she lost control of the all-terrain vehicle she was driving.

November 30, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Long Co. at Groves

Long County's basketball teams will travel to Garden City on Tuesday to take on Groves.

November 30, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Woman dies in Long County four-wheeler wreck

A woman died in a four-wheeler wreck early Saturday, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said.

November 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Blue Tide have 13 earn region honors

Football coaches named players who earned 2-AA All-Region honors last week.

November 25, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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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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