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Commission considers changing voter-precinct locations

Long County Commissioners recently discussed the possibility of changing the locations of several voter precincts.

July 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | News


Long Co. 10-under team wins state crown

The Long County 10-and-under all-star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association Class C state championship on Friday in Blakely, sweeping the tourney field and outscoring their opponents, 55-6.

July 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


High-speed chase starts in Liberty Co., ends in Long Co.

A high-speed chase that began Saturday in Liberty County ended in Long County, with the pursued driver suffering injuries.

July 12, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Blue Tide finishing summer conditioning

The Long County High School football team's summer conditioning program is winding down. The Blue Tide began their program in June and have been practicing three days a week ever since, with the exception of taking off last week. They will wrap up their conditioning July 17, and their football camp will run July 21-25. School practice begins July 28.

July 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Winners crowned at Miss Independence Day Pageant

The Miss Independence Day Pageant recently was held in Ludowici.

July 03, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Lifestyle


Committee seeks support for diabetes-awareness campaign

The Long County Commission was informed during its recent meeting that a committee has been established to bring more attention to diabetes.

June 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Golf tournament gives out $1,000 in scholarships

The Mabel Creel Memorial Golf Tournament was June 21 at Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville.

June 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County rallies to win district title

The Long County 10-and-under baseball team won the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Championship on Monday in Ludowici by sweeping two games against Pierce County.

June 27, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County bounces back in tourney

After a disappointing loss last week, the Long County 10-and-under baseball team roared back on Saturday to defeat South Bryan County, 14-2, in the semifinals of the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Baseball Tournament in Ludowici.

June 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County All-Stars fall to Pierce County in opener

The Long County 10-and-under all-star team fell to Pierce County, 5-0, in Thursday's first round of the Georgia Recreation Parks Association District 2 Class C Baseball Tournament in Ludowici.

June 23, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Creel Memorial Tourney planned for Saturday

The Mabel Creel Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club, 25 Cherokee Trail in Hinesville.

June 20, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan notches first save for first-place Toronto

Long County native Dustin McGowan last Friday picked up his first save as a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.

June 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Toddler drowns in Long County

A 23-month-old child has drowned in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.

June 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


McGowan finds spot in bullpen

When the 2014 Major League Baseball season opened, Long County native Dustin McGowan had fought his way back from injuries to secure the fifth spot in the Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation.

June 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long Co. seniors have a field day

Senior citizens from across the area came together Thursday to compete in the Long County Senior Citizen Field Day.

June 02, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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Long County look to bounce back against Metter

The Long County High School football team will be back on the gridiron tonight when it hosts Metter at 7:30 p.m.

September 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County shuts out Lady Bucs on Pink-Out Night

The Long County High School softball team beat McIntosh County, 8-0, on Wednesday in Ludowici.

September 11, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide JV fall to Tattnall County

Though the Long County High School varsity football team had last week off from game action, the junior-varsity squad traveled to Reidsville on Thursday but lost to Tattnall County, 42-14.

September 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Berry seeing more action for SSU Tigers

Former Long County High School football standout Josh Berry, who is now a member of the Savannah State University team, saw action on Saturday against Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

September 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


Lady Tide pitcher throws no-hitter against St. Vincent’s

Thursday, the Long County High School softball team ended a three-game losing streak by beating St. Vincent's Academy in Ludowici.

September 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide play twice in Hazlehurst this weekend

The Long County High School softball team is back on the diamond again today and Saturday, as the Lady Tide travel to the Jeff Davis Recreation Department in Hazlehurst for a non-region tournament.

September 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide play well, but fall to Tattnall

The Long County High School football team fell to Tattnall County, 23-14, on Friday in Ludowici.

September 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide drop third in a row

The Long County High School softball team's skid continued Thursday as the Lady Tide fell to Bacon County, 1-0, for their third loss in a row.

September 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide shut out by Vidalia at home

The Long County High School softball team fell to Vidalia, 7-0, Tuesday in Ludowici.

August 29, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Lady Tide beat Terrors

The Long County High School softball team got back on the winning track Thursday by beating Glynn Academy, 11-4, in Brunswick.

August 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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