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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


Lady Tide get 9 on all-region team

The Long County High School soccer team recently had nine players recognized for Region 2-AA honors.

May 28, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Farm Day held in Long County

Last week, the annual Farm Day Celebration was held in Long County. Farmers and agricultural staff brought in their equipment and livestock to show local students the importance of the agricultural industry. This year, exhibits included forestry, fur trapping, livestock and large equipment. One of the children's favorite displays was an "old-time" cornhusking demonstration. The event is sponsored by the Long County Georgia Farm Bureau office and coordinated by Linda Hall. Go to www.coastalcourier.com to see more pictures from the day.

May 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long County honors seniors

Long County High School had its senior banquet in its new building Thursday, a first for the school.

May 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Four from Long County Blue Tide Baseball get region honors

Long County High School was well-represented on the recently announced All-Region 2-AA baseball team.

May 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan goes to bullpen

The Toronto Blue Jays have moved Long County native Dustin McGowan to the bullpen from the starting rotation, according to nbcsports.com.

May 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide end spring practice with a scrimmage

After two weeks of spring practice and conditioning, the Blue Tide football team dressed out Thursday for its annual Blue and White Scrimmage. Both the varsity and junior varsity squads saw plenty of action as parents and fans cheered from the bleachers. Head coach Ron Flott said the game went well, and all of the players enjoyed being back on the field.

May 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan has rough start vs. Cleveland

Wednesday was a tough day for Long County native Dustin McGowan and his Toronto Blue Jays, as they were hammered by the Cleveland Indians, 15-4, in Toronto.

May 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Blue Tide enjoying big numbers, seasoned players

The Long County High School football team began spring practices last week with no shortage of players or experience.

May 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan gets no decision Friday

Long County native and Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Dustin McGowan got no decision in the Blue Jays' 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday in Toronto, according to ESPN.com.

May 12, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


McGowan picks up second win of season

Long County native Dustin McGowan continued his comeback last Saturday by notching his second win of the year for the Toronto Blue Jays.

May 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Long County knocked out of playoffs by Putnam Co.

The season ended for the Long County High School girls' soccer team last Friday in Eatonton, where the Lady Tide fell to Putnam County, 6-0, in the first round of the state playoffs.

May 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tide baseball seniors honored

The Long County High School baseball team recognized seniors Zachary Duncan, Cody Fleck, Tristan Goodro, Austin Mills, Cole Ray and Phillip Swindell during a ceremony last week.

May 05, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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Articles By Author - Mike Riddle


Long has big region clash

The Long County High School football team hits the road tonight to take on Jeff Davis County in Hazlehurst in each team's first Region 2-AA contest of the season.

September 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide hold off Metter for first win

Long County beat Metter, 28-20, Friday in Ludowici for the Blue Tide's first win of the season.

September 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide blanked by RH

The Long County High School softball team lost, 8-0, to Richmond Hill on Monday in a non-region contest in Ludowici.

September 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide notch first win of season

The Long County High School football team beat Metter, 28-12, on Friday in Ludowici to pick up its first win of the year.

September 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide drop tough one

The Long County High School softball team fell, 2-1, in eight innings to a strong Jeff Davis squad Thursday in Hazlehurst.

September 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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


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