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Long County shooting victim identified

A man's body was found at a home early Wednesday morning in a home on Taylor Creek Spur Northeast in unincorporated Long County, Sheriff Craig Nobles said.

November 04, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


It’s David vs. Goliath in Ludowici this Friday

Long County closes out the season Friday against Benedictine Military School in a David vs. Goliath game.

November 04, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall out of playoff contention with loss

A big first half by Bryan County doomed Long County in the Blue Tide's 42-25 loss Friday in Region 2-AA football action in Ludowici.

November 02, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide eliminated from playoff contention

A big first half by Bryan County doomed Long County in the Blue Tide's 42-25 loss Friday in Region 2-AA football action in Ludowici.

October 31, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Ludowici mayoral candidate Robert Parker: Fresh ideas are needed in city

Editor's note: The only contested race in the Ludowici municipal election this year is for mayor. Robert Parker is challenging incumbent James Fuller. Here is a Q&A with Parker.

October 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Elections 2015


Ludowici mayoral candidate James Fuller: Experience counts for mayor

Editor's note: The only contested race in the Ludowici municipal election this year is for mayor. Incumbent James Fuller faces a challenger, Robert Parker. Here is a Q&A with Fuller.

October 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Elections 2015


Plans for new Long County school unveiled

The Long County Board of Education saw for the first time the proposed site plans for a new third- through eighth-grade combination school during its meeting Monday.

October 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Education


McIntosh County hands Long County a tough setback

DARIEN - When the football season began two months ago, there was a lot of optimism about Long County making the playoffs and securing its first winning season.

October 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide looking for third win in a row Friday at MCA

Long County will try to pick up its third win in a row Friday when the Blue Tide hit the road to face McIntosh County Academy in a huge Region 2-AA game.

October 21, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County Homecoming queen is athlete

Long County High School crowned senior Katie Estill as its Homecoming queen during halftime of the Blue Tide and Groves High School football game Friday.

October 19, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County commissioners rescind discipline of fire department officers

The Long County Board of Commissioners has rescinded disciplinary actions that were issued against Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief of Operations Shawn Smith and Lt. Mary Butler on Sept. 17.

October 15, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Homecoming reps set for Long County

The representatives for the 2015 Long County High School homecoming court have been announced.

October 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Ludowici mayoral candidates to take center stage Tuesday morning

Ludowici mayoral candidates James Fuller and Robert Parker will speak at the Long County Chamber of Commerce's semiannual breakfast gathering Tuesday.

October 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County Blue Tide get back in win column

Long County picked up its second win of the year by defeating New Hampstead Friday in Ludowici. The Blue Tide jumped out to a 34-0 lead at the half and never looked back in beating the Phoenix 46-24.

October 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County hosts New Hampstead on Friday

The Long County High School football team faces New Hampstead on Friday in Ludowici, looking to put a losing streak to rest.

October 07, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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Blue Tide recognizes seniors

Long County had basketball senior night Friday, when the teams played St. Vincent's Academy and Benedictine Military School.

February 10, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Region 2-AA tourney doesn’t see Tide until Friday

The 2-AA Region Basketball Tournament is in full swing this week in Ludowici. Games tipped off Tuesday night for low-seeded teams.

February 10, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


High-speed chase ends in arrest in Long County

A Long County high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a man facing hit-and-run charges in Chatham County.

February 09, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Lady Tide beat Saints, Tide fall to Cadets

Long County basketball teams closed out the regular season Friday in Ludowici with the girls notching a win, but the boys falling.

February 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide to continue success

The Long County Lady Tide soccer team went 10-3 in 2015 and made the state playoffs for the second year in a row.

February 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide has state title as its goal

Last year was a good season for Long County boys soccer team. In only its third year of existence the team went 10-4, ending the ...

February 08, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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


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