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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


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


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Long County teams fall to Bryan County

The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams were swept by Bryan County in Region 2-AA action last Friday in Pembroke.

December 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Vidalia sweeps Long County teams

Tuesday wasn't a good night for Long County, as both the boys' and girls' basketball teams fell to the squads from Vidalia.

December 15, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall to Appling Co.

The Long County High School boys' basketball team continued to struggle on Saturday, falling to Appling County, 72-55, in Ludowici.

December 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide match last season’s win total

The Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up its fifth win of the year Saturday by defeating Appling County, 60-49, in Ludowici.

December 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. band marches in Chicago

The Long County High School band enjoyed another spot on the national stage when it marched in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 27 in Chicago.

December 08, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Blue Tide pick up another win, Blue Tide fall

The Long County High School girls' basketball team picked up their fourth win of the year Tuesday as they manhandled Groves, 64-39, in Ludowici.

December 04, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Metter hands Lady Tide first loss

In a nail-biter that went down to the final seconds Saturday, the Long County High School girls' basketball team dropped a 50-49 decision to Metter in Ludowici for its first loss of the season.

December 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tigers too much for Blue Tide to handle

The Long County High School boys' basketball team fell to Metter, 70-62, on Saturday in Ludowici.

December 03, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide nab two more wins

The Lady Blue Tide proved they should be thought of as a force to be reckoned with this season by picking up two more wins last weekend.

December 01, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide to build on last basketball season

The Long County High School girls' basketball team only won five games last year, so one would think that the year was a disappointment.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide beat Toombs, 58-40, but Long boys edged out, 58-47

The Long County High School varsity basketball teams kicked off the season Tuesday in Vidalia against Toombs County. The boys lost to the Bulldogs, 58-47. The girls won against the Lady Dogs, 58-40.

November 24, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County holds Blue and White scrimmages

The Long County High School boys' basketball team had its annual Blue and White scrimmage Saturday.

November 19, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide has goal of returning to state playoffs

The Long County basketball teams hit the hardwood Tuesday to face Toombs County in their first games of the season.

November 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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