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.
The Miss Independence Day Pageant recently was held in Ludowici.
The Long County Commission was informed during its recent meeting that a committee has been established to bring more attention to diabetes.
The Mabel Creel Memorial Golf Tournament was June 21 at Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville.
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.
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.
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.
The Mabel Creel Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club, 25 Cherokee Trail in Hinesville.
Long County native Dustin McGowan last Friday picked up his first save as a relief pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.
A 23-month-old child has drowned in a private pond in Long County, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley.
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.
Senior citizens from across the area came together Thursday to compete in the Long County Senior Citizen Field Day.
The Long County High School soccer team recently had nine players recognized for Region 2-AA honors.
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.
Long County High School had its senior banquet in its new building Thursday, a first for the school.
The Long County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams were swept by Bryan County in Region 2-AA action last Friday in Pembroke.
Tuesday wasn't a good night for Long County, as both the boys' and girls' basketball teams fell to the squads from Vidalia.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team continued to struggle on Saturday, falling to Appling County, 72-55, in Ludowici.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team fell to Metter, 70-62, on Saturday in Ludowici.
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.
The Long County High School girls' basketball team only won five games last year, so one would think that the year was a disappointment.
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.
The Long County High School boys' basketball team had its annual Blue and White scrimmage Saturday.
The Long County basketball teams hit the hardwood Tuesday to face Toombs County in their first games of the season.
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