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Auxiliary’s support crucial to fire department

For a fire department, an all night vehicle accident or a multi-day brush fire can drain personnel both physically and mentally. However, with the help of a group of ladies, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department can work these calls without worrying about exhaustion and fatigue.

June 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County to honor vets on Flag Day

RMR Developers will sponsor an "Honor our Veterans" ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Long County Court House, followed by a barbecue at Long County High School.

June 27, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long commissioners hear from Liberty County on two issues

At the June 3 Long County Commissioner's meeting, Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray, along with city attorney A.G. Wells, requested support from commissioners for a new well at the corner of County Road 24.

June 26, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County prepares ballot equipment for election

Recently, Long County Elections Superintendent Marie Middleton hired a company from Marietta to travel to the courthouse and prepare the ballot equipment for the July 15 election.

June 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long commissioner candidates speak out

The Long County Chamber of Commerce held a "Meet the Candidates" forum at Long County High School. This is the second installment in a two-part series on each candidate present at the forum.

June 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Boston, L.A. should be good match-up

Well, the basketball gods have finally woken up and taken a step in the right direction to save the NBA: A Celtic/Laker match-up is just what the doctor ordered.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Former Long Solicitor General for State Court commits apparent suicide

LUDOWICI - Friday, an attorney from Long County was found dead at her home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County man charged in arson of parents' home

A Long County man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to burn his parents' house down, as his mother was asleep inside.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Blue Jays lose to New York

Toronto lost a close game this past Thursday 9-8 to New York, despite having a three run lead going into the bottom of the ninth.

June 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


McGowan strikes out six

Early in the season, Toronto Blue Jays pitchers had every reason to be frustrated with their team's offensive efforts. However, each time a member of the pitching rotation was asked about the issue, they seemed certain the bats would eventually come around.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier | Sports


Smiley Elementary student struck by car, killed

Tragedy struck Long County last weekend when a Smiley Elementary School student died from injuries sustained when an SUV struck the child as he was running along side a road.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Two hospitalized in Smiley Cross Roads wreck

A truck and a car were involved in an accident Tuesday at Smiley Cross Roads in Long County resulting in two being injured.

June 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Darien storm damage delays E-911 center

After reporting at the April 30 meeting that the final changes for the Wiregrass E-911 McIntosh/Long Communication Center were nearly complete, the May 11 storms have delayed the project indefinitely.

June 18, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


Long County school board releases information on superintendent candidates

The Long County Board of Education recently narrowed the field of superintendent candidates from 20 to 3.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County High School holds senior banquet for 2008 class

Long County High School held its 2008 Senior Banquet on May 22 at the school cafeteria. Many graduating seniors received awards for outstanding achievement.

June 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education


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Blue Tide go 1-1 against Pirates in soccer

The Long County High School Lady Tide soccer team had the luck of the Irish with them on St. Patrick's Day.

March 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Goodro hitting well at MGSC

Former Long County High School baseball standout Tristan Goodro had a base hit and RBI on Saturday to help Middle Georgia State College beat Loyola University, 5-0, in Cochran.

March 25, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Chief: Man bites Ludowici police officer

A man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.

March 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | News


Blue Tide boys receive awards during banquet

The Long County High School boys' basketball team held its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide win 2, lose 1

The Long County High School baseball team went 2-1 last week, beating New Hampstead High School (1-8) and McIntosh County (0-8), but falling to Benedictine Military School (8-4).

March 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Going paperless on state tests

The Long County Board of Education learned during its March 10 meeting that all state tests would eventually be taken on a computer.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Wrighton named Lady Tide MVP during team banquet

The Long County High School girls' basketball team had its awards banquet March 12 at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County archer wins competitions

Long County native Cassandra Pelton recently won two archery competitions.

March 18, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County drops first region game of season

Though the Long County High School baseball team had a solid outing Tuesday, the Blue Tide still fell to undefeated Bacon County, 4-3, in Ludowici in the Region 2-AA openers for both squads.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tide teams sweep Vidalia for 2nd time

The Long County High School soccer teams swept Vidalia on Tuesday in Ludowici for the second time this year.

March 16, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long Co. students plant tree

Long County High School students recently planted a tree at the school to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Scott earns another honor

Long County High School running back Brendon Scott receives his Coastal Courier/Mike Reed Chevrolet Long County Player of the Year trophy from Coastal Courier sportswriter Mike Riddle on Tuesday. In 2014, Scott led Long County with 1,447 rushing yards. He also made the All-Region 2-AA First Team and earned honorable mention on the Class AA All-State team.

March 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Ludowici Family Dollar allegedly hit by shoplifters

Family Dollar in Ludowici recently was targeted by alleged shoplifters.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Tide snap two losing streaks with one win

Long County High snapped two losing streaks Wednesday by beating Brantley County, 8-4, in Ludowici. The win ended the Blue Tide's five-game losing skid this season and ended an eight-game losing streak to the Herons.

March 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County HS soccer teams at 3-0, 2-1 in region

The Long County High School soccer teams continue their winning ways, notching wins over Claxton High School and Bryan County last week.

March 09, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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