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McGowan gets second no decision after giving Jays lead

On Wednesday, a ninth-inning collapse of the Toronto Blue Jay bullpen, resulted in Long County's Dustin McGowan, picking up his second no decision in less than a week. The hurler from southeast Georgia didn't have one of his best nights, giving up seven hits over five innings. But despite not having his best stuff, he still left his team with a 3-2 lead, before being replaced in the sixth inning.

April 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Blue Tide loses heartbreaker to number one team in state, 10-11

LUDOWICI - As they say in kid's games, close doesn't count in anything but horseshoes and hand grenades, but Tuesday, the Long County Blue Tide came about as close as they could in knocking off the 2-AA, 8-0, Pierce County Bears.

April 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


New school design to be submitted to state

The Long County Board of Education saw the final plans for a new school on April 3.

April 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Three to leave Long Commission

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Commission will have a whole new look in the near future as the chairman and District 3 Commissioner Randy Wilson, District 2 Commissioner Mike McGowan, and District 1 Commissioner Charles Reddish Sr. all announced they at not seeking re-election this year.

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


Blue Tide Capsize Buccaneers Ship 14-0

The Long County Baseball Team took on McIntosh County Academy in Darien Friday, and the road trip obviously did them good.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long second graders visit GSU Planetarium

Second graders from Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici visited the Georgia Southern University Planetarium on March 28.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long resident needs help with late husband's shoe shop

Last month, Willie F. Johnson, owner of Johnson Shoe Shop in Ludowici, died after a long illness.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Long's Town Square Village breaks ground

RMR and Associates had a groundbreaking Tuesday, initiating the first step of a multi-faceted projected, which will culminate in what will eventually be Long County's The Town Square Village."

April 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Long clerk of court workload increases with growth

LUDOWICI -- Most of the growth in Long County has been positive and welcomed by the majority of people. But one side of the growth, which isn't so good, is the number of court cases.

April 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | News


McGowan Solid in First Game of Season

Despite Thursday's good performance by Dustin McGowan, the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the New York Yankees 3-2, in the final of a three-game series.

April 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Learning to let others care for you

LUDOWICI -- Helen Jenkins has been taking care of people for a long time, since 1989 to be exact. But recently, she became sick and has had to let people help her.

April 19, 2008 | Mike Riddle | About People


Long loses to Savannah Christian 4-2

LUDOWICI - The Long County Blue Tide lost to the Savannah Christian Red Raiders Tuesday 4-2, dropping their third game in a row.

April 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Dog bite draws complaint from father in Long County

LUDOWICI -- Scott Griffin met with Long County Board of Health Chairman Randy Wilson on March 26 to complain about how his son being bitten by a dog was handled.

April 18, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Public Safety


Blue tide loses to Pirates, 5-4

LUDOWICI - Fans from both Long and Appling counties got one of those "both teams deserve to win" games Friday.

April 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing writer | Sports


Long Relay for Life surpasses goals

LUDOWICI -- The 2008 Long County Relay for Life March 29-30 surpassed both its monetary and team goals this year, and continues to grow into one of the county's biggest events.

April 17, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Lifestyle


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Blue Tide look to get first win against McIntosh County

The Long County High School football team will be looking to accomplish something Friday that it hasn't done to date: beat McIntosh County.

October 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County recreation teams recognized by Blue Tide

The Long County Recreation Department cheerleaders and players recently were recognized by Long County High School.

October 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide fall to Rebels 36-20

Long County dropped to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in Region 2-AA with its 36-20 loss to Groves on Thursday in Garden City in a televised game.

October 17, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide fall in first round of state

The Long County High School softball team's season came to an end on Wednesday as they lost a best of two-out-of-three series to Berrien County in the first round of the state playoffs. According to Lady Tide Head Coach Brian Thomas his team lost to the Rebels 8-0 and in the first game and then 3-0 in the second game. The games were in Nashville.

October 16, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County goes to Groves on Thursday for televised game

The Long County High School football team travels Thursday to Garden City to face Groves in a Region 2-AA game that will be broadcast on WSAV, Hinesville cable channel 4.

October 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide band continues to dominate, needs financial support for trip to Thanksgiving Day parade

The Long County High School band recently continued its dominance, bringing home 19 awards from the Coffee County Invitation Band Competition on Sept. 27 in Douglas.

October 14, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide ground Phoenix

The Blue Tide extinguished the New Hampstead Phoenix, 41-0, Friday in Ludowici.

October 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide end region, state quest starts now

On Monday the Long County High School softball team's dream of a region championship faded away as Bacon County beat then in back-to-back games

October 09, 2014 | Mike Riddle and Patty Leon | Sports


Garcia crowned Long County homecoming queen

Samantha Rose Garcia was crowned the 2014 Long County homecoming queen at the half time of the Blue Tide's football game Friday in Ludowici.

October 07, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide host Phoenix on Friday

The Long County High School football team is back at home Friday to taking on New Hampstead.

October 06, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County falls to Vidalia at home

The Long County High School football team fell to undefeated Vidalia, 42-0, Friday in Ludowici in its homecoming game.

October 06, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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