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Long County residents to begin using E-911 addresses

According to Long County Commissioner Mike McGowan, all Long County residents should begin using their new E-911 address if they haven't already done so.

December 26, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Arrests made in Long Co. burglaries

Three Hinesville men linked to four recent burglaries in Long County were arrested last Wednesday. According to Nicky Anderson, a detective with the Long County Sheriff's Department, the men were arrested and charged with burglary by forcible entry to a residence. The men charged are Anthony Antonio Andrews, 20, Tiontae LeCounte, 18, and Corey Jarell Felton, 17. The men were charged with breaking into apartments on Wilkerson Road in Long County - Whispering Oaks Duplex Apartments and Heritage Apartments. Anderson said that the break-ins took place Dec. 3, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Among the items ...

December 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Dinner for needy a big success

This past Saturday at Long County High School, the Concerned Citizens of Long County cooked and served a free Christmas dinner for anyone who was in need of fellowship or who was hungry.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


School bands perform at concert

The Long County School System recently held its annual Christmas concert at the Long County High School cafeteria, with director Myron Grimes leading the students.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long County High School recognized by national magazine

Long County High School was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best High Schools" issue.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education


McGowans celebrate Christmas with new baby

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide students hit Atlanta for Falcons game

Last Sunday, Long County High School sent 85 students to Atlanta to watch the NFL's Atlanta Falcons defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 at the Georgia Dome. Those who made the trip included football players, cheerleaders and team managers.

December 24, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tide football does well on All-Region Team

Several Long County High School players were recently named to the All-Region 2-AA football team. Wide receiver Ricky Rivera was the lone first-team pick. The senior, a three-year starter, piled up 72 receptions for 1,176 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. The Blue Tide went 4-6, including 2-6 in the region. Named to the All-Region 2-AA second team were quarterback Jake Durham wingback Justin Boyd and wide receiver Donte Brown. Durham, a junior, was 175-for-315 passing for 2,290 yards and 24 touchdowns. Boyd, a junior, ran the ball 41 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. He ...

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Sports editor | Sports


Blue Tide open region play Tuesday

The Long County High School basketball teams will open Region 2-AA play on Tuesday night. The Blue Tide girls (1-3) will visit St. Vincent's in downtown Savannah at 6 p.m., while the boys (2-2) will make the trek to Benedictine in Savannah for a 6:30 p.m. game.

December 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Commissioners may move Code Enforcement Office

At their Dec. 2 meeting, the Long County Commissioners discussed the possibility of finding another location for the county's Code Enforcement Office.

December 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Ludowici to look at sewage tie-ins on individual cases

The Ludowici City Council voted at its Dec. 9 meeting to amend the city's ordinance on how sewage systems for new homes would be approved in the future.

December 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Long teens OK after four-wheeler accident

According to their mothers, two Long County teens involved in a four-wheeler wreck eight days ago are doing well.

December 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Long Co. deputy loses home in fire

LUDOWICI -- A Long County Sheriff's Department deputy lost his home in a fire early Monday morning.

December 16, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | News


Ricefields course opens with charity tournament

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Steve Bartowski, area McDonalds owner Gary Dodd and attorney Jeff Arnold were among a slew of golfers who hit the newly developed Ricefields Golf Course on Saturday on Hampton Island to start the first annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Golf Tournament.

October 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Long Co. medals twice in Special Olympics

DJ Diller, Ashley Blakeley, Seth Golden and Ashley Foster recently competed in the 2008 Fall State Special Olympics and brought home gold and bronze medals.

October 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Midnight Madness in Ludowici

The Long County High School football team got a jump on all of the other teams in the state by holding its first full-contact practice ...

August 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Blue Tide Kick-Off Celebration is Friday

When new Long County High School head football coach Eric McNair took over the program, he said he was excited about the new season beginning.

July 29, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide open softball regular season Aug. 4

The schedule for the Long County High School softball team is nearly set.

July 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Happy first birthday — times four!

Long County quadruplets Bowen Harrison "Bo" Parker, Robert Charles "Charlie" Parker, Walter Dale "Tripp" Parker III and Ellie Reece Parker celebrated their first birthday last ...

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | News


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County EMS moves to new location

Long County emergency-medical-service units have moved from the fire department to a new building on North McDonald Street in Ludowici, Paramedic Doug Diller of Excelsior ...

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County football action starts Aug. 14

The Long County High School varsity football team recently announced its schedule for the 2015 season.

July 20, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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