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Long County boys, girls teams fall at Tattnall County

Both Long County High School basketball teams dropped close games Saturday night at Tattnall County in Reidsville.

December 31, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. schools to close early Friday

Students in the Long County School System will get to start Christmas break a few hours early.According to Superintendent Robert Waters, the system's three schools will end classes by noon Friday."As a result of the schools all making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress), we are rewarding the students, the faculty and the staff by letting them start their holiday a little early," Waters said.

Waters said students at Walker Middle School and Long County High School will be let out at noon, while Smiley Elementary School students will be released at 11:45 a.m.

December 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long BoE to change information system

The Long County Board of Education voted at its meeting Dec. 8 to change the student information software its schools use.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County tradition coming to end

For 20 years, Nancy and Lee Siperly have decorated their Long County home during the holidays and invited locals inside for a look. However, taking care of and putting up countless decorations has become more and more difficult for the couple.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


House fire ruled an accident

The home of a Long County Sheriff's Department deputy that recently burned down was determined to have been an accident.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Panthers knock of Blue Tide, 95-90

Jordan McRae poured in 37 points and fellow junior Rion Brown added 27 on Friday to lead Liberty County to a 95-90 non-region basketball win over host Long County.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Three injured in Long County wreck

Two Long County teenagers and one elderly Liberty County man were injured in a wreck in Long County on Saturday.According to Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Firefighter Tyler Hall, the accident tool place at about 10 p.m. on Rye Patch Road in Long County.Deputy Robert Parker of the Long County Sheriff's Department said that a Nissan Altima collided with a Saturn Ion as both vehicles traveled east on Rye Patch Road.LCSD Deputy Cody Futch said that it appears that Long County resident Kim Sumner, 47, slowed her silver Saturn down to take a left off ...

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


McGowan begins throwing again

This past season was a bittersweet one for major league pitcher Dustin McGowan of Long County. The right-hander began the year entrenched in the Toronto Blue Jays' rotation, but in July he re-injured his right shoulder, ending his season.

December 29, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long Co. prisoner dead after apparent suicide

An Indiana man who was being held in the Long County Jail died Friday after an apparent suicide.

December 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Blue Tide athletes recognized at banquet

Long County High School honored its 2008 participants in football, cross county and softball last Thursday at its annual fall sports banquet.

December 27, 2008 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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


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Long County hires new fire chief

The Long County Board of Commissioners selected McIntosh County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Deverger to be the next chief of the Ludowici/Long County ...

August 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Blue Tide coach has health scare

Long County Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Jeff Miller had a brief health scare Monday morning.

August 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide 5-3 after 3 weeks

After a scorching 3-0 start to the season, the Long County softball team cooled off a bit, going 2-3 over its last five games.

August 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide 4-2 after Two Weeks of Action

After a scorching start last week where the Long County High School softball team went 3-0, the Lady Tide tapered down this week by going ...

August 19, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Long County beats Claxton, 20-18

Despite a rocky first half Friday, the Long County High School football team rallied in the second and beat Claxton High School in Evans County.

August 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide open season on fire

Long County opened their season with wins over Crisp County and Telfair County during a tournament Saturday in McCrae. On Monday, the Blue Tide scored ...

August 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Tourney raises $2,400 for Long County baseball team

Though the high-school baseball season is several months away, parents and coaches know that it will be here before they know it.

August 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


Lady Tide get tie in scrimmage with Brunswick

In its final test before beginning the regular season, the Long County High School softball team fought to a 6-6 tie in a scrimmage Tuesday ...

August 10, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports


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