The Big 10 for July 28-Aug 3.

Here are the "Big 10" Albany Herald.com most read stories for July 28 through August 3.

1. Accountability key for schools

Lawrence Knighton's guest column on his take on the issues with the Dougherty County School System.

2. DCSS hires teachers, principals at meeting

ALBANY -- Following the advice of system attorney Tommy Coleman, the Dougherty County School Board on Tuesday voted 5-1 to re-issue contracts to five elementary teachers who were non-renewed during fallout from the CRCT investigation.

3. Price wins school post

ALBANY — Challenger Lane Price defeated incumbent Anita Williams-Brown by more than 2,150 votes to claim the Dougherty County School Board at-large seat.

4. Squawk of the Day: August 2.

The top picked squawk of the day for Thursday, August 2, 2012.

5. School Board dynamics will change

ALBANY, Ga. — The margin of Lane Price’s resounding victory over Dougherty County School Board at-large incumbent Anita Williams-Brown on Tuesday surprised many in the community and left many to speculate that it could be an agent of change in the way the county conducts the business of education in the future.

6. Squawk of the Day -July 31.

The top picked squawk of the day for Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

7. Squawk of the Day - July 30.

The top picked squawk of the day for Monday, July 30, 2012.

8. Squawk of the Day - August 1.

The top picked squawk of the day for Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

9. Emergency responders rush to crash

ALBANY, Ga. — A red Dodge Ram 1600 pickup and a Ford Pickup collided, flipping the Ford upside down and snapping a metal power pole at West Second Avenue and North Van Buren Street around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday.

10. Morning update:T-SPLOST across the state (UPDATED WITH GRAPHIC)

ATLANTA — Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.