Big 10 for Dec. 7-14, 2012

ALBANY — These are the most-read stories for the week of December 7-14, 2012 at albanyherald.com

1. HEISMAN PROFILE: Te’o hopes to make Heisman history as first defensive-only player to win

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — If Manti Te’o’s career at Notre Dame has seemed like something straight out of a Hollywood script, perhaps it is fitting the linebacker is cast as an underdog in the final two scenes of his collegiate career.

2. Judge to be appointed in Langley and Lee case

ALBANY, Ga. — Second District Administrative Judge Harry Altman has been asked to assign an out-of-town judge to determine whether an interlocutory injunction requested by an Albany attorney against three of his co-workers is warranted, court documents show.

3. Dougherty County Jail Report - Dec. 10, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

4. COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- AWARDS ROUNDUP: Manziel wins Davey O’Brien Award; Te'o takes Maxwell

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — From Notre Dame’s unbeaten regular season to college football’s biggest awards, Manti Te’o just keeps winning.

5. Luke Bryan sweeps ACAs

Luke Bryan didn’t want the American Country Awards to end.

6. Educational system the root of Albany’s problems

After reading the article in The Albany Herald in regards to the downtown restaurant owners looking for the city to help with their businesses, I felt like it was time to write another article.

7. Video of school fight leads to investigation at Monroe

ALBANY, Ga. — Dougherty County School System Assistant Police Chief J.C. Phillips confirmed Friday that the department is investigating a cellphone video of a Monroe High School assistant principal breaking up an altercation between two female students.

8. Squawk of the Day - Dec. 10, 2012

"Let’s lighten up about Christmas. People who want to celebrate it as the birth of Christ can always do so in church, at home or wherever they please, so long as they’re not imposing religion on others in the public square. And people who want to celebrate it as a pagan winter festival with egg nog and parties and cards ... well, God bless us, every one."

9. Phillip Phillips at the national tree lighting

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Leesburg native and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips lent his vocal talents to the president Thursday night at the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Washington.

10. Posey gives back to Lee County baseball program

LEESBURG, Ga. — As if Major League Baseball superstar Buster Posey hasn’t already brought enough fame and notoriety to his rural South Georgia town of Leesburg, now he’s doing things behind the scenes to give back to the baseball program where he once sharpened his skills.