Dougherty County School Board Chairman James Bush, left and board member Velvet Riggins chat prior to the BOE meeting Monday night. The board discussed problems brought brought to light  by DCSS attorney Tommy Coleman's report on Darrell Sabbs' and Associates controversial consulting contract with the school system.

Dougherty County School Board Chairman James Bush, left and board member Velvet Riggins chat prior to the BOE meeting Monday night. The board discussed problems brought brought to light by DCSS attorney Tommy Coleman's report on Darrell Sabbs' and Associates controversial consulting contract with the school system.

These were the most read stories online for the week of July 8 through July 14 by the readers of Albanyherald.com

1. Deal removes Velvet Riggins from DCSS School Board

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday signed an executive order removing Dougherty County School Board member Velvet Riggins from office.

2. State asks DCSS for documentation for FY 2012 Title I expenditures

The Georgia Department of Education's Title Programs Division has asked the Dougherty County School system for supporting documentation in regard to 34 itemized Title I FY 2012 expenditures brought into question during the GADOE's Complaint Investigation visit on May 24.

3. Lee County store owners killed in Carolina shooting

Hemang and Alpa Patel, owners of A&J's convenience store on U.S. Highway South in Lee County, were killed Monday in what authorities in North Carolina are describing as a murder-suicide.

4. Barbs fly in Lee County Sheriff's race

Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals and former Lee sheriff's deputy David Cheshire -- Rachals' opponent in the county's July 31 Republican primary -- responded to charges and offered countercharges last week as their campaigns moved into the critical final weeks of the election cycle.

5. Squawk of the Day - July 9

The top squawk of the day for Monday, July 9.

6. Luke Bryan apologizes for National Anthem performance

Leesburg native Luke Bryan is saying sorry for his performance during Major League Baseball's All-Star game.

7. Leesburg man wanted in theft of $7,000 ring

The Albany Police Department issued two wanted bulletins Wednesday asking for help in locating the following suspects: Joshua A. Smith, 34, is 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighs 195 pounds. His last known address is 127 Creek Isle Drive, Leesburg. Smith is wanted in connection with the theft of a $7,000 gold ring from a residence on the 700 block of West First Street on June 22.

8. Coleman: Sabbs deal violates policy

Citing a "lack of oversight" into how consultants are hired by the Dougherty County School System, DCSS attorney Tommy Coleman issued a report to Board members Friday in which he issued an opinion that a $91,000 contract given to consultant Darrell Sabbs was in direct violation of established board policy.

9.Murfree told to tighten guidelines on contracts

Dougherty County School Superintendent Joshua Murfree spent much of Monday night's school board meeting on his heels fielding questions about the latest troubles dogging the school system.

10.Squawk of the Day: July 12.

The top squawk of the day for Thursday, July 12.

Comments

bigbob 2 years, 3 months ago

Just last weeks articles would keep most good bussinesses from coming to albany.

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