The Big Ten for July 16-22, 2012

These are the 10 most viewed stories on albanyherald.com for the week of July 16-22, 2012.

State BOE freezes DCSS Title I funding

The Georgia Department of Education on Thursday told the state Board of Education that the GADOE was freezing the disbursement of Title I funding for the Dougherty County School System until the district resolved allocation and expenditure issues to the department's satisfaction.

Riggins, School Board in limbo

Gov. Nathan Deal removed Dougherty County School Board member Velvet Riggins from office last week, agreeing with an independent tribunal that her grand jury indictment in April on charges of filing false school lunch applications affected her ability to serve on the board.

Squawk of the Day, July 16

Squawk of the Day, July 18

Dougherty County Jail Report July 3-12, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail July 3-12, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

Squawk of the Day, July 19

Postell draws race into Aviation board talk

While attempting to make a comment about keeping the city's aviation board diverse, Ward VI Commissioner Tommie Postell sparked a racially-charged conversation during this week's Albany City Commission meeting.

91-year-old woman's residence burglarized

Three juveniles were reportedly burglars who victimized a 91-year-old woman by stealing her flat-screen television, two purses with about $30 in cash and her medication in them, along with her 2001 Mercury Marquis from her 1400 Jones Avenue residence.

DCSS data insufficient

Georgia Department of Education Title Programs Director Margo DeLaune said Friday a decision to delay disbursement of more than $11 million in federal funds to the Dougherty County School System was prompted by incomplete or inapplicable documentation supplied by system officials.

Squawk of the Day, July 17


Progressive 3 years, 4 months ago

40% of these top stories are related to either the poor decisions or poor leadership by the DoCo School Board. With so much public outcry about the corruption of this School Board and Administration, it is disgusting that our so called leaders are not taking action to solve these issues. Our community has been tarnished enough, and it is time to make some drastic changes. Murfree should have never been hired, and now he should be fired for his failed performance. Several on the School Board need to be replaced (such as Riggins and Anita Williams Brown in the upcoming election, and June Bug Griffin just needs to resign for a general lack of interest in whatever ramblings he has to say).


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