Top 10 albanyherald.com stories July 21-27, 2012

Here are the Top 10 stories for the week of July 21-27, 2012.

Legal actions filed against Albany City Commissioner

The Albany Hilton Garden Inn is the latest organization to file a legal action against a sitting Albany city commissioner or his business contending he walked out on thousands of dollars in money owed for an event held at the downtown location.

Governor Deal admits to ethics violations

— Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday acknowledged violating state campaign rules and agreed to pay a total of $3,350 in "administrative fees" to settle three ethics complaints.

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.

Reprimand issued to city judge

The Judicial Qualifications Commission has issued a private letter of reprimand against Albany Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver following an investigation into an incident involving his wife and his subsequent arrest in May 2011.

Squawk of the day - July 26, 2012

Graper responds to Title I issues

During the past few weeks, Dougherty County School System Federal Programs Director Betty Graper has avoided comment and media requests for interviews as the system deals with a Georgia Department of Education probe into questionable Title I expenditures.

Squawk of the day - July 23, 2012

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 24, 2012

Bicyclist killed, two injured near Dawson

Peter Merlin Cornell, 64, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died after a tractor-trailer rig hit him and his two companions as they rode bicycles east on Highway 520 about 6 a.m. Thursday, a Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman said.