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BIG 10: Nov. 9-Nov. 16

ALBANY, Ga. — These are the top 10 most-read stories on albanyherald.com from Nov. 9 through Nov. 16, 2012.

1. DCSS board releases Murfree from contract

ALBANY, Ga. — The Dougherty County School Board and Superintendent Joshua Murfree signed a general release and mutual employment termination agreement Wednesday, effectively ending Murfree's tumultuous three-year tenure with the troubled school system.

2. SunTrust bank held up

ALBANY, Ga. — The manhunt continues for a suspect wanted in the robbery of SunTrust Bank at 1100 Gillionville Road at about 9:45 a.m. Friday.

3. TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Kansas State makes case for No. 1

Before Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame took the field, they got some good news.

4. State delving deeper into DCSS Title I spending

ALBANY, Ga. — Just a month after reimbursing the state more than $134,000 for unallowable Title I Part A expenditures in FY2012, the Dougherty County School System received two letters from the Georgia Department of Education this week questioning an additional $167,000 in expenditures from FY2011.

5. Squawk of the Day - Nov. 12, 2012

"Please don’t blame crime, teen pregnancies and the drop-out rate on the churches and the school. Blame it on the good-for-nothing, sorry parents."

6. Price’s landslide larger than reported

ALBANY, Ga. — Lane Price’s overwhelming victory over the Rev. Lorenzo Heard in the Nov. 6 race for the at-large seat on the Dougherty County School Board got even larger Monday.

7. Police: Hit-and-run driver strikes, kills officer

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Police are urging a suspected hit-and-run driver to surrender after they said he struck and killed an officer who was helping a stranded motorist south of Atlanta.

8. Squawk of the Day - Nov. 13

"Albany area gas retailers, what is the difference between a fair price and price gouging? Macon area gas was $3.06 Sunday."

9. After 33 years, Friedman's Clothing will be changing hands

ALBANY, Ga. — For more than 33 years, Bruce and Janie Bitterman have been greeting Friedman's Clothing customers by name as their loyal base entered their store on Westover Boulevard.

10. Elections Board to seek attorney fees from Heard

ALBANY, Ga. — The attorney who represented the Albany-Dougherty Board of Registration and Elections in a suit brought and dismissed by Dougherty School Board candidate the Rev. Lorenzo Heard has asked for and r