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'Big 10' for October 5-12, 2012

These are the 10 most viewed stories on albanyherald.com for the week of October 5 -12, 2012. Click on the headlines to view the stories.

1. Former NFL cheerleader pleads guilty in sex case

COVINGTON, Ky. — A former cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with a 17-year-old student while she was a high school teacher, a move that will allow her to avoid time in jail.

2. BOE meets to discuss Murfree contract

ALBANY, Ga. — The Dougherty County School Board met in a called closed executive session for nearly 30 minutes Wednesday to discuss the contract of Superintendent Joshua Murfree.

3. State gives DCSS deadline to hire permanent Albany High principal

ALBANY, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Education has issued a letter to Dougherty County School Superintendent Joshua Murfree outlining “corrective actions” that must be taken in regard to the hiring of a permanent principal at Albany High School.

4. DCSS Board approves retirement of interim curriculum director

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Dougherty County Board of Education accepted the retirement of Interim Director of Curriculum Merita Jones at its monthly meeting Monday night.

5. Football Player of the Week Poll nominees for Week 6

ALBANY, Ga. -- These are the nominees for the Albany Herald's Week 6 football player of the week.

6. Squawk of the day - Oct. 8, 2012

7. 'Savory Sisters' cooking up a storm for Throwdown

ALBANY, Ga. -- Warning: Spend 10 minutes talking to the Dupuy sisters -- Suzette Dupuy Wagner and Amy Dupuy Martin -- and you'll fall in love.

8. Georgia fans ‘egg and roll’ Murray’s house

ATLANTA — Georgia linebacker Christian Robinson said on his Twitter account he returned from the Bulldogs’ lopsided loss at South Carolina on Saturday night to find a house he shares with quarterback Aaron Murray “egged and rolled.”

9. Squawk of the day - Oct. 10, 2012

10. State School Superintendent asks DCSS for more financial info

ALBANY, Ga. — In the latest salvo from the Georgia Department of Education toward the Dougherty County School System, State School Superintendent John Barge has issued a letter to DCSS Superintendent Joshua Murfree requesting new information on the District's expenditures of federal grant money during FY12.