Big 10 for Oct. 12- 19

ALBANY — These are the 10 most read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Oct. 12-19.

1. Murfree lacks board support for contract renewal

ALBANY — Dougherty County School Superintendent Joshua Murfree lacks the support from the Dougherty County School Board to have his contract renewed, The Albany Herald has learned Thursday.

2. Week 7 player of the week poll

Running back J.T. Edore from Westwood School won the Albany Herald's Week 7 Player of the Week poll with 54 percent of the total numer of votes cast. The other nominees were: Albany High Quarterback Emanuel Byrd, Miller County Running Back Marvin Grant and Monroe High defensive tackle Cortez Banks.

3. Local business woman found dead in shop

ALBANY — An Albany business woman was found dead in her Mercer Avenue shop Thursday afternoon, officials say.

4. Microwave shocks Sylvester man to death

SYLVESTER — A Sylvester man is dead after being electrocuted while attempting to repair a microwave Saturday, investigators say.

5. It’s official: Start getting ready for Throwdown II

ALBANY — If Sam Shugart wanted, he could probably get elected mayor of Albany right now. Without a doubt, he’d win the votes of Throwdown Nation in a landslide.

6. Constitution still relevant as ever

Monday marked the 225th anniversary of the world’s most enlightened political document — the Constitution of the United States.

7.City moves to foreclose on two Albany properties

ALBANY — The City of Albany has begun foreclosure proceedings on two Albany properties hoping to collect more than $2.2 million in what it contends are past-due payments.

8. Fabrizio: Focus is on TCC, not arrested, angry parent

LEESBURG — Vandria West, the mother of a Lee County High School football player, “walked out into the middle of practice and got into coach (Dean) Fabrizio’s face” Monday night, resulting in her arrest, Leesburg Police Department officials said.

9. Squawk of the Day - Oct. 15, 2012

"The Georgia Throwdown is one of the best things to happen in Albany in a long time. The music was great and the crowds were friendly and orderly. It was a great experience."

10. Phillip Phillips releases album cover, title

ALBANY — Leesburg native and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips released the title to his highly anticipated album Monday, along with the album cover.