Big 10 for Oct. 19-24

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 8 player of the week poll

Running back Matt Kendrick from Randolph Southern School won the Albany Herald's Week 8 Player of the Week poll with 65 percent of the total number of votes cast. The other nominees were: Westover Receiver Jackie Childs, Deerfield's Matthew Fox and Lee County's Stephen Collier.

3. Squawk of the Day, October 24.

"After watching all three debates, three things were obvious: One of them looks like a president, the other looks like a community organizer who has failed at his job and America needs an American in charge."

4. Report: Crisp Academy three-sport star Bodrey killed in ATV accident

MACON — A former star athlete at Crisp Academy died Saturday afternoon in the trauma unit at Macon Medical Center, where he had been being treated for a head injury suffered in a four-wheeler accident.

5. Squawk of the Day for October 22, 2012.

"Obama should be impeached, just like Nixon, for lying to the American public. He did not call what happened in Libya an act of terror."

6.Squawk of the day - Oct. 25, 2012

"The problems with the DCSS did not start when Murfree came in. It will not end when he leaves."

7. City to settle with Jolivette

ALBANY, Ga. — The Albany City Commission will vote at its business meeting tonight on a resolution that will settle three pending lawsuits fire department employee Roderick Jolivette has against the city.

8. Squawk of the day - Oct. 23, 2012

"People that say gas prices are down and there is positive job growth are delusional. People are still losing jobs; gas prices are still high. The Obama crew only spreads these lies because it is election time."

9. Post office closing draws protest

ALBANY, Ga. — More than 40 people were carrying signs Friday afternoon near the steps of the post office at 345 W. Broad Ave. The idea was to sign petitions and to bring attention to the community’s potential loss of the century-old facility.

10. Forget the greater good; consider my needs

Back in the 1980s, when he was singing about doing unprintable things to the police rather than playing one on television, rapper Ice-T said something that stuck with me.