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The 'Big 10' most read stories for August 24-31

These are the 10 most viewed stories on albanyherald.com for the week of August 24-31, 2012. Click on the headlines to view the stories.

1. Shootings: One dead, five injured

ALBANY, Ga. — Death came for 24-year-old Dontavious Luke just before 4 a.m. Sunday in a fusillade of bullets at the Shackelford Shopping Center parking lot

2. Lee County teen killed in car crash

Lee County, Ga. -- A Lee County teen is dead following a Tuesday-night car crash, officials say.

3. Election Board disqualifies Heard (Updated and video added)

ALBANY, Ga. — The Dougherty County Elections Board voted Friday to disqualify Lorenzo Heard as a possible independent candidate for the at-large school board seat.

4. Wendy’s manager charged in reckless conduct case

ALBANY, Ga. — Among the incidents the Albany Police Department responded to over the weekend included an aggravated assault in which a restaurant manager — and possibly another employee at the establishment — pointed a gun at customers late Sunday evening, available reports show.

5. School system defends coach after prayer complaint

ROSSVILLE, Ga. — Officials at a northwest Georgia high school are defending its football team's practice of having student-led prayers and church-held meals before games.

6. Former ASU student pleads guilty to grade-changing

ALBANY, Ga. -- A former Albany State University student has pleaded guilty to four counts of computer trespass following an investigation in to grade-changing.

7. COLUMN: Heard wrongly vilified in School Board flap

Sometimes it's not really what we say, it's the way we say it.

8. Judges recuse themselves in Heard lawsuit

ALBANY, Ga. — The Dougherty Judicial Circuit’s three Superior Court judges have voluntarily recused themselves from hearing Lorenzo Heard’s lawsuit in which he asks to be included on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot.

9. Morris Brown College faces foreclosure

ATLANTA — For more than a decade, Morris Brown College has clung to life as it struggled academically and financially in the face of growing debt and dwindling support.

10. Three arrests made in Luke homicide

ALBANY, Ga. - Three arrests have been made in connection to the killing of 24-year-old Dontavious Luke that took place over the weekend, officials with the Albany Police Department say.

Compiled by J.D. Sumner