These were the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of April 19 -29, 2013. Click on the headline to read the full story.
1. A.J.'s Seafood owner, staff arrested at restaurant
Albany, Ga. — Alvin Adams, owner of A.J.'s Seafood and Oyster Bar was arrested Thursday at his restaurant, along with the manager and a waitress, police officials say.
2. Tebow’s personal QB coach rips Broncos, Jets, Sanchez
The Tim Tebow saga with the New York Jets continues to get stranger.
3. Rheda Hall, the first lady of the All American Fun Park, has died
ALBANY, Ga. — Rheda Hall, half of the fun-filled duo that has run Albany’s All American Fun Park for decades, has died. She was 79.
4. School volunteer's arrest results in principal's suspension
ALBANY, Ga. -- Dougherty County School System Superintendent Butch Mosely late Monday suspended South Georgia Regional Achievement Center Principal John I. Davis without pay for an undetermined length of time for violations of the system's policy of requiring criminal background checks for school volunteers.
5. School police say O'Neal 'slipped through the cracks'
ALBANY, Ga. — The Wednesday arrest of Grady Alexander O’Neal on charges of molesting a 14-year-old female student at South Georgia Regional Achievement Center, where he was known to visit students on a regular basis, has raised questions on how O'Neal, who school officials say has two previous statutory rape convictions, was allowed access to the school and its students.
6. COPS: Former teacher nabbed with nearly half-pound of pot
ALBANY, Ga. — Dontreal Williams, a former Dougherty County middle-school teacher already facing drug charges in Mitchell County, was arrested Wednesday night when drug agents found between a quarter and a half pound of marijuana in his car.
7. Man faces charges for student molestation
ALBANY, Ga. — An Albany man has been charged with molesting a student at an Albany alternative school, spurring an investigation into how he was allowed access to the student on campus.
8. DCSS suspends Monroe administrator
ALBANY, Ga. — In another sign that the Dougherty County School system is serious about cracking down on policy violations, Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely last week suspended a Monroe High School assistant principal for violations of testing policy protocols.
9. DCSS Board holds marathon executive session
ALBANY, Ga. -- The Dougherty County School Board met behind closed doors for more than two hours Wednesday to discuss personnel matters relating to contract renewals.
10. Old Dawson Road rezoning denied
ALBANY, Ga. — The Albany City Commission, following an extended and often heated public hearing, voted Tuesday to deny a rezoning request by a local developer that would have allowed him to build 92 housing units on property at 3101 Old Dawson Road.