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Big 10 -- Aug. 9-16, 2013

These are the 10 most read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Aug. 9-16, 2013.

1. Man killed in motel stabbing

ALBANY — Two suspects have been arrested in the Wednesday night stabbing death of a man at the Dollar Inn, 2706 N. Slappey Blvd.

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2. Luke Bryan to perform on 'Today' show

NEW YORK — Summertime keeps heating up with Leesburg native Luke Bryan set to take the stage at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on Friday.

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3. Officials respond to death by self-inflicted gunshot wound

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Albany Police Department, Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler and Dougherty EMS were seen at the Gillionville Complex at 1512 Gillionville Road at around 11 a.m. Monday.

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4. Paula Deen wins partial victory in law suit

Celebrity chef Paula Deen won a partial victory on Monday when a U.S. judge dismissed the racial discrimination portion of a lawsuit that has already cost the Southern culinary star a big chunk of her multimillion-dollar enterprise.

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5. ASU Passionettes to appear in Robin Thicke music video

ATLANTA — When Robin Thicke visualized the concept of his “Give It 2 U” video, his wife, actress Paula Patton, came up with the idea to include Historically Black College or University (HBCU) Dance teams. The uniqueness of HBCU dance teams is not easily duplicated; it can only be obtained by performing at an HBCU school.

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6. Intruders shoot Albany man in home

ALBANY — Officers of the Albany Police Department responded to gunfire at 2331 Threadneedle Court late Wednesday, police officials say.

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7. Family visits Christian school in Africa

ALBANY, Ga. -- It was a summer vacation more exotic than Disney World or Universal Studios, and something more than that. Ken and Stephanie Drawdy journeyed to South Africa in July for a big-game safari. They took along their kids, Daylor, 8, and Abi, 4, as well as Ken’s mother and stepfather, Julian and Ruth Whiting.

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8. Phoebe: Uncertainty in health care industry

ALBANY — With the budget for Fiscal Year 2014 being the primary item of business at the board of directors meeting for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, some acknowledgement was given to how recent circumstances are making the fiscal environment uncertain for the health care industry, including Phoebe.

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9. Sunshine Law concerns lead to Lee committee resignation

LEESBURG — Concerns about possible violations of Georgia’s Sunshine Law has led Lee County Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge to resign as a member of the board’s budget committee.

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10. Drug unit makes raid on duplex

ALBANY, Ga. -- Officers of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit confiscated illegal drugs and made two arrests at a duplex in East Albany Friday.

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