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The BIG 10: The most read stories at www.albanyherald.com for the week of Dec. 13 - 21

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Hope Campbell addresses the Dougherty County Commission Monday concerning that board’s decision to not appoint Dr. Price Corr to the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County. (Staff photo: Carlton Fletcher)

Here are the most-read stories at www.albanyherald.com for the week of Dec. 13 - 20

1. Albany police searching for missing 13-year-old juvenile

ALBANY —The Albany Police Department is soliciting the public’s help with locating a teenager who went missing earlier this month. Dayisha Smith, 13, has been missing since Dec. 6. She went missing from 559 Ebony Lane, and is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 138 pounds.

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2. Residents confront Dougherty County Commission over Hospital Board appointment

ALBANY — A group of citizens, angered by the Dougherty County Commission’s rejection two weeks ago of Dr. Price Corr’s request to be placed on the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County, voiced their disapproval during the commission’s last business meeting of the year Monday morning.

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3. CARLTON FLETCHER: For some, Arctic Bear offers painful memories

Hers is one of those faces that lights up a room, one whose beauty has not been altered by the passage of perhaps 80 years worth of living. (A lady never tells.) While many of her contemporaries have gone on to their reward or are content to fill their days marking hours, she still works for a paycheck, besting some of the newfangled gizmos that give folks half her age all they can handle.

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4. The Hospital Authority of Ben Hill County files complaint against Phoebe Putney Health System

FITZGERALD — The day before Phoebe Putney Health System officials announced on Dec. 13 that they would discontinue managing Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald, the Hospital Authority of Ben Hill County filed a complaint in Ben Hill County Superior Court against Phoebe for breach of contract, court documents show.

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5. Albany Herald files notice of claims incurred during streetscape project

ALBANY — Attorneys representing The Albany Herald and its parent company, Southern Community Newspapers Inc., have filed notice asking the city of Albany to investigate a sidewalk project that caused damages of more than $100,000 to The Herald’s office building at 126 N. Washington St.

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6. ADICA board says no to businessman Bob Brooks on skate park sale

ALBANY — It’s rare that Albany businessman Bob Brooks is told no, but the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority did just that at its December meeting Wednesday afternoon.

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7. Former Dougherty County Health Department employee arrested, charged with forgery

ALBANY — A former employee of the Dougherty County Health Department was arrested Monday after being accused of impersonating a nurse, police reports show.

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8. PREP BASKETBALL: Herald Super 6 teams

The Herald announces its Super 6 boys and girls prep basketball squads

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9. Phoebe limiting access to patient areas

ALBANY — With flu season now upon South Georgia, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is working to protect patients, staff and the public by limiting access to patient areas. Phoebe officials are asking those not actively involved in caregiving to avoid visits to the hospital.

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10. Georgia woman sole holder of one winning Mega Millions ticket

ATLANTA — Talk about a lucky seven. A Georgia woman who played the birthdates of members of her family has won half of the $648 million Mega Millions jackpot, Georgia Lottery officials said Wednesday.

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