BIG 10: Week of July 5-12, 2013

These were the most-read stories at Albanyherald.com for the week of July 5, through July 12, 2013. Click on the headlines to read the full versions of the stories.

1. Woman arrested after argument gets violent

ALBANY — A woman has been arrested after an argument with a man turned violent when she grabbed a knife and attempted to stab him, Albany Police say.

2. Plans for Paula Deen museum move ahead

ALBANY, Ga. -- It's no secret that Paula Deen, the queen of down-home Southern cooking, has taken a beating recently after admitting she had used the "n-word" in the past.

3. Two shot at East Albany business

ALBANY — Two men were shot Wednesday morning at Albany Area Laboratory 1711 E. Broad Ave.

4. Mobile restaurant settles downtown

ALBANY, Ga. -- Downtown diners who line up for the ultimate in portable lunch when the taco truck pulls in behind the Flint RiverQuarium on Thursdays now have a daily option for a convenient meal.

5. Three Brooks County football players killed in car accident

QUITMAN — A prayer vigil was held Tuesday evening for three Brooks County High School football players killed in a Tuesday morning car crash that left another Trojans player in critical condition.

6. Marine staff furloughs to strip millions from the local economy

ALBANY, Ga. — Furloughs that went into effect this week aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany will ultimately cost Albany and the region millions in lost revenues through a drop in spending, base officials say.

7. School board votes to renegotiate Mosely's contract

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Dougherty County School Board voted unanimously Monday evening to approve entering into new contract negotiations with Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely, whose contract, because of a recent change in state law, will now expire on Sept. 30 instead of in January 2014.

8. Paula Deen's ex-husband: Former employee motivated by greed

ALBANY, Ga. -- As the national media circle the Paula Deen story like sharks who smell blood, Paula's ex-husband Jimmy Deen has found himself caught up in the frenzy, beset by desperate "leeches" looking anywhere for some new tidbit to feed tabloid nation.

9. Accused baby killers appear before judge

BRUNSWICK — Lawyers for four of the five defendants charged in connection with the murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago sat quietly next to their clients during most of a hearing Wednesday as public defenders representing the accused shooter, De'Marquise Elkins, argued with prosecutors about the disclosure of evidence.

  1. White House: No food stamps, no farm bill

WASHINGTON — The White House has threatened to veto a Republican-drafted farm bill, scheduled for a vote in the House on Thursday, that expands the taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance program but omits food stamps for the poor.