Big 10 for the week of July 12-19, 2013

These are the top 10 viewed stories at albanyherald.com for the week of July 12-19, 2013.

1. Shock follows Worth County schools' rejection of Marines' children

MCLB-ALBANY — The Worth County Board of Education's decision Thursday to suspend a policy that allowed students whose parents are Marines living on the Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany to attend Worth County schools stunned base officials and outraged many parents of the 57 children who, at least for now, have nowhere to go when school opens next month.

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2. Life takes a 180 turn

ALBANY, Ga. -- Even as past friends taunt him, tell him he'll be back partying, smoking weed, taking pills and drinking with them again soon, Shane Waller confidently tells them they're wrong. He knows something they don't.

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3. Albany police searching for missing 15-year-old girl

ALBANY, Ga. -- Albany police are searching for a 15-year-old Albany girl who has been missing since Monday. Sharmaine Quimbley is 5 feet 9 and weighs 170 pounds, Albany police say. She has black hair and brown eyes.

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4. Two sentenced for embezzlement, ID fraud

ALBANY, Ga. -- Dontreal Jenkins, 31, and Trevayne Jones, 37, were each sentenced in federal court Thursday to 133 months of imprisonment. The sentence was delivered by U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands.

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5. Dougherty County Jail Report - July 3-11, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail July 3-11, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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6. New McDonald House has Leesburg girl as poster child

LEESBURG, Ga. -- Over the last few years, circumstances have resulted in Stephanie Oxley, as well as a few of her family members, making good use of the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta will soon be getting a new facility on the campus of Georgia Regents University, and the hospital's poster child will be a little girl from Leesburg.

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7. DCSS makes zoning exception after school closings

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Dougherty County School Board held a special called meeting Friday at which the board, with one abstention, approved allowing rising high school seniors to attend the school in which they completed their junior years.

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8. Trucker charged in deadly crash

ALBANY, Ga. — Grant Cannon, 27, has been charged with vehicular homicide in the 2nd degree and failure to yield while turning left following a crash that killed an active duty Marine, officials from the Albany Police Department said Monday.

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9. L2Network lobbying for investigation into Mediacom

ALBANY, Ga.— L2Networks, the company once professing to provide local telecommunications competition for Mediacom, said Thursday that they believe Mediacom violated the law by attempting to get proprietary information via wire fraud and identity theft.

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10. 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.

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