BIG 10 for the week of June 7-14, 2013

These are the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of June 7 through June 14, 2013. Click on the headlines to read the full stories.

1. Digging for artifacts lands man in jail

ALBANY, Ga. -- One man's efforts to excavate arrowheads and other Native American artifacts for what investigators claim was commercial gain has landed him in the Dougherty County Jail.

2. BOE approves hiring of four new principals

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Dougherty County School Board approved Monday the hiring of four new principals: Brandi Barrett at Albany Middle School, Angela Shumate at Lamar Reese Elementary, Vontressa Childs at M.L. King Elementary and Ronald Lewis at Morningside.

3. Miller County sheriff found dead near home

COLQUITT — Miller County Sheriff, H.E. “Buddy” Glass was found dead near a pond at his rural home Saturday.

4. Former Lee doctor convicted of tax evasion

ALBANY, Ga. — Robert B. Sperrazza, a former anesthesiologist and resident of Lee County, has been convicted of tax evasion and other federal charges.

5. Firefighters rescue kitten for philanthropist Willson

ALBANY, Ga. -- Businesswoman Jane Willson has dedicated a large portion of her adult life to philanthropic pursuits. Perhaps it was karma, then, that brought Willson a return on her good deeds recently.

6. Smallcakes hoping to savor the sweet life

ALBANY — Less than 24 hours before its Albany debut, the staff and owners of Smallcakes: A Cupcakery were busy learning the delicate techniques of cupcake perfection.

7. Students sue to soften 'cruel' truancy policies

DALLAS — Several students from northeast Texas said they plan to file a federal complaint on Wednesday accusing their school districts of cruel and unusual punishment by prosecuting them in criminal court for missing school or being late for class.

8. Miller Sheriff’s death ruled an accident

COLQUITT, Ga. — Miller County Sheriff H.E. “Buddy” Glass was a victim of drowning and possibly of heart disease, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

9. Two rescued in kayak accident

ALBANY — Albany police and firefighters responded to a 911 call at the Flint River Saturday to rescue two kayakers.

10. Dougherty County Jail Report - May 29-June 6, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail May 29-June 6, 2013.