These were the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of May 10-17, 2013. Click the headlines to view the full stories.
1. Deceased bank robbery suspect was DCSS sub
ALBANY, Ga. -- A woman who was suspected in a string of armed robberies on Friday, including a stickup of the Bank of Pavo, has been identified as Mary Louise Daniels, a longtime substitute teacher for the Dougherty County School System.
2. Goseer, four DCSS principals to retire
ALBANY, Ga. -- Dougherty County School system Assistant Superintendent Kenneth Goseer will retire from the system when his contract expires on June 30, the most prominent departure in what is expected to be a mammoth reworking of the district's administration and teaching staff.
3. Lee teacher jailed on drug charges
ALBANY, Ga. — A teacher with the Lee County School System was jailed Wednesday by officers of the Albany-Dougherty County Drug Unit.
4. Edwards to move forward with Phillips' prosecution
ALBANY, Ga. — An accusation filed Friday with the Dougherty County Clerk of Court Office contends that Sheryl Phillips, mother of “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips, had three different muscle relaxers in her bloodstream when she was arrested Feb. 14 on a DUI charge.
5. Dougherty School Board OKs principal changes for 2013-14
ALBANY, Ga. — The Dougherty County School Board on Monday approved sweeping changes at the top of more than half of the county’s public schools on Monday, voting 7-0 to place new principals in three high schools, three middle schools, six elementary schools and the South Georgia Regional Achievement Center.
6. Albany teen makes own path to college
ALBANY, Ga. -- As each new well-documented problem confronting the Dougherty County School System has surfaced, the community has grown a little more resistant to shock. Angry citizens, those "waiting to hear what will happen next," have tended to ignore specific details and allowed issues to become about the school system as an institution, not about people ... about students, teachers and administrators.
7. Tharin: Vote on principal changes sends message
ALBANY, Ga. -- For months, Dougherty County School System Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely promised that changes were on the horizon for the District. Monday night, he and the School Board delivered on that promise.
8. Temporary restraining order issued in FTC/Phoebe case
ALBANY, Ga. — A ruling has come down from U.S. District Judge Louis Sands issuing a temporary restraining order in the case regarding the purchase of the former Palmyra Medical Center, enjoining the Phoebe Putney Health System and the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County from taking any further steps to consolidate Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and its nearby sister hospital.
9. One killed in Lee County accident
LEESBURG, Ga. — A Leesburg man was killed Thursday when his car crashed into a tree. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Idell Parker, 53, was traveling north on Middle Road in Lee County, just north of Highway 32, when he lost control of his vehicle for “unknown reasons.”
10. DCSS chief clarifies position on two principals
ALBANY, Ga. — Dougherty County School System Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely said he misspoke concerning two DCSS employees Thursday during an interview with The Albany Herald in which he discussed system personnel changes he would recommend Monday to the School Board.