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BIG 10: Most-viewed articles Nov. 8-15, 2013

The final People’s Choice player of the week high school football poll leads views for week

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These were the 10 most-viewed stories at www. albanyherald.com for the week of Nov. 8-15, 2013.

1. Week 11 High School Football Player of the Week Poll

After nearly 2,000 online votes poured in the last three days in The Herald’s final high school football Player of the Week poll of the season, Westwood running back JT Edore edged Lee County quarterback Stephen Collier by less than 100 votes to win the Week 11 honors.

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2. Gunman came to kill, wounded Dawson mayor supporters charge

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Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds he sustained in a Halloween assault. (File photo)

DAWSON — The Halloween night shooting of Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright was a politically motivated attack on his life, officials with an association of Georgia African-American mayor said Thursday.

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3. Georgia Supreme Court reverses ruling in Albany medical malpractice case

ALBANY — The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a Georgia Court of Appeals decision and ruled in favor of the parents of a teenage boy who died in Albany two weeks after he was treated in a hospital emergency room.

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4. Sparks fly over architects at Dougherty School Board meeting

ALBANY — Despite a light agenda Wednesday, the Dougherty County School Board’s mid-month meeting still managed to set off a few fireworks.

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5. Plans are moving forward for dramatic changes to downtown Albany

ALBANY — The buzz that has been building around potential downtown Albany development is about to become a roar. Downtown Manager Aaron Blair confirmed Thursday that details are being worked out to bring a Waffle House restaurant and a new hotel to the 100 block of West Broad Avenue, part of a master plan that would dramatically change the look of the inner city.

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6. Former Albany State employee appealing dismissal to Board of Regents

ALBANY — Rodney Rouse calls his radio/TV tech position at Albany State University “one of the greatest jobs I’ve ever had.” Despite such sentiment, Rouse, better known in Southwest Georgia as radio/television personality Jaxon Riley, is now considering legal action against the university after he was dismissed on May 30 from the position he’d held for the past eight years for, among other charges by his former supervisor, “insubordination, poor quality of work and failure to complete a performance improvement plan.”

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7. Gander Mountain opens in Albany

ALBANY — Outdoor superstore Gander Mountain, located next to the Albany Mall, officially opened its doors to the public for the first time this week.

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8. Federal drug investigation yields Albany, Dawson arrests

ALBANY — Justice Department officials have confirmed the arrests on seven suspects on federal drug charges in Albany and Dawson by agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation; Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Georgia State Patrol, Post 40; Albany Probation and the Albany Police Department.

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9. Lee County wins Region 1-AAAAA football title

LEESBURG — It took three plays for Lee County to make an offensive statement. Quarterback Stephen Collier hit wide receiver Devontae Seay on a 28-yard slant touchdown pass moments into Friday night’s game, and the Herald No. 1 Trojans ran away with a 38-14 victory over Bainbridge at Trojan Field.

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10. Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit officer shoots, kills attacking pit bull

ALBANY — An Albany Police Department officer assigned to the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit was attacked by a pit bull Monday, ultimately resulting in the officer shooting and killing the dog, officials say.

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