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Big 10: Oct. 4-11, 2013

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These are the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Oct. 4-11, 2013.

1. Week 6 High School Football Player of the Week Poll

ALBANY — These are the nominations for the Week 6 Albany Herald Player of the Week award: Bruce Bryant, QB, Mitchell High School; Norocis Lewis, RB, Baconton Charter; Dylon Smith, R/DB, Westwood School; Charles Tafford, QB, Monroe.

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2. Car dealership to close after 88 years

ALBANY — A downtown Albany fixture for nearly 88 years, Lincoln of Albany will soon be closing its doors after agreeing in principle to sell its Lincoln franchise to Sunbelt Ford.

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3. Albany, Dougherty among those in limbo after LOST ruling

ATLANTA — As many as 21 Georgia counties and the municipalities located within their boundaries face an uncertain economic future after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that courts cannot settle disputes over the distribution of local-option sales tax revenues collected in the counties.

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  1. Piggly Wiggly to close its doors by Friday

ALBANY — The shelves are nearly bare as Piggly Wiggly on Meredyth Drive in Albany prepares to close its door for the final time.

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  1. Two Southwest Georgia physicians featured in Georgia Trend ‘40 Under 40’

ALBANY — The October 2013 edition of “Georgia Trend” has been released with this year’s “40 Under 40” selections which include two physicians from Southwest Georgia. Jocelyn Rogers, M.D., an obstetrician and gynecologist at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, and Kiyoshi Yamazaki, M.D., a sports medicine specialist based in Albany, were named in this year’s “40 Under 40” selection.

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  1. Woman charged with shooting son-in-law at funeral

AMERICUS — A Sumter County woman faces several charges after apparently shooting her son-in-law Wednesday afternoon while the victim was attending his mother’s funeral services, Sumter County Sheriff’s deputies report.

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  1. MCLB workers back on base

MCLB-ALBANY — Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s announcement over the weekend that “most (Department of Defense) civilians placed on emergency furlough Oct. 1 during the ongoing government shutdown have been directed to return to work beginning today,” officials from Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany confirmed Monday that workers have been directed to return.

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  1. Florida lawsuit threatens irrigation practices in Southwest Georgia

ALBANY — The so-called Water Wars between Florida, Georgia and Alabama have been going on for more than two decades. Luckily for Southwest Georgia, much of the debate has involved the Chattahoochee River or Lake Lanier and the metro Atlanta area.

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  1. Plea entered, trial date set in federal fraud case

ALBANY — A guilty plea has been entered and a trial date has been set in connection with a federal fraud case, court officials said Monday. U.S. District Court records show that Brad Heard Jr., former owner of Backwoods Outdoors in Leesburg, has admitted to one charge of commission or gifts for procuring a loan. In December, Heard and three others were indicted in connection with loan fraud allegations.

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  1. Former Lee administrator ‘vindicated’ by Kentucky appeals court

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Tony Massey had moved on with his life, had distanced himself from the ethics violation that dogged him from his days as city manager of the city of Frankfort, Ky.

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