0

Big 10 -- Aug. 23-30, 2013

These were the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Aug. 23-30.

1. Dougherty High teacher charged with sexual contact with student

ALBANY — A second-year math teacher at Dougherty High School was arrested Friday morning after being charged with having sexual contact with a student.Dornicia Johnson, 26, turned herself in after being charged by Dougherty County School Police in an alleged incident which occurred near Dougherty High.

Click here to read the article.

2. Traffic nightmare expected with interchange project

ALBANY — Accepted wisdom is that progress must be paid for. Southwest Georgians can start preparing to pay a steep price in inconvenience when work begins in the next few weeks on the Jefferson Street interchange at the U.S. 19 Bypass.

Click here to read the article.

3. PJ heaps praise on RB Sims

ATLANTA — A little more than two weeks ago, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson offered something of a challenge/warning to B-back David Sims.

Click here to read the article.

4. Man gets life for killing toddler

ALBANY — Rico Jones, convicted in July of felony murder and related charges in the death of his 3-year-old stepdaughter in 2010, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Click here to read the article.

5. Mysterious arm may be identified

LEESBURG — Lee County fire and law enforcement officials have given up the search for a mysterious “severed arm” sighted in the Kinchafoonee Creek on Saturday.

Click here to read the article.

6. Leesburg’s Clark becomes certified luthier

LEESBURG — Like just about 98 percent of all modern-day American males, Brian Clark started playing guitar in the eighth grade. He and his best buddy, Josh Branch, would hang out and play a few of their favorite songs from time to time, but they never tried seriously to put together a band, like around 87 percent of all modern-day American males.

Click here to read the article.

7. Hospital board, authority OK settlement

ALBANY — Four days following a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that will allow Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital to continue to operate its former cross-town rival, the hospital board on Monday formally approved the settlement. The Hospital Authority also conducted a called meeting at 4 p.m. Monday. The settlement documents were approved unanimously there as well.

Click here to read the article.

8. 2013 Season Preview: GISA/GHSA capsules

More area prep football teams open the season their seasons tonight. Check out preview capsules on Bainbridge, Baconton Charter, Terrell Academy, Westwood and Southland.

Click here to read the article.

9. FTC case with Phoebe, Authority settled

ALBANY — The Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County and Phoebe Putney Health System have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the acquisition of Palmyra Medical Center violated federal antitrust laws.

Click here to read the article.

10. Dougherty County Jail Report - Aug. 26, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Aug. 15-22, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

Click here to read the article.