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The Big 10 -- Sept. 13-20, 2013

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These were the 10 most-viewed articles at for the week of Sept. 13-20, 2013.

1. Darton officials hit with lawsuit from soccer coach

ALBANY — Darton State College Vice President for Student Affairs Gary Barnette and Athletic Director Mike Keifer are being sued a former Wallace State (Ala.) men’s assistant soccer coach after an alleged incident that occurred in October of last year following an NJCAA Region XVII tournament semifinal game hosted by Darton.

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2. Ex-ASU Police Chief Brown, bride living dream

ALBANY — That Roberson Brown is living his dream is a given. But the former city of Miami police officer and Albany State University police chief is quick to point out that his Jack Kerouac “On the Road” idyll is not the product of happenstance. Brown and Tomeka, his “God-sent, most beautiful woman in the world” wife of three years, are living out their fantasy life because they prepared for it.

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3. Darton wrestler near death after heat-related incident

ALBANY, Ga. - Darton State College officials said Friday afternoon that wrestler Ben Richards was showing no brain activity, and that family members were waiting for the last relative to arrive to disconnect him from life support.

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4. Miss Georgia Carly Mathis wins preliminary

ATLANTIC CITY — Leesburg’s Carly Mathis is making a name for herself in Atlantic City — and it might just be Miss America 2014. The reigning Miss Georgia is at the Jersey shore this week preparing for her night in the spotlight Sunday at the Miss America Pageant.

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5. Salt Lick shooting for early November grand opening

ALBANY — Salt Lick Sausage Company likes to bill itself as “just a small country store out in the middle of nowhere.” With a new 13,000 square foot facility set to open in November north of Albany, however, the company appears to be getting quite a bit bigger.

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6. Funeral services set for Darton wrestler

ALBANY — Funeral services for a Darton State College student and member of the school’s wrestling team who died nine days after collapsing because of heat exhaustion during a training session are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday in Tampa, Fla.

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7. FRIDAY’S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Fox scores late TD to lead DWS past Stratford

MACON — In a game that was up for grabs until Matthew Fox scored on a 32-yard touchdown run in the final 30 seconds, Deerfield-Windsor defeated Stratford 28-21 on Friday at Stratford.

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8. Lee County names single finalist for county manager

LEESBURG — Following a closed meeting Monday afternoon, the Lee County Commission named a single finalist for its vacant county manager position.

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9. Mathis competing for Miss America crown tonight

ATLANTIC CITY — There she is … Miss America? Could the dream become reality for Leesburg’s Carly Mathis tonight? It just might, if this past week’s preliminary competitions at the 2014 Miss America Pageant are any indication. Fifty-three contestants representing the United States and its territories have spent the past week in New Jersey rehearsing for their big night and competing in preliminary events that will help determine their final rankings at the pageant.

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10. Philema Road blocked because of terroristic threats

LEESBURG — A war veteran and displaced National Guard recruiter was responsible for Lee County deputies closing parts of Philema Road in Lee County Wednesday evening after he allegedly threatened a recruiter in Leesburg.

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