The Big 10 -- March 28-April 4, 2014

The most-read stories at www.albanyherald.com for the past week

Here are the most-read stories for the week of March 28 - April 4 at www.albanyherald.com:

1. Terrell County woman wins $10 million

ATLANTA –The Georgia Lottery is reporting that a Dawson woman has won $10 million on one of its instant games. Lottery officials said Angela Dawson of Terrell County took the $10 million top prize on the $10 Million Cash Spectacular game.

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2. Identity fraud suspect arrested in Albany

ALBANY — Officials with the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office say they’ve made an important arrest in connection with ongoing local identity theft scams and credit card thefts. At a news conference on Friday, Capt. Craig Dodd with the Sheriff’s Office said Kevin Jackson was arrested March 11 after being stopped on a traffic charge by the Albany Police Department.

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3. Lamad Ministries in Albany to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

LEESBURG — Elderly residents of Lamad Ministries’ Seasons Christian Care retirement community and their family members were delivered the harsh realities of their financial future Monday morning by Albany attorney Walter Kelley, who will file today for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on behalf of Lamad.

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4. Teen dies in east Albany car accident

ALBANY — Police officials have confirmed the early morning death of 18-year-old Shakilla Cleveland in a one-car accident in East Albany Saturday

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5. Dougherty County Jail Report - March 30, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 20-26, 2014. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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6. FTC seeks guidance from Georgia agency on Albany hospital purchase

ATLANTA — The Federal Trade Commission is asking a state agency to determine whether a potential divestiture of the Albany hospital that Phoebe Putney acquired in 2011 would require certificate-of-need regulatory approval.

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7. Guitars and Golf features hot music, pro golf talent

ALBANY — Much of life’s good fortune is about timing, and for the organizers of Josh Broadaway’s annual Crosshanded Golf Classic, the timing couldn’t be better.

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8. Calhoun County BOE names Yolanda Turner as new school superintendent

MORGAN — The Calhoun County School Board has hired DeKalb County principal Yolanda Turner as the new superintendent of the Calhoun County School System.

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9. Medical executive says future of Affordable Care Act unclear

ALBANY — The federal Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, continues to have an unclear future for both patients and care providers, the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County heard from a local medical-care administrator on March 31.

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10. Atlanta prosecutor nominated for federal judgeship based in Albany

ALBANY — An Atlanta prosecutor has been nominated to succeed U.S. District Court Judge Louis Sands, who is scheduled to take senior status on April 12.

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