The Big 10 for the week of Jan. 24 - 31

Grade changes of 122 freshmen at Westover High School is the most-read story of the week.


Westover High School Principal William Chunn (File Photo)

Here are the most-read stories of the week of Jan. 24 - 31 at albanyherald.com

1. Westover Principal William Chunn acknowledges grade changes of 122 ninth-graders

ALBANY — An internal investigation by the Dougherty County School System’s superintendent’s office has revealed more than 120 first nine weeks grade changes in five ninth- grade world history classes taught by one teacher at Westover Comprehensive High School.

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2. Husband and wife killed in Worth County crash Friday

ALBANY — A married couple was involved in the most recent fatal crash in Worth County on Friday evening, making for a total of four traffic fatalities in the county over the course of a week.

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3. Arrests made in shooting of Albany High student

ALBANY — Police investigators have released additional information on Friday’s shooting of a 16-year-old student near the campus of Albany High School.

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4. Calhoun County shocks No. 1 Seminole County

EDISON — The capacity, sellout crowd at Calhoun County High School made a statement Saturday night. Calhoun County wants the rest of Region 1-A and Southwest Georgia to know they can play a little basketball, too.

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5. Noise complaints surrounding Albany Motor Speedway resurface

ALBANY — A Dougherty County official is calling for an investigation into noise complaints regarding the Albany Motor Speedway, reopening a chapter in county business that was thought to have been resolved back in 2008.

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6. Icy storm has minimal impact on Southwest Georgia (Photo Galleries)

ALBANY — What was billed as potentially the most damaging winter storm in the past few of years has passed, so far, with little impact on Southwest Georgia outside of a few ice-related fender benders and a lot of working adults and school children enjoying a mid-week holiday.

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7. Albany Panthers’ 2014 season in jeopardy (VIDEO)

ALBANY — The Albany Panthers, one of the Professional Indoor Football League’s premier teams, is making an 11th-hour plea to sponsors and fans in a bid to keep its 2014 season alive.

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8. Doughtery County Jail Report - Jan. 27, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Jan. 9-15, 2014. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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9. Atlanta-based carrier Delta cancels flights into Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

ALBANY — Delta flights into the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport have been cancelled until midday tomorrow, Airport Director Yvette Aehle said.

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10. Southwest Georgia prepares for winter storm

ALBANY — Albany and Southwest Georgia are bracing for a winter storm as the National Weather Service predicts freezing rain, sleet and ice to arrive late tonight and last throughout Wednesday morning.

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