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BIG 10: Most-viewed articles at www. albanyherald.com Dec. 27, 2013-Jan. 3, 2014

These are the top 10 most-viewed stories for the week ending Jan. 3, 2014.

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ALBANY — These were the 10 most-viewed articles at www.albanyherald.com for the week of Dec. 27, 2013 through Jan. 3, 2014.

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Aubrey Lee Price, who had been missing for a year and a half, was captured during a traffic stop on Interstate Highway 95 on New year’s Eve. (Special phot0)

1. Fugitive Georgia banker Aubrey Lee Price caught at traffic stop

SAVANNAH — Law enforcement officials wrapped up 2013 by arresting a former Georgia banker, accused of defrauding his bank of $21 million, who had been on the run for a year and a half. Aubrey Lee Price, 47,of Lyons, was captured when his vehicle was stopped by deputies with the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office during a traffic stop on New Year’s Eve, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver of the Southern District of Georgia said in a news release issued Tuesday night by the FBI.

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2. Albany Airport Director Yvette Aehle accused of humiliating Deputy Director Kenneth Johnson

ALBANY — Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Director Yvette Aehle said Thursday she was stunned by the tone of a long, detailed letter that former Deputy Airport Director Kenneth Johnson sent to members of the Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission and City Manager James Taylor on Christmas evening.

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3. The true 12 Days of Christmas

When you hear the phrase, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” most minds probably immediately think of a song that involves a variety of Christmas items, from 12 drummers drumming to five gold rings and of course, a partridge in a pear tree. But this is only part of the story.

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4. People’s Choice Football Player of the Year Poll

The 4th annual Albany herald People’s Choice of the Year poll for high school football.

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5. Albany auto dealership makes big move

ALBANY — It was moving day on Saturday for Prince Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC from their home of more than 40 years on South Slappey Boulevard in Albany to their new location at 2701 Ledo Road near Walmart and across from Carmike Cinema.

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6. Quail Albany Foundation takes over celebrity hunt

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Quail Albany President Bill Bowles said the organization will utilize 100 percent of funds raised at the first Quail Albany Celebrity Conservation Hunt event locally. (Albany Herald file photo)

ALBANY — To make it perfectly clear, the Jan. 22-25 Quail Albany Foundation Celebrity Conservation Hunt has nothing — repeat, nothing — to do with Quail Unlimited. The latter organization no longer exists. But the celebrity hunt and fundraiser has everything to do with the newly organized Quail Albany Foundation. And the well-known president of that organization is excited about the change.

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7. Ashley Furniture Homestore to open in Albany

ALBANY — After sitting vacant for nearly five years, the former Circuit City location in northwest Albany will soon have a new tenant, Ashley Furniture Homestores.

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8. Kendrick brothers working on new movie

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Brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick are working on a new movie production. (Albany Herald file photo)

ALBANY — Online and email traffic from Kendrick Brothers Productions, an independent film studio formed earlier this year by Alex and Stephen Kendrick — the brothers who directed and produced “Flywheel,” “Facing the Giants,” “Fireproof” and “Courageous” — indicates there is another movie in the works.

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9. Dougherty County Jail Report - Dec. 30, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Dec. 20-27, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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10. Ex-husband Jimmy Deen’s defense of Paula Deen tops albanyherald.com’s list of most-read stories in 2013

ALBANY — 2013 was an interesting news year in southwest Georgia. Among the most-read stories at www.albanyherald.com for the year was Paula Deen being splashed across websites, newspapers and television sets all over the country after admitting she had used a racial slur in the past, Darton College and Albany State University both lost their presidents in a two-week span, Bo Henry’s plan to open a new Arctic Bear restaurant ruffled some feathers, Albany icon Rheda Hall passed away, and the Sherwood Pictures braintrust of Alex and Stephen Kendrick decided to form their own independent production company.

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