The Big Ten for the week of Jan. 3-10, 2014

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

Here are the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Jan. 3 - 10

1. Darton State may have over-awarded $894,000 in student aid

ATLANTA —The University System of Georgia Board of Regents on Wednesday released a copy of a 2013 audit of Darton State College that raised six financial or record-keeping concerns, including the potential overpayment of $894,000 in federal financial aid to students over four school terms.

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2. Happy Birthday, Elvis!

If Elvis Presley were alive today to celebrate his 79th birthday, he probably would get “All Shook Up” while holding his “Teddy Bear” and celebrating at “Heartbreak Hotel.”

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3. Darton State, Darton Foundation respond to findings of audit

ALBANY — Darton State College officials and the Darton College Foundation issued statements Thursday in regard to the findings of a University System of Georgia Board of Regents’ audit report critical of the college’s handling of its finances.

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4. Southwest Georgians named in Georgia Trend as among 100 most influential Georgians

ALBANY —At least three Southwest Georgians appear in the latest edition of Georgia Trend’s “100 Most Influential Georgians,” including a health system CEO and two congressmen.

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5. Oxford to build North Leesburg Bypass for $8.2 million

LEESBURG — Oxford Construction Co. of Albany has been awarded an $8.2 million contract to construct the North Leesburg Bypass, a project that Leesburg City Manager Bob Alexander believes will make trips to Lee County’s schools quicker and safer.

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6. Georgia loses bonus for Peach Care enrollment

ATLANTA — After two years of receiving a bonus, Georgia is not included in the latest round of federal performance awards for enrolling eligible children in government health insurance programs.

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7. Albany-Dougherty EDC Chief Ted Clem resigns

ALBANY — The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission board held a special called meeting Thursday afternoon to accept the resignation of EDC President/CEO Ted Clem.

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8. Mississippi Blind Boys carry on gospel legacy

ALBANY — Darnell King laughs at the memory. “My mother had CDs of the Mississippi Blind Boys when I was growing up, and I remember singing along, pretending I was part of the group, when she would play them,” King said.

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9. Computer at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital clinic possibly containing patient information compromised

ALBANY —Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital officials announced Friday that notification was being sent to patients regarding a missing computer which may have contained sensitive information.

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10. Suspects arrested in Spurlock murder case

ALBANY —Officials of the Albany Police Department have confirmed the arrest on Friday of two brothers, Demetrice Lugene Price Jr., 23, and Kovarious Javan Price, 20, in connection with the recent homicide of Jamey Spurlock, 34.

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