The Big 10: Most read articles Jan. 10-17

The most read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Jan. 10 - 17

Here are the 10 most-read stories on albanyherald.com for the week of Jan. 10 - 17.

1. Dougherty County man first flu-related death of 2013-14 flu season

ALBANY — Officials from the Southwest Public Health District confirmed Thursday morning that a Dougherty County adult had become the district’s first flu fatality for the 2013-14 season.

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2. 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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3. HERALD 2013 FALL SPORTS AWARDS: All-Area football team

The Albany Herald’s All-Area football team for 2013

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4. Wild deer surprises diners at Albany restaurant

ALBANY — It wasn’t listed on the menu, but diners were surprised Monday by fresh wild deer on the hoof at the Pizza Hut restaurant on East Oglethorpe Boulevard.

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5. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital employees terminated over missing computer

ALBANY — Officials at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital have confirmed that two employees have been let go in connection to a computer that went missing from one of its clinics in November.

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6. Eagles at Berry College live-streamed online

SOCIAL CIRCLE — Live-streamed video of Georgia’s best-known bald eagles can now also be seen on the website of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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7. TV movie based on Ronda Rich’s novel premieres Sunday night

GAINESVILLE — Even the warm feeling of knowing that your novel has been transformed into a movie can’t completely protect you from the likes of an arctic vortex.

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8. Georgia State Patrol urges area funding for Camilla-based Life Flight operation

ALBANY — Dougherty County commissioners are being asked to consider making what would be a relatively small financial commitment through the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission to bring Life Flight trauma care service to the region.

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9. A Night for Hope cancer benefit to honor Henrietta Singletary

ALBANY — Henrietta Singletary as well as her husband had a reputation for working tirelessly on countless community causes and initiatives throughout the state, with a particular devotion to health care endeavors — including cancer.

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10. Albany’s Chandler Dabbs plans hometown wrestling, movie debuts

ALBANY — This weekend is shaping up to be about the biggest ever in Chandler Dabbs’ 30 years — or so — of life. A former “stereotypical fat kid who sat on the couch eating dip, drinking soda and watching wrestling four nights a week,” Dabbs will celebrate two potentially life-altering events in his chosen career paths when he welcomes local moviegoers to the premiere of his first major film — “Stand Your Ground” — at Wynnsong 16 Cinemas here Friday and Saturday and then joins the wrestling superstars of TNA for a match at the Albany Civic Center on Sunday.

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