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The most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of March 7 -14, 2014

Here are the most-read stories for the week of March 7 - 14, 2014 at albanyherald.com

1. Albany teen drowns in holding pond

ALBANY — Albany police say 13-year-old Fred Brown drowned in a retention pond Sunday afternoon while fishing with his 21-year-old brother.

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2. Grandmother wins lottery prize

ALBANY — A Fitzgerald woman has won a $20,000 prize from the Georgia Lottery. Jan Hidi, 60, was selected as a big winner in the Georgia Lottery’s $1 & $2 Play It Again Second Chance Promotion. She won her prize recently in Atlanta.

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3. Albany death investigation to remain inactive

ALBANY — The investigation of a suspicious death of the wife of an Albany Marine in 2011 will remain inactive despite new forensic opinions provided by the woman’s family, officials with the Dougherty District Attorney’s Office say.

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4. Metro Albany Winn-Dixies to convert into Harveys supermarkets

ALBANY — Ten grocery stores, including a pair in metro Albany, will be getting name changes soon, officials with Bi-Lo Holdings announced Friday. The Winn-Dixie supermarkets at 2800 Old Dawson Road in Albany and at 1553 U.S. Highway 19 South, Leesburg, will be rebranded as Harveys stores. A third nearby Winn Dixie located at 1208 Crawford St. in Americus will also become a Harveys.

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5. Dougherty County Jail Report - March 10, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Feb. 27 - March 5, 2014. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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6. T. Marshall Jones: In harmony with life

ALBANY — T. Marshall Jones is one of those remarkable people who is perpetually upbeat, even on the gloomiest days. So, how does a person, even one as musically gifted as the former chair of the Albany State University Fine Arts Department, stay that in tune with life? Turns out it’s no accident. It’s by design.

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7. Leroy Bynum Leaving Albany State University for position in New York

ALBANY — Albany State University Dean of College of Arts and Humanities Leroy Bynum has announced he will be leaving ASU in July to assume a similar position with The College of Saint Rose in Albany New York.

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8. Soulfest 4 at Albany Civic Center features co-headliners Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia

ALBANY — Businessman/promoter Gilbert Udoto’s annual Soulfest concert is about the closest thing to an entertainment sure thing as there is in Southwest Georgia. The music extravaganza has been a sellout each of its first three years at a venue — the Albany Civic Center — that has become something of a forgotten entity as the concert business has evolved.

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9. School police officer fired after student’s arm broken

ALBANY — A police officer of the Dougherty County School System Police with an “exemplary” record has been fired following accusations of “roughing” up a student and breaking his arm, school officials say.

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10. Former Sylvester fire chief arrested on rape charges

SYLVESTER — Former Sylvester Fire Chief Jody Yarbrough has been arrested on rape-related charges, according to Ronnie Graddy, investigator with the Sylvester Police Department.

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