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The Big 10 for the week of April 25 - May 2, 2014

The most-read stories for the week at www.albanyherald.com

Darrel Ealum and his wife, Linda, partners in Ealum Estates, LLC, have purchased the Mimosa Trailer Park on Clark Avenue for a reported $1 million. The Ealums say they will invest another $500,000 in improvements to the property, which is currently one of the most blighted neighborhoods in the city. (Staff Photo: Terry Lewis)

Darrel Ealum and his wife, Linda, partners in Ealum Estates, LLC, have purchased the Mimosa Trailer Park on Clark Avenue for a reported $1 million. The Ealums say they will invest another $500,000 in improvements to the property, which is currently one of the most blighted neighborhoods in the city. (Staff Photo: Terry Lewis)

Here are the most-read stories for the week of April 24 - May 3, 2014 at www.albanyherald.com:

1. Darrel Ealum buys blighted Mimosa Trailer Park for $1 million

ALBANY — One of Albany’s most blighted neighborhoods may have gotten a new lease on life earlier this month when Darrel Ealum closed on the purchase of the controversial Mimosa Trailer Park on Clark Avenue for a reported $1 million. During an interview last week Ealum vowed to pour in an additional $500,000 to clean up the neighborhood.

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2. Albany’s interim utilities manager questions leaders’ push against plans

ALBANY — Tom Berry, who’s made it clear since he came to Albany as interim Water, Gas & Light Commission general manager in September of 2013 that there’s little room for personal attachments in his business, offers a sheepish grin when he’s asked the question.

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3. Carol Hollomon, mother of Megan’s House namesake, dies at 65

ALBANY — Carol Hay Hollomon, an Albany resident whose daughter was the inspiration for Megan’s House — a respite facility for special needs children — died last week. She was 65.

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4. CARLTON FLETCHER: Albany officials growing weary of Commissioner Tommie Postell’s antics

n the 1970 Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Judas — trying to justify his pending betrayal of Christ — sings, “This sordid kind of thing’s coming hard to me.” The following comes hard as well. But it’s something that needs to be said.

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5. Planning Commission sends Sherwood Christian request to county

ALBANY — Pending final approval by the Dougherty County Commission, work will begin this summer on an addition to Sherwood Christian Academy’s upper campus that will locate the Sherwood Baptist Church-affiliated school’s K-12 programs at one central location.

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6. Three sentenced for tax fraud in Albany

ALBANY — Donalene Mosely of Albany, Kimberly Banks of Cordele and Arneshia Austin of Atlanta each were sentenced to time in federal prison Thursday for crimes relating to filing fraudulent income tax returns using stolen identities, a U.S. Department of Justice media release states.

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7. Dougherty County Jail Report - April 17-23, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 17 through 23. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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8. Florida commuter accused of shutting down motorists’ cell phones

TAMPA — If your cell phone kept dropping calls along Interstate 4 last summer, it could have been because of Jason R. Humphreys.

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9. Woman, 19, injured Friday night in shooting at Albany party

ALBANY — Officers responded to call Friday night from a party where a 19-year-old woman was shot in the leg, Albany police officials said.

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10. Johnson takes aim at Dougherty School Board seat

ALBANY — Darton State College Assistant Professor of Economics Aaron Johnson has no doubt he is the most qualified candidate for the Dougherty County School Board’s District 4 seat, and can rattle off those qualifications when asked.

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