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The Big Ten: May 2-9, 2014

The most-read stories of the week of May 2-9, 2014 at www.albanyherald.com

Here are the most-read stories of the week of May 2-9, 2014 at www.albanyherald.com

1. Two cars stolen from Albany city commissioner

ALBANY — On Tuesday morning, Albany Ward 6 City Commissioner Tommie Postell put the coffee on, he said, and stepped outside his Albert Court home for his Albany Herald. At that point, he discovered his blue 2000 Cadillac Sedan deVille was missing.

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2. MUSIC REVIEW: Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry creates ‘Magic’ on new disc

Let’s go ahead and get this part out of the way: Black Stone Cherry’s new album “Magic Mountain,” due to be released Tuesday on Roadrunner Records, is far and away the best hard-rock album — and one of the best albums of any genre — made in the last several years.

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3. 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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4. Southwest Georgia 40 Under Forty recipients for 2014 honored (VIDEO)

ALBANY — More than 200 business and community leaders turned out Thursday for a reception honoring Southwest Georgia’s 40 Under Forty for 2014. The Albany Herald and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce recognize some of area’s best and brightest by naming them to the prestigious 40 Under Forty each year.

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5. Dougherty County Jail Report - April 24-30, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 24 through 30. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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6. One dead in Albany south side shooting

ALBANY — An Albany man was shot to death on Monday as he stood in front of his home at 1206 W. Whitney Ave., police officials say. Officers of the Albany Police Department responded to the area around 9 p.m., where witnesses said they heard shots and saw a young man collapse outside his home.

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

TAMPA (MCT) — If your cell phone kept dropping calls along Interstate 4 last summer, it could have been because of Jason R. Humphreys. Federal authorities say Humphreys was operating a cellular jamming device during his daily commute between Seffner and Tampa. Humphreys, 60, told investigators he was using the jammer to keep people from talking on a cell phone while driving.

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8. FRIDAY JAM: Oglethorpe Lounge growing into Albany music hub

ALBANY — If you build it, they will come. Using that philosophy, venerable Albany watering hole Oglethorpe Lounge has gradually reinvented itself as a popular music venue and a hub where local musicians can find and support each other while also building an ever-expanding legion of fans.

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9. Opponents take shots at absent Fullerton, Nunn during forum

ALBANY — Except for a few skirmishes, candidates for national, state and local offices were congenial toward each other at a forum hosted by the Albany State University Student Government Association at ASU’s ACAD Auditorium Thursday night. The goodwill did not extend to candidates who were not at the forum, though.

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10. Dougherty County officials praise downtown manager for development plans

ALBANY — While Albany’s downtown Central Business District is more closely associated with the Albany City Commission, it was the Dougherty County Commission that was singing Downtown Manager Aaron Blair’s praises Monday morning after Blair gave a condensed version of his State of Downtown address at the County Commission’s business meeting.

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