News for Sunday, November 9, 2008

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Alabama wins in OT

BATON ROUGE, La. - With a heavy police escort, Nick Saban returned to Tiger Stadium wearing crimson. He barely got out of town with Alabama still unbeaten and No. 1.

Darrell Huckaby - The Internet perfects the art of lying

My daddy loved old sayings. If he had been around in the 18th century, Poor Richard's Almanac would have been his favorite literary work. One of his favorites was "A lie can get half-way around the world before the truth can get his pants on."

Heritage fully loaded for volleyball title defense

CONYERS - It's hard to believe that with all the success Heritage volleyball endured this season it came without any seniors.

On the beat: Couple: Candy stolen from car

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.

Bill Shipp - Leftovers from Election '08

Unintended consequences: Sen. Saxby Chambliss would have won re-election without a runoff if his fellow Republicans in the Legislature had not messed with election rules in a misguided effort to help the GOP.

Ryan gets test from the Saints

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has enjoyed such a strong start to his rookie season, he's drawing comparisons from his coach to one of the league's top quarterbacks, Drew Brees.

Great Escape Bulldogs pull out win against Wildcats

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Getting 282 pounds off the ground isn't easy. Georgia defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs didn't have a choice.

A man on High Local was pioneer in space exploration

COVINGTON - In a small house in Covington lives Dr. David G. Simons, an 86-year-old man with a snow-white beard and a mischievous smile. He spends most of his time sitting in his recliner in a room overtaken by books.

RCPS Driver Education program: Registration is now open

CONYERS - Registration for Driver Education at Heritage and Rockdale County high schools is now open.

Ga. Tech falls to Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Ryan Houston ran for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to help No. 19 North Carolina beat No. 22 Georgia Tech 28-7 on Saturday.