As reported 30 years ago in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, March 10, 1976:
Plans for the Little Miss Columbia County Pageant have been completed by the Martinez-Evans Jaycettes.
The pageant will be held on March 27 at South Columbia Elementary School.
The theme for the 1976 pageant will be "A Trip Through Fantasy Land."
Last year's Little Miss, Stephanie Pursley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pursley, will crown the new Little Miss.
Budget, leash law
Last Tuesday, the Columbia County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting in which they accepted the budget for 1976 and established a leash law for the Martinez-Evans Area.
The leash law, which will become effective on April 1, 1976, was proposed by Commissioner A.R. (Ted) Lane at the February commission meeting.
It states that within Georgia Militia District 125, all dogs must be on a leash, beside a person to whom they are obedient, on their owner's property or in a vehicle.
Vicious dogs are required to be muzzled when on the streets or in public places.
According to the law, if dogs are found running at large, they will be impounded for five days and then destroyed, unless reclaimed by the owner or adopted.
Males and spayed females are able to be reclaimed with the payment of a $10 fine plus $2 pay boarding fee and $6 for a rabies vaccination if not already vaccinated. Dogs that are unclaimed can be adopted by paying a fee of $20 for unspayed females plus $6 for a vaccination fee, or $10 for a male or spayed female including the vaccination fee.
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