News for Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Fantastic voyage: Oxford to hold first bike ride through counties

Area bike enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in Oxford College's first bicycle ride this weekend to benefit the students.

BOC chair seeks input on licensing of animals

County commissioners are mulling over an ordinance that would require the licensing of dogs and cats.

Nods sought for lighting ceremony

If you know someone who deserves a little recognition, here's your chance to help that person shine.

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Local's fight with cancer has been 'roller coaster ride'

It wasn't any big deal, nothing she couldn't put off. At least that's what Barbara Sands thought when she neglected to get a routine mammogram for a couple of years.

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Relay Pageant winners

Winners of the Newton County Relay for Life Miss Sweetheart Relay Pageant are: Baby Miss -- Avery Pressley; Toddler Miss -- Layla Green; Wee Miss -- Annalie Parker; Little Miss -- Gracie Hunt; Young Miss -- Peyton Williams; Pre-Teen Miss -- Gina Sewell; Teen Miss -- Alex Turcotte; Jr. Miss -- Lindsey Davis; Miss -- Taylor Reid; Miss Spirit -- Jade Cofer. Also pictured is Mrs. Global America U.S. Woman 2011 Beth Bradley, pageant director, and Miss Relay Spokeswoman Alyssa Summerville. The pageant, held on Oct. 10, raised more than $5,700 for Relay. Contestants were judged on beauty, dress, smile, hair and photogenic qualities. The contestant who raised the most money for Relay was also named Miss Spirit Relay. Winners will participate in the Covington Christmas Parade, the 2011 Newton County Relay for Life and other local events.

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County mulls licensing of pets

County commissioners are mulling over an ordinance that would require the licensing of dogs and cats. Under consideration is an ordinance that would require owners of all dogs and cats that are 6 months or older to apply for a licensing tag and supply proof that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. Licensing would create a central record of all vaccinated dogs and cats in Newton County and would help facilitate the return of lost dogs and cats. The fee for spayed or neutered animals would be $10, and $25 for animals that are unaltered. See Wednesday's Newton Citizen for more information.

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Local's fight with cancer has been 'roller coaster ride'

CONYERS — It wasn't any big deal, nothing she couldn't put off. At least that's what Barbara Sands thought when she neglected to get a routine mammogram for a couple of years.

Newton County General Election 2010 Sample Ballot

Newton County General Election 2010 Sample Ballot

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