Newnan Notes: Carnegie Library July ScheduleBy GINA SNIDER
City of Newnan Public Information Officer
The Carnegie schedule of events is the following:
Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m. History with Elizabeth – “National Register Districts and Sites: Crowder Place and Henderson-Orr Plantation”. Join local historian Elizabeth Beers for an informative presentation.
Thursday, July 12, 10 a.m. Sam’s Petting Zoo – Educational animal show sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation and Kiwanis. Pick up your free ticket at the Carnegie.
Thursday, July 12, 2:30 p.m. Women’s Health: issues after 50 – Dr. Kristie Dyson shares information on health issues for women after age 50.
Friday, July 13, 10 a.m. Family Game Day – bring your favorite board game, card game or play one of ours. Free snacks provided.
Friday, July 13, 2: p.m. From Book to Box Office – Read the book “I Am Number Four” by author Pittacus Lore then come to The Carnegie to watch the movie. Discussion to follow, refreshments served.
For more information contact 770-683-1347.
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There were two new occupational tax certificates issued by the city.
The business names are Renal Treatment Centers- Mid Atlantic, Inc., Right Hand Landscaping and Lawn Care Maintenance, Southern Auto Service Center and Two Gals Cleaning Service.
For more information on tax occupational licenses or city taxes please contact the Finance Department at 770-253-2682.
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Keep Newnan Beautiful has some great information to share! The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage cans has reached its highest level in a decade, with 58.1 percent of all cans recycled last year – a rate that is more than double that of any other beverage container, according to statistics recently released by the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).
Nearly 56 billion aluminum cans were recycled in 2010, leading to a used beverage container (UBC) recycling rate of 58.1 percent — the highest in 11 years. Because it takes 95 percent less energy to produce a can from recycled material, the high recycling rate also resulted in significant energy savings. The amount of energy saved just from recycling cans in 2010 is equal to the energy equivalent of 17 million barrels of crude oil, or nearly two days of all U.S. oil imports. Yes – your choices do make a difference!
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Residents are urged to always keep family pets updated on vaccinations. Call your veterinarian as soon as possible to schedule an appointment, says Newnan Animal Control Warden Cyndi Hoffman.
These vaccinations are critical to your families’ and pets’ well-being,” said Hoffman. People do not realize the long and intense treatments needed for humans if bitten by a rabid animal,” said Officer Hoffman.
Hoffman wants to remind everyone there is a leash law (4-41) and a vaccination law (4-44) in the city of Newnan. Citations will be issued if caught breaking these laws.
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The city’s Engineering Department gets a lot of inquiries about rock bags set in front of storm drains, often referred to as “pigs-in-a-blanket.”
The pigs-in-a-blanket, or Curb Inlet Protection, are an important Best Management Practice. Once the roadway has been paved, these bags are placed as needed prior to any land-disturbance activities in order to help prevent eroded materials and sediment from getting into storm drains. Common forms of this practice are concrete blocks or gravel wrapped in filter fabric placed in front of catch basins. The curb inlet protection must remain in place until the disturbed area has been properly stabilized (i.e. grassed). These are installed and maintained by the builder/contractor.
For more information, or if you know of any curb inlet protection that does not appear to be functioning properly, feel free to contact the Engineering Department at 770-253-2682.
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