Newnan Notes: 9/11 program setBy Gina Snider
City of Newnan Public Information Officer
The Newnan-Coweta Public Safety Board will be hosting the 9/11 observance this year on Tuesday, Sept. 11 beginning at 9 a.m.
The program will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and will be on the west Court Square.
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There were four new occupational tax certificates issued by the city. The business names are Arnold Trucking, Dysign Salon, Scott Insurance Group and Specialized Renovations. For more information on these businesses, please contact the Finance department at 770-253-2682.
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The Carnegie schedule of events is:
• Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2:30 p.m. Gentle Tai Chi – exercise for good health, flexibility, and stress relief with instructor Yvette Monet.
• Thursday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. Preschool Story Time – stories, music and craft designed for ages 2-4. Limited openings available.
• Thursday, Sept. 6, 2 p.m. From Book to Box Office – Read the book “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich then come to the Carnegie to watch the movie “Social Network.” Discussion to follow, refreshments served.
• Friday, Sept. 7, 2:30 p.m. The History of Quilting: From Pharaoh’s Era to ... Flying Geese? Common Threads Quilters Guild will explain, sharing the history of quilting while showing a variety of quilt samples.
Reservations required for all programs. Call 770-683-1347 to reserve your spot.
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Since hurricane season has not ended, the animal warden encourages pet parents to develop an emergency plan in advance of the storm, and include potential evacuation in that plan. Disasters threaten the safety of people and animals alike, and it’s often too late to create a plan for your pets when you’re in the middle of a crisis.
The Animal Warden offers the following tips:
• Bring pets indoors at the first sign of the storm. Animals can become disoriented and wander away from home during a disaster.
• Arrange a safe haven for yourself and your pets in the event of evacuation. Do not leave pets behind.
• Store an emergency kit — with items such as pet food, bottled water, medical records, a blanket, a flashlight and leashes — as close to an exit as possible.
• Make sure all pets wear collars and tags with up-to-date identification.
• Affix a rescue alert sticker to your front door or window to let rescuers know that there are pets inside your home.
• Choose a designated caregiver to take care of your pet in the event you are unable to do so.
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Labor Day fell on Monday, Sept. 3; CLM Sanitation observed this holiday and took Monday off. During this week all collection services (garbage, recycle and yard debris) have moved to the next day. CLM moved Monday’s collection services to Tuesday, Tuesday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday, Thursday to Friday, and Friday’s services will be collected on Saturday.
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The city’s Engineering Department would like to remind you of some useful tips when maintaining your vehicle. Inspect and maintain your car regularly to prevent leaks. Recycle your motor oil, antifreeze, and other fluids. Use sawdust or kitty litter to clean up leaks and spills, never wash the spills into the gutter or storm drain. Never dump oil or antifreeze in the streets or into the storm drains. Wash your car on your lawn or at a professional car wash, not on your driveway.
Each year millions of gallons of used motor oil are disposed of improperly by being spilled or poured onto the ground or directly down the storm drains. One pint of oil can cause an oil slick that will cover the area the size of a football field. Low concentrations of other vehicle fluids can also cause substantial damage to our waterways.
For more info go to www.cleanwatercampaign.com or contact the Engineering Department. at 770-253-1823.
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Keep Newnan Beautiful reminds everyone that autumn conjures up many images — and sounds, too, as homeowners tackle the big job of raking leaves, clearing gardens, and cleaning up other yard debris.
These are tasks that can make neighborhoods noisy and a bit more polluted if they’re done with loud, motorized power tools that burn gasoline or other fossil fuels.
Many citizens are opting for quieter, cleaner alternatives, including the following suggestions:
1) Use a rake instead of a leaf blower. If the idea of doing the raking doesn’t appeal to you (or you don’t have time), consider hiring a couple of high school kids to help out. They’ll be affordable as well as ecological.
2) Choose hand-powered hedge trimmers. As an alternative to more energy-intensive trimmers you can also try electric trimmers.
3) Compost as much as possible. Leaves, twigs, and other yard debris can be quietly composted in a corner space of your yard. In the spring, the compost will be ready to nourish other parts of your garden.
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