Newnan Notes: Start the new year off right

By GINA SNIDER
City of Newnan Public Information Officer
Start off the New Year right with a tip from the Keep Newnan Beautiful campaign — Carol Duffey reminds everyone about the Adopt-A-Street program.
Why not start off the New Year by adopting a city street? Residents, local businesses and other civic groups can join the program. The program provides opportunities to collect litter and clean up sections of streets within the city of Newnan. The program has been used successfully by state and local organizations throughout the country. This program is a great way to support a cleaner world.
The city of Newnan will post an Adopt-A-Street sign with the group’s name at both ends of the adopted street section. The city will also provide trash bags and plastic gloves to use at the cleanups. The city collects the bags and other collected litter after the cleanups.
Please visit www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org for more information or call 770-253-8283.
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The Carnegie schedule of events:
Monday, Jan. 7, 2:30 p.m. Introduction to Crochet – For all levels of ability. The project is a lap robe. Supplies needed are: one crochet hook, size “h,” and two 4-ounce skeins of “Red Heart” yarn. Instructor Judy Davenport will guide you.

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m. A Writers’ Exchange – Writers of all skill levels gather to work on their craft. Workshop facilitated by award-winning author Holly Moulder and local publisher Swanee Ballman.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. Travels by Elizabeth – “Russia.” Join local traveler Elizabeth Beers for an informative presentation on Russia.

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. From Book to Box Office – Based on the book “Out of My Head” by Didier van Cauwelaert, watch the movie “Unknown” starring Liam Neeson. Refreshments served.

Friday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m. Professional Development Seminar – Part one of four sessions offered in two-hour sessions. Seminar is designed for attendees to participate in all four sessions. This first session is “Building “Building Stress Resilience” provided by guest speaker Paul Peeler.
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There was one new tax occupational license issued by the city. The business name is America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses. For more information on tax occupational certificates or city taxes please contact the Finance Department at 770-253-2682.

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The city of Newnan Animal Warden wants to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and with the New Year, please remember to check the date on your rabies vaccination for your pets. Most vaccinations are good for one year and it is important for you to renew this shot. Also, remember to display the tag on the collar of your pet and to put the paperwork in a safe place so if the tag becomes lost, you can call your vet and get a replacement tag.

Check the doghouse to make sure there are no leaks and put fresh bedding down (preferably straw) and check the collars, chains and latches for any wear and tear that could cause these items to break. This could cause your pet to run loose and get lost. Also, check the fencing for any holes in and under your fence. Let’s make 2009 a year pets stay safely secured in yards and homes.

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A tip from the Engineering Department reminds everyone to properly dispose of your pet’s waste. By picking up after your pet, you are doing your part to keep contaminates out of our rivers, lakes and streams. Please pick up after pets whether you are walking your dog around the neighborhood or in your own back yard. Pet waste contains as many as 75 diseases and viruses that may make our water unsafe. For more information, please go to www.cleanwatercampaign.org .

To report any illegal dumping, please call the city of Newnan Environmental Hotline at 770-253-1823.



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