Newnan Notes: 'If I Were Mayor' Essay Contest kicks off for sixth-grade students

By GINA SNIDER
City of Newnan Public Information Officer
If you have a child that is in the sixth grade the ‘If I were Mayor’ Essay Contest has kicked off.
One winning essay will be selected from each of Georgia Municipal Association’s 12 districts. Winners will receive a $250 and other prizes.
The winners, along with their parents and a teacher, will be recognized at an awards luncheon during April.
All students submitting essays will receive a “Certificate of Participation” as a thank-you for their interest and effort.
Locally, the City of Newnan will also sponsor a pizza party for the Coweta winner and his or her class, and present them with a visit and certificate from the Newnan Mayor Keith Brady.
Essays may not exceed 350 words. All sixth grade students in Coweta are eligible to enter.
The contest gives sixth grade students a chance to creatively use grade-specific language arts skills and civics/social studies knowledge. For more information, please contact your child’s school or the city’s Public Information Office at 770-253-2682 ext. 203 or gsnider@cityofnewnan.org .

•••

It is a New Day and a New Way of doing things at the City of Newnan while we launch our new yard debris and bulk waste items service pickup beginning March 4.

All city residents should have received notice by mail from Waste Industries on what their new pick up day for all trash will be.

Household garbage and recycling is also included on this new day of pick up. For yard debris and bulk waste items service contact 770-474-9273 or visit www.ci.newnan.ga.us .

For all regular garbage or recycling services and billing, please contact Waste Industries at 770-474-9273 or visit www.wasteindustries.com .

•••

The City of Newnan and its Cultural Arts Commission have begun the process of exploring ideas for an adaptive re-use of the old Municipal Building, including the Wadsworth Auditorium, to support cultural arts programming in Newnan.

It is envisioned that this redesigned facility could become a cultural arts destination and support the efforts to promote tourism and economic development in historic downtown Newnan.

This survey will help us develop a master plan which is a view into the future and it helps mold what this facility will look like.”

Citizen answers to these questions will provide the framework and the priorities for the proposed improvements to the Municipal Building. Therefore, responses to these questions are very important.

The link to the survey is available on the city website www.ci.newnan.ga.us and here is the link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5HBXVS3 . All surveys must be completed by March 15.

•••

There were four new tax occupational licenses issued in the city. The business names are American Truck Group, LLC., Fried Tomato Buffet, Jimmy’s Mobile Detailing and OrthoAtlanta.

For more information on these businesses please contact Finance Department at 770-253-2682.

•••

The Carnegie schedule of events is as follows:

• Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. Carnegie Literary Circle – this month’s selection is “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. New members welcome.

• Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. An exhibition of art from members of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association. Stroll the art gallery of the Carnegie and meet the artists. Various artists will be demonstrating their style. Light refreshments will be served.

• Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2:30 p.m. The Joy of Knitting – For intermediate skill level, must be able to cast on, knit and purl.

Project: making winter socks.

Supplies: 430 yards (one or two skeins) of sock yarn or lightweight yarn. One set of size 2 (U.S. sizing) or 2.50 mm (metric sizing) double pointed needles, 6 to 7 inches in length. Stitch markers.

• Thursday, Feb. 28, 4:30 p.m. Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation program: “The Civil War in Georgia.” – Bring your own treasured artifact to share with fellow history buffs.

Orientation for program starts at 5:15. Limited spots available.

•••

Log onto www.ci.newnan.ga.us for more news and events in the city of Newnan.


More Local

Georgia gas prices up 30 cents in a month

Gas prices in Georgia have skyrocketed in the past month, with the state average price climbing 30 cents. But the national average is up on ... Read More


'Term Life' wraps up in Grantville

Film crews working on the movie “Term Life” wrapped up shooting in downtown Grantville on Thursday. “We’ve given the ... Read More


MADD honors Newnan officer

A Newnan Police Department officer was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving this week to recognize multiple drunk driving arrests he mad ... Read More


Public safety trailer ready for work

When the weather gets too hot or too cold, the Newnan Fire Department and Newnan Police Department have just what it takes to help firefight ... Read More


Newnan celebrates Georgia Cities Week

In celebration of Georgia Cities Week, the city of Newnan presented a 'People, Place, Purpose' open house at the Newnan Carnegie Library dow ... Read More

Ward seeks re-election to Coweta school board

Newnan attorney Graylin Ward is running for re-election to the post for District 4 of the Coweta County Board of Education. Ward grew up in ... Read More