Newnan Notes: 'If I were Mayor' contest kicks offBy 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. Essays need to be in by this Friday. The winners, along with their parents and a teacher, will be recognized at an awards luncheon in April. All students submitting essays will receive a “Certificate of Participation” as a thank-you for their interest and effort.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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It is a new day and a new way of doing things at the City of Newnan as the city launches new yard debris and bulk waste items service pickup beginning Monday.
All city residents should have received notice by mail from Waste Industries on what your 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 .
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Keep Newnan Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is March 23.
Volunteers will meet behind City Hall between 8:30 and 9 that Saturday morning to register and receive a street assignment, supplies and breakfast biscuit with drink.
“We are hoping for a large turnout this year and welcome individuals and/or groups of all ages. In addition, we are happy to provide community hours for participation in the event to students who need them.”
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The City of Newnan’s Howard Warner Committee is seeking community input on possible uses for the historic Howard Warner school buildings and property located on Savannah Street. The Committee is encouraging citizens, civic groups, churches, and other organizations to submit their ideas prior to the committee making a final recommendation to the city council. You may find the suggestion form on the city’s website at http://www.ci.newnan.ga.us/new_howard_warner_suggestion_form.php .
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The City of Newnan and its Cultural Arts Commission has 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.
All surveys must be completed by March 15.