Newnan Notes: Fourth of July activities begin at 6 p.m.By Gina Snider
City of Newnan Public Information Officer
Main Street Newnan kicks off Newnan’s Fourth of July activities with the 4th of July Parade at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4th downtown.
The annual parade starts at the Veterans Memorial Plaza at the corner of Temple and Jackson streets and continues down Jackson, through the Court Square and out LaGrange Street to conclude at Newnan High School.
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A friendly reminder from the city Code Enforcement Officer, Matt Camp: citizens are allowed three yard sales per calendar year, more than three yard sales, you will need to obtain an occupational tax certificate from the City of Newnan.
Citizens are required to register their yard sales with the city. For more information please call 770-254-2358 ext 219.
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City of Newnan offices and Carnegie Library will be closed on Wednesday in observance of the 4th of July holiday. City Hall will reopen Thursday, July 5, at 8 a.m.
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City officials reminds citizens about overuse of fertilizers on landscapes.
Excessive amounts of fertilizer and pesticides will harm fish and other aquatic life as well as degrade the quality of rivers, lakes and streams. The highest concentration of pesticides in metro Atlanta's rivers and streams are found during the month of May.
Nutrients from fertilizers —usually phosphates — enter rivers, lakes and streams and stimulate the growth of algae. Excessive algae growth harms oxygen levels in lakes and ponds, thus killing fish and other aquatic life. Use pesticides (herbicides and insecticides) properly and sparingly in order to help protect the quality of rivers, lakes and streams.
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Newnan Animal Warden Cyndi Hoffman reminds that summer heat can be dangerous for pets as well as humans.
We all know dogs feel the heat — just take one look at your pooch’s tongue hanging down to the ground, and you know he needs water, stat. But did you know that cats are prone to overheating and dehydration, too?
Those cats most at risk for dehydration are the ones who suffer from illnesses such as kidney disorders, cancer, or hyperthyroidism. Elderly and nursing cats are also prone to drops in fluid levels, as well as diabetic cats whose condition is not regularly monitored.
Many cats may not drink fluids until they’ve lost as much as 8 percent of their body’s water stores. That’s why it’s very important to give your cat access to fresh water at all times to maintain proper hydration.
Here are some additional tips to keep kitty hydrated this summer:
• Change your cat’s water bowl frequently to ensure freshness.
• Place multiple bowls of water around the house for easy access.
• Determine your cat’s preference. Does he like tap or bottled water? Some cats prefer certain bowls or water fountains.
• On the road? Your cat should still have regular access to water, especially after flying.
Monitor your cat’s water intake. If you notice he is drinking more or less than usual, please see your veterinarian.
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Keep Newnan Beautiful wants to remind you, aluminum cans are worth cash!
If you're looking for a way to teach your children the value of money, try saving aluminum cans and cashing them in. Call your local salvage company for the current pricing on aluminum and help your children learn the value of an empty can in money and recycling terms.
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For more news and events in the city of Newnan, visit www.ci.newnan.ga.us .