Published Sunday, September 30, 2012
From Special Reports
The Fall Taste of Newnan, sponsored by Main Street Newnan, is gearing up for a night of fun for the whole family on Oct. 4.
Located on the Court Square in historic Downtown Newnan from 5-8:30 p.m. there is sure to be something for everyone! The event showcases local restaurants and caterers and gives attendees the opportunity to sample foods that these businesses do best. October commemorates the 20th anniversary of this great event.
One major change for the Fall Taste of Newnan will be that tokens will no longer be used and you will purchase tickets for all of your “taste” purchases. There will be five ticket booths set up on the four corners of the square and one beside the Kidz Zone. If you have tokens from previous years this is the time to cash them in for tickets. Token exchange will be allowed for this event only and you will need to exchange them at the ticket booths. Tokens will not be accepted from the vendors.
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There were four new occupational tax certificates issued by the city. The business names are Farah’s Fashion, Macdonald Co., Newnan Salad LLC DBA Salad Express and South Atlanta Rim Repair. For more information on these businesses, please contact the Finance department at 770-253-2682.
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Keep Newnan Beautiful is coordinating an Electronics Recycling event on Oct. 20 as part of the Greener Greater Newnan Festival and America Recycles Day. The event will be held at Ashley Park from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The collection will be located in the area/ parking lot behind Honey Baked Ham. Accepted Items Include: personal computers, mMonitors, LCD screen/ flat screen monitors, VCR's, radios, stereos, DVD players, microwaves, power supplies, vacuums, banking equipment, telephones, pagers, networking equipment, laptops, keyboards, mice, power cables, medical equipment (non-hazardous), printers, copy machines, fax machines, cell phones, transformers, scanners, portable electronic devices, servers, HUBS, ink cartridges, toner cartridges, remotes, modems, projectors, cameras.
There is a $10 processing charge for televisions and $5 processing charge for CRTs.
The following items are not accepted: refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, mercury containing devices, hazardous chemicals/ materials, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, bio-waste, liquids of any kind.
Keep Newnan Beautiful relayed to IMS some of the concerns people had about electronic recycling. They responded to these concerns with the following:
Where do my electronics really go? The electronics received from the event are taken to the processing center of IMS in Decatur, Ga. The items are sorted for reuse if at all possible and given to non-profits or charitable groups. Each component received is broken down to the basic materials such as plastics, metals, glass, circuit boards and wire. These components are then forwarded to various companies for the re-manufacturing of new items. IMS does not ship any whole electronics overseas and all processing is done in-house in one of their multiple processing centers in the USA.
Why the $10 processing fee for TV's and $5 fee for CRT’s? The processing fee for TV's and CRT’s assist in covering the cost for IMS to dismantle them, separating into the various plastics, metals and glass tube (lead shielded). There is a special process to separate the lead from the glass which will allow both the glass and lead to be reused in other manufacturing processes. This is a very expensive process and only a few areas in North America can perform this task. IMS pays for this process to ensure the harmful elements, such as lead, are kept from polluting our environment and landfills.
So gather up your old/ broken electronics and bring them to Ashley Park on Saturday, Oct. 20! You can reduce the excess in your home and feel good knowing they will be reused and recycled! For more information about this and other upcoming events please visit our website at www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carol Duffey at 770-253-8283.
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“Safe Step,” the city’s Pedestrian Safety Awareness campaign gives a myth and a fact for pedestrians.
Myth: Wearing white or bright colored clothing at night makes you as a pedestrian visible to drivers. Fact: It is difficult for drivers to see a pedestrian dressed in white or bright clothing soon enough to be able to stop for him/her. The best way to be seen at night is by wearing reflective clothing and by carrying a flashlight.
For more news and events in the City of Newnan, log onto www.ci.newnan.ga.us .