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November 2011


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(AUGUSTA, GA) A special proposed overlay plan for the Wrightsboro Road area of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort will be taken up by the Planning Commission on November 7th. Public is invited to attend and provide thoughts and feedback. 


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, the Augusta Civil War Roundtable, the Augusta Museum of History, the Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society, the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta State University, Historic Augusta, Inc., the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and the Morris Museum of Art present a symposium exploring the rich history of the Civil War. November 11-12 at the Old Medical College and the Morris Museum. 


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Board of the Augusta Housing Authority has approved construction of 24 – 26 senior housing units on the Immaculate Conception property located at 11th Street and Laney Walker Boulevard. The Housing Authority is working in tandem with Augusta’s Housing Department on a design that fits within the guidelines of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem Redevelopment Plan.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Digital Cities Survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology, measures and assesses the use of information technology by local governments. Augusta is ranked fifth in the nation for cities with populations between 125,000-249,000 and the only Georgia city to make the list.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta is holding its Preservation for Profit workshop on Thursday, November 10 from 9 – 12:15 at the Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home located at 415 Seventh Street. Learn how investment in a historic building makes good financial sense as Tennent Houston, Paul King and Preservation Services Director Robyn Anderson explain the process of buying, renovating, and leasing historic buildings and explain the ins and outs of how significant tax credits can reduce the cost of rehabilitation by half. 


(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center, Inc. will sponsor their Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Activity Building located at 1332 Conklin Avenue, Augusta, GA 30901. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served. For more information and to volunteer, call (706) 722-0086.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is celebrating "Making Something Ancient of the New: Sculpture by Kath Girdler," Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem was the subject of a special presentation of best practices for sustainable urban planning and development at the American Architectural Foundation’s annual think-tank, Sustainable Cities Design Academy in Washington, DC on November 4.

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RPI Residential President Marci Reynolds Receives City of Savannah’s M/WBE Certification

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RPI Residential President Marci Reynolds Receives City of Savannah’s M/WBE Certification  / PHOTO BELOW 


(SAVANNAH, GA / RICHMOND HILL, GA / AUGUSTA, GA) RPI Residential President and Owner Marci Reynolds has received certification from the City of Savannah’s Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program.


The M/WBE program strives to increase the number and success rate of M/WBEs, increase contracting and procurement dollars spent with M/WBEs, and increase the capacity of M/WBEs to compete for a wide range of public and private sector projects.

"Our ability to provide M/WBE status for general contractors and complementary trades will be a plus for the construction community," Reynolds said. "RPI has always had a good relationship working with area municipalities and looks forward to future development."


Reynolds, a Pennsylvania native who attended high school in Statesboro, received a B.B.A. in marketing from Georgia Southern University in 1988. She began her career at Club Car in Augusta, where she worked as the sales and marketing administration manager, then later worked in investment relations at the Kuhlman Corporation in Savannah.


Reynolds founded RPI, a commercial roofing company based in Richmond Hill, in 2000 with her husband, John Reynolds. In 2006, she was named president of the newly created Residential business. In her current position, Reynolds manages and operates the company’s sales, marketing and estimating initiatives; oversees the operations team; administers payables/receivables, payroll, banking, and the purchasing of materials and equipment; and manages the finances of the business.


Reynolds completed the Bryan County Leadership course in June 2010, attended OSHA regulation classes as part of her continuing education, and completed the Turner School of Construction Management course, sponsored by the City of Savannah, in 2011. Reynolds completed her M/WBE certification in October 2011.


"I consider the M/WBE certification as a personal achievement born from hard work and perseverance. For our business and our team of craftsmen, this certification means more opportunity for success," said Reynolds. "RPI Residential is excited about the potential to work more closely with the City of Savannah."


About RPI
For more than five years, RPI Residential Inc. has been providing professional fire and water damage restoration and quality installation of residential roofing, Rain-Pro gutters, James Hardie siding and MI replacement windows to homes in the Savannah area. RPI Residential is a member of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, the Pooler Chamber of Commerce and the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. RPI Residential has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. For more information, please call 912-756-ROOF (7663), email or visit 




(SAVANNAH, GA) Bouhan, Williams & Levy selected as “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report

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Media contact: Carlton Joyce, 912-236-2491


Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP selected again for inclusion in “Best Law Firms”

Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is included in the

2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Nov. 1, 2011 — Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is pleased to announce its selection for inclusion in the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings. The firm was also selected for the 2010 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings, the first year of the rankings. 

Bouhan Williams & Levy LLP was selected in Savannah for the “first tier” for the categories of Admiralty & Maritime Law; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

The rankings can be viewed at:

The methodology for the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” involved surveying thousands of law firm clients; leading lawyers and law firm managers; partners and associates; and marketing officers and recruiting officers. Each were asked what factors they considered vital for clients hiring law firms, for lawyers choosing a firm to refer a legal matter to, and for lawyers seeking employment. They voted on and gave feedback about matters such as firms’ expertise, responsiveness, and integrity.

About Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP:

Founded in 1886, Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is a broad-based, general law practice with an emphasis in corporate, business and transactional law and civil litigation on the local, national and international levels. The firm provides services to a range of clientele including major corporations, small businesses, professional entities, insurance companies, financial and lending institutions, non-profit corporations, individuals and public sector boards and authorities. Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP and its attorneys have consistently been named to prestigious groups such as the 2010 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings, Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Lawyers, Rising Stars, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, and the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia, among others. Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is headquartered in the Armstrong House at 447 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia.  912-236-2491.



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