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June 2012

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 4, 2012

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  (AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering its services
  to area employers to provide an overview of affordable home-ownership
  possibilities in Augusta’s urban core. For more information, contact
  Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov

    (AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center will provide free lunches to all
  children ages 7-18 through the Summer Food Service Program. This is
  one way to ensure that no child in our community goes without a meal
  during the summer. The program will begin Monday, June 4, 2012 and end
  Friday, July 13, 2012 and meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. until
  12:30 p.m. each day.
  (706) 722-0086

    (AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation has begun the construction of a new
  single family home at 1433 Wrightsboro Road, located at the corner of
  Wrightsboro Road and Holley Street.

    (AUGUSTA, GA) A Georgia Hospital Association study released in May reported that
  Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) and Health System pumped
  nearly $2 billion into the local economy, and area hospitals together
  generated nearly $2.6 billion for the local economy in 2010.
  Healthcare is a crucial part of the Augusta region generating not only
  jobs and services, but funds that are used by the local economy to
  build the region.
  www.augustatomorow.org.

   (AUGUSTA, GA)  The Morris Museum of Art’s Art at Lunch series features artist Bob
  Trotman discussing his current installation, Office, which is on view
  in the second-floor galleries. Noon, June 15th. www.themorris,org

   (AUGUSTA, GA)  Laney Walker/Bethlehem will be showcased this summer in Washington, DC
  at the national Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. Chester
  Wheeler, Director of Augusta’s Housing Department, and Jesse Wiles,
  President of APD Urban Planning & Management, which serves as the
  project manager for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, will both be featured in a
  presentation on regenerating the American city.

   (AUGUSTA, GA)  It’s a busy week at the Augusta Public Library: June 5: Jeni
  Michaelson & the Society Express Jazz Band, 8 pm; June 6, Teen Summer
  Reading from 2 – 4 pm; June 7th, Discover the Black Sheep in the
  Family as part of the Library’s Genenology Program, 6:30 pm; June 7th,
  author Allison Samuels lectures on "What Would Michelle Do?: A
  Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style," 7 pm.
  http://www.ecgrl.org/

   (AUGUSTA, GA)  SMART Mobility Enterprise has profiled the Augusta Greenway Alliance
  on its website. SMART Mobility Enterprize (the “Mobi”) is
  an award honoring entrepreneurial ventures that are changing the world
  – helping to improve the quality of life and revitalize the
  environment and economy of communities and regions through sustainable
  transportation (New Mobility). It was conceived and developed by the
  University of Michigan SMART initiative and its local and
  international partners with the generous support of the Rockefeller
  Foundation.
  http://www.mobiprize.com/new-registry/#NR

  (AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is beginning initial
  historical research on African-American heritage in Augsta, as part
  of what eventually will be a Heritage Trail for the City. Anyone one
  having old photographs that will help document life in the community
  should contact Glenda Matute (gmatute@assetproperty.com) or Dr. Lee
  Ann Caldwell (lcaldwel@aug.edu).