By August 19, 2012Local NewsWIRE

(AUGUSTA, GA) As part of early-stage development of The Boulevard, one of six priority development areas in Laney Walker/Bethlehem, the Augusta Housing Department will be releasing shortly an RFP for a build/lease contract to construct the new offices of the Housing Department, on the site of the former Famous Supper Club.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is featuring members of the Augusta State University faculty presenting two performances of music from the Baroque Period. Sunday, August 26 at 2:00 and 3:15 p.m. FREE.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Laney Walker/Bethlehem development continues with the expansion of the Heritage Pine neighborhood from Pine Street to 11th Street. With two homes recently completed and in receipt of certificates of occupancy, a third construction start has been green-lighted with development imminent. The houses are being underwritten by federal HOME funds.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Georgia Health Sciences University has posted its long-term strategic plan, Transformation 2020, which maps out the University’s strengths, goals, hopes, and aspirations as it prepare to join the ranks of the great American Research University.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The next quarterly community meeting for Laney Walker/Bethlehem has been set to take place on Tuesday, September 25 at 6 pm, venue to be announced shortly. The public is encouraged to come hear about recent development activity and upcoming events.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Computer classes at the Wallace Branch of the Augusta Public Library (1237 Laney Walker Boulevard)begin on September 11th at 6 pm.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta’s Finance Department and Augusta Tomorrow report that Augusta’s sales tax collections for July 2012 were ahead of last year’s collections and ahead of budgeted revenue projections. “Along with the continued investment in the downtown area and new industries coming to our city, this is definitely a good sign of the strength of our local economy,” commented Mayor Copenhaver. 




(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Kid Power After School Program. This energetic program helps children succeed in school and in life. All Richmond County students in grades K5 through 8 are eligible to attend. Call (706) 722-0086 for details.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering presentations to area employers on affordable home ownership opportunities in Augusta’s downtown area. For more information, contact Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com. 


(AUGUSTA, GA) Chester Wheeler, Director of the Augusta Housing and Community Development Department, and Jesse Wiles, President of APD Urban Planning and Management, headlined the 2012 UNCA Neighborhood Revitalization Conference, held August 2-3 in Washington, DC, with a comprehensive presentation about the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization.


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