(AUGUSTA, GA) Two members of the the Laney Walker/Bethlehem core development team, Chester Wheeler, Director of the Augusta Housing Department, and Jesse Wiles, President of APD, headlined a national conference in Washington, DC this past week on neighborhood revitlization. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com


(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta’s Finance Department and Augusta Tomorrow are reporting 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 now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Kid Power After School Program. This energetic program will help 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) The Wallace Branch of the Augusta Public Library has a packed calendar of events this week, including: a beginners internet search program (Aug. 7, 6 – 7:30), Summer Crafts for Kids (Aug. 8, 10 am), and Learning how to create an email account(Aug. 9, 6-7:30).


(AUGUSTA, GA) The 2012 Blocks Are Beautiful video is here! See highlights of this year’s celebration of community in Laney Walker/Bethlehem at http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/seen-heard/.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Sign up for the AUGUSTA, GA COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES:   http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/community-headlines/.




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