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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker CDC has been tapped by the Augusta Housing Department to build two new homes on 11th Street as part of the City’s flagship development Heritage Pine. When finished, 11th Street between Laney Walker Boulevard and Wrightsboro Road will comprise 15 new homes and 4 restorations, bringing the total redevelopment work in Heritage Pine to approximately 44 units.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum is holding a lecture by Juan Logan on August 11 at 6 pm, followed by a reception. Logan’s art addresses the relationship between race, place, and power, focusing on the African American experience. His work often highlights how social stereotypes can dominate the lives of individuals and influence society and cultural institutions.
www.themorris.org 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Chester A. Wheeler III, director of Augusta’s Housing Department, will be making a presentation on the overall Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization effort to the board of Augusta Tomorrow, Tuesday August 9 at 8 am. The presentation follows on the heels of a similar presentation made to the Urban Redevelopment Authority on July 26.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Free tutoring will begin Monday, August 15th at Beulah Grove Baptist Church Building of Opportunity. Tutoring will be on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in Room 315. All students in the CSRA are welcome. 

http://beulahgrove.org/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center is now accepting applications for their After School Enrichment Program for children in elementary and middle school (grades K5 through 9). The program is free of charge and provides valuable assistance to all participating youth. Starting date is Monday, August 15, 2011. Call (706) 722-0086 for more information.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Woda Group and Parallel Housing, two of the pre-qualified developers for the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, have recently submitted their application to build approximately four dozen mixed-income homes along Twiggs Street and Wrightsboro Road. Successful applications to Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs will be announced this coming November. 

www.heritagepineaugusta.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) People are spending money in Augusta even in this economic downturn. The City of Augusta announced this week that sales tax collections for June 2011 were 1.7% ahead of last year’s collections and Augusta is already ahead of 2011 budgeted revenues by 2.84%.
www.augustaga.org and www.augustatomorrow.org.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta’s Preservation Awards Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Preservation Awards to be given at the organization’s annual meeting to be held in the fall. For more information, to check the National Register status of a building, or to nominate a property for a 2011 Historic Preservation, please contact Robyn Anderson by telephone at 706-724-0436, e-mail at robyn@historicaugusta.org or mail at P.O. Box 37, Augusta, GA 30903.
http://historicaugusta.org/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Verge Magazine showcases the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem in its July 2011 issue.
http://issuu.com/mplocha/docs/july_b_online?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The East Central Georgia Regional Library is showcasing the following upcoming events: Book signing by Rick Busby, August 13 from 1:30 – 4:00; Bringing our Community together through the Arts with music, poetry, singing and more…, August 13th from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
www.ecgrl.org

 

 

 

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