By February 10, 2013Local NewsWIRE

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta-Richmond County Commissioners will tour the award-winning Laney Walker/Bethlehem redevelopment project. On hand will be Augusta Housing Department director, Chester Wheeler, whose department is spearheading the revitalization effort, along with other members of his development team. Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m.


(AUGUSTA, GA) There will be an open house to review the draft recommendations for the 15th-Street Priority Development Corridor. The plan for this corridor is part of the overarching Augusta Sustainable Development Agenda and is being funded by a national Tiger II/Sustainable Cities grant from HUD, DOT, and EPA. Tuesday, February 12 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at T.W. Josey High School.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem development team is seeking a design team for the creation of a Heritage Trail for this award-winning development. More more information, contact Abbie Rickoff at arickoff@assetproperty.com 


(AUGUSTA, GA) Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s 2013 State of the City address is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEjFsuge7lY&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 


(AUGUSTA, GA) The 30901 Development Corporation VITA/TCE Tax Site provides free income tax preparation. The tax site is located at the Beulah Grove Community Resource Center at 1446 Lee Beard Way.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is showcasing its Southern Soul & Song Concert Series: Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue. If you like gospel, soul, or blues, then you are going to LOVE soul man Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue. Featuring the McCrary Sisters, this dynamic group is returning to the Imperial Theatre for one night only. Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. www.imperialtheatre.com. 


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy C. Laney Museum of Black History is hosting its annual Historian Awards, honoring organizations and individuals who have made an impact in the community and have contributed greatly to African-American or American culture. The public is invited. February 20,, 2013. Additional details to follow.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Initiative has received a 2013 National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association and Department of Housing and Urban Development. This prestigious national award places emphasis on how creative housing, economic development, and private investments have been used in or with a comprehensive community development plan to empower a community. laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/HUD-AugustaLaneyWalker2013_web.pdf.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council will hold its upcoming board meeting at 1228 Pine Street, the model home in Heritage Pine, the flagship pioneer development in Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 pm.


(AUGUSTA, GA) This week’s YouTube video from the desk of Mayor Deke Copenhaver features Augusta’s Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson: http://youtu.be/7vRfpalWuzM?hd=1. And in one of those wonderful moments of serendipitous co-branding and viral networking, Augusta Tomorrow has recently announced that it has updated its website to include Mayor Copenhaver’s weekly video chats. Just click on the "News" page to watch the current and previous videos.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Wallace branch of the Augusta Regional Library (located on Laney Walker Boulevard)is featuring a talk by Kristin Eberhart entitled ""To College or Not?". February 13 at 11:00.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council will hold its next board meeting at the model home in Heritage Pine, the award-winning pioneer development for Laney Walker/Bethlehem.


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

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