(AUGUSTA, GA) The next community meeting on Laney Walker/Bethlehem will be held on Thursday, July 18th from 6 – 8 pm at Beulah Grove. Open to the public. Dedication of the Heritage Pine pocket park, with key note addresses by Mayor Copenhaver and Administrator Russell, will take place on July 30th, further details to be released shortly.


(AUGUSTA, GA) In response to the Federal budget sequestration furloughs of Department of Defense (DOD) employees at Fort Gordon, the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), in conjunction with local tourism partners, has developed a plan to offer special discounts to DOD employees. Because many employees will now have additional free time, but limited disposable income, the Augusta CVB is securing special discount offers from several local events, attractions and hotels. In addition to the discount program, the Augusta CVB has compiled a calendar of free events happening during the furlough period.  http://www.augustaga.org/ 


(AUGUSTA, GA) Plans are underway for another great Blocks Are Beautiful celebration. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept 14 – details coming soon. Contact Edkesha Anderson at 706-821-1797 if you’d like to volunteer or have ideas to share.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is part of the Blue Star Museums Program, which offers FREE admission to all military and their families, including those in the Department of Defense, through September 1, 2013.  www.themorris.org 


(AUGUSTA, GA) The projected impacts of Georgia Regents University on Augusta over the next 17 years are highlighted in a video located on the Augusta Tomorrow website.


(AUGUSTA, GA) After almost eight years serving as Executive Assistant to Mayor Deke Copenhaver, Karyn Nixon has accepted a job serving as the Government and Community Affairs Specialist at Georgia Regents University.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Effort, in partnership with Antioch Ministries, Inc., is moving forward with Phase 2 of its development of Holley Street Commons. J&B Construction Services has been selected to proceed with construction of a cul-de-sac in this priority development area, which will house an additional five homes. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com 


(AUGUSTA, GA) This week’s video from the Mayor’s office features Sean Frantom speaking about the Young Professionals of Augusta with Mayor Deke Copenhaver.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. presents "Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem" September 27-29, 2013. This weekend-long workshop features classes and photo field trips focused on Augusta’s historic Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. More information and registration at www.augustaphotofestival.org 


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

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