(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing Deparrtment announced on Friday, March 22, that it had closed on 1217 Pine Street. The home is located within Heritage Pine, the flagship development of the award-winning Laney Walker Redevelopment Project.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Brenda Durant, Executive Director of the Greater Augusta Arts Council, recently interviewed Wendy Holmes with Artspace about the research being done with artists as part of the Augusta Regional Collaboration. To learn more about ArtSpace listen to the podcast on the Greater Augusta Arts Council website, www.augustaarts.com/podcasts.htm 


(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta, Inc. received a $75,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation, a national leader in the field of historic properties redevelopment. The grant is to be used specifically to enhance the preservation organization’s Revolving Fund, an aspect of its Real Estate Program. Under this program the organization acquires options to buy significant buildings and then sells the properties to preservation minded buyers subject to historic preservation easements.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing Authority and Augusta Housing & Community Development Department have partnered to begin the first of a multi-phase development at the Twiggs Circle node of the Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. Located at Twiggs Street and Wrightsboro Road, this phase will include 40 units of senior housing, featuring single family homes and duplexes. Future phases call for an eclectic mix of homeowners, renters, retail, and neighborhood parks. For more information on this and the Laney Walker Bethlehem revitalization, visit http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/neighborhood-developments/twiggs-circle.


(AUGUSTA, GA) (Augusta, GA) – The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is presenting a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Nancy Wellington Bookhart entitled Alterations: Fashioning a Black Identity March 1 – April 30, 2013.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The City of Augusta has won a 2013 Sunny Award, which recognizes the best state and local government websites in America that exceed transparency standards.


(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) Venues Today Magazine once again is honoring young professionals who stand out in the entertainment industry. The annual award honors young leaders under the age of 35 who make a difference in sports, music, conventions, family shows and fairs and festivals. This year, Global Spectrum General Manager Monty Jones Jr is one of twenty-eight young professionals world-wide who is nominated for the award.


(AUGUSTA, GA) A new organization, Live Augusta…Be a Downtowner, has recently formed to promote downtown living, civic involvement and neighborhood social interaction. Participating neighborhoods include Olde Towne, Harrisburg, Laney Walker, and the downtown area. Those interested in helping should contact Kenley Dick, kenley@teamkenley.com.


(AUGUSTA, GA) This week’s highlights video features the grand opening of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct Building located at 3425 Mike Padgett Highway.


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

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