(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing & Community Development Department will hold the 3rd in a 3-part series of presentations to Augusta city employees on home buyer and rental opportunities in Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Wednesday, May 9, noon to 1 pm at 503 Greene Street (Municipal Building)in the Procurement Office conference room. Lunch will be provided. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com


(AUGUSTA, GA) Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd annual Blocks Are Beautiful Soul Food Cook-Off: Val’s BBQ for best main dish; Wally’s Ribs, Dawgs & More for best side dish; and Nurturing Arms for best homemade dessert. Many thanks to the Blocks Are Beautiful performers, vendors and sponsors. See photos and more at www.facebook.com/BlocksAreBeautiful, www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/photos/, and www.flickr.com/photos/72723613@N06/.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is featuring its Films on Friday, May 11th at noon: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). After viewing the film, museum director Kevin Grogan leads a discussion. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. FREE.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Laney Walker/Bethlehem will be showcased this summer in Washington, DC at the national Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. Chester Wheeler, Director of Augusta’s Housing Department, and Jesse Wiles, President of APD Urban Planning & Management, which serves as the project manager for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, will both be featured in a presentation on regenerating the American city.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center has been granted three-year accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Accreditation followed an on-site evaluation. Medical care and continued development of the Georgia Health Sciences Center are cornerstones in Augusta’s economic development. To read more about this commendation, go to www.augustatomorrow.org and http://news.georgiahealth.edu/.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta holds its annual Cotton Ball dinner on May 17.

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