By November 18, 2012Augusta NewsWIRE

(AUGUSTA, GA) The historic Hornsby House, located in the Twiggs Circle development area of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, has been acquired by the Land Bank Authority for upcoming restoration.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Walter Sprouse and the Development Authority of Richmond County are highlighted in this month’s edition of “Georgia Trend” Magazine for successfully wooing Starbucks to Augusta, thus snaring GEDA’s 2012 Deal of the Year Award in the Large population category.


(AUGUSTA, GA) With two new houses in Heritage Pine slated to close in the coming weeks, the pioneer development project for Laney Walker/Bethlehem now has only four undeveloped lots remaining along Pine Street. 



(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta will announce its seventh annual Endangered Properties List at a press conference to be held at 920 Greene Street on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:00 am.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Join the Prime Team Walking Club for Fun, Fresh Air and Fitness. Saturdays at 9:00 am at Saturday Market on the River (8th Street Fountain). For more information and to register, contact Janie Peel at:


(AUGUSTA, GA) A lecture series being hosted by the Augusta State University Humanities Program in collaboration with the Morris Museum of Art kicks off this month. The series is part of a grant project called Linking Local Resources to World History. The next session will be held Friday, Nov. 30, with ASU professor of German Rob Bledsoe presenting a talk on Arts and Issues in Northern European Culture.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing & Community Development Department, along with APD, which serves as the project manager for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, announced that the first of three pocket parks in Heritage Pine has been completed. 



(AUGUSTA, GA) On December 1, Garden City Jazz will partner with the Augusta Market (Saturday Market on Broad) to showcase a few of the most popular musicians and bands in this area during the annual Christmas Light-up Spectacular and Holiday Parade. Garden City Jazz presents several programs annually in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), providing performance opportunities for area jazz musicians and music students, while promoting awareness of the historical and cultural significance of jazz music.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy C. Laney Museum of Black History is launching its Annual Doll Exhibit, featuring dolls from various collections-old, new, and from all nations, as well as the Michelle Obama Collection. Begins November 1, through the end of December. And on Wednesday, November 14, the Museum is featuring as part of its ongoing Wednesday Luncheon Series, ARC Tax Commissioner Steven Kendrick.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Mayor Deke Copenhaver is calling upon all non-profits in the city to register for Georgia Gives Day:a statewide campaign encouraging the citizens of Georgia to give to their non-profit of choice on December 6th, 2012. During this 24-hour flash giving event, citizens across the state can “Click If You Care” by donating any dollar amount (minimum $1) to charities right in their own neighborhood (state-registered a 501©(3) nonprofit organizations). All proceeds will go directly to the nonprofits. Donors go through the website


(AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation, the economic development arm of Beulah Grove Baptist Church, is featuring a new 3-bedroom home for sale at 1433 Wrightsboro Road. Contact Beverly Wright or Angela Davis for more information at 706.823.0905.


(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center, Inc. will host its Annual Community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The traditional holiday meal is free to the public. All are welcome.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering presentations to area employers on affordable home ownership opportunities in Augusta’s downtown area. For more information, contact Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov. laneywalkerbethlehem.com.


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

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