By November 25, 2012Augusta NewsWIRE

(AUGUSTA, GA) AIA SDAT Final Report for Augusta is now available. The American Institute of Architects’ Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) convened in Augusta June 2012 to develop a sustainability program for Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Recommendations on topics ranging from urban design and land use, urban forestry, green infrastructure, transit, sustainability, economic development and community engagement are detailed in the AIA SDAT Final Report, now available at www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/AIA_SDAT_FinalReport.pdf.


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 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) Heritage Pine, the flagship development for the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization, has two new pocket parks on Florence Street with a third, larger park coming soon to Pine Street. The new Pine Street park will be located across from the Heritage Pine model home located at 1228 Pine Street, and will feature shade trees, benches, and a pathway for casual strolling. http://www.flickr.com/photos/72723613@N06/.


(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 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.


(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) 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) Here’s the latest YouTube video from Mayor Copenhaver:


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

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