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(AUGUSTA, GA) A special proposed overlay plan for the Wrightsboro Road area of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort will be taken up by the Planning Commission on November 7th. Public is invited to attend and provide thoughts and feedback.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, the Augusta Civil War Roundtable, the Augusta Museum of History, the Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society, the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta State University, Historic Augusta, Inc., the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and the Morris Museum of Art present a symposium exploring the rich history of the Civil War. November 11-12 at the Old Medical College and the Morris Museum.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Board of the Augusta Housing Authority has approved construction of 24 – 26 senior housing units on the Immaculate Conception property located at 11th Street and Laney Walker Boulevard. The Housing Authority is working in tandem with Augusta’s Housing Department on a design that fits within the guidelines of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem Redevelopment Plan.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Digital Cities Survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology, measures and assesses the use of information technology by local governments. Augusta is ranked fifth in the nation for cities with populations between 125,000-249,000 and the only Georgia city to make the list.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta is holding its Preservation for Profit workshop on Thursday, November 10 from 9 – 12:15 at the Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home located at 415 Seventh Street. Learn how investment in a historic building makes good financial sense as Tennent Houston, Paul King and Preservation Services Director Robyn Anderson explain the process of buying, renovating, and leasing historic buildings and explain the ins and outs of how significant tax credits can reduce the cost of rehabilitation by half.


(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center, Inc. will sponsor their Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Activity Building located at 1332 Conklin Avenue, Augusta, GA 30901. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served. For more information and to volunteer, call (706) 722-0086.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is celebrating "Making Something Ancient of the New: Sculpture by Kath Girdler," Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem was the subject of a special presentation of best practices for sustainable urban planning and development at the American Architectural Foundation’s annual think-tank, Sustainable Cities Design Academy in Washington, DC on November 4.

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