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(AUGUSTA, GA) Following on the heels of a lively discussion during the quarterly community meeting regarding developments in Laney Walker/Bethlehem, a special session will be held to discuss the specifics of a proposed overlay plan for the area, whih in turn is a lead up to formal consideration by the Planning Commission in early November. Free and open to the public: Tuesday, October 25, 6 pm at Beulah Grove Baptist Church

(AUGUSTA, GA) The old Underwood Homes on Sand Bar Ferry is no more. In its place is an amazing new apartment complex called The Legacy at Walton Oaks apartment homes. This first phase has been built for adults 55 and older who desire a neighborhood experience. Plus, there are several affordable living opportunities at Walton Oaks. Come see what the excitement is all about at the Open House to be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. For more information, go to www.waltoncommunities.com and www.augustatomorrow.org.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta, Inc. and the Lucy Craft Laney Museum are jointly hosting its second annual forum, This Place Matters: Preserving Augusta’s African American Communities, on October 28-29 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The event features a keynote talk by Dr. Richard K. Dozier (Dean of the Robert Taylor School of Architecture & Building Construction Sciences at Tuskegee University,) and a bus tour of significant African American sites in Laney Walker/Bethlehem.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The national daily electronic news service, Triple Pundit, which is devoted to issues of sustainability, carried a feature article, "Augusta, Georgia: A Green Masters Jacket for the City?" in its October 7th edition. The article focuses on the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art, in association with The Center for the Study of Southern Art offers a great weekend of bargains on books, CDs, videos, and more, with books starting at $1.00! Admission is FREE. Saturday, November 5 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 6, noon-5:00 p.m.  

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Georgia Planning Association, at its annual conference held in Savannah, Ga this year, announced on Friday, Sept. 30 that the Heritage Pine development is the recipient of its 2011 Outstanding Plan Implementation Award. Heritage Pine, comprised of some 44 single and duplex affordable homes along Pine and 11th Streets south of Laney Walker Boulevard, is the flagship development in the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort. A few select photos are posted on LW/B Facebook page

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