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Laney-Walker/Bethlehem redevelopment project gets 'bridge' loan from URA

...authorized a $2.5 million loan for the continuation of redevelopment efforts in the city's Laney-Walker and Bethlehem districts, but members of the panel continue to question the project's bookkeeping and reliance on outside consultants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-19/laney-walkerbethlehem-re
Copenhaver optimistic about Augusta's direction in State of City address

...recently being awarded the HUD Secretary's Opportunity and Empowerment Award for efforts in the Laney Walker/Bethlehem district, he said.But he also said the city has issues."We've got a 22 percent poverty rate that I want to see us...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-02-07/copenhaver-optimistic-ab
Class captures Harrisburg in photos

...between them.This is the second year the camps were held. Last year, similar camps were held in the Laney-Walker Bethlehem district."Last year we had well over 10,000 images," Schulte said. "It's a lot of images, but there were some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2013-07-23/class-captures-h
Pocket park is dedicated in Heritage Pine subdivision

...Administrator Fred Russell and Marion Barnes, each of whom played a key role in revitalization of the Laney-Walker/Bethlehem district.Revitalization began in 2007 when the commission approved a contentious deal that tied a downtown trade, exhibit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-30/pocket-park-dedicated-heritag
Downtown 'slum' designation to be reconsidered in work session

...the city was spending $6,000 a month for consultants Melaver-McIntosh to "rebrand" the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem districts but now is attempting to designate the adjoining central business district as a "slum." The documents presented...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-09-17/downtown-slum-designatio
Rants and raves

...they are doing. A RANT TO THE Augusta Commission: There is so much that needs to be done in town. One is the Bethlehem district. These people are elderly. Is there any reason why you can't make their last days happy ones? They are the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2006-07-18/rants-and-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
Bethlehem Neighborhood: Raze it

...would sell the house she inherited from her mother and leave the neighborhood. To some residents in Augusta's Bethlehem district, which is speckled with vacant and dilapidated homes, the history isn't worth saving. "What's the use of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/14/met_88828.shtml
Metro | Lucy C. Laney High School
Too much protection

...recommendation to retain, with some modifications, the local historic designation for the Bethlehem neighborhood. The Bethlehem district - a 480-acre area bordered by Wrightsboro Road, Railroad Avenue, Old Savannah Road, and McCauley, Poplar and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/15/edi_442863.shtml
Editorials | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Session might change policies

...among city officials, primarily, to rescind the Bethlehem District designation under the local ordinance," Mr. Montgomery...goal of some city officials. The history of the Bethlehem District, a 480-acre area bordered by Wrightsboro Road...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/16/met_437308.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Candidates experience financial woes

...you'll never check a record that will say I haven't paid them." In 2000, a home Mr. McIntyre owns in the Bethlehem district had a lien placed against it by the city's Department of License and Inspection for unpaid cleanup charges. City...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/13/met_358234.shtml
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