A concert held last weekend at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium was an immediate success for those both on campus and off. The country concert featured Georgia artists Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett as well as Florida native Jake Owen.
In the February 2013 issue, Georgia Trend magazine highlighted eight “renaissance cities” around the state. Editor Susan Percy talks about what makes these communities – and their downtowns – stand out.
The U.S. Postal Service is planning to close a 100-year-old post office in downtown Albany, a decision locals worry will hurt downtown. Now officials are optimistic mail service could continue in the historic space with a private company taking over.
Augusta’s First Friday is back tonight with more security and added events. It’s been a month since a shooting had some questioning the festival’s future. But Westobou Festival organizers partnered with downtown businesses and the Friends with Benefits Fund to plan a free family-friendly area and a nighttime concert to complement the downtown First Friday.
Augusta has been debating the future of its First Friday festival after a shooting earlier this month left six people injured. Officials talked about how to continue the monthly event at a series of meetings this week.
Plans unveiled Thursday to the Savannah’s Historic District Board of Review would place a hotel, four retail buildings and a 500-space parking garage on more than 4 acres of waterfront property formerly used by Georgia Power on the east end of downtown.