8th Street to be renamed in honor of Jessye Norman

8th Street to be renamed in honor of Jessye Norman


MARY: WE CONTINUE NOW WITH DAY TWO OF THE FOUR DAY CELEBRATION HONORING LEGENDARY JESSYE NORMAN. BARCLAY: TODAY, A STREET RENAMING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD IN DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA— TO HONOR THE INTERNATIONAL OPERA PHENOM WHO CALLED THE GARDEN CITY HOME. BARCLAY: NEWSCHANNEL 6’S WES COOPER IS LIVE ON 8TH STREET IN DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA. WES, THE STREET RENAMING IS NOT PERMANENT YET. WES: RIGHT LADIES, THE STREET RENAMING TODAY IS NOT PERMANENT DUE TO A CITY ORDINANCE. BUT IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS, JESSYE NORMAN’S NAME CAN BE ETERNALLY WRITTEN OVER A DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA STREET. THE STREET RENAMING CEREMONY TODAY COMES AFTER NORMAN’S SECOND DAY OF VISITATION AT MOUNT CALVARY CHURCH. YOU CAN PAY YOUR RESPECTS TODAY FROM NINE UNTIL NOON. I SPOKE TO SEVERAL PEOPLE YESTERDAY WHO ARE EXCITED TO SEE 8TH STREET’S NAME CHANGED IN HONOR OF NORMAN. THEY SAY SHE HAD A VERY STRONG WORK ETHIC WHICH REFLECTS NORMAN’S HOMETOWN AUGUSTA AND THE MANY PEOPLE THAT MAKE UP THE GARDEN CITY. GARY DENNIS/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JESSYE NORMAN SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS “IT’LL BE 10 YEARS BEFORE WE CAN APPLY FOR PERMANENT STREET RENAMING THROUGH THE STREET ORDINANCE AS IT’S WRITTEN TODAY BUT I REALLY CAN’T WAIT UNTIL WE APPLY TO MAKE IT PERMANENT.” WES: THE STREET RENAMING CEREMONY WILL START AT 4-30 THIS AFTERNOON RIGHT HERE ON 8TH STREET NEAR THE JESSYE NORMAN SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS. LIVE IN AUGUSTA WES COOPER WJBF NEWSCHANNEL 6. BACK TO YOU.

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