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Capt. Edward Bible (right) and firefighter Russell Williams of Fire Engine No. 5 spray down a vehicle fire in the 1200 block of James Brown Boulevard .


Through Nov. 16, military personnel at Fort Gordon will honor veterans by participating in a number of Veterans Day events throughout South Carolina and Georgia. They include:



9 A.M.: Lt. Col. Pauline Haughton, an instructor at the installation's Command and General Staff College, will speak at the Veterans Day program at Paul Knox Middle School in North Augusta.


9 A.M.: Col. Jack Bryant, Fort Gordon chief of staff, will speak at Lakeside Middle School in Augusta.

10 A.M.: Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Foley, the post's commanding general, will speak at the Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


NOON: Lt. Col. Kristin Ellis, the commander of the 442nd Signal Battalion, will speak at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Augusta, where two World War II veterans will be recognized.

2 P.M.: Anne Marie Rehab and Nursing Center in North Augusta will honor the residents of the facility who are veterans. The program will feature a vocalist, Sgt. Sean Slate, with the 116th Military Intelligence Group, and a speaker, Capt. Eddie Byrd, the commander of Company C, 551st Signal Battalion.


8 A.M.: Fort Gordon Command Sgt. Major Thomas Clark will speak at Evans Middle School.

9 A.M.: Col. Bryant will address the residents of Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

10 A.M.: The Augusta Veterans Day parade on Broad Street will begin with Brig. Gen. Foley as the grand marshal. In addition, a battalion-size marching unit from the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade, a joint-service color guard and the Signal Corps Band will participate in the parade festivities. At 11 a.m., Brig. Gen. Foley will speak at the ceremonies at the Monument of All Wars at Fourth and Broad streets. At 1 p.m., the Signal Corps Band will play and the joint-service color guard will post the colors at the Heroes Overlook on the Riverwalk.

10:30 A.M.: In North Augusta, Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Barr, Fort Gordon's Regimental Warrant Officer, will speak at the Wade Hampton Veterans Park.

NOV. 16

10:30 A.M.: Barnwell School District 45 will remember former students of Barnwell and Butler high schools who were killed in action. Col. John Dewey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the Signal Corps Band will participate in the event at Veterans Park on S.C. Highway 278 in Barnwell, S.C.


THE GLASS MENAGERIE: 8 p.m., at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way, through Sunday; $10 for general public, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and free for Augusta State students, faculty and staff; (706) 667-4100,

42ND ANNUAL COLUMBIA COUNTY MERCHANTS FALL FAIR: Opens at 5 p.m., at the Columbia County Fairgrounds off Columbia Road across from Patriots Park; will run through Saturday with gates opening at 5 p.m. weekdays, at noon Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday; fair hot line is (706) 210-3603

ELECTRIC VOODOO: 9 p.m., Locos Grill & Pub, 341 Baston Road, Martinez

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN PROGRAM: 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Augusta

SPEECH AND HEARING SCREENINGS: By appointment Monday-Friday, University Hospital Speech and Hearing Center, 1430 Harper St., Suite C3, or Professional Center 2, Suite 102, 4321 University Parkway, Evans; $10 for children and adults; (706) 774-5777

HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT: Daily, University Hospital, Weight Management and Nutrition Center, 4106 Columbia Road; $35; registration required; (706) 868-3241

FRENCH CLUB: 7 p.m., Borders, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; (706) 737-6962