Originally created 05/16/04

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

HISTORIC AIKEN FOUNDATION MEETING: Historic Aiken Foundation's spring meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Rye Patch, next to Hopelands Gardens. Gene Waddell will talk about his upcoming book, Buildings of the United States. Awards will be given for excellence in restoration and preservation to homes and businesses. A reception will follow the free meeting. For more information, call (803) 643-3371.

OLDE TOWN MEETING: The Olde Town Neighborhood Association will meet at 3 p.m. at the Knox Center, in the 300 block of Greene Street. Discussions will include new neighborhood signs, a neighborhood watch program and other issues affecting Olde Town residents.

MONDAY

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY: The Richmond County Main Library will show The Fog of War at 6:30 p.m. at 902 Greene St. The movie is free. For more information, call 821-2600.

CSRA WRITERS MEETING: CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. For more information, call 738-4114.

GREENJACKETS BASEBALL: The Augusta GreenJackets will play the Lexington Legends at 7:15 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium, off Milledge Road. Tickets cost $11 for box seats; $7 for reserved; $6 for general admission; $5 for seniors, active duty military and children ages 4-12; and $1 for children 3 and younger.

Today in regional history:

May 16, 1968

Citizens from four counties gathered here Wednesday night to honor the newly appointed judge of the Augusta Judicial Circuit.

A crowd estimated at more than 600 from Richmond, Columbia, Burke and Aiken counties attended the banquet in honor of Judge William M. Fleming, appointed last week to replace the late Judge C. Wesley Killebrew.

The new judge gave up his seat in the General Assembly to accept the appointment from Gov. Lester Maddox.

Among those speaking at the dinner held at County Commissioner S. Herbert Elliott's Savannah River Camp were senior Judge Frederick Kennedy, Board of Regents member Roy Harris, State Sen. Michael J. Padgett and County Commission chairman Matthew W. Mulherin.

Mr. Harris predicted that Judge Fleming will be "just as good a judge as any of the rest of them. He's already served me notice that he's going to feed me out of the same spoon he feeds everybody else out of, and that's all I could ask for."

Mr. Mulherin congratulated Judge Fleming and said, "He's probably the most effective legislator we have ever had."