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10 things to know for Wednesday in the Midlands

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10 things to know in the Midlands for Wednesday:

1. Hurricane Humberto forms in the Atlantic

Humberto has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane far out in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the hurricane could gain more strength before likely weakening tomorrow.

2. 9/11 First Responders Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Columbia will hold a memorial ceremony in remembrance of those lost on 9/11 Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the Columbia Fire Department on Laurel Street.

3. Fort Jackson 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Fort Jackson officials commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a wreath-laying ceremony in front of Post Headquarters at 11 a.m.

 4. South Carolina Midlands First Responders Remembrance Memorial

The 2013 First Responders Memorial Ceremony and K-9 statue dedication is scheduled for Wednesday at the Columbia Metropolitan Visitors Center. Music from the 282nd Army Band starts at 4:30 p.m., ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m. Road closures are planned for the area of Lincoln and Senate Streets near the Convention Center prior to and immediately following the ceremony.

5. Museum Honors First Responders with Free Admission

In observance of the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the South Carolina State Museum will honor all first responders with free general admission to the museum on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

6. Decorated US navy surgeon to speak at 9/11 dinner

A decorated U.S. Navy surgeon is sharing his story at a Sept. 11 anniversary dinner. Dr. Richard Jadick is the keynote speaker at a sold-out event Wednesday in Columbia that's raising money for Lexington Medical Center's health care programs.

7. USC marks 50th year of university's integration

Two of the students who integrated South Carolina's flagship university 50 years ago are retracing their steps. Robert Anderson, James Solomon and Henrie Monteith became the university's first African-American students since reconstruction on Sept. 11, 1963. Anderson died in 2009, but the others are taking part in commemorative events today.

8. SC VA holds conference on anti-suicide resources

The Dorn Veterans Administration Medical Center is scheduled to hold a health summit at the Medallion Conference Center in Columbia from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to battle suicide and help military veterans learn more about services the center can provide.

9. Columbia agrees to sewer upgrades

Columbia is giving its sewer system a $750 million upgrade to stop raw sewage from spilling into waterways.

10. Templeton to Address S.C. Birth Outcomes Initiative Meeting

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Templeton will address the S.C. Birth Outcomes Initiative meeting Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the South Carolina Hospital Association on Center Point Road in Columbia. Topics will include initiatives to improve maternal-child health and the state's fight against obesity.

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