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February 16, 2017
Mayor Benjamin welcomes new class of Mayor’s Fellows for spring semester
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin welcomes 14 students for the spring semester of the Mayor’s Fellows program.February 15, 2017
Repeal Boil Water Advisory | Widgean Dr
The Cityadvises the water customers of Widgean Dr, located in Richland County, they no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.February 14, 2017
“Together We Can Read”
The City and Richland School District One held the ninth annual “Together We Can Read” reading day event this morning.February 13, 2017
​2nd Annual All Access Columbia Conference
The City will host their 2nd annual All Access Columbia Conference. All Access Columbia is a workshop that gives citizens infofmation about financial education, homeownership, and home maintenance.February 13, 2017
Puttin’ on the Ritz Senior Talent Show
The City has partnered with the Greenview Park Senior Club to host the Puttin’ on the Ritz Senior Talent Show scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at 2 p.m.February 13, 2017
The City is Excited to Welcome the Author and Co-Author for this Year’s TWCR
City of Columbia and Richland School District One will kick off their Ninth annual “Together We Can Read” initiative with a press conference to reveal this year’s book. February 10, 2017
Recovering from the Holidays: Start Fresh Financial Education Workshop Series
Looking for financial assistance, credit recovery, homeownership guidance, & much more; the City’s Community Development department presents Start Fresh Financial Education Workshop February 10, 2017
​The First Tee of Columbia Spring Golf Sessions for Children
The First Tee of Columbia at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center will hold its Spring Golf Session for children ages 5-17 from March 14 through May 20. February 09, 2017
Lincoln Street between Lady and Washington now open for two-way traffic
The City is excited to announce the opening of two-way traffic on Lincoln Street between Lady and Washington Streets. This will improve traffic flow within the Vista area. February 08, 2017
​ Board of Zoning Appeals Agenda for Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at City Hall (Council Chambers)February 08, 2017
Public Alert: Residents Urged to be on Alert for City of Columbia Impersonator
residents are being urged to be on alert for someone impersonating a City of Columbia Water Maintenance employee. February 08, 2017
Boil Water Advisory | Cedarbrook Court in the Nursery Road area
The City advises the water customers of Cedarbrook Court in the Nursery Road area, to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking. February 07, 2017
City Manager Teresa Wilson Issues Updated Statement Regarding Ongoing Arso
February 02, 2017
Christ Court Structures Demolition Ceremony
Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Council members, and The Columbia Housing Development Corporation will host a demolition ceremony for Christ Court Structures. February 02, 2017
​City of Columbia’s Black History Extravaganza
he City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to celebrate Black History Month at the Black History Extravaganza on Monday, Feb. 20 at Greenview ParkFebruary 01, 2017
Columbia Councilmembers to Hold Social Media Town Hall for an #EnvisionPowerHour
olumbia City Council members are asking citizens of Columbia to join them for their very first Social Media Town Hall to discuss and answer questions about their new Vision Statement. February 01, 2017
​City Council’s Vision for Columbia #EnvisionColumbia
Hundreds gathered on Tuesday, January 31 for Mayor Steve Benjamin’s State of the City Address at the Darla Moore School of Business. February 01, 2017
​2017 State of the City Address
Mayor Steve Benjamin presented the 2017 State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.January 30, 2017
​City to host Christ Court Structures Demolition Ceremony
Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Council members, and City of Columbia Housing Development Corporation will host a demolition ceremony for Christ Court Structures. January 30, 2017
City’s Pet of the Week: Meet Pepper! (ID# A214655)
Pepper is a two year old white and black brindle Labrador Retriever mix looking for a forever home. She is known to be very loving and social. January 30, 2017
City to Hold Go Red Columbia Press Conference
Let’s have a heart to heart, about heart disease. The public is invited to participate in National Wear Red Day to help and support the women affected by heart disease,. January 27, 2017
Today The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners of the 2017 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards during the organization’s 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.January 27, 2017
Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
The City is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on several boards and commissions. For applications & more information contact Chanique Belton at (803) 545-3546January 26, 2017
​Main Entrance at Owens Field Park Closed for Construction
The main entrance at Owens Field Park is closed to traffic today, January 26, for construction of a new vehicular roundabout, the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced.January 26, 2017
Washington, D.C. " The nation’s mayors today spoke out to stress the serious impact that losing healthcare coverage would have on millions of Americans.January 26, 2017
Valentine’s Day Adoption Special
Columbia Animal Services will have a one day only reduced adoption fee of $14 for dogs and cats, in celebration of Valentine’s Day.January 26, 2017
Envision Columbia At-Large Open House | February 8
Meet with Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard Duvall, Jr. to have a detailed discussion about City Council's new Vision Statement and the future of ColumbiaJanuary 25, 2017
​Partnership Brings Awareness to Pedestrian Safety on Main Street
The City of Columbia Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is working with the City Center Partnership (CCP) to bring awareness to pedestrian safety on Main Street.January 24, 2017
New Online Program available for City of Columbia Hospitality Tax Grant Applicants
The City of Columbia is offering a new online program to make the Hospitality Grant Application process much easier and user friendly. January 24, 2017
The City is accepting applications for Hospitality and Accommodations Tax Grants
Accommodations Tax Grants provide financial support to non-profit organizations and their projects/events whose mission is to attract tourists by promoting overnight accommodations in the CityJanuary 23, 2017
City Council Vision Statement’s Winning Hashtag
We heard your voices and the votes are in. City Council’s official hashtag for their vision statement will be #EnvisionColumbia!January 22, 2017
Severe Weather Expected
The City's Office of Emergency Management along with the National Weather Service are monitoring current weather trends that could potentially impact the Columbia area this afternoon into the evening.January 22, 2017
City Cautions Drivers to avoid Flood-Prone Streets and Intersections
The City urges drivers to use caution when driving during severe weather. The following streets and intersections are prone to flooding during heavy rain events. January 20, 2017
​ SCE&G To Perform Tree Trimming Activities As Scheduled for 2017
Citizens with specific questions or concerns should contact Forestry and Beautification at 803-545-3860 or SCE&G at 1-800-251-7234 to meet and discuss in advance of the work being completed. January 20, 2017
To the Water Customers of Commerce Dr, between Edisto and Airport Blvd.
The City advises the water customers of the Commerce Drive from Edisto to Airport Boulevard, that they no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.January 20, 2017
Road Closures due to Railroad Crossing Maintenance
Norfolk Southern Maintenance will begin performing upkeep on all railroad crossings this week. Maintenance on railroads occur every seven years to ensure railroad safety.
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