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April 24, 2017
City Cautions Drivers to avoid Flood-Prone Streets and Intersections
The City of Columbia urges drivers to use caution when driving during severe weather. The following streets and intersections are prone to flooding during heavy rain events. April 24, 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. April 24, 2017
The 100 Block of Alida Street, all of Solomon Street and all of Ruth Street
The City of Columbia Water Works advises the water customers of The 100 Block of Alida Street, all of Solomon Street and all of Ruth Street (all located off of Wilkes Road near Farrow Road),April 20, 2017
Press Conference to Kickoff Columbia’s National Small Business Week
he City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities in conjunction with the Columbia Chamber and Richland County will kickoff National Small Business Week with a press conference. April 20, 2017
Boil Water Advisory | 100 Block of Alida Street, Solomon Street and Ruth Street
The City advises the water customers of The 100 Block of Alida Street, all of Solomon Street and all of Ruth Street (all located off of Wilkes Road near Farrow Road), April 20, 2017
Boil Water Advisory | Broad River Road from Woodrow Street and Ministry Drive
The City advises the water customers of Broad River Road from Woodrow Street and Ministry Drive., to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking. April 19, 2017
Let’s Move! Columbia Family Wellness Challenge Applications Available
Let’s Move! Columbia Family Wellness Challenge, a 12-week family wellness challenge offered by the City, will return for a second year to encourage families to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. April 19, 2017
Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
he City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions. April 19, 2017
Design/Development Review Commission Agenda
On Thursday, April 20th the Design/Development Review Commission meeting will be held at 4:00 PM at City Hall, 1737 Main Street, 3rd floor, Council Chambers.April 19, 2017
Water Main Emergency Repair for Broad River Rd Between Ministry and North Woodrow
Water customers on Broad River Road between Ministry Drive and North Woodrow Street will experience a water service disruption on Thursday, April 20th. The outage will start at 8 AM till the evening.April 19, 2017
LOCAL LEADERS SOUND ALARM ON PLAN TO ELIMINATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
LOCAL LEADERS SOUND ALARM ON PLAN TO ELIMINATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING ON CONFERENCE CALL WITH REPORTERS DURING NATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEKApril 18, 2017
Councilman Sam Davis to speak at Jefferson Awards Foundation Celebration of Service
The Jefferson Awards Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a culture of service across America, will be hosting its annual Celebration of Service event April 18, 2017
City of Columbia, South Carolina is recognized as a 2017 Silver Award Winner
The City of Columbia, South Carolina today received a Silver award for its achievements in the State Electronics Challenge; April 18, 2017
City Community Development to host Block Party
The Community Development Department has celebrated National Community Development Week (April 17th "April 21st) all week-long. The department will close with “The Community Block Party”. April 18, 2017
Columbia Parks & Recreation Department Hiring for Summer Pool Positions
The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for seasonal employees for the 2017 Summer Aquatics season.April 17, 2017
Boil Water Advisory | Mistywood Lane, Water Garden Court.................
To the Water Customers of Mistywood Lane, Water Garden Court, Shadowwood Dr, Angela Dawn Court, and Robin Inn Lane April 17, 2017
New Safety Net Program - Managed Intake
A 2015 study done by the ASPCA showed that 30 to 40% of owners surrendering their pets to shelters did not want to do so, they just needed temporary help. April 17, 2017
City’s Pet of the Week: Meet Austin! (ID#233589)
Austin is a 2-year-old, domestic short haired, orange and white mixed cat. This leg-rubbing feline is a true sweetheart that loves chin scratches and lots of affection. April 17, 2017
City Council Agenda | Tuesday, April 18, 2017
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, City Council will conduct a Work Session at 12:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room and a Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in Council ChambersApril 17, 2017
City to Host Press Conference to Kick-Off National Community Development Week
Community Development department will hold a press conference to kick-off National Community Development Week and recognize all of the projects that were made possible by the Community Block GrantApril 13, 2017
City to Host Lyon Street Neighborhood Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Community Development Department in partnership with Richland County Community Development and the Columbia Housing Authority will host a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Lyon Street Neighborhood.April 11, 2017
National Pet Day
The City recognizes today as National Pet Day! Big or small, old or young, a pet’s affection will always leave a special place in the hearts of their owners, and families. April 11, 2017
Press Conference to Kickoff Columbia’s National Small Business Week
he City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities in conjunction with the Columbia Chamber and Richland County will kickoff National Small Business Week with a press conference. April 11, 2017
Office of Business Opportunities to Host Outreach Event
The City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities is hosting a Subcontractor Outreach Event for the upcoming Canal Clearwell & High Service Pump Station Rooms 2 & 3 Improvements Project.April 10, 2017
2017 NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK
During the week of April 9" 15th, Columbia-Richland 911 Communications will be celebrating the 2017 National Telecommunicators Week with a variety of activities. April 10, 2017
​City Offices Closed in Observance of Good Friday
City of Columbia offices will be closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 in observance of Good Friday. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1. April 10, 2017
Walk/Bike City & Campus Celebration
USC Student Health Services, Sustainable Carolina, University Facilities and the City of Columbia will host a Walk/Bike City & Campus Celebration on Monday, April 17, April 10, 2017
​City Council Open House | April 12
WHO: Councilman Howard Duvall, Jr. and Councilman Ed McDowell, Jr. WHAT: April 2017 Open House WHEN: Wednesday, April 12 from 5 " 7 p.m. WHERE: City Hall, 1737 Main Street April 10, 2017
​City’s Pet of the Week: Meet Luke! (ID# A233257)
Luke is a 1 year-old, black and white Labrador Retriever mix. He gets along with other dogs and people very well. April 07, 2017
Columbia Resident Darla Davenport-Powell appeared on ABC’s Ultimate Toy Competition
Darla Davenport-Powell invented the Niya Doll, a collection of multicultural dolls who sing and speak in multiple languages. Davenport-Powell competed with other toy-makers who came up with concepts. April 07, 2017
Drew Park Basketball Court Ribbon Cutting Postponed
The Drew Park Basketball Court ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Saturday, April 8 has been postponed, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced.April 06, 2017
City Council Open House | April 12
WHO: Councilman Howard Duvall, Jr. and Councilman Ed McDowell, Jr. WHAT: April 2017 Open House WHEN: Wednesday, April 12 from 5 " 7 p.m. WHERE: City Hall, 1737 Main StreetApril 06, 2017
Office of Business Opportunities to Host Outreach Event
he City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities is hosting a Subcontractor Outreach Event for the upcoming Canal Clearwell & High Service Pump Station Rooms 2 & 3 Improvements Project.April 05, 2017
COC Midlands Severe Weather storm Safety Tips
Road conditions may be hazardous, so as always, employees for the City of Columbia and residents of Columbia are encouraged to use caution when walking or driving to, in or around the Columbia area. April 05, 2017
City Offices Closed due to Inclement Weather
City of Columbia offices closed today at 1:30 PM due to inclement weather conditions. All emergency and essential staff will remain on duty.April 05, 2017
Columbia Parks and Recreation Department Offers 2017 Senior Trips Program
The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of fun, day and overnight trips for adults age 50 and older through its 2017 Senior Trips Program.April 05, 2017
Move with the Mayor April 5 canceled
Due to inclement weather, the April 5 Move with the Mayor walk previously scheduled at noon on April 5 on Main Street has been canceled.April 04, 2017
​Commercial Revolving Loan Fund Committee Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The Commercial Revolving Loan Fund Committee (CRLF) meeting will be held at the Office of Business Opportunities " First Floor Conference Room, 1225 Lady St. on April 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. April 04, 2017
City of Columbia to host USC basketball Parade on Sunday
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and the City will commemorate the University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball team’s NCAA National Championship with a parade on Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m.\April 04, 2017
Boil Water Advisory | Pinehurst Rd, from Schoolhouse to Chestnut.
The City advises the water customers of Pinehurst Rd, from Schoolhouse to Chestnut., located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least (1) full minute prior use.
 
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