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Columbia Police Department Announces Job Opportunities and Incentives
Chief William “Skip” Holbrook launched a major Recruitment and Retention Initiative on Tuesday, December 9 that will allow the Columbia Police Department to hire qualified applicants for 45 (forty-five) vacant law enforcement officer positions. The Department’s Plan also includes a 7% (seven percent) pay increase and a host of incentives to help recruit and retain law enforcement personnel.
City Manager's Spotlight on November 2014
The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City of Columbia in an effort to keep citizens informed about City operations. The City Manager’s Spotlight on November 2014 reflects on the Inclement Weather Center, 2014 Women’s Hall of Fame Induction, MLK Dream Keeper Scholarship, Holiday safety tips, United Way Kick-Off campaign, Small Business Saturday, Main Street Ice, MLK Food Drive and more.
Spirit Communications Park Coming to Downtown Columbia
The City of Columbia and Columbia Professional Baseball, announced on Wednesday, December 3 that they have reached an agreement with Spirit Communications to name the new, state-of-the-art multi-use sports and entertainment venue at Columbia Common in downtown Columbia. The venue will be known as “Spirit Communications Park.”
Mayor Benjamin Announces New “Justice for All” Initiative
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was joined by Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook, Members of Council and leaders from across the community on December 4 to announce his major new “Justice for All” public safety initiative.
​City of Columbia Holiday Closings & Garbage Collection Schedule Changes
City offices will be closed in observance of the upcoming holidays affecting the garbage and recycling schedule.
City of Columbia’s Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Returns to Boyd Plaza
Grab your family and friends, and head down to Boyd Plaza for Main Street ICE! The City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, located at the corner of Main and Hampton streets, returns for another year of fun for the whole family. Main Street ICE will remain open until January 19, 2015. The fee to skate is $10 for adults, $8 for children (age 12 and under) and $8 for active duty military and seniors (55+). The fee includes skate rentals. Group reservations are available for 20 or more only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
City of Columbia Accepting Nominations for the MLK Dream Keeper Scholarship
The City of Columbia is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards. The Dream Keeper Award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Winners will be announced at the City of Columbia’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015, at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street.
 
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