Community Development to Hold “How to Purchase a House on a Budget” Workshop
Learn about the mortgage process, the benefits of homeownership and what to do after closing at Community Development’s “How to Purchase a House on Budget” Workshop. For more information or to register, contact Felicia Wilks at 803-545-3373.
City Manager's Reflections on 2014
View the City Manager's highlights from 2014. Click on "READ MORE" to download the report.
Art Center to Offer Spring Break Art Camp
The Columbia Art Center is offering a 4-day multimedia visual art camp for children ages 6-12 from March 30 - April 2. The Spring Break Art Camp will include lessons on pottery, painting and more.
2015 Smoke Alarm Blitz
Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins announced on Friday, January 23, 2015, that the Columbia Fire Department will begin its “2015 Smoke Alarm Blitz” on Saturday, January 24. Chief Jenkins stated, “We urge citizens to install smoke alarms and to check them monthly to ensure they are working and if they are more than ten years old to replace them.” The Columbia Fire Department was one of ten fire departments selected to participate in the grant-funded “2015 Smoke Alarm Blitz” by the South Carolina Division of Fire and Life Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).
SCE&G To Perform Tree Trimming Activities As Scheduled For 2015
SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines. The trimming will be completed by SCE&G contractors and work will be closely monitored by the City’s 4 Certified Arborists.
Spirit Communications Park Groundbreaking
Professional baseball’s return to Columbia took another major step forward on Tuesday, January 9. Mayor Steve Benjamin, along with Jason Freier (CEO, Hardball Capital), Bob Hughes (President, Hughes Development), Bob Keane (President and CEO, Spirit Communications), and Greg Hughes (President, Contract Construction, Inc. and Project Manager for CCEB Venue Partners) and other City, State and company officials ceremonially broke ground on Spirit Communications Park at Columbia Common in Downtown Columbia.
Full Text of Mayor Steve Benjamin's 2015 State of the City Address
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin delivered his 2015 State of the City address, January 20, 2015, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.