HOME
LINKS
FAQ
Welcome to the
CITY OF COLUMBIA
 

Press Releases

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 21, 2017
Boil Water Repeal | Clearview Drive, Clearview Court and Shelter Cove Court in the
The City advises the water customers of Clearview Drive, Clearview Court & Shelter Cove Court in the Clearwater Subdivision, they no longer need to boil their water.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 of Columbia Water Works advises the water customers of Commerce Dr, between Edisto &Airport Blvd. to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute 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. January 19, 2017
Mayor Benjamin challenges residents to become mentors in the City of Columbia
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin challenged city residents to become mentors to children and young adults in the City of Columbia. January 18, 2017
Boil Water Advisory Repeal -Upton Grey Rd, Irmo
The City advises the water customers of Upton Grey Rd, Irmo located in Richland County, they no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking. January 18, 2017
Boil Water Advisory - Wildwood Downes Point, in the Wildwood Downes retirement commu
The City advises the water customers of Wildwood Downes Point, in the Wildwood Downes retirement community located in Richland County, no longer need to boil their water.January 18, 2017
​Mayor Benjamin to accept award for $120,000 childhood obesity prevention grant
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will accept the 2017 United States Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Childhood Obesity Prevention Award at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.January 18, 2017
Karamu Statewide Black History Parade and Festival
Celebrate Black History Month at the 13th Annual Karamu Statewide Black History Parade and Festival, which will feature the National Buffalo Soldiers. January 18, 2017
Starting a Business in the City of Columbia
Starting a business for the first time can be an overwhelming task for most entrepreneurs but the City of Columbia wants to help! January 18, 2017
Boil Water Advisory Repeal
The City advises the water customers of The Department of Juvenile Justice on Broad River Road, located in Richland County, they no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.January 18, 2017
​City’s Pet of the Week: Meet Popeye! (ID#A 217443))
Popeye is a 10 year old, orange Tabby, domestic shorthair mix. He has been patiently waiting at the shelter to find his forever home.January 17, 2017
​Mayor Benjamin to give 2017 State of the City Address Jan. 31 at the Darla Moore Sch
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will give the 2017 State of the City address at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Darla Moore School of Business at 1014 Greene St.January 16, 2017
Boil Water Advisory Repeal - Settlers Way Rd, Rapids Ford Ct, and Olde Stream Ct
The City advises the water customers Settlers Way Rd, Rapids Ford Ct, and Olde Stream Ct, located in Lexington County, that they no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.January 16, 2017
City of Columbia’s Main Street ICE Ends Today
Main Street ICE, the City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, will close out its fifth season today, January 16, at Boyd Plaza (corner of Main and Hampton streets).January 11, 2017
TCube Solutions Expansion Announcement
TCube Solutions, a software services provider has announced that it will invest $1.7 million to move into a new 25,000-square-foot workspace at the First Base Building in the Bull Street development.January 10, 2017
City’s Park Rangers Lead Free Outdoor Adventure Programs
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is hosting free ranger-led activities at Riverfront and South East Parks during the month of January. January 10, 2017
Utility Line Tree Trimming Education Forum
The City & SCE&G will hold a public education session on January 25, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, to discuss upcoming tree trimming activities January 09, 2017
Mayor Benjamin selected as a Walgreens Award recipient
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was selected to be a Walgreens Happy & Healthy Communities Champion Award recipient, and he will be presented the award at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 at 4467 Devine St. January 09, 2017
Recording Artist, Riff Raff Will Make Guest Appearance to Columbia Animal Shelter
Columbia Animal Services is proud to announce the guest appearance of the rap artist Riff Raff. He will be visiting the shelter to help promote shelter adoptions and the new adoption fee of $35.January 09, 2017
​Water Utility Drop-In
After hours drop-in where citizens are encouraged to attend to get questions answered about their water bills; how to read their meters & to learn more information about the water billing processJanuary 06, 2017
Planning Commission Agenda for Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at City Hall (Council Chambers), 1737 Main Street. January 06, 2017
Columbia Parks & Recreation Department Announces Activity Cancellations
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department has announced that all activities scheduled for Saturday, January 7, have been canceled due to inclement weather. January 06, 2017
City Issues Safety Tips for Winter Storm Preparedness
Due to the possibility of impending inclement weather, the City of Columbia has shared safety tips for the public and provided an update regarding emergency operations. January 06, 2017
City Council Agenda- Tuesday, January 10, 2017
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, the Columbia City Council will conduct a Work Session at 1:00 p.m. and a Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. January 05, 2017
City of Columbia Special Municipal Election Results
The City of Columbia Municipal Board of Canvassers (Municipal Election Commission) met on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to certify the results of the Special Municipal Election held on January 3, 2017. There were no failsafe or provisional ballots. January 05, 2017
Swearing-in Ceremony *Time Change*
*Please Note Time Change* Swearing-in ceremony to be held for the District IV Councilman Daniel Rickenmann (Councilman-elect) will be Friday, January 6 at 6:00 p.m.January 04, 2017
​Board of Zoning Appeals Agenda for Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at City Hall (Council Chambers), 1737 Main Street. January 04, 2017
City of Columbia Accepting Nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keep
The City of Columbia is accepting nominations for the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards. January 03, 2017
Reduced Adoption Fees for 2017
Columbia Animal Services has reduced their adoption fees to $35 for dogs and cats, for all of 2017January 03, 2017
​City Offices Closed in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
City of Columbia offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1January 02, 2017
Help City Council Choose the Official Hashtag for the City Council Vision Statement
Will the official hashtag for City Council’s Vision Statement be #VisionColumbia or #EnvisionColumbia? The choice is yours. Voting begins on Saturday, December 31st and ends on Sunday, January 15th. December 28, 2016
City of Columbia District IV Special Election
A Special Election will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for the City of Columbia District IV term ending December 31, 2017. December 27, 2016
City’s Pet of the Week: Meet Bella!
Bella is a six year old, brown tabby, domestic short haired mixed cat that was adopted from a shelter a long time ago.December 27, 2016
City Park Rangers to Host Columbia Canal History Tour
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department’s park rangers will host a Columbia Canal History Tour on Saturday, December 31 from 2-3 p.m. at Riverfront Park. December 25, 2016
Repeal of the Boil Water Advisory - Silver Lake Road East & Silver Crest Drive
The City of Columbia Water Works advises the water customers of Silver Lake Road East & Silver Crest Drive, located in Richland County, they no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.
 
CITY
COUNCIL
 
FLOOD
RECOVERY
 
CUSTOMER
SERVICE
 
DOING BUSINESS
IN COLUMBIA
 
E-BILLS
 
EMPLOYMENT
 
CITY
CALENDAR
 
GRANT
STATUS
 
PUBLIC SAFETY/
ALERTS
 
CITY PR/
MEDIA
Official Website of the City of Columbia, South Carolina... © 2017 - All Rights Reserved.
Website Development - The InDesign Firm.