Columbia Animal Services to host Christmas Donation Party
Nov 20, 2018
Come join the fun! Meet Columbia’s foster coordinator and learn how you can become a foster parent for animals in need during the cold winter months.
City of Columbia’s Parking Services to Extend Complimentary Parking for Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 20, 2018
Parking Services is excited to extend complimentary parking at all City parking deck facilities and on-street meter operations.
City of Columbia Accepting Applications for Community Promotions Grants
Nov 20, 2018
The City of Columbia is now accepting applications for Community Promotions Grants.
City’s Pet of the Week: Romulus! (ID# A250861)
Nov 19, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Romulus. Romulus is an 8-month-old tan and white, Bull Terrier-Pit Bull mix, male.
City Council Agenda | Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the Columbia City Council will meet for a Work Session at 2:00 p.m. and a Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1737 Main St. on the 3rd floor (Council Chambers).
Treasured Trees Nominations
Nov 16, 2018
The nomination deadline for the Treasured Trees Program is Friday, November 16.
City of Columbia Accepting Applications for Community Promotions Grants
Nov 16, 2018
The City of Columbia is now accepting applications for Community Promotions Grants.
SCE&G to Perform Tree Trimming Activities as Scheduled for 2018
Nov 16, 2018
SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines for the next two weeks.
All Senior Pets Are Free in November
Nov 14, 2018
Columbia Animal Services will be hosting November as Adopt a Senior Pet Month. During the month of November all adoption fees will be waived for all dogs and cats that are 5 years and older.
City’s Pet of the Week: Yura! (ID# A250042)
Nov 12, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Yura. Yura is a 5-year-old orange tabby, domestic, short-hair mix, male cat.
Boil Water Advisory |700 Block of North Royal Tower Dr, 300 Block of Cressfell Rd, and 300 Block of Chappelwhite Rd
Nov 11, 2018
Water customers of 700 Block of North Royal Tower Dr, 300 Block of Cressfell Rd, and 300 Block of Chappelwhite Rd are asked to boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
SCE&G to Perform Tree Trimming Activities as Scheduled for 2018
Nov 09, 2018
SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines for the next two weeks.
Boil Water Advisory | Highland Center Dr.
Nov 09, 2018
Columbia Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of 100 Block of Highland Center Dr, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
City of Columbia to host Lunch with a Planner
Nov 08, 2018
The City of Columbia is hosting “lunch with a planner” discussions throughout the year as part of Columbia Compass, the ten-year update to the City of Columbia’s comprehensive plan.
Treasured Trees Nominations
Nov 07, 2018
The nomination deadline for the Treasured Trees Program is Friday, November 16.
All Senior Pets Are Free in November
Nov 06, 2018
Columbia Animal Services will be hosting November as Adopt a Senior Pet Month.
Chapter of The Links, Inc. and Richland School District One to Hold a Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Burton-Pack Elementary School.
Nov 05, 2018
Chapter of The Links, Inc. and Richland School District One will hold a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly completed exercise fitness trail at Burton-Pack Elementary School.
City’s Pet of the Week: Oreo! (ID# A251104)
Nov 05, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Oreo. Oreo is a 5-year-old black and white, pit-bull mix.
City Council Agenda | Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Nov 05, 2018
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the Columbia City Council will meet for an Executive Session at 5:00 p.m. and a Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Boil Water Advisory | Woodshore Dr
Nov 05, 2018
Columbia Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of 100 Block of Woodshore Dr. to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
All Senior Pets Are Free in November
Nov 04, 2018
Columbia Animal Services will be hosting November as Adopt a Senior Pet Month. During the month of November all adoption fees will be waived for all dogs and cats that are 5 years and older.
Boil Water Advisory | Satchelford Rd
Nov 04, 2018
Columbia Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of Satchelford Rd and all of Sylvan Dr located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute before use.
SCE&G to Perform Tree Trimming Activities as Scheduled for 2018
Nov 02, 2018
SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines for the next two weeks.
Treasured Trees Nominations
Nov 01, 2018
The nomination deadline for the Treasured Trees Program is Friday, November 16.
Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast Canceled
Nov 01, 2018
Due to anticipated inclement weather on Friday, this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast has been canceled.
All Senior Pets Are Free in November
Nov 01, 2018
Columbia Animal Services will be hosting November as Adopt a Senior Pet Month. During the month of November all adoption fees will be waived for all dogs and cats that are 5 years and older.
Breast Cancer Awareness Press Conference and Breakfast Canceled
Oct 31, 2018
Due to anticipated inclement weather on Friday, this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Press Conference and Breakfast have been canceled.
City’s Pet of the Week: Gator! (ID# A249040)
Oct 29, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Gator. Gator is a 5-month-old tabby, white, domestic, short-hair mix, female cat.
Halloween Adoption Special
Oct 29, 2018
The Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will be hosting a Halloween Adoption Special.
Boil Water Advisory | Sweet Thorne Ct.
Oct 26, 2018
Water customers of Sweet Thorne Ct from Sweet Thorne Rd to 1500 Block Kennerly Rd, have been advised to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to use.
SCE&G to Perform Tree Trimming Activities as Scheduled for 2018
Oct 26, 2018
For the next two weeks, SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines.
Mayor Steve Benjamin and City Officials to host Breast Cancer Awareness Press Conference
Oct 23, 2018
On Thursday, November 1 at 11:30 a.m., The City of Columbia will host a press conference at City Hall.
Halloween Adoption Special
Oct 23, 2018
The Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will be hosting a Halloween Adoption Special.
Boil Water Advisory | Johnson Avenue
Oct 22, 2018
The water customers of Johnson Avenue from North Main Street to Glendon Road are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
City’s Pet of the Week: Percy! (ID# A249394)
Oct 22, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Percy. Percy is a 1-year-old border, collie mix
Mayor Benjamin to host Annual Mayor's Campaign Against Breast Cancer Isabel Law Breakfast
Oct 22, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will host the Annual Mayor's Campaign Against Breast Cancer Isabel Law Breakfast from 6-9 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018 in the parking lot of City Hall, 1737 Main St.
Executive Session of the Design/Development Review Commission will be held on Monday, October 22nd
Oct 18, 2018
An executive session of the Design/Development Review Commission will be held on Monday, October 22nd, at noon at 1136 Washington Street, 2nd floor
Boil Water Advisory | Carolina Rd.
Oct 18, 2018
Columbia Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of Carolina Rd, from Greenlawn Dr to Eugene St, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
Boil Water Advisory | Hyatt Ave
Oct 16, 2018
Columbia Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of Hyatt Ave, from North Main to Sycamore Ave, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use
Mayor Benjamin welcomes new Mayor’s Fellows to City Hall
Oct 15, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin welcomes six students this fall to the Mayor’s Fellows program.
City Council Agenda | Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the Columbia City Council will meet for a Work Session at 3:00 p.m. and a Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 1737 Main St. on the 3rd floor (Council Chambers).
City’s Pet of the Week: Denver! (ID# A249024)
Oct 15, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Denver. Denver is a 3-year-old tabby and white, domestic, short-hair mix, male cat.
Halloween Adoption Special
Oct 15, 2018
The Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will be hosting a Halloween Adoption Special.
SCE&G to Perform Tree Trimming Activities as Scheduled for 2018
Oct 12, 2018
SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines for the next two weeks
City of Columbia’s Storm Recovery and Cleanup Operations Update
Oct 12, 2018
City of Columbia officials held a press conference today, Thursday, October 11, 2018, and provided an update to citizens about storm recovery and cleanup operations.
Ribbon Cutting for NewDirections215 - Cancelled/To Be Rescheduled
Oct 10, 2018
Due to the scheduled Hurricane Michael press conference by the City at 4:00 pm today to prepare residents, the ribbon cutting ceremony for NewDirections215 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled
Boil Water Advisory | Crane Church Rd.
Oct 10, 2018
Water customers of Crane church Rd, are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
The City of Columbia will be Postponing Solid Waste Collections for Thursday, October 11, 2018.
Oct 10, 2018
Due to expected high winds from Hurricane Michael, the City of Columbia will be postponing solid waste collections for Thursday, October 11, 2018.
Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Officials, Bewegen, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Officially Launch Blue Bike Share
Oct 09, 2018
The official launch of the new bike share system, Blue Bike was held Monday, October 8th at 10:00am at the Lady Street entrance to the Vista Greenway.
Halloween Adoption Special
Oct 09, 2018
The Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will be hosting a Halloween Adoption Special.
Boil Water Advisory | Miller Ave
Oct 09, 2018
Water customers of Miller Ave, from North Main to Marsteller St located in Richland County, are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
Boil Water Advisory | Lamar St, from North Main to Johnson Ave
Oct 09, 2018
Water customers of Lamar St, from North Main to Johnson Ave located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Boil Water Advisory | Avondale
Oct 09, 2018
Water customers of Avondale from North Main to Palmetto located in Richland County, are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Boil Water Advisory | Brookstone Way, located in the Ashford subdivision
Oct 09, 2018
Water customers of Brookstone Way, located in the Ashford subdivision located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
Boil Water Advisory | Rockymount Rd, Rockyknoll Dr,
Oct 09, 2018
Water customers of Crane church Rd, from Rockyview Dr to Slab Pile Rd, are asked to boil vigorously boil their water prior to use.
Boil Water Advisory | Main St, from Pendleton St to Green St.
Oct 09, 2018
Water customers of Main St, from Pendleton St to Green St, are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Officials, Bewegen, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina holding Press Conference to Officially Launch Blue Bike Share
Oct 08, 2018
The official launch of the new bike share system, Blue Bike will be held TODAY, October 8th at 10:00am at the Lady Street entrance to the Vista Greenway.
SCE&G to Perform Tree Trimming Activities as Scheduled for 2018
Oct 05, 2018
SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines for the next two weeks.
Boil Water Advisory | Wood duck Rd, Holiday Rd, and Holiday Ct.
Oct 05, 2018
Columbia Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of Wood duck Rd, Holiday Rd, and Holiday Ct., to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior use.
Boil Water Advisory | Friarsgate Subdivision
Oct 05, 2018
Water customers of Elstow Rd are, in the Friarsgate Subdivision are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Officials, Bewegen, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina holding Press Conference to Officially Launch Blue Bike Share
Oct 05, 2018
The official launch of the new bike share system, Blue Bike will be held Monday, October 8th at 10:00am at the Lady Street entrance to the Vista Greenway.
South Carolina Ranks as the 6th Highest State in the Nation for Domestic Violence
Oct 05, 2018
The Violence Policy Center evaluated the 2016 homicide data, and ranked South Carolina as the 6th highest state with 48 female homicide victims murdered by males.
South Carolina Ranks as the 6th Highest State in the Nation for Domestic Violence
Oct 03, 2018
The Violence Policy Center evaluated the 2016 homicide data, and ranked South Carolina as the 6th highest state with 48 female homicide victims murdered by males.
Columbia Compass: Envision 2036 October Public Open Houses
Oct 02, 2018
The City of Columbia will host two public open houses to kick off the first round of public engagement for Columbia Compass, the ten-year update to the City of Columbia’s comprehensive plan.
Road Closure: Main and College Streets
Oct 02, 2018
The City of Columbia is notifying its citizens of a detour at the intersection of Main and College Streets from October 2-24, 2018.
Boil Water Advisory |Glen Eagle Cir
Oct 01, 2018
Water customers of Glen Eagle Cir are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Boil Water Advisory | Milford Park Subdivision off Dutch Fork Rd
Oct 01, 2018
Water customers of Milford Park Subdivision off Dutch Fork Rd are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use
Columbia Water Boil Water Advisory | 104 & 106 Ellett Rd
Oct 01, 2018
Water customers of 104 & 106 Ellett Rd located in Lexington County, are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use
SCE&G to Perform Tree Trimming Activities as Scheduled for 2018
Sep 28, 2018
SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines for the next two weeks.
Mayor Benjamin Invites Community to Block Party with America’s Mayors
Sep 28, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin invites the community to a block party with America’s mayors from 6:30-10 p.m. TODAY on the 1600 block of Main Street.
Boil Water Advisory | Colonial Dr
Sep 27, 2018
water customers of Colonial Dr located in Richland County, have been advised to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Boil Water Advisory | Regatta Rd
Sep 26, 2018
Columbia Water advises water customers of Regatta Rd located in Lexington County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Columbia Animal Shelter Sends Over 60 Dogs and Puppies to the Humane Educational Society
Sep 25, 2018
More than 60 dogs and puppies made their way from Columbia Animal Services, SC to Humane Educational Society in Chattanooga, TN.
Boil Water Advisory | 100 Block of Hester Woods Dr.
Sep 25, 2018
Water customers of 100 Block of Hester Woods Dr, located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking and eating.
City Officials Issue West Nile Virus Preventative Measures
Sep 25, 2018
The West Nile virus has urged citizens to help reduce the threat of mosquitoes.
Columbia Empowerment Zone, Inc. Celebrates 10 years of Service
Sep 20, 2018
During the month of September, the Columbia Empowerment Zone, Inc. (CEZ) celebrates 10 years of service to the City of Columbia.
Columbia Compass: Envision 2036 October Public Open Houses
Sep 19, 2018
The City of Columbia will host two public open houses to kick off the first round of public engagement for Columbia Compass, the ten-year update to the City of Columbia’s comprehensive plan.
Mayor Benjamin invites community to block party with America’s mayors
Sep 19, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin invites the community to a block party with America’s mayors from 6:30-10 p.m. on Sept. 28 on the 1600 block of Main Street.
Serve and Connect and Local Law Enforcement Implementing Community Drive
Sep 18, 2018
Supplies are being collected for those across our state who were affected by Hurricane Florence.
Boil Water Advisory | 400 Block of Beckman Rd
Sep 18, 2018
Water customers of 400 Block of Beckman Rd located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
City of Columbia Announces Two West Nile Alerts
Sep 17, 2018
The City of Columbia has been alerted of two dead birds found within the city limits that have tested positive for West Nile Virus. In response, spraying for adult mosquitoes will commence in these a
The COMET to Restore Limited Service on Sunday and Full Service on Monday with Free Service for the Entire Week
Sep 15, 2018
The COMET will be restoring limited transit services on Sunday, September 16, 2018 starting at 12:00 noon through 9:00 p.m. as a dial-a-ride service.
Hurricane Florence Update: Shelters for Evacuees
Sep 15, 2018
Several community partners are opening their doors to shelter coastal evacuees and others who must leave their homes as Hurricane Florence takes aim at South Carolina.
Hurricane Florence Update: Pet Shelter
Sep 15, 2018
In an effort to assist Hurricane Florence evacuees with pets, Richland County Government will open a pet-friendly shelter to house the animals during the weather emergency.
Historic Melrose Scavenger Hunt Rescheduled Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 14, 2018
The City of Columbia’s Planning and Development Services has rescheduled the Historic Melrose Scavenger Hunt due to Hurricane Florence.
City of Columbia to Hold a Press Conference at 3:30 p.m. to Address Emergency Preparedness and Safety Precautions
Sep 14, 2018
The City of Columbia is holding a press conference to address the city’s efforts in emergency preparedness and safety precautions for the citizens ahead of the potential severe weather in the area.
Revised Schedule for City of Columbia Bicyclist & Pedestrian Counts Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 14, 2018
In an abundance of caution and in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, the City’s Planning and Development Services have canceled the counts scheduled for this Saturday, September 15, 2018, and Tuesday
Columbia-Richland Alerts for Hurricane Florence
Sep 13, 2018
The City of Columbia and Richland County have partnered and created multiple ways for citizens to receive (CRA) Columbia-Richland Alerts
City of Columbia to Hold a Press Conference at 3:30 p.m. to Address Emergency Preparedness and Safety Precautions
Sep 13, 2018
The City of Columbia is holding a press conference to address the city’s efforts in emergency preparedness and safety precautions for the citizens ahead of the potential severe weather in the area.
The City of Columbia Urges Residents to Remove Trash Away from Roadways
Sep 13, 2018
The City of Columbia is urging residents to cease putting yard trash and bulk items at the curb. This will help keep storm drains and roads clear of debris to reduce potential flooding
Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, City Parks & Recreation Centers to Close Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 13, 2018
The Charles R. Drew Wellness Center and City of Columbia’s parks and recreation centers will be closed beginning Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, September 16 due to Hurricane Florence, the Columbia P
Moth Night Postponed Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 13, 2018
Moth Night and Bierkeller Columbia’s Oktoberfest have been postponed due to Hurricane Florence, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced.
City Officials Announce Customer Care Information Hotline During Hurricane Florence
Sep 12, 2018
City of Columbia officials are urging citizens to use a primary contact number for information during Hurricane Florence operations. The primary information number is telephone number 803-545-3300.
City of Columbia Food Policy Committee meeting Sept. 12 canceled
Sep 11, 2018
The City of Columbia Food Policy Committee to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the auditorium on the first floor of Richland Library Main has been canceled.
Columbia Compass: Envision 2036 October Public Open Houses
Sep 11, 2018
The City of Columbia will host two public open houses to kick off the first round of public engagement for Columbia Compass, the ten-year update to the City of Columbia’s comprehensive plan.
City’s Pet of the Week: Chester!
Sep 10, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Chester. Chester is an 8-month-old chocolate and white, Pit Bull mix. She is friendly with other cats and very affectionate.
Boil Water Advisory | Highlands Subdivision off Hard Scrabble Rd
Sep 05, 2018
The water customers of Highlands Subdivision off Hard Scrabble Rd in Richland County need to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
Boil Water Advisory | 1200 Block of Winterwood Rd
Sep 05, 2018
Columbia Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of 1200 Block of Winterwood Rd located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
City of Columbia Food Policy Committee to meet Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Sep 05, 2018
The City of Columbia Food Policy Committee will hold a meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the auditorium on the first floor of Richland Library Main.
Boil Water Advisory |Ballard Dr and Langston Rd.
Sep 04, 2018
Water customers of Ballard Dr and Langston Rd. are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking.
City’s Pet of the Week: Fairy! (ID# A248124)
Sep 04, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Fairy. Fairy is a 2-year-old old brown, tabby, domestic short-hair mixed cat.
Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
Aug 31, 2018
The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism Board
SCE&G to Perform Tree Trimming Activities as Scheduled for 2018
Aug 31, 2018
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.
Planning Commission Meetings and Agendas | Wednesday, September 5
Aug 31, 2018
The City of Columbia Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201 beginning at 4 p.m.
West Nile Virus Alert
Aug 29, 2018
ATTENTION: The City of Columbia has been alerted of a dead bird found within the city limits that has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Boil Water Advisory | The Paddock Club Apartments at 4824 Smallwood Road
Aug 28, 2018
Water customers of The Paddock Club Apartments at 4824 Smallwood Roady,need to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
City of Columbia along with Partnered Agencies to Host the “Columbia Kids $ave” Children’s Savings Account (CSA) PILOT Program Press Conference
Aug 17, 2018
The Community Development Department in partnership with Richland County School District One and South State Bank will host the “Columbia Kids $ave.”
Boil Water Advisory | Riverhill Circle, including all of the Broad River trace Apartments
Aug 15, 2018
Water customers of Riverhill Circle, including all of the Broad River trace Apartments are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
Boil Water Advisory | 900 Clemson Road
Aug 15, 2018
Water customers of The Sandhills research and education center at 900 Clemson Road, are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to use.