City begins removal of bike lanes from Farrow Road Tomorrow
Jul 16, 2018
Bike lanes along Farrow Road will be removed beginning Tuesday, July 17.
Woods fire near Harbison State Forest continuing to burn
Jul 12, 2018
The Columbia-Richland Fire Rescue is working with the SC Forestry Commission to fully extinguish a wildfire near the Harbison State Forest that has damaged at least four acres.
Design/Development Review Commission Meeting
Jul 06, 2018
The Design/Development Review Commission will meet on Thursday, July 12, at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Quiet Zone Committee Meeting
Jul 06, 2018
The Quiet Zone Committee will meet on Monday, July 9 at 2 p.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room.
Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
Jul 06, 2018
Applications are being accepted for 28 positions on City boards and commissions. The deadline is to submit your application is July 27 at 5 p.m.
July At-Large Open House
Jul 06, 2018
Appointments are available for the At-Large Open House with Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard Duvall, Jr. on July 11 at City Hall from 5-7 p.m.
Planning Commission Meeting and Agenda
Jul 05, 2018
A Planning Commission meeting will take place at City Hall on July 9 at 4 p.m.
Traffic Safety measures activated for halted Farrow Rd Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project
Jul 03, 2018
Temporary lane closures are in effect along Farrow Rd from Columbia College Dr. to E. Campanella Dr.
Boil Water Advisory | Avondale Rd. from Summerlea to Abingdon Rd.
Jul 03, 2018
Columbia Water is advising residents along Avondale Rd. from Summerlea Dr. to Abingdon Rd. to boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
Boil Water Advisory | Harbison West Elementary
Jul 03, 2018
Columbia Water staff advises water customers who have lost water pressure near Harbison West Elementary School to boil their water before drinking or cooking.
Animal Services’ Dog & Cat Days of Summer Adoption Special
Jul 03, 2018
For only $20, you can bring home a new dog or cat July 16 - 21 during this special promotion.
Pet of the Week | Glacier
Jul 02, 2018
Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week is Glacier, a 1-year-old female Siberian Husky.
City’s Office of Business Opportunities Welcomes Cromer’s P-Nuts to the Trestle District (NOMA)
Jun 29, 2018
OBO held a ribbon cutting for Cromer's P-Nuts for their North Columbia location.
Mayor Benjamin and Council to partner with the SC Organization of African Unity to host city’s first African Cultural Festival
Jun 29, 2018
Lectures and a festival are planned for July 13-14 on the campus of Allen University to promote cultural diversity.
SCE&G To Perform Tree Trimming Activities As Scheduled for 2018
Jun 29, 2018
A new list of neighborhoods is being released where tree trimming will be taking place.
City Parking over Independence Day Holiday
Jun 28, 2018
The Parking Services Division announces free parking in all gated deck facilities and on-street parking from 5 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. on July 4.
Boil Water Advisory | Botswick Ridge from Woodlake Dr., to Sparkleberry Springs Ct., Idlebrook Ct.
Jun 28, 2018
Columbia Water has issued a boil water advisory for customers of Botswick Ridge from Woodlake Dr. to Sparkleberry Springs Ct. and Idlebrook Ct.
Boil Water Advisory Repeal | Southwell Rd.
Jun 26, 2018
The Boil Water Advisory for Southwell Rd. has been canceled.
Boil Water Advisory | Southwell Rd.
Jun 25, 2018
Columbia Water Customers on Southwell Rd. are encouraged to boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
Columbia Water urges residents to be “Water Wise”
Jun 21, 2018
Columbia Water would like to remind customers to be “Water Wise” to reduce water use and monthly water bills.
City to host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cromer’s
Jun 20, 2018
The Office of Business Opportunities in conjunction with the North Columbia Business Association will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Cromer's to the North Main area.
City of Columbia to be Recognized as 2018 All-America City Finalist
Jun 20, 2018
City of Columbia will compete June 22-24 in Denver, CO to be recognized among the 10 annual All-America City winners.
Mayor Benjamin to visit United States – Mexico border
Jun 20, 2018
Mayor Steve Benjamin and fellow mayors will visit El Paso and facilities along the border in Tornillo on Thursday, June 21.
“Amplify: A Cultural Plan for the Columbia Area” to host town hall meeting and seeks public input on planning process early findings
Jun 19, 2018
A town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Ben Arnold Center, 1100 South Holly St.
Columbia Water Boil Water Repeal
Jun 19, 2018
Columbia Water Customers located at Jamil Rd, including Forest Grove Ln, Forest Grove Cir, Ascott Ct, and Ambling Cir. no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.
City to Operate Misting Stations During Extreme Summer Heat
Jun 19, 2018
The City of Columbia has set up misting stations in several of the City’s parks because of the extreme heat.
Boil Water Advisory | Jamil Rd., including Forest Grove Ln., Forest Grove Cir., Acsott Ct., and Ambling Cir.
Jun 18, 2018
Columbia Water customers Jamil Rd., including Forest Grove Ln., Forest Grove Cir., Acsott Ct., and Ambling Cir. should boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
Mayor Benjamin and Councilman McDowell to host summer camp for youth in Latimer Manor
Jun 18, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Councilman Ed McDowell will host “Kidz Summer in the City” for 20 students ages 8-12 living the Latimer Manor community.
Traffic Advisory | Farrow Rd. from Columbia College Dr. to E. Campanella Dr.
Jun 18, 2018
Beginning Tuesday, June 19, the outbound and inbound right lanes from Columbia College Dr. to E. Campanella Dr. will be permanently closed to vehicles.
City Council Meeting and Agenda
Jun 18, 2018
The Columbia City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. for a Work Session and at 6 p.m. for a full council meeting.
Columbia Fire Chief appointed to 2nd vice president of state fire chiefs
Jun 15, 2018
Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins has been appointed the 2nd vice president of the SC State Association of Fire Chiefs.
Misleading door hangars threaten water service shut-off
Jun 14, 2018
Columbia Water would like to alert Irmo water customers of a misleading door hangar indicating that their water service is due to be shut-off for non-payment.
Design/Development Review Commission Agenda | Thursday, June 14
Jun 12, 2018
The Design/Development Review Commission will meet on June 14 in Council Chambers, City Hall, 1737 Main St.
Repeal of Boil Water Advisory | Woodrow St., from Blossom St. to Wheat St.
Jun 08, 2018
The Boil Water Advisory has been repealed for Woodrow St., from Blossom St. to Wheat St.
Boil Water Advisory | Woodrow St., from Blossom St. to Wheat St.
Jun 07, 2018
Columbia Water customers along Woodrow St., from Blossom St. to Wheat St. should boil their water before drinking or cooking.
Boil Water Advisory Repeal | Lincolnshire Blvd. from Kings Down Ln to Clubhouse Rd.
Jun 07, 2018
The Columbia Water staff advises water customers along Lincolnshire Blvd. from Kings Down Ln to Clubhouse Rd., etc., they no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.
City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities Welcomes Nearly 80 Local Business Owners to Access to Capital Symposium
Jun 06, 2018
Nearly 80 Local business owners had an opportunity to network face-to-face with close to 20 lending organizations to help assess their lending options in the most efficient way on Wednesday, June 6.
City of Columbia to Host #LoveColumbia Photo Challenge
Jun 06, 2018
Pull out your camera or smart phone to capture images in the City of Columbia and enter the #LoveColumbia Photo Challenge.
Benjamin leads USCM Annual Meeting
Jun 06, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will lead the nation's mayors in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting.
Boil Water Advisory | Lincolnshire Blvd from Kings Down Ln to Clubhouse Rd, Clubhouse Rd and Lakeridge Pkwy
Jun 06, 2018
Columbia Water customers located at Lincolnshire Blvd. from Kings Down Ln. to Clubhouse Rd., Clubhouse Rd. and Lakeridge Pkwy. are advised to boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking
Columbia Water Issues Scam Alert
Jun 05, 2018
Columbia Water customers are being advised about a fraudulent mailing notifying you to call to claim a package.
City of Columbia hosts water utility rate change Drop-In
Jun 05, 2018
Columbia Water customers can attend the Budget Open House to receive information about the water, sewer, and stormwater rate changes.
City of Columbia and AARP Partnership Project
Jun 05, 2018
More tables and chairs along Columbia's Main St. will now be available thanks to an AARP Community Challenge.
City Council Agenda for Work Session and Meeting
Jun 04, 2018
The Columbia City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 5 for a work session at 2 p.m. and a council meeting at 6 p.m.
The City of Columbia invites YOU to participate in Columbia’s 4th Annual Park(ing) Day!
Jun 01, 2018
Register now to participate in PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 21.
Public Information Meeting June 5 in Columbia Concerning Proposed Assembly Street Railroad Separation Project
Jun 01, 2018
SCDOT and City staff to host a public meeting about the Assembly Street railroad separation project on June 5
Public Meeting for the Calhoun and Hampton Road Diet Projects
Jun 01, 2018
City and County representatives will present plans to accommodate bike lanes for residents and businesses from Wayne St. to Harden St. and Hampton St. from Main St. to Harden St.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for S & A Seafood
May 31, 2018
S&A Seafood is celebrating their grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Friday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m.
City to celebrate June as National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
May 30, 2018
Columbia Animal Services is celebrating June and National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month with a special adoption fee of $10 for all cats over a year old.
Councilwoman Dalhi Myers and Mayor Steve Benjamin to host Books 2 Boys + Girls event in Hopkins
May 30, 2018
Students will have an opportunity to select free books during the Books 2 Boys + Girls event at New Light Beulah Baptist Church on May 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Benjamin welcomes new Mayor’s Fellows to City Hall
May 29, 2018
Six undergraduate and graduate-level students have been selected to participate in the Mayor's Fellows program this summer.
City Council Open House
May 29, 2018
Councilman Sam Davis and Councilman Howard Duvall Jr. will host an open house on Wednesday, June 13 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Earlewood Park.
Access to Capital Symposium: The Midland’s Financing Options For Small Businesses
May 29, 2018
The Office of Business Opportunities is hosting an Access to Capital Symposium on June 6 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
City Council Budget Workshop
May 25, 2018
The Columbia City Council will conduct a Budget Workshop on Tuesday, May 29 at 2 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room.
City Parking over Memorial Day Holiday
May 25, 2018
The City of Columbia’s Parking Services division is excited to offer the Columbia community & visitors complimentary parking.
Animal Services' 10th Annual Fill the Truck event brings in major donations
May 23, 2018
More than 1,800 pounds of dry dog food, 560 pounds of dry cat good, pet toys, blankets and other supplies were donated for the Columbia Animal Shelter.
City hosts June as National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
May 23, 2018
Columbia Animal Services is hosting a cat adoption during the month of June. Adopt a cat, aged one year old or more, for $10.
City Council Open House
May 22, 2018
Councilman Sam Davis and Councilman Howard Duvall Jr. will host the June 13 Open House at Earlewood Park Community Center. Appointments are required to attend.
Boil Water Advisory | Gardendale Dr. from Pine Forest Trl to Rolling View Ln
May 19, 2018
Columbia Water customers along Gardendale Drive from Pine Forest Trail to Rolling View Lane should boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
Construction Advisory | Farrow Rd. from Columbia College Dr. to E. Campanella Dr.
May 18, 2018
The City of Columbia and SC Department of Transportation will partner to resurface, restripe, and add buffered bike lanes adjacent to the curb along Farrow Road beginning Monday, May 21.
Boil Water Advisory | 500-600 Woodrow Street
May 18, 2018
Columbia Water customers along the 500 - 600 blocks of Woodrow Street and all of Wheat Street should boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
Bike to a Ball Game
May 18, 2018
Join the Cola Town Bike Collective for a ride from the Statehouse to Spirit Communications Park on Saturday, May 26.
Columbia Water leads the way in Midlands Water Quality Program
May 17, 2018
Columbia Water and the Midlands Rivers Coalition are partnering to monitor water quality in both the Lower Saluda River and a portion of the Broad River this summer.
OBO Access to Capital Symposium
May 16, 2018
Make plans to attend a lender-borrower face-to-face workshop to discuss financing options available for small business on Wednesday, June 6, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Registration begins for 12th Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence
May 16, 2018
Registration is open for the 12th Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence on Oct. 6 along the Vista Greenway at Finlay Park.
City Council Meeting
May 14, 2018
The Columbia City Council will meet on Tuesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. for a Work Session and at 6 p.m. for a City Council Meeting.
SCE&G to perform tree trimming activities as scheduled for 2018
May 11, 2018
SCE&G is conducting tree trimming along overhead utility lines in a number of neighborhoods over the next two weeks.
City celebrates Public Service Recognition Week
May 08, 2018
The City of Columbia acknowledges the men and women who work diligently providing innovative and high quality service to our citizens during National Public Service Recognition Week.
City Offices to close in observance of Memorial Day
May 07, 2018
Some city services will not be available on Monday, May 28 as our offices will be observing Memorial Day. All offices will be open on Tuesday, May 29 during their normal operating hours.
Quiet Zone Committee Meeting Public Notice | May 7
May 04, 2018
The Quiet Zone Committee meeting will be held on Monday, May 7, at 2 p.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room, City Hall, 1737 Main St.
Mayor Benjamin to be inaugurated as president of the US Conference of Mayors on May 7
May 04, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will be inaugurated as the 76th president of the United States Conference of Mayors on May 7 at 6 p.m.
Design/Development Review Commission Agenda | May 10
May 04, 2018
The Design/Development Review Commission meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 1737 Main St.
Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, SC to Take Helm as President of the United States Conference of Mayors
May 04, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will be inaugurated as the 76th president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 6 p.m.
Columbia City Council to host special luncheon for Mayor Steve Benjamin
May 04, 2018
The Columbia City Council will host a luncheon in honor of Mayor Steve Benjamin to commemorate his inauguration as the 76th president of the US Conference of Mayors on Monday, May 7.
SCE&G to perform tree trimming activities as scheduled for 2018
May 04, 2018
The scheduled locations to be impacted by tree trimming for the next two weeks has been updated.
Office of Business Opportunities Welcomes Nearly 200 Local Business Owners to 6th Annual Small Business Week Conference
May 03, 2018
The 6th Annual Small Business Week Conference was a huge success for the nearly 200 small business owners in attendance.
May is Bike Month and Bicycle Safety Month
May 01, 2018
May proclaims as Bike Month and Bicycle Safety Month during May 1 City Council Meeting.
Fill the Red Truck
Apr 30, 2018
The Columbia Animal Services Department is seeking pet supplies and donations through their Fill the Red Truck drive on May 19 - 20.
SCE&G to perform tree trimming activities as scheduled for 2018
Apr 27, 2018
SCE&G has released a new list of neighborhoods that will have trees trimmed along overhead utility lines.
City held fifth quarterly Speak Out! Conversation
Apr 26, 2018
Approximately 25 people were in attendance for the Speak Out! on Fair Housing on April 26 at Woodforest National Bank in the North Main Plaza.
Mayor Benjamin’s Columbia College class to host school’s first Columbia College + Community event
Apr 25, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and his Columbia College class, CC in the City: The Impact of the North Main Redevelopment, will host a College plus Community event on April 30 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Commercial Revolving Loan Fund Committee Meeting Announcement
Apr 25, 2018
The Office of Business Opportunities Commercial Revolving Loan Fund will meet on Wednesday, April 25, at 10 a.m.
City observes National Historic Preservation Month
Apr 24, 2018
The City of Columbia has scheduled a number of activities to observe National Historic Preservation Month during the month of May.
Cinco de Meow Pet Adoption Special
Apr 23, 2018
Adopt a shelter cat or dog during the Animal Services Cinco de Meow Adoption Special on May 4 - 5.
City Council Budget Workshop
Apr 23, 2018
The Columbia City Council will conduct a 2018 Budget Workshop on Tuesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, City Hall.
Boil Water Advisory | Forestview Cir., Forestgrove Ct., Forestgate Ct.
Apr 20, 2018
Columbia Water customers along Forestview Cir., including Forestgrove Ct., etc. located in the Forest One at Harbison Subdivision should boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
May At-Large Open House
Apr 20, 2018
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard Duvall Jr. will host the May At-Large Open House at Sims Park on Wednesday, May 9. Appointments are required to attend.
Design/Development Review Commission Meeting - Special Called Meeting
Apr 18, 2018
A special called meeting at the Design/Development Review Commission is scheduled for Monday, April 30 at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
Planning Commission Work Session - Rescheduled from April 19
Apr 18, 2018
The City of Columbia Planning Commission will meet on May 3, 2018, instead of April 19, 2018. The meeting is to discuss the Shaping Columbia Project.
Boil Water Advisory Repeal | Wayne St. between Lady St., Gervais St.
Apr 17, 2018
The boil water advisory for Columbia Water customers along Wayne St. between Lady St. and Gervais St. has been repealed.
Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
Apr 09, 2018
The City of Columbia is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on nine boards and commissions. The deadline to apply is May 3 at 5 p.m.