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The South Carolina Department of Transportation has announced the next phase of its $2B infrastructure project. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Feb 27, 2024

Next phases of South Carolina’s $2B infrastructure project announced

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced the next phases of construction on one of the largest infrastructure projects in the state’s history.

The Toms Creek Family Farm Mobile Food Market is the result of an allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funding from the City Council. (Photo/Deposit/Photos)
Feb 16, 2024

Mobile food market to launch in Columbia

The mobile food market will offer at least 85% of South Carolina grown produce from Toms Creek Family Farms and other local farmers.

Jan 25, 2024

STATE OF THE STATE: Governor vows to fight unions to the ‘gates of hell’

Governor vows to keep economy humming by investing in education, infrastruscture, and fighting ...

Jan 9, 2024

Individual Income Tax filing season opens January 29

Individual Income Tax filing season opens January 29 What you need to know: • The SCDOR will begin accepting 2023 Individual Income Tax returns on January 29, 2024. • The SCDOR will begin processing returns February 5 to allow employers to meet the January 31 W-2 submission deadline. The filing deadline for both state and […]

Councilwoman Jesica Mackey and Councilman Derrek Pugh were elected as new chair and vice chair, respectively. (Photo/Provided)
Jan 4, 2024

Richland County Council elects new leadership for 2024

The Richland County Council officially elected new leadership for 2024.

Dec 28, 2023

Employment and unemployment numbers grow in South Carolina

Both employment and unemployment climbed in South Carolina according to the Department of Employment and Workforce. More people in the state started looking for work but the number of workers also grew by …

Chief Holbrook addresses how the new Law Enforcement and Judicial Center enhances the City of Columbia Police Department, as City Manager Teresa Wilson looks on. (Photo/Provided)
Dec 15, 2023

Columbia unveils location for new law enforcement, judicial center

The former Police Headquarters, at 1 Justice Square, has served the community for over a century, while the move consolidates the operational efficiency of the city’s law enforcement and judicial divisions.

Dec 12, 2023

Kinetic Derby Day featuring iMAGINE: West Columbia’s Ultimate Celebration of Racing, Creativity, and STEAM

The City of West Columbia is gearing up for Kinetic Derby Day featuring iMAGINE on April 20, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The Kinetic Sculpture Parade leads the way, followed by soapbox and obstacle course racing. State Street transforms into the iMAGINE STEAM Festival, fostering creativity. The day includes competition and f[...]

Dec 12, 2023

City of West Columbia Receives Highest Recognition for Financial Reporting for the 32nd Year

West Columbia, SC – For the 32nd consecutive year, the City of West Columbia has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition […]

Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann will participate in a historic Local Climate Action Summit alongside local leaders to showcase Columbia’s leadership in fighting climate crisis.
Dec 1, 2023

Columbia mayor to participate in global climate conference

The event brings world leaders together to engage in crucial negotiations and commitments concerning the climate crisis, and Mayor Rickenmann will be there to represent local solutions and elevate the voice of Columbia.

Nov 20, 2023

City of Columbia to host sessions on entrepreneurship, business growth

The City of Columbia's Office of Business Opportunities is accepting applications for the 2024 NxLevel Microentrepreneur and 2024 FastTrac Growth Venture courses.

Nov 14, 2023

$20 million river cleanup in downtown Columbia complete

Crews removed tar-like material in the Congaree riverbed that was first discovered in June 2010, which was traced back to coal tar created at a manufactured gas plant located near what is now the South Carolina State Museum.