Category Archives: Government

Columbia Design League collecting public design submissions for new city flag

Columbia, SC — The Columbia Design League, in partnership with One Columbia for Arts and History, is collecting public design submissions for a new city flag. Submissions will be accepted from now through April 10, 2017. Inspired by September 2016 presenter and flag design expert, Ted Kaye, the Columbia Design League launched the competition to…
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Columbia City Council vision statement’s hashtag to be #EnvisionColumbia

The Results are In We heard your voices and the votes are in. City Council’s official hashtag for their vision statement will be #EnvisionColumbia! By definition envision means to imagine or expect that something is a likely or desirable possibility in the future or to picture mentally, especially some future event, future state or future…
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City of Columbia seeks to fill vacancies on boards and commissions

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions. Central Midlands Council of Governments Seeking one (1) Applicant for Re-Appointment/Appointment. Applicant must reside within the city limits. The purpose of this Council is to prepare studies and make recommendations on matters affecting the public health, control, utilities,…
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Partnership brings awareness to pedestrian safety on Columbia’s Main Street

The City of Columbia Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is working with the City Center Partnership (CCP) to bring awareness to pedestrian safety on Main Street. “We were very pleased to partner with BPAC and the City to install the signs along Main Street. The pedestrian walkability and bikeability along Main Street is one of…
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New Richland County utilities manual highlights state standards

(RICHLAND PIO) – The Richland County Utilities Department (RCU) is unveiling a new online resource to help developers ensure community water and sewer systems are designed and constructed to County standards. The online manual is a first for RCU and a tool that not only developers but also water and sewer customers can consult for…
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Benjamin to give State of the City address Jan. 31

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. The address will be held in the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall. A reception will follow in the Sonoco Pavilion and SCANA Student Commons.
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Former S.C. House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham receives Order of the Palmetto

[caption id="attachment_7323" align="alignleft" width="300"] Former South Carolina House Majority Leader Kenneth A. “Kenny” Bingham has been awarded the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, in recognition of his extraordinary work and dedication to his constituents. Bingham was presented the award by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley in a ceremony Jan. 11 at the…
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City of Cayce receives $5,000 energy efficiency grant

CAYCE, SC – The City of Cayce is pleased to announce that the City has received a $5,000 energy efficiency grant from the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, Energy Office to purchase new LED lights for Cayce’s Municipal Complex and Utility Compound. With the grant, the City of Cayce will purchase 66 LED lights…
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Domtar president named to board of Federal Reserve Charlotte branch

FORT MILL, S.C. -- Domtar Corporation UFS announced that Michael D. Garcia, Domtar’s pulp and paper division president, was appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Charlotte Branch, for a two-year term, effective January 1, 2017. The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is part of the nation’s central bank…
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