Category Archives: Government

Community Development to Host Annual Action Plan Public Hearing

The Community Development (CD) Department is committed to making the City of Columbia and its neighborhoods a better place to live, work and play.  It administers federal, state and local funds and ensures compliance; increases home ownership; and builds neighborhood capacity through excellent customer service. The Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Action Plan (Action Plan) identifies the…
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Mayor Benjamin to continue Move with the Mayor walks in April

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 27, 2017) – Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will continue his Move with the Mayor walks in April. “After pledging to run a 5K shirtless this year to our friends at BlueCross BlueShield [of South Carolina], I know I need to get moving for my training,” said Mayor Benjamin. “All jokes aside, physical…
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City Columbia changes bidder registration system

The City of Columbia is implementing a new eProcurement system on April 3, 2017. All bidders must be registered in the new system. In order to have a seamless and uninterrupted access to our bid notifications, bidders will need to complete your registration by March 31. Please click here for more details regarding the features…
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S.C. Deparment of Commerce holds annual South Carolina Rural Summit

[caption id="attachment_8381" align="alignleft" width="1860"] The S.C. Department of Commerce gathered leaders from across the state on Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7 for the 2017 S.C. Rural Summit. Pictured from left to right are David Rhine, Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and S.C. Commerce Director of Small Business and Rural Development Maceo Nance. Rhine…
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Children’s Trust Manager Eric Bellamy Testified at Congressional Hearing About Success of South Carolina’s Home Visiting Program

Innovative, Voluntary Home Visiting Gives Young Mothers and Children Successful Outcomes in Life [caption id="attachment_8374" align="alignleft" width="400"] Eric Bellamy[/caption] Eric Bellamy, the home visiting manager for Children's Trust of South Carolina, provided testimony today before the U.S. House Ways and Means Human Resources subcommittee on reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting…
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Columbia Mayor Speaks with Juveniles at DJJ Broad River Road Complex

[caption id="attachment_8314" align="alignleft" width="1124"] Photo by Jarid Munsch/SCDJJ[/caption] Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin spoke with juveniles at DJJ's Broad River Road Complex Thursday (March 9). Benjamin (seated above with Birchwood Principal Floyd Lyles) sat down with about a dozen Birchwood High School students to answer their questions and also offer advice. Click here to learn more…
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Paul Ryan’s health insurance bill’s impact on small businesses

Monday’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) independent report on Speaker Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act was shocking to say the least. Rightfully, all the controversy centered on the projected 24 million fewer Americans having health insurance in the next 10 years compared to simply leaving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in place. Deficit hawks were…
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Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine Receives NLC University Training Honor

Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine was recognized by the National League of Cities’ University (NLC University) for reaching the gold level in its Certificate Program. Sponsored by the National League of Cities, the award was announced on Friday, March 11 in Washington, DC at the annual Shared Wisdom Luncheon at the Congressional City Conference. “I am…
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Residents Asked to Shape Future of Richland County through Ordinance Rewrite

(Richland PIO) – Residents are asked to share their visions for the future of their communities as Richland County prepares to revise its zoning and land development regulations. In 2015, residents participated in multiple series of public meetings and provided input that was used to craft updates to the County’s Comprehensive Plan, which is a…
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State parks department chief of staff awarded Order of the Palmetto

Columbia – Amy Duffy, the chief of staff for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, was presented with the prestigious Order of the Palmetto for exceptional service to the state and to the tourism industry. The order was authorized by former Gov. Nikki Haley in January before she accepted a position as…
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