Category Archives: Government

City of Columbia Announces Know Your City Campaign

On March 29, 2016, the City of Columbia Public and Media Relations Department announced the new public education campaign, Know Your City. This campaign is geared towards effectively educating citizens by sharing information regarding city services and programs, including details about frequently asked questions and more. “Every month, we will focus on a specific topic…
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Richland County Marks Community Development Week with Gift of Fire Truck

(RICHLAND PIO) – The fire station at 1631 Clarkson St. in Hopkins has a new addition to help fire crews protect the community thanks to the gift of a pumper truck from Richland County. Residents joined community leaders and fire officials Monday to celebrate during an event to kick off National Community Development Week, which…
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Richland Penny to Hold Public Meeting for Broad River Neighborhoods Project

WHO: Richland County Government and the Richland Penny Program Development Team. WHAT: Richland County Transportation Department will host a public meeting to review the proposed plans for the Broad River Neighborhoods Master Plan projects funded through the Richland Penny program. The open house format for this meeting will include an opportunity to view informational displays. …
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New Email Account Set Up for Flood Recovery Requests

Richland County residents, businesses and other stakeholders have a new resource to contact the County for flood-related issues. An email account, Recovery@rcgov.us, has been established specifically for flood matters. The public is urged to send requests for assistance for unmet needs, ask questions or request other information related to the flood. Victims of the October…
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Benefit Statement required for Social Security recipients filing tax returns

Now that it’s March, your annual tax filing deadline is fast approaching. If you receive Social Security benefits, one of the documents you need to file your federal income tax return is your Social Security Benefit Statement (Form SSA-1099/1042S). Your Social Security benefits may be taxable. This includes monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. About…
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Richland County Closing Recycling Site in Ballentine

Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling is closing its recycling site in Ballentine as of April 1. Signs are posted at the site to inform residents of the closure. The recycling containers on the site soon will be removed. Therefore, residents are urged to use their large County-issued lime green recycling carts to dispose of…
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District Seats Open on City’s Climate Action Protection Committee

The City of Columbia is accepting applications for three district seats on the Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC): District One, Two and Four. CPAC is an advisory committee initiated to impact climate change, but now also serves as the City's unofficial environmental clearing house, focusing on air quality, energy conservation, water conservation and recycling/waste reduction.…
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Advertisement of Vacancies on the Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee. Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee:  Seeking four (4) restaurant industry applicants for appointment/re-appointment and three (3) at-large Applicants for appointment/re-appointment. The purpose of this committee is to review applications for hospitality funding and make recommendations to Council for the…
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Richland County Council is engaging citizens in shaping local government policies

Richland County, S.C.— Richland County Council provides a wide variety of Boards and Commissions that encourages its members to participate in discussions that affect and shape the future of the County. County Council believes it is not only the right, but the responsibility of interested and capable citizens to become engaged in local government policy…
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