Category Archives: Government

Mayor Unveils 2017 Babcock Center Christmas Ornament

Mayor Steve Benjamin and representatives from the Babcock Center unveiled this year’s “Official City Ornament” at a press conference on October 27th. This year’s ornament depicts a view of Main Street in Columbia. This is the 25th ornament in the collectors’ series. Each ornament is 24-karat gold on brass and comes in a felt case.…
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Adult Advocacy Performance Coach Named DSS October Employee of the Month

[caption id="attachment_12099" align="alignleft" width="199"] Elexias Cotton, Performance Coach in the Adult Advocacy Division at State Office, Columbia[/caption] October 27, 2017 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS) recently established a program to recognize staff members who perform their jobs exceptionally well, go above and beyond what is expected of them, and in…
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S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and University of South Carolina Hire Sarah Watson

[caption id="attachment_28060" align="alignleft" width="190"] Sarah Watson[/caption] Charleston, S.C.—Sarah Watson has joined the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) as the coastal climate and resilience specialist. Watson’s position is jointly supported by the Consortium and CISA, a NOAA-funded research group based at the University of South Carolina. Watson has a dual…
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Councilwoman Tameika Devine to Host Women’s Solar 101 workshop

FREE Women’s Solar 101 workshop WHAT: Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine will host the Women’s Solar 101 workshop for City of Columbia residents to receive information about the potential for solar energy for your home. WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 24 5:30-6:30 p.m. WHERE: EdVenture Children’s Museum Canal Room, 211 Gervais St., Columbia, 29201 WHO: This event is…
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SCDCA Offers Consumer Assistance in Response to Equifax Breach

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is arming consumers with the knowledge they need in the wake of the Equifax Security Breach.  SCDCA encourages the 2.3 million South Carolinians affected to guard against identity theft and: -       Know the tools. SCDCA has a short guide dedicated to helping consumers whose information was exposed. From…
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Councilman Davis to host presentation about Walkable 29203 Plan

The Walkable 29203 Plan was sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) as part of the SC PHASE Pedestrian Planning Project in order to facilitate walkability, pedestrian safety, equity-based planning, community engagement, and safe pedestrian access to healthy foods within the 29203 zip code. Developed in partnership with community members,…
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S.C. Chamber Elects 2017-2018 Executive Committee, Board of Directors

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce today announced its newly elected Executive Committee and Board of Directors for 2017-2018. Leadership terms for the Chamber’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors begin on October 1, 2017. “We are grateful for the leadership of our Executive Committee and Board of Directors,” said Chamber President and CEO…
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