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Columbia Enacts State of Emergency Following Afternoon of Protests

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Following demonstrations that turned violent in the City of Columbia on Saturday May 30, 2020, city leaders passed an emergency ordinance declaring a curfew for the downtown area. The curfew will apply within the boundaries of Sumter Street, Huger Street, Elmwood Avenue and Pendleton Street until Monday morning June 1, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. Residents […]

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Parades Bring Hope & Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Throughout the month of April 2020 the Columbia-Richland Fire Department took part in several parades to thank essential workers who continued to serve during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, CRFD firetrucks processed in one parade from Columbia City Hall to the city’s 9-1-1 Department on Friday April 17, 2020. […]

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Columbia City Curfew to Begin Wednesday March 18th Due to COVID-19

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Columbia City Council has confirmed Mayor Steve Benjamin’s State of Emergency declaration of a city-wide curfew (Ordinance #2020-031) that will go into effect on Wednesday, March 18. In the interest of public safety, the curfew restricts travel and public gatherings from 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., with the exception of persons traveling to and from […]

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Mayor Declares State of Emergency Due to COVID-19

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Mayor Stephen Benjamin has declared a State of Emergency, effective immediately, in an effort to reduce the spread of and exposure to the Coronavirus. The attached ordinance will be sent to City Council for review and discussion during tomorrows council meeting.  ORDINANCE NO.: 2020-031 An Emergency Order Declaring a State of Emergency for the City […]