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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 […]

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2-alarm fire leaves historic Babcock Building damaged

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More than 50 firefighters with Columbia Richland Fire helped preserve a piece of Columbia’s history on the evening of December 13, 2018. At around 5:30 p.m. fire broke out on an upper floor of the Babcock Building off of Calhoun Street. The building, which used to be part of the South Carolina State Hospital, has […]