City administrator Brian Carter

Economic numbers and city planners point to strong accommodations, hospitality and business growth in West Columbia

The City of West Columbia has made a lot of progress in the last five years. That was the assessment of Sharon McCormick of Redevelopment Management Associates. She was referring to West Columbia’s Citywide Redevelopment and Revitalization Plan that was initiated in 2018.  McCormick spoke at the West Columbia City Council meeting, Tuesday, May 7, […]

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REMINDER – West Columbia’s Citywide Litter Pick-Up Day is Saturday

Volunteers for West Columbia’s Citywide Litter Pick-Up Day will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday (April 27) at City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia. Volunteers will then disperse to different areas of the city for litter pick-up. Bring a team! Ask friends, co-workers, church, school, clubs, and athletic teams; every litter bit counts! […]

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City of West Columbia 2024-25 budget does not include a tax increase

West Columbia City Administrator Brian Carter discussed the city’s proposed general fund and water-sewer budgets for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 at the West Columbia City Council meeting, Tuesday. Carter said the general fund budget is $25 million and the water-sewer budget is $24,215,000.A public hearing and first reading on the budget is scheduled for May. Second […]

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West Columbia City Council moves to annex nuisance property on Pinecrest Avenue

At Tuesday’s West Columbia City Council meeting, council passed “First Reading Consideration of an Ordinance to Annex a Total of .49 Acres of Property”…(Also Known as 110 Pinecrest Ave., West Columbia.) The property, that sits off of Augusta Road near the Murphy’s gas station, is the source of a high number of law enforcement calls. […]

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West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day is April 20 – Here’s an update – Sponsorships still available! 

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day featuring iMAGINE is scheduled for April 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It’s held on State and Meeting streets. West Columbia City Council recently approved a road closure map for Kinetic Derby Day (see map below.)  The Kinetic Sculpture Parade leads the way, followed by soapbox and obstacle course racing. State Street […]

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City of West Columbia Wins 4 Southeast Festivals Events Association Kaleidoscope Awards

The City of West Columbia is proud to announce its outstanding achievements at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association’s 2024 Kaleidoscope Awards, held in Jekyll Island, GA, in February. The SFEA’s annual awards night saw West Columbia competing in various categories, resulting in an impressive four victories out of eight entries. The judges looked for […]

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City of West Columbia provides culture of success for its employees, to the benefit of residents 

The City of West Columbia recognized 31 of its employees, Tuesday, for 5-to-35 years-of-service. The median employee tenure in the US was less than five years in 2023, according to The Career Report by Zippia, an employment agency. Of the 31 employees recognized by the City of West Columbia, Tuesday, 8 of them have been […]

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City of West Columbia employees recognized for years of service

City of West Columbia employees were recognized for years of service at the city council meeting, Tuesday. Pictured with West Columbia Pro-Tem Mickey Pringle (who received his 5-year pin) the employees recognized, with a list of all names, is included below: (Photos by Anna Huffman- Public Relations Director)

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