Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann

Civil War artifacts placed on display at Congaree River event after tar clean-up is completed

Dominion Energy held a celebration, Monday, upon the completion of the $20 million Tar Removal Project on the Congaree River. The clean-up was conducted between the Gervais Street Bridge and the Blossom Street Bridge. In addition to removing decades-old coal tar from the bottom of the river, munitions from The Civil War were unearthed. The […]


Gervais Street Bridge Dinner is host to 1500 on a perfect day

The annual Gervais Street Bridge Dinner hosted more than 1,500 people, Sunday afternoon, into the evening on the bridge that connects West Columbia and Columbia. The Bridge Dinner, which began in 2015, is a production of the nonprofit Carolina Together. “We are many towns in the Midlands but we’re one community and there’s nothing that […]


Daniel Rickenmann elected mayor of Columbia

Daniel Rickenmann was elected mayor of Columbia, Tuesday. He defeated fellow councilmember Tameika Isaac Devine in a runoff election. Cayce and West Columbia are close in proximity to Columbia, separated only by the Congaree River. Rickenmann will replace Steve Benjamin who has been the mayor of Columbia since July 2010. Rickenmann got 52 percent of […]