Columbia

Columbia Fire Department swears in new members

Columbia, SC (WOLO) —Thursday the newest members of the Columbia Fire Department were sworn into one of the most courageous fields. Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins presented more than a dozen recruits with the ceremonial coin and pinned badges onto the members of the 2018-02 Columbia Fire recruiting class. Chief Jenkins says not only does the 18 weeks of training prior…

Axe throwing and a brew chops up Columbia entertainment scene

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Midlands is expanding and so the growing list of weekend activities along with it. Thursday axe throwing officially arrived in the famously hot city. The casual competitive craft axe throwing venue offers a dart-board like target for competition, social or even business gatherings. If you’d like to check it out, the new hot spot is…

Competitiveness report released

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — With the Midlands continually growing and more jobs coming into the region each year, local leaders release a report showing where Columbia stacks up in comparison to other cities in the Southeast in terms of prosperity and growth. The Midlands regional competitiveness report benchmarks Columbia against cities like Raleigh, Tallahassee and Charleston in order to stay…

Mayor Benjamin invites community to City of Columbia block party

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Are you ready to party with some of America’s mayors? Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin is inviting the community to a block party  from 6:30-10 p.m. on Sept. 28 on the 1600 block of Main Street.  The event takes place after the Fall Leadership Meeting for the US Conference of Mayors.  According to Benjamin…..”this is not only an opportunity for America’s mayors…

Columbia Police and Richland Library Team up for Book giveaway

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Police Chief Skip Holbrook are encouraging kids to open a book. This week, the two hosted the ‘Books 2 Boys and Girls’ event. They’re kicking off a new program that pairs Columbia Police Officers with Richland Library staff to hand out books to children. According to the Mayor, “Books 2 Boys + Girls…