Confederate Flag: Pride or Prejudice?

June 24, 2015

Seeing people come together from all backgrounds is encouraging. I expect that we will see two flags flying over the State House: South Carolina and the United States of America.

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It's Time

June 22, 2015

An Open Letter to Governor Haley Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin sent the letter below to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley earlier today calling on her and the South Carolina State Legislature to retire the Battle Flag of the Confederate States of America once and for all and remove it from the Statehouse grounds.

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2015 State of the City Address

  • Watch Mayor Steve Benjamin lay out a bold, new vision for Columbia's promise.   
    Watch here.

First Poet Laureate reads poem

  • The City of Columbia proudly introduced Dr. Ed Madden, Columbia's first poet laureate, at Tuesday's State of the City. Dr. Madden read his poem, "The Story of the City," written for the occasion.
    Read the poem here.

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