In 1786 Columbia was chosen as South Carolina's state capital and has been the capital ever since. By the 1840s, railroads running through Columbia carried cotton, not passengers. By 1850, almost all of Columbia's economic and commercial activities were related to cotton. Notable residents have included actor Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation), actress Kristin Davis (Sex and the City), actress Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds), the band Hootie & the Blowfish, musician Samuel Beam (Iron & Wine), musician Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), rapper Young Jeezy, and former President Woodrow Wilson.
Local Newspapers: Columbia Star, The State Courier
Local Sports Teams: South Carolina Gamecocks, Columbia Blowfish (baseball)
Local Colleges: State UniversityUniversity of South Carolina, Allen University, Benedict College, Columbia College, Columbia International University, Remington College
Zip Codes associated with columbia, south carolina: 29016, 29045, 29053, 29061, 29063, 29073, 29078, 29169, 29170, 29172, 29201, 29203, 29204, 29205, 29206, 29207, 29209, 29210, 29212, 29223, 29229
Towns/Cities near columbia, south carolina : Woodfield, Dentsville, Cayce, Oak Grove, Seven Oaks, Lexington, Red Bank, Springdale
The family of a Clemson University student and fraternity member who mysteriously died last year is now suing the school, the fraternity and several fraternity members for $25 million . Hipps died last September after falling from a bridge into Lake Hartwell.Authorities search for West Columbia shooting suspects
Lexington County Sheriff's Department detectives are seeking help from citizens in identifying two men who shot and wounded two West Columbia men over the weekend. Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said the victims were unable to provide detectives with a detailed physical description of the two men who shot and robbed them.Twitter Troll and Ex-GOP Official Todd Kincannon Accused of Threatening Wife
Todd Kincannon, who briefly served as executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, has been accused of threatening his wife, the Charleston City Paper reports. His wife told an officer the couple has "a history of unreported domestic violence."S.C. murder suspect arrested in Baltimore
Mobile users tap here to watch video A Maryland Transportation Authority police officer noticed a car without its lights on around 2 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 95 in Baltimore." They stopped the vehicle to conduct further investigation and they revealed that in the vehicle was a gentleman, Mr. Jerimiah Pough," MdTA police 1st Sgt.Nickelodeon Theatre to Open Upstairs Theatera
Nickelodeon Theatre to Open Upstairs Theater April 14 Nickelodeon Theatre plans to open their second, upstairs theater Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1bKnp2G Columbia, SC -- The Nickelodeon Theatre on Columbia's Main Street plans to open their second, upstairs theater Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the grand opening will be available for $100 or can get a ticket to the opening and an Indie Grits Festival Pass for $150. The opening of the second theater falls on the day before the theater's annual art, film festival "Indie Grits."2 Men Shot in West Columbia, Suspects Wanted
Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1bJwp8b West Columbia, SC - Lexington County deputies are investigating a shooting that left two men wounded Sunday night in West Columbia. Officers say around 9:15 p.m., they got a call of a shooting on Dubbs Avenue.Strong Arm Cups Aims to Improve Beer Pong
Ah, beer pong - for many it's a game that conjures an assortment of awesome college memories. Drunken memories, sure, but awesome nonetheless.Search continues for gunman in West Columbia shooting
Sheriff's department spokesman Maj. John Allard says two men were shot in their lower bodies and were taken to the hospital.Columbia College & Center for Women launch new initiative to support growth of women-owned businesses
The Institute for Leadership & Professional Excellence at Columbia College and The Center for Women announce a new South Carolina initiative to connect, serve and accelerate growth of a new generation of women-owned businesses.Governor Haley to Host Easter Egg Hunt fora
Governor Haley to Host Easter Egg Hunt for Hospital Patients Governor Haley to Host Easter Egg Hunt for Hospital Patients Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1CoBATD Columbia, SC - South Carolina's First Family will host an Easter Egg Hunt for patients of Palmetto Health Children's Hospital and their families.Smoothie Savings: Top 3 Blender Bargains
Smoothie Savings: Top 3 Blender Bargains Smoothie Savings: Top 3 Blender Bargains. The 3 best blenders, juicers and smoothie makers for anyone on a budget.Strom Thurmond Career & Technology FFA Celebrates National FFA Week
The FFA students at Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center recently celebrated National FFA Week. National FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA.Columbia sales, discounts and consignment dates: March 29-April 4
With Easter nearly upon us, stores are filled with a confection of dressy looks for every member of the family. Enjoy the new collections as you choose your Easter outfits and begin building your spring wardrobe with brighter colors, lighter fabrics and chic prints and patterns.South Carolinaa s BlueCross licks wounds from deal with a Charleston connection
Alexander Chatfield Burns is a recent South Carolina resident, but he's already met the state's chief executive at least twice. The former co-founder of Southport Lane Management - he resigned from the firm in early 2014 - attended a December 2012 holiday reception at the Governor's Mansion Complex in Columbia, where he was photographed with Gov. Nikki Haley.Former SCGOP head accused of threatening his wife
Todd Kincannon, a Columbia attorney and former executive director of the S.C. Republican Party, has been accused of threatening his wife and refusing to let her out of his car Thursday night, according to a report from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. He has not been arrested or charged with any crimes, according to a sheriff's department spokesman.Columbia armed robber arrested
A man wanted for an holding up a Columbia convenience story at gunpoint earlier this week, has been arrested. Richland County deputies say 50-year-old Allen Brown turned himself in Friday night after seeing himself on the news.ICYMI: DC's Congressional Delegate Has Some Issues With Parking
The other day, D.C.'s Congressional Delegate Elanor Holmes Norton was caught on video failing miserably at parking her car near the Capitol. the internet , Norton has promised that she will take a refresher course on how to properly park a car.
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