Larry Knightner

Week-long celebration touts neighborhood development in Columbia

City leaders today kicked off a week-long celebration of what they consider to be the “lifeblood” of community life and development in Columbia. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin discusses efforts of the city’s community development department. (Photo by Kelly Petty) National Community Development Week celebrates the more than 40 years Columbia’s community development department has worked to support the city’s neighborhoods….

Ridgewood, Barony neighborhoods rebuild with 10-year master plan on Monticello Road

The Ridgewood and Barony neighborhoods along Monticello Road have undergone a revitalization over the past 10 years, a revitalization intended to improve the appearance and safety of the community. A pocket part on the edge of Monticello and Ridgewood Road is part of the revitalization work for the community. (photo by Kelly Petty) Richland County’s community development department wrapped up…