A new issue is on the table as Columbia and Richland County renegotiate countywide fire service: the name on the trucks.
Tuesday, Richland County Councilwoman Gwendolyn Davis Kennedy said she wants Richland County to get credit for its role in the joint service being renegotiated this year.
At a hearing that attracted many volunteer firefighters who serve the county, Kennedy said, It perturbs me a little bit that firetrucks and stations only refer to Columbia.
Interim Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins responded, "Simple fix."
He continued with a smile, "You want it to be called Columbia-Richland, or Richland-Columbia?"