Former mayor receives service award

Monday, April 21, 2008 | 8:54 p.m. CDT; updated 1:06 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

COLUMBIA — When former Columbia mayor Rodney Smith walked into his daughter’s office supply store Monday afternoon, he was surprised to find 40 or so of his friends and family gathered to celebrate his 80th birthday and to honor him with the Lt. Governor’s Senior Service Award.