Entries by Shannon Hill

Lander Offering Special New Tuition Rates for Public Agency and Nonprofit Employees

Lander University is offering a special new tuition rate for public agency and non-profit employees. Lander is offering online undergraduate classes at $290 per credit hour and graduate program classes at $360 per credit hour. The new rates begin for Fall 2022 classes. To qualify, employees of public agencies and nonprofits must be at least […]

Upper Savannah Assists Laurens School District with Funding for Virus Cleansing Air Purifiers

Laurens County School District 55 is among several entities which are benefiting from Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding with Upper Savannah COG staff’s assistance. The CDBG-CV funding is used to help prevent, prepare for, or respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. USCOG applied for and was awarded CDBG-CV funds for five projects, including air […]

USCOG Transportation Workshop Informs About SCDOT Programs, Provides Project Updates

Those who attended the Upper Savannah Regional Transportation Workshop learned about the many programs within the S.C. Department of Transportation while receiving updates on current and upcoming road and bridge projects in the Region. The workshop was organized by Upper Savannah COG and hosted by Piedmont Technical College. More than 40 attended the workshop held […]

Upper Savannah Helps LCWSC Acquire $2 Million EDA Grant for Industry Expansion

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo has announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to the Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission for sewer infrastructure upgrades to service a prime industrial corridor. This project will promote job creation through sewer upgrades necessary for business expansion. This EDA […]

Upper Savannah Staff Hosts Workshop on CDBG, EDA, Rural Infrastructure Funding

Upper Savannah COG staff sponsored a Community Development Workshop where close to 50 attendees learned details about Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Economic Development Administration (EDA) and Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) funding. Forty-two attended the workshop in person at Ninety Six First Baptist Church on Jan. 12 while five participated virtually. The counties of Abbeville, […]