COG http://catawbacog.org Just another WordPress weblog Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:12:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Mike Shealy Presentation at the 2018 Elected Officials Forum http://catawbacog.org/documents/mike-shealy-presentation-at-the-2018-elected-officials-forum/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:12:13 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=4889 Mike Shealy Presentation at the 2018 Elected Officials Forum.

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Fab Fours adds 88 manufacturing jobs http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/fab-fours-adds-88-manufacturing-jobs/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:17:56 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=4884 Fab Fours Inc., one of Lancaster County’s small-industry success stories, is doubling its workforce, saying big sales growth is driving the expansion. The company, which manufactures aftermarket bumpers for vehicles, announced plans Friday to add 88 employees and spend $5.7 million adding equipment to its plant off Riverside Road. It now has about 80 employees. With the [...]]]> Second link for transit survey http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/second-link-for-transit-survey/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:14:31 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=4882

The Union County 2017 Transit Feasibility Study is being financed with funds awarded the county by the the South Carolina Department of Transportation. [...]]]> Union County, South Carolina http://catawbacog.org/our-region-at-a-glance/union-county-south-carolina/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:00:21 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=756 Union County was named for the old Union Church, erected in 1765 near the present day town of Union. The early settlers in the area were mainly Scotch-Irish from Virginia and Pennsylvania who began immigrating to the South Carolina upcountry in the 1750s.  A rich and fabled history provides the foundation for much of the [...]]]> Duke Energy’s Catawba-Wateree Recreation Management Plan gets green light from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/duke-energys-catawba-wateree-recreation-management-plan-gets-green-light-from-federal-energy-regulatory-commission/ Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:48:08 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=4855 On December 19, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave Duke Energy the green light to move forward on the Catawba-Wateree recreation management plan. The plan, submitted for FERC review and approval in November 2016, includes public recreation requirements and agreements included in the new 40-year license FERC issued in 2015 for the Catawba-Wateree’s Hydroelectric [...]]]> SCDOT seeking public comment on two projects http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/scdot-seeking-public-comment-on-two-projects-2/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:43:34 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=4846 The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing notification that public review and comment is being sought for:

STIP Amendment for Projects in Chester, Lancaster and Union Counties STIP Amendment for Projects Over I-26 in Newberry County

We are providing this information to you for public review and comment.  Attached are the press releases announcing that public comment [...]]]> York County Road Closure – News Release http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/york-county-road-closure-news-release/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:43:51 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=4843 South Carolina Route 97, Wylie Avenue will be closed from S-46-651 (Ebenezer Road) to S-46-780 (McKnight Road) for the rehabilitation of SC 97 between Hickory Grove and Smyrna.  This work is being performed by Eagle Construction Company under a contract with the SCDOT.  These roads will be closed beginning Monday, December 18, 2017 and will [...]]]> ‘Full-blown economic recovery’ continues for York County http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/full-blown-economic-recovery-continues-for-york-county/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:08:35 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=4840 Annual job growth for York County nearly tripled the national average in the summer of 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

York County had the fourth-highest percentage increase of employment of the country’s 346 largest counties in this year’s second quarter. The national job growth rate was 1.7 percent.

Employment rose 4.8 percent in [...]]]> Development of Union County’s Transit Feasibility Study http://catawbacog.org/featured-projects/development-of-union-countys-transit-feasibility-study/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:18:12 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=4828 Community Transit Needs and Next Steps for a Transit Program

Union County received South Carolina State MassTransit Funds from the South Carolina Department of Transportation to conduct a Transit Feasibility Study. Elements of the plan include evaluating transit needs, considering alternatives, and recommending an implementation plan if a transit program is considered viable. Jobs and job-related training [...]]]> Boom time along the Gateway District http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/boom-time-along-the-gateway-district/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:36:51 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=4813 The area along Lancaster Highway outside of the Town of Richburg, popularly termed the “Gateway district” has seen great growth in the past few years, with the coming of Giti Tire and Carolina Poly, the expansion of SunFiber, the groundbreaking for a new Holiday Inn Express and the announcement of a 800-plus housing development, to [...]]]>