Monday, August 14, 2017

Lee County Job Fair A Success

Approximately 200 job seekers participated in the Lee County Job Fair held at the old Bishopville High Gymnasium. Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments and SC Works along with partners such as WLTX News 19, Lee County Council, Tabernacle of Champions, and REP Communications Network held the four-hour event. With 35 vendors from around the region set up to host job seekers there were many positions to fill. Lee County companies of Carolina Metal Finishing, Coca Cola, Palmetto Corporation, and the new Crown Health Care Laundry Services were looking for the right candidate.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Santee-Lynches RCOG receives three Innovation Awards from NADO

The National Association of Development Organizations announced its Innovation Awards for 2017. Santee-Lynches Regional COG receives three: Heartfelt Patriotism; Hire Me - Industry Specific Regional Hiring Events for Economic Development Prospects; and Understanding the Green Heart of South Carolina: Santee-Lynches Green Infrastructure Inventory.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lee County Job Fair

Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments and SC Works will host a Job Fair in Lee County. If you or someone you know is looking for a job, please come visit the Job Fair scheduled for Wednesday, August 9 at 121 East College Street (old Bishopville High Gymnasium) in Bishopville. The event begins with Veterans only at 9:00 a.m. and all others at 9:30 a.m. Partners for the Job Fair are Tabernacle of Champions, Lee County Council, WLTX News 19, and REP Communications Network.

Monday, June 26, 2017

COG names Interim Executive Director

Kathy Powell has been named Interim Executive Director for Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments by the Board's Executive Committee. She will assume this role beginning July 17, 2017. Mrs. Powell has been with the agency since May 1987 and currently serves as the COG's Deputy and Finance Director.

Thursday, June 8, 2017


Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is pleased to announce new appointments to its board of directors for Fiscal Year 2017, which begins July 1.

Travis Windham, Chair of Lee County Council has been elected Chairman. Vivian McGhaney, member of Sumter County Council has been elected 1st Vice Chair. Julia Nelson, Mayor for the City of Manning has been elected as 2nd Vice Chair. Jim Campbell, an at-large member of the board from Sumter County, has been named Secretary/Treasurer.

Dr. Michael Mikota, COG Executive Director: "I congratulate the newly elected offices and I am very excited about working with them and our uniquely positioned professional organization to bring leaders together in the spirit of cooperation to further improve the quality of life for all citizens in our four county region."

Thursday, June 1, 2017

COG Staff Outreach to Lee County

Santee-Lynches RCOG staff collected and delivered canned goods to Lee County Cooperative Ministries through Bethlehem United Methodist Church as part of our quarterly community outreach. The goods will assist the Cooperative Ministries with feeding families who are in need within the county. Thank you to Incoming COG Chairman, Travis Windham; Gail Player, Ministry Chair; and Zack Medlin from Bethlehem UMC for their assistance in delivering these items. COG staff works quarterly on an outreach project within our region.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

COG Employees and Board Members Participate in the Honorary Commander Program

Fourteen civic leaders including COG Executive Director, Dr. Michael Mikota; Economic and Community Sustainability Director, Kyle Kelly; and board members Alfred Mae Drakeford (Chair), James T. McCain, and Vivian McGhaney, joined the ranks of honorary commander on March 3, 2017. The honorary commander program gives community leaders and their corresponding commanders the opportunity to share information, learn from one another, and participate in special events. To find out more about the program and see photos, visit the Shaw Air Force Base website.
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