Since the establishment of LSCOG in Aiken, SC, we have been actively involved in providing needed services to the six county region and have expanded programs from the single program with an EDA grant to numerous departments and programs with their own funding sources from multiple state and federal departments with whom we worked closely together.

Below are some of our projects throughout the years. 

Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority

  •  Chartered in 1992
  • 13th largest landfill in terms of permitted air space in the US
  •  Serves nine counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Edgefield, McCormick, Orangeburg and Saluda
  • 2003 NADO Innovation Award
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HUMAN SERVICES

 First Trained Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman

  • In the mid-70s LSCOG had the first trained regional long term care ombudsman in the COG region of SC
  • 1994 regional long term care ombudsman program became standard in all Aging Area on Aging offices in SC

State’s 1st Aging and Disability information Center

  • October 2004 - Lt Governor Andre Bauer formally opened the State’s first Aging and Disability Information Center to “Serve as Prototype”
  • 2004 NADO Innovation Award

Medication Assistance Program (MAP)

  • 2004 - The Medication Assistance Program started in partnership with the Daughters of Charity of Aiken County
  •  It exists today thanks to a partnership with United Way of Aiken
  •  MAP has helped over 2500 people obtain free or low cost prescription drugs
  • To date map has saved over $8.4 million in prescription medication
  •   2005 NADO Innovation Award

Aging, Disability and Transportation Resource Center (ADTRC)

  • August 2010 - Grand Opening of the LSCOG Aging, Disability and Transportation Resource Center in Aiken
  • To date this center has received over 85,000 calls for transit services

PLANNING, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 Eastern Orangeburg County Sustainability Study

  • 2011 - Orangeburg County embarked on a major planning effort
  • Involved the municipalities of Elloree, Santee, Vance, Eutawville, Holly Hill and Bowman
  •  Focused on future growth
  • 2012 NADO Innovation Award
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US 78 & US 321 Intersection Enhancement Project

  •  Design included new lane configuration – 4 lane to 2 lane, moving traffic signals, storm water drainage, parking, landscape and pedestrian space
  • Public, local business owners, local government, SCDOT, SCE&G, utilities, a University and Stantec (Consultant Group) worked together to achieve a showcase project of best practices
  • 2016 NADO Innovation Award

WORFORCE DEVELOPMENT

One Stop Plus Transition Center for Avondale – Graniteville Mills

  •  2006 – Opening of the One Stop Plus Avondale Transition Center; 2014 – Closure
  • Purpose – to serve approximately 2,000 laid off Avondale Mills textile workers (Graniteville, SC)
  • Demographics – 42% over 50 years of age; 305 without a GED or High-School diploma
  • Services provided – adult education classes, computer literacy classes, WIA certification, Case Management & Employment services
  • 2007 NADO Innovation Award

Youth Forum

  •  An annual event since 2005
  • Targets high-school students who do not have a plan after graduation
  • Exposes students to college readiness, career preparation and life choices
  • Collaboration between SCOG, SC Department of Commerce, Aiken Technical College and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
  •  2013 NADO Innovation Award – “GPS Your Career Destination”