Seven finalists named for South Carolina’s 2019 Mr. Football award

The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl announces seven finalists for the South Carolina Mr. Football award. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association selected the finalists for the 2019 Mr. Football award. All seven players will be recognized during halftime of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl on Saturday, December 14, at Doug Shaw…


Pay It Forward September 2019 – Ashton Curry

Cashier Ashton Curry paid forward $500 to a Laurens resident who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2018. Allyson Sherer has seen several specialists in the area and her family travels to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to undergo treatments. Ashton said, “I have followed Allyson’s journey since she was diagnosed, and recently discovered…


It pays to be a co-op member

Laurens Electric Cooperativewill refund $1,000,000 in patronage Capital Credits during the month of October. As a member of Laurens Electric Cooperative, you receive several unique benefits that customers of other kinds of electric utilities don’t get to enjoy, starting with Capital Credits returns. When you sign up for service you become a member of the…


Pay Forward August 2019 – Marie Bishop

LEC Payroll Administrator Marie Bishop paid forward $500 in toys, books, movies and other supplies to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Prisma Health–Upstate (formerly Greenville Memorial) hospital. She was inspired to help when her 13 year old niece Addison became critically ill in February of 2019 and was admitted to the PICU. Marie…


Upstate bikers brave scorching heat, raise $12,000 in LEC’s Ride to Give

On Saturday, August 17, Laurens Electric Cooperative hosted its 2019 annual Motorcycle Ride to Give. Despite soaring temperatures, more than 400 participants rode in this year’s event, and raised $12,000 to benefit the Cooperative Caring and the employee Pay It Forward program. The ride featured dual starts at Laurens Electric’s main office on Highway 14…


Ride to Give

In Laurens Electric’s 2019 Annual Motorcycle Run On Saturday, August 17, Laurens Electric Cooperative will host its 2019 Annual Motorcycle Run. This event will differ only slightly from the Poker Runs in years past. Instead of playing cards, riders will receive prize-drawing tickets at each stop along the route. Where: The ride will feature dual…


Pay It Forward June 2019 – Sherry Brantley

LEC Dispatch Controller Sherry Brantley paid forward $500 to co-worker and Customer Service Representative Jamesia In addition to suffering from a medical condition that has caused her to miss work,  Jamesia – a single mother – also recently became guardian of her two nephews as well as full time caretaker of her grandmother. Sherry said,…


Pay It Forward – May 2019 – Sherri Davenport

As President of LEC’s chapter of Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE), May’s recipient of the employee Pay It Forward funds Sherri Davenport is hyper-aware of the needs of people in her community. WIRE is a community service organization affiliated with electric cooperatives in South Carolina. Laurens Electric’s chapter of WIRE consists of co-op employees and…


Pay It Forward – April 2019 – Wayne Fricks

April’s recipient of the employee Pay It Forward funds, Lineman Wayne Fricks, donated $500 to local organizations and individuals. In addition to helping an Enoree woman who needs a lung transplant and donating to the Laurens County Food Ministry, Wayne also gave to United Ministries of Clinton. The organization provides financial help to qualifying residents…


Local People. Serving You.

THANKS to the 2,941 Laurens Electric members who attended our annual meeting June 1. They made it a truly beautiful Saturday morning. If you couldn’t be there, allow me to recap the highlights: Special honors: Chairman Charles Adair and I both remembered the late Leroy Blakely, who represented District 3 for decades, as well as…