Pay It Forward – November 2017 – Amy Hughes

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s November recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Billing Representative Amy Hughes. Amy decided to do something different with the $500. She explains, “When selected as the pay it forward employee this month, my mind went in a thousand directions. Everywhere you look there are people in need, and to…


Pay It Forward – October 2017 – TJ Burke

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s October recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Lineman TJ Burke. TJ paid forward $500 to the Laurens County Veterans Affairs office Hall of Heroes program. Now in its 13th year, Hall of Heroes honors Laurens County veterans with an honorable discharge. Each year inductees attend a military ceremony at…


Pay It Forward – September 2017 – Marisa O’Neal

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s September recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Customer Service Representative Marisa O’Neal. Marisa paid forward $250 each to two local individuals going through urgent health situations. Laurens resident Belinda Bailey was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) in August. She must travel to undergo chemotherapy once a month and…


Laurens Electric crews restore power, one by one

Less than 100 remain without power Tuesday evening  Laurens Electric line crews worked throughout the day bringing the number of outages to less than 100 as of 5:00 p.m. The remaining outages are “single calls,” meaning each problem resolved in the field equates to an individual or a handful of members getting power back. That…


Laurens Electric Cooperative actively monitoring Hurricane Irma

Laurens Electric Cooperative is actively monitoring Hurricane Irma. Some storm prediction models forecast the hurricane potentially moving north up the coast line after it hits Florida. If the storm turns north, LEC will start to make preparations for potential outages. Employees are currently checking inventory to make sure there is plenty of equipment on hand….


Pay It Forward – August 2017 – Jim Long

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s August recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Jim Long from the Technical Services Department. Jim paid forward $500 to Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System during their 2017 Radiothon. Jim said, “If it weren’t for the Children’s Hospital, especially the staff in the NICU, I wouldn’t have 3 children today.”…


46 attend Cooperative Youth Summit, treated to tour by governor

Forty-six high school students representing 15 electric cooperatives and seven chaperones spent July 26-28 in the Columbia area on the first statewide Cooperative Youth Summit, which included a much longer visit with the governor than had been planned. The students, mostly rising seniors with a couple of rising juniors and one sophomore, got an introduction…


Upstate bikers raise $12,000 in 15th annual Poker Run

On Saturday, July 22, Laurens Electric Cooperative hosted its 2017 annual Poker Run. Despite soaring temperatures, more than 500 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 in Laurens…


Pay It Forward – July 2017 – Mason Addy

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s July recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Fleet Coordinator Mason Addy. Mason paid forward $500 to Michael and Maggie Hurley of Fountain Inn. Their son Cooper, born June 30, began having seizures and stopped breathing soon after arriving home. He then spent two weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care…


Pay It Foward – June 2017 – Jason Tumblin

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s June recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Lineman Jason Tumblin. Jason paid forward $500 to Woodruff Church of God’s Feeding our Future program. According to Rev. Donna Burdette, “Feeding the Future began three years ago when we recognized the need in our community of children who were dependent on…