Golfers narrowly miss $1 million hole

Kendall Samero of Taylors came just 14feet from winning $1 million in Saturday’s finals of Laurens Electric Cooperative’s Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout at Eagle Zone golf center on Pelham Road in Greenville. Samero won $1,000 for the closest-to-the-$1 million-hole shot. Aaron Thomas placed 2nd and won $500, followed by Jamin Drake, who took home $250. Sponsored by Laurens Electric…


Pay It Foward – April 2017 – Gloria Campbell

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s April recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Cashier Gloria Campbell. Gloria paid forward $500 to the Goodwin family in Greenwood. “I introduced to them what Pay it Forward was all about, and after that Mrs. Goodwin began to tell me their story, because Mr. Goodwin has lost the use…


Laurens Electric offers golfers shot at $1 million

Event proceeds to benefit the Project Hope Foundation Come to the Eagle Zone Golf Improvement Center on Pelham Road in Greenville Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 for a chance to win $1 million in Laurens Electric Cooperative’s 15th Annual Hole In One Shootout. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Project Hope…


Pay it Forward – March 2017 – Mike Wilson

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s March recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Outage Management Systems controller Mike Wilson. Mike paid forward $500 to Laurens resident Michelle Powell, who needs expensive medical treatment for Lyme disease. Michelle said, “I have been experiencing symptoms since I was 16. Gradually, my joints were damaged by a mystery…


WIRE’s gifts will comfort displaced seniors

Displaced residents of nursing homes around South Carolina will find a little comfort in their new homes, thanks to members of Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE).  Members from WIRE chapters affiliated with electric cooperatives across the state came together on Thursday, March 9, for their fifth annual Co-op Closet event at the offices of…


Laurens Electric Cooperative names Washington Youth Tour winners

Justin Easter, Cole Prince and Savannah Walters are the winners of an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. sponsored by Laurens Electric Cooperative. They will travel with other South Carolina students to the nation’s capital where they will join more than 1,400 students from across the country. The nation’s electric cooperatives sponsor the one-week event each…


Pay it Forward – Dometry Dawkins – February 2017

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s February recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Customer Service Representative Dometry Dawkins. Dometry paid forward $500 to the Laurens County Literacy Council. An all-volunteer organization, the Literacy Council’s mission is to provide educational programs for the Laurens County residents and families that will enable them to better function as…


LEC announces second community solar offering

Laurens Electric Cooperative will add 150 kilowatts (kW) of capacity to its community solar program this summer, by adding 60 kW to its Mauldin solar farm and building a 90 kW solar array at its Laurens headquarters. Jim Donahoo, the co-op’s Vice President of Marketing said, “We’re excited to announce this second phase of our…


Pay It Forward – Don Thompson

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s December recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Lineman Don Thompson. Don paid forward $500 to help cover the insurance premiums of a co-worker and fellow lineman who has been medically unable to return to work for more than a year.  At the same time, that co-worker’s wife has also…


Laurens Electric offers students free trip to Washington, D.C.

An expense-paid week in Washington, D.C. will be awarded to two students by Laurens Electric Cooperative, according to Jim Donahoo, the co-op’s Director of Marketing. The annual Washington Youth Tour contest includes submitting an application and participating in an interview process. After co-op officials judge the entrants, two students will be awarded the trip, which…