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…


How we make a difference

WE ARE DIFFERENT, as our Annual Report theme put it, and we’re making a positive difference in the Upstate — and beyond. Members who attended our 2017 Annual Meeting June 3 heard how from my friend Mike Couick, head of the state association of electric co-ops. Mike shared a story about lessons learned growing up…


Pay It Foward – May 2017 – Russell Tollison

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s May recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds is Warehouse Supervisor Russell Tollison. Russell paid forward $500 to the Debbie Green and her daughter Jordan. “Debbie has had heart surgery and is a diabetic and now resides at an assisted living facility because she is no longer able to be alone,”…


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…