Pay It Forward – February 2018 – David Estes

February’s recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds, Lineman David Estes, paid forward $500 to a fellow lineman who, along with his wife, have suffered medical problems that rendered both unable to work. “When he (co-worker) first came here to Laurens Electric, we didn’t know each other” said David, “but I felt an instant…


Pay It Forward – January 2018 – Kim Vaughn

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s first 2018 recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds, System Information Technician Kim Vaughn, paid forward $500 to One Warm Coat program. Whitney Ferguson, President and CEO of the Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce said, “Each year the Chamber supports One Warm Coat and is the official drop off location.  The…


Pay It Forward – December 2017 – Jeff Satterfield

Laurens Electric Cooperative’s December recipient of the employee Pay it Forward funds, Staking Technician Jeff Satterfield, paid forward $500 to GHS Children’s Hospital. Jeff’s granddaughter Aubree, age 6, was exposed to a staph infection earlier in 2017 and received “first class care and concern from the nurses, doctors, and staff at the hospital,” said Jeff….


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…