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…


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…