1,277 Laurens Electric Cooperative members without power

Crews will work around the clock; 100 additional lineworkers assisting Employees of Laurens Electric Cooperative have responded to thousands of reports of power outages in the aftermath of today’s winter storm, most in Laurens County. High winds, falling trees, and snow and ice, are responsible for most of the damage. The storm is currently affecting…


Laurens Electric Cooperative prepared for winter storm

Storm preparation and plan of action already in place With extreme winter weather such as ice and freezing rain looking increasingly possible for our area, Laurens Electric Cooperative is urging its members to make preparations now in case of widespread and prolonged power outages. Before a storm ever hits, Laurens Electric Cooperative plans how to…


Pay It Forward December 2021 – Mike Tucker

IT Help Desk technician Michael Tucker paid forward $500 to Hospice of Laurens County in honor of his mother, aunt, and grandmother. Mike’s mother passed away on November 29, 2019 after a long 6-year battle with Alzheimer’s. He said “The Hospice nurses were at the funeral and would even come by the house a few…


Pay It Forward November 2021 – Jason Tumblin

Lineman Jason Tumblin paid forward $500 to Love1 Ministries at Woodruff Church of God. Pastor Jason Tucker, or “Tuck” as he is referred to by friends and family, is the Founder and Director of the student ministry focusing on 7th grade through college-age teenagers and young adults. The mission of Love1 ministries is “to bring…


Utility Imposter Scammers Ready as Temperatures Drop

Utilities Join during Utility Scam Awareness Week with State Agencies to Warn Consumers South Carolina utilities have joined with South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) for Utility Scam Awareness Week (November 15-19, 2021) to warn consumers about utility imposter scams as consumers turn on their heat for…


Pay It Forward October 2021 – Dena Moore

Human Resource Manager Dena Moore paid forward $500 to The Chandler School in Greenville. The 501(c) (3) non-profit school, located in the historic C. Granville Wyche House on Augusta Street, serves students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The student body is comprised of unique and talented children with a wide range of learning styles who…


Pay It Forward September 2021 – Charlie Crowder

Manager of Warehousing and Fleet Maintenance Charlie Crowder paid forward $500 to The Open Door Christian Center in Clinton. The non-profit organization targets three areas of ministry: homelessness, with an emergency shelter for men, women, and women with children; addiction, providing alcohol and drug rehabilitation for men and women; and hunger, operating a soup kitchen….


Pay It Forward August 2021 – Pam Campbell

Engineering Aide Pam Campbell paid forward $500 to NHC Laurens rehabilitation department. Ten years ago, Pam was hospitalized with Wegner’s autoimmune disease. “I was so weak after being intubated for 3 weeks that I could not do regular therapy,” Pam said. That’s when her family began looking into nursing homes. “NHC had room for me…


Pay It Forward June 2021 – Staci Shipman

System Controller Staci Shipman paid forward $500 in supplies to the staff of NHC Laurens, in memory of her father. NHC HealthCare Laurens’  campus is home to a post-acute 24-hour skilled nursing Health Care Center providing for individuals who need skilled nursing care after a stroke, joint replacement surgery, a cardiac procedure or a serious…


Pay It Forward May 2021 – Buddy Cauley

Underground System Supervisor Buddy Cauley paid forward $500 to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville. The Greenville campus, established in 1927, is one of 22 hospitals in an international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18…