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Ornament Contest - Entries Due Nov. 15

(October 23, 2017) —Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s eleventh annual Christmas ornament contest is underway.  Students in kindergarten through eighth grade living in the MLEC service area are eligible to enter. There will be one winner in each county in each

Graham Honored at Perry County Meeting

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative Perry County members and guests gathered for a night of fellowship, information and prizes on October 9. During the meeting, held at Perry County High School, Director Tommy Graham was honored for 25 years of service to the MLEC Board.

Webb Re-Elected in Lewis County

(October 9, 2017) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2017 Lewis County Membership Meeting was held on October 5. Bill Webb was re-elected to the MLEC Board of Directors for a four-year term during the meeting, which was held at Lewis County High School. Other candidates included Robert E. Kennedy, Dwayne Kilpatrick, Michael E.

Fussell Re-Elected

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2017 Houston County Membership Meeting was held on October 3, at Houston County High School. During the meeting, Sam Fussell was re-elected to the MLEC Board of Directors for a four-year term and recognized for receiving the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Gold Board Leadership Award. Winners of MLEC’s annual poster contest were recognized with prizes and certificates.

MLEC School Grants - Deadline Oct. 20

(September 18, 2017)  —  Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is accepting Adopt-A-School Grant applications through October 20, 2017. The cooperative offers two, $1000 grants in each county it serves to support its goal for commitment to the community.

This annual grant is intended to supplement funding of specific, innovative, classroom-level programs being carried out primarily in schools with greater fund needs.  Projects should enhance learning opportunities for students. 

MLEC Helps After Hurricane Irma

(September 12, 2017) – A four-man, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative line crew is headed to Metter, Georgia this afternoon.  Responding to the Cooperative Principle “Cooperation Among Cooperatives,” they are on their way to assist Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation restore power to its members after Hurricane Irma.

Excelsior EMC provides electricity to 22,000 members in southern Georgia. MLEC linemen volunteers include John Blair of Humphreys County, Nick Bush of Houston County, Shane Lowery of Lewis County, and David Qualls of Perry County.

TVA Planned Power Outages - September 15 & 16

Outages for both nights begin at 11 p.m. and last approximately 7 hours

Outage Update - 4:30 p.m.

(September 1, 2017 – 5 p.m.) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative crews continue restoration efforts at this hour. An estimated 1200 remain without power in Houston and Humphreys Counties. Crews have been on the job since early yesterday morning and will continue efforts into the evening.

Power Outage Update - September 1

(September 1, 2017) — Losing ground, but not our spirit. Continued heavy rains, increased wind speeds, and saturated grounds are not playing nice with electric equipment today. As some repairs are made, the weather is creating even more.

With the ground being so soft, poles, connected equipment, and trees are leaning and falling taking electric equipment with them.  At present, some 1700 MLEC members are without power. Rest assured that crews and additional hands are already in the area to assist.

Broadband Survey Underway

(August 11, 2017) – Tennessee legislation passed earlier this year allows electric cooperatives such as Meriwether Lewis to offer broadband internet to their members. To evaluate access, interest and other related information, MLEC is conducting a survey of all households, businesses and organizations in its five-county service area.

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