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MLEC reports phone scam

(March 18, 2014) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative wishes to alert the public about a phone scam reported by several members to its Houston County office. The caller identifies themselves as a third party calling on behalf of MLEC and TVA. The caller goes on to say electric service will be disconnected if payment is not made over the phone. Then, they provide a phone number for the business or homeowner to call and make a payment.

Byrd’s attend Young Leaders Conference

(March 13, 2014) — Craig and April Byrd of Perry County were sponsored by Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative to participate in the Young Leaders Conference Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Franklin.

Armstrong Retires

FCA Takes Big Leap

The Tennessee Valley Authority fuel cost adjustment (FCA) is making a big jump on March 1. The increase means Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative residential members using 1200 kilowatt-hours of electricity will pay about 5 percent, or $6.55, more this month. TVA reports the increase is primarily due to extreme weather conditions in January, which lead to higher total fuel costs than projected.

MLEC Board Visits With Legislators

One voice can still make a difference, and more than 180 board members and employees representing electric cooperative member-owners across Tennessee spoke with one voice during the 2014 Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Legislative Conference  in Nashville on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 3 and 4. Attendees met with their legislators on Capitol Hill to help them better understand electric cooperatives and the issues that impact delivering safe, reliable and affordable power to their communities.

MLEC & CoBank Partner in School Grant Program

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is a recipient of CoBank’s “Sharing Success” matching grant program. The Tennessee cooperative combined the $5000 grant with its existing Adopt-A-School grant program to award $10,000 to local schools.

“Our school grant program makes $1000 available annually in each of the five counties we serve,” says President and CEO Hal Womble. “However, with the help of our partners at CoBank, we are able to give $2000 in each county this year to help more educators and reach more students.”

Humphreys County Businesses Join Co-op Connections Card Program

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that the following businesses in Humphreys County have joined the Co-op Connections card program.

 

David’s Place Family Restaurant located on West Main Street offers a free drink with a purchase of an entrée. Jen’s Steak and Seafood located on Browntown Road offers a $1 off any meal. Waverly Café located on North Court Street offers a $1 off any salad.

 

Brr! Winter Safety Tips

January 6, 2014

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative strives to keep its members informed and safe throughout the year. As temperatures drop, MLEC would like to share the following safety tips to keep families and homes safe and sound:

 

Trees and Power Lines Don’t Mix

January 14, 2014

Trees, Incorporated has been contracted by Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative (MLEC) to clear areas around power lines in Humphreys County. The project is expected to continue throughout 2014. Currently, crews are concentrating on the New Johnsonville and Bold Springs areas.

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