(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.
Submitted by vanessa.clayborn on Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:32
(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.
Submitted by vanessa.clayborn on Fri, 09/01/2017 - 16:33
(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.
Submitted by vanessa.clayborn on Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:26
(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.
Submitted by vanessa.clayborn on Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:05
Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative is again warning members about phone scams. Callers are linking themselves with MLEC & TVA, claiming the business owner’s account is past due, that there is a team coming to disconnect them. The most recent incidents have occurred in Hickman County.
Submitted by memori.depriest on Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:22
Heavy rains in Perry County caused flooding, downed trees and widespread power outages in the early morning hours of July 28. Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative lineworkers began responding to calls as early as 1:30 a.m. on Friday to restore electricity. At this time some 500 members are without power and scattered throughout the county with the largest outage in the Cypress Creek area.
Submitted by memori.depriest on Fri, 07/28/2017 - 10:35
(July 26, 2017) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative announced candidates for its board of directors today. Those filing the required paperwork and meeting set qualifications to be considered as a candidate on the October 2017 ballot include:
District I Hickman County – Incumbent Wayne Qualls
Submitted by vanessa.clayborn on Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:15
Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative has a desire to help the communities we serve and was able to help contribute community involvement funds to the following Lewis County organizations: Lewis County Senior Citizens, Lewis County School System, Lewis County Cancer Victims, and the Hohenwald Fraternal Order of Police (Back Pack Program). Each group received a check for $500. Pictured are Lewis County Senior Citizens Director Becky Carroll (center) and MLEC Board Members Bill Webb (left) and Dr.
Submitted by memori.depriest on Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:37
Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative has a desire to help the communities we serve, was honored to contribute $500 in community involvement funds to the Perry County Food Bank. The funds received will support the purchasing of food for clients of the food bank. Pictured above is Sue Holder (left), representing Perry County Food Bank Plus and MLEC Board Member Tommy Graham (right).
Submitted by memori.depriest on Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:35
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