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Aiken teen wins $5,000 college scholarship

Rachel Larson of Aiken is the recipient of the 2019 R.D. Bennett Community Service Scholarship. She was one  presented by The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc., the trade association for South Carolina’s independent, not-for profit electric cooperatives.

Electric cooperative recovery varies along coast

The pace of power restoration for electric cooperatives follows the south-to-north path of Hurricane Dorian, and cooperatives around Charleston and Myrtle Beach may be affected more than those farther south. The storm passed somewhat closer to land as it approached Charleston. 

Co-ops pack bags for more efficient power restoration

Utility line workers preparing for the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian are not going to war, but their bags are packed with meals-ready-to-eat similar to those used by soldiers. 

South Carolina’s electric cooperatives prepare for Hurricane Dorian

Storm preparations are underway and will continue tomorrow as South Carolina’s electric cooperatives brace for potential damage from Hurricane Dorian.

Governor signs new rules for electric cooperatives

Gov. Henry McMaster has signed legislation that revises rules that govern electric cooperatives, increasing transparency to co-op members and adding limited government oversight.

Fifth grade student wins 2019 Children's Book Challenge

See what Myah McMillan did to earn the title of state winner in this children's book competition.

Inaugural S.C. Lineman's Rodeo kicks off in Florence

Electric cooperative linemen from across South Carolina showed off their skills on March 16 during the first S.C. Linemen's Rodeo. See the action and the winners.

Pickens named South Carolina’s Mr. Football for 2018

Zacch Pickens, defensive end at T.L. Hanna High School, was named S.C.'s Mr. Football on Dec. 15 during halftime of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl in Conway.

2018 Touchstone Energy Bowl roster announced

See which players will play in the 2018 Touchstone Energy Bowl in Myrtle Beach on December 15.

Two-punch storm may hit underground power systems

The second punch from Hurricane Florence may hit some electric cooperative members served by underground systems, as heavy rain accumulates and flows into portions of South Carolina this week.

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