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2023 Co-op Day of Service

October 25, 2023

(October 23, 2023) —Approximately 70 Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative and Connect employees and a board director participated in the 2023 Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service by volunteering across MLEC’s five-county service area. A total of 78 hours were spent volunteering on October 19. Employees spent time picking up litter, assisting local civic organizations with […]

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MLEC Hosts Member Night

October 23, 2023

(October 24, 2023) —About 140 people attended Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2023 Lewis County Member Night held October 19. Dr. Jeff Peery, senior MLEC director for Lewis County, called the informational meeting to order at Lewis County High School. Lewis County student Maylee Hadley led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Central Christian Fellowship Pastor Chris […]

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Wallace Re-Elected

October 19, 2023

October 19, 2023) —More than 300 people attended Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2023 Humphreys County Membership Meeting held October 17. Jessie Wallace (180 votes) was re-elected to the MLEC Board of Directors. Richard S. Welchans (22 votes) was also on the ballot. David Daniel, MLEC director for Humphreys County, called the meeting to order, and […]

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MLEC Hosts Membership Meeting

October 18, 2023

October 18, 2023) — About 160 people attended Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2023 Hickman County Membership Meeting held October 16. Dr. Zack Hutchens ran unopposed and was re-elected to the MLEC Board of Directors. Wayne Qualls, senior MLEC director for Hickman County, called the meeting to order, and Dana Dye served as temporary chairman and […]

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Rye Re-Elected

October 11, 2023

October 11, 2023) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2023 Houston County Membership Meeting was held October 9. Cass S. Rye (88 votes) was re-elected to the MLEC Board of Directors. Jeffrey S. Wells (4 votes) was also on the ballot. More than 150 people attended. Sam Fussell, senior MLEC director for Houston County, called the […]

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Power Price Changes

October 4, 2023

(October 4, 2023) — Residents across the Tennessee Valley will see higher energy charges beginning October 1, 2023. For Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative members, the increase is a result of changes made by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the cooperative. Compared to last month, the average MLEC residential member will pay 2.40 percent ($3.77) more. […]

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Teachers Receive MLEC Grants

October 4, 2023

(October 4, 2023) — Fifteen $1,000 grants have been awarded to teachers through Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s 2023 Adopt-A-School Grant. The program is made possible by matching funds from MLEC and its partners at CoBank and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Hickman County: Emily Atkinson (Centerville Elementary School) for STEM projects; Jennifer Cooper (Hickman County High […]

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Celebrating National Cooperative Month

September 27, 2023

(September 27, 2023) — October is National Cooperative Month, and as a part of the nationwide observance, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative celebrates its commitment to members and the communities it serves. “Playing a vital role in our communities while also providing safe, affordable, reliable power and broadband allows MLEC to be deeply entrenched in the districts we […]

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Prizes for Posters: MLEC’s 2023 Poster Contest is Open!

September 12, 2023

(September 11, 2023) – Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s annual poster contest is underway. To enter, students design a poster using the theme “MLEC Connects: When We Connect, Everything Changes.”  There are two grade divisions: K-2 and 3-5 with prizes in each division in each MLEC-served county. Winners will be notified by mail and recognized at MLEC membership […]

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$1000 Classroom Grants

August 9, 2023

(August 9, 2023) – Applications are due August 31, 2023, for Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative’s Adopt-A-School Grant. Teachers can apply for one of three, $1000 grants in their county to help meet classroom needs or supplement a special project. Kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers or principals should submit an application to MLEC Member Services by the […]

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