Co-op board election set for May 17-21

BLYTHEWOOD/WINNSBORO– For the second year in a row, the election of Fairfield Electric Cooperative board members and the annual meeting will be a drive-thru affair. But that’s not expected to dampen member voters from showing up. Until last year, the draw for the annual meeting has been popular giveaways: – a free used car, lawn […]

Fairfield Electric offers free seedlings to community

BLYTHEWOOD – Fairfield Electric Cooperative has launched a program to help replace trees in its service area that are cut down during right-of-way construction and maintenance. The program is called TREEMendUs. “Our plans are to have an annual event where we provide free tree seedlings to our members and community,” Fairfield Electric CEO Bruce Bacon […]

Fairfield Electric Co-op linemen head to Louisiana – and into harm’s way

BLYTHEWOOD – In the predawn hours of Sunday morning, one by one, 10 Fairfield Electric Cooperative linemen began pulling their pickup trucks up to the big sliding gate that leads to the bucket truck garage area of the company’s Blythewood headquarters. As the men hauled luggage, boots and other gear from their pickup trucks onto […]

Record turnout for FF Electric election

BLYTHEWOOD – More than 3,500 members participated in the 2020 Fairfield Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting, held Aug. 24 through Aug. 28, and a record number of votes were cast in the election to seat four board members. In a hotly contested race, two newcomers beat out long time incumbents for seats in Dist. 1 and […]

Fairfield Electric board candidates want reform

Board’s Per Diem is $500/Meeting; With Free Health, Dental, & Life Insurance & More WINNSBORO – After extending a nearly $1.8 million golden parachute to its former CEO, the Fairfield Electric Cooperative applied for and received coronavirus relief for a similar amount through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to federal records. While the cooperative […]

Fairfield Electric Annual Meeting

Elect Peggy Swearingen

Eelect Derial Ogborn

Fairfield Electric to hold virtual meeting

Annual Meeting To Include Drive-Thru Registration & Voting BLYTHEWOOD – The Board of Trustees of Fairfield Electric Cooperative has rescheduled the Annual Meeting of Members for August 28 due to COVID-19. The meeting will be significantly different this year. Due to safety concerns with Covid-19, coming together as a large group would bring great risk.  […]

BAR approves COA for electrical substation

BLYTHEWOOD – With the blessing of the town’s Board of Architectural Review (BAR), a new electrical substation will soon be going up on Community Road, across from Midlands Storage. While the property at 861 Community Road is in the Town Center District and requires a special exception for an electrical substation, Thomas Black, Vice President […]