Fairfield Electric board trims its benefits package

BLYTHEWOOD – In preparation for the upcoming Fairfield Electric Coop’s annual meeting, the Board of Trustees met March 28 to discussing discontinuing the health/life/dental benefit package for new Trustees beginning with the May 20 election. The vote to do so was unanimous. The package, valued at about $19,000, has always been free to Trustees, except […]

Guest Editorial: Here’s Why Fairfield Electric Filed the Lawsuit

As you read in last week’s Voice, Fairfield Electric Coop has filed a lawsuit against Central Electric Power Cooperative. Since Fairfield Coop was established in 1939, we have distributed electricity generated by Santee Cooper and coordinated by Central Electric with whom all the Coops have a purchase power contract.  We paid the wholesale price from […]

Fairfield Electric files lawsuit against Central Co-op

COLUMBIA – Central Electric Cooperative’s efforts to consolidate power could cause “irreparable harm” to the state’s regional co-ops that provide electricity to millions of South Carolina customers, according to a lawsuit recently filed by Fairfield Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Blythewood. The suit alleges that Central is close to enacting a 10-year master plan that would […]

Protest filed in Fairfield Co-op board election

BLYTHEWOOD – A candidate recently seeking election to a seat on the board of trustees of Fairfield Electric Cooperative has filed a protest with the Cooperative claiming, among other things, that Cooperative employees interfered with the five-day election process in violation of the board’s bylaws in an effort to unfairly benefit three of the candidates: […]

Co-op member voters returned trustees Joe Sharpe, Johnny Roberts & elected Mike Good

BLYTHEWOOD – A record number of voters – almost 4,000 – returned two longtime trustees to their seats on the Fairfield Electric Co-op board. Mike Good of Great Falls was elected to the seat his father John Good held for more than 60 years. The voting lasted for five days in four locations – Chester, […]

Co-op board election thru May 21

BLYTHEWOOD/WINNSBORO – Voting has been underway all week for three seats on the Fairfield Electric Co-op board. Hundreds of cars streamed through the drive-thru ‘precincts’ in Chester on Monday, in Lugoff on Tuesday, in Blythewood on Wednesday, and they will be headed to the polls at the Fairfield Co-op’s Winnsboro office  on Thursday (7 – […]

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 […]

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