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Tri-County Electric Co-Op CEO not fired Friday, second meeting set for Saturday

Tri-County Electric Co-Op CEO not fired Friday, second meeting set for Saturday

ST. MATTHEWS, SC (WACH) – The Tri-County Electric Cooperative Board decided not to fire CEO Chad Lowder Friday.

The decision came after the Board received a restraining order preventing them to make the move. This restraining order came from the lawyers for Tri-County Electric, which is owned by its members.

Their attorney said they filed the motion so the board couldn’t retaliate against the employees.

The Board didn’t come out to address the members who waited for more than hour, however. A handful of members were allowed to address the board, but their lawyers did most of the talking, angering the members.

The Board also didn’t show up for a meeting Thursday. There will be another Meeting Saturday where members can vote to remove the Board members.

Registration to be part of this meeting is at 8 a.m. before the Board makes their case at 10 a.m.

The Co-Op needs more than 680 members there for it to be effective under bylaws.

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