TVA to mark 80th anniversary at Tupelo ceremony
The Tennessee Valley Authority is commemorating its 80th anniversary this year, and among the events the TVA is having will be in Tupelo next Friday.
Tupelo, the first city to receive TVA electricity – thus “The First TVA City” designation – ,will be host to TVA president and CEO Bill Johnson, TVA board member Richard Howorth of Oxford, former TVA chairman and former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough Jr., current Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton, and others.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at Church Street School, and TVA says, “The hour-long event will highlight the significance of TVA in Tupelo, Northeast Mississippi and the Tennessee Valley. The program will feature historical accounts of TVA’s early days of service to the area and TVA’s continued partnerships that help drive low-cost electricity and economic prosperity today.