TVA Energy Advisory Panel To Hold First Session

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s new Regional Energy Resource Council will hold its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the TVA Central In-Process Training Center in Hollywood. The panel, created by the TVA board of directors to advise the agency on current and future energy resource activities and help sort through competing objectives and values, will meet from 8:30 a.

m. to 4 p.m. CDT.  The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes a discussion of the purpose and scope of the new council, the energy resources in the Tennessee Valley, energy issues and concerns, and the agency’s development of a new Integrated Resource Plan that will determine TVA’s long-term energy goals and requirements.

The council has scheduled a 30-minute listening session at 1:30 p.m. CDT to hear opinions and views of the public. The Central In-Process Training Center is located at 29199 U.S. Highway 72 in Hollywood.

“This is an opportunity for people with diverse perspectives to come together and share concerns, issues and advice with TVA as it formulates energy policy decisions,” said Joe Hoagland, TVA vice president and designated federal officer for the council.

Persons wishing to address the panel are asked to register at the door by 12:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Energy Resource Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT-11B, Knoxville, TN 37902.

The council members come from across the TVA service territory and bring a broad range of stakeholder views and backgrounds (See Regional Energy Resource Council for biographies). The 19 members, appointed last month by TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson, represent environmental, industrial, consumer, educational and community leadership interests. Council members will serve without compensation for a two-year term. The council will meet approximately twice annually.


Chamber To Host Speed Networking Membership Luncheon

There will be a speed networking luncheon at the Walker County Civic Center at 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 23.  The event is sponsored by The Meeting Company, with special guest and emcee (and Walker County resident) Kim Carson from Sunny 92.3 FM. "Attendees have the opportunity to network face-to-face with each guest, exchanging business cards and information about their ... (click for more)

Whitfield County Installs New Kiosk For Renewing Car Tags

A new kiosk for renewing car tags is being installed at the Walnut Avenue Kroger through the Georgia Department of Revenue and Whitfield County Tax Commissioner’s Office. That location, instead of the Cleveland Highway Kroger, was chosen after a study by the kiosk company discovered the most residents, by far, live nearby. “For several years, I’ve been trying to get the state ... (click for more)

Charges Will Not Be Filed Against Officers In Javario Eagle Case

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston said Wednesday he will not file charges against the six Chattanooga Police Department officers involved in the Dec. 12, 2015, fatal shooting of Javario Eagle.  His office said, "An investigation conducted by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office found use of deadly force by officers Lorin Johnston, Allen Griffith, Tim McFarland, Mitchell ... (click for more)

Medal Of Honor Museum Hopes To Finally Find Permanent Home At Coolidge Park

Officials of the National Medal of Honor Museum said Wednesday they hope to finally find a permanent home at Coolidge Park. Bill Raines said it is planned to build a two-story, 6,800-square-foot domed museum on two acres at the park. It will be dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient Charles H. Coolidge, who is now 94. There will be a sculpture of Mr. Coolidge - for whom the ... (click for more)

What Our Schools Are And Have Been Doing About Bullying

Bullying has been a widely discussed topic during the last few weeks in the wake of the incident involving the Ooltewah High basketball team.  Contrary to public opinion, Hamilton County Schools have not been passive in our efforts to address bullying now or for the past several years.  Unfortunately, bullying is a societal norm that is infiltrating our school community, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Grab The Reaching Hand

Three of Tennessee’s largest four cities are now searching for school superintendents. Jesse Register retired last June and, after botching the first attempt, Nashville city leaders are intensely helping the Board of Education in a search for the best candidate. In Knoxville and Chattanooga the superintendents have resigned, both under a cloud, and now the leaders of the ‘2.0’ initiative ... (click for more)