TVA To Have 80th Anniversary Celebration In Knoxville

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority invites the public to help celebrate 80 years of progress since TVA was founded in 1933, on Friday, at 10:30 a.m. at the TVA West Tower Auditorium at 400 West Summit Hill Drive in downtown Knoxville.

TVA will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its founding with a public event including TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson and KUB President and CEO Mintha Roach, as well as other dignitaries, retirees and employees. 

The TVA Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 18, 1933.


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Harwell Elected To Board Of Directors For The Federation Of Defense And Corporate Counsel

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Hamilton County Schools To Close Aug. 21 For Solar Eclipse

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Children Should Not Get Holiday For Solar Eclipse

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Roy Exum: Jake, A Great Man

When Bob McKamey was 18 years old, the late Hitch Grimes came home on furlough from the Marine Corps and brought a handsome, energetic friend with him, Jake Butcher. “That was 64 years ago and that’s when it started, one of the greatest friendships of my life. Talking about Jake is like picking up a book with 1,000 pages and opening it to a random page. Only you can hardly put it ... (click for more)