TVA center a big potential for Meigs County

Posted 12/2/18

To The Editor:TVA’s plan for a new operations center in Meigs County is just what is needed to help this area grow. I can tell you this is a beautiful area. I will also tell you that this center is …

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TVA center a big potential for Meigs County

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To The Editor:

TVA’s plan for a new operations center in Meigs County is just what is needed to help this area grow.

I can tell you this is a beautiful area. I will also tell you that this center is a great opportunity for Meigs County and for our children’s future. Until last month, we lived a stone’s throw from Georgetown and Meigs County when health issues forced us to relocate.

I attended the information session about transmission line work to support the new TVA facility in Georgetown and learned about the impacts to our community, which are minimal. Working with local residents, TVA has an emphasis on minimizing negative impact to the public.

The investment that TVA is making in this rural area will spur growth, provide new high-paying jobs, and enhance property values. The investment will also result in a substantial increase in tax revenue which will be a windfall for the county and the school system.

I retired from TVA after 35 years, with over 30 years working on the transmission team. I know first hand there is an incredible amount of planning that goes into a project like this.

TVA will build a first-class facility, making the community proud. With that will come technical and construction jobs and ongoing economic benefits to the area. I am happy to see TVA taking interest in Meigs County.

— James S. Byerley

Chattanooga
(Formerly of Charleston)

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