Second study of Georgetown site reveals 15 stone cairns, not just one as TVA claimed

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 TVA either intentionally deceiving the public, or they have no respect for Native American culture.

Second study of Georgetown site reveals 15 stone cairns, not just one as TVA claimed.

"Man-made stone piles, or cairns, were used in the ceremonial life of several Native American groups," said Troy Smith, an associate professor of history at Tennessee Tech University specializing in Native American history, who walked the site on May 12. "They are often found on hills and slopes, facing east across rivers, creeks or streams, like Gunstocker Creek. There are usually 10 to 20 of them, each one visible from the next. All of this is consistent with what I saw at the site. During the Mississippian cultural period (800 to 1600 AD), cairns such as these would often be located across the river from a village.”

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How Much Will Meigs County Taxpayers Really Benefit?

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Meigs County Mayor Bill James issued a press release Wednesday expressing support for TVA's Project Viper. We wonder if TVA told Mayor James:

* How much money TVA will pay to Meigs County each year for payments in lieu of taxes,

* How much money TVA will spend in local goods and services from Meigs County,

* How many local residents will TVA hire,

* How much money TVA is committing to for roads and sewers in Georgetown to build the road and sewer infrastructure that is non-existent.

No answers. Are Georgetown and Meigs County really getting a good deal, or just TVA promises?

TVA Discovered Native American Artifacts on the Georgetown Property

TVA confirmed to the Cleveland Daily Banner they discovered Native American artifacts on the Georgetown property where it intends to cut a right of way through farmland to power Project Viper.

Now, Project Viper is about more than TVA misleading citizens, abusing its power of eminent domain, trampling on private property rights or its lack of transparency and accountability.

It’s about preserving and respecting Native American history.

You wonder what’s on TVA’s Project Viper site? All the land needs to be protected.

It’s time to slow down. There are alternatives to TVA’s route. It’s time for our elected leaders and Native American tribes to ask question of the out-of-control federal agency.

Read full article in Cleveland Daily Banner

Letter to TVA from Concerned Residents of Georgetown

Dear TVA: Five months ago, TVA employees came to Georgetown. It’s time to come back and talk.

On Aug. 30, the agency held a public meeting and the letter sent to 70 or so property owners (dated Aug. 9, 2018) said the meeting concerned a $26 million upgrade to a transmission line from Hopewell to Georgetown to serve a “secure office complex.” A press release was issued on Aug. 20.

TVA Employees Supported by an Armed Guard Enter Private Property

TVA employees supported by an armed guard entered the private property the government agency is condemning shortly before 1 p.m. today. The environmental study team was from Knoxville. They said they weren't testing, just observing the "natural features." The officer in full body armor wouldn't say where he was based, just "Hamilton." They crossed Gunstocker Creek and onto Project Viper, TVA's $300 million new secret city in Georgetown, around 2:45 p.m.

Georgetown Property Owners Seek Proposals For Independent Environmental & Archeological Study

TVA is moving aggressively to complete its ‘Quick Take’ possession of the 4 private properties in Georgetown through Federal Court action necessary to expand the last 1 mile of powerline easement they do not own through eminent domain for Project Viper.

But first, archaeological, architectural and environmental studies are underway by one of the most respected firms in the Region, Mid South Consulting along the 4.25 miles of existing right of way from Hopewell to Georgetown.

Georgetown Property Owner asks Federal Judge To Stop Immediate Access to Private Property

Lawyers for Georgetown property owner Greg Vital went to court Friday and ask Federal Judge Sandy Mattice to set aside the court’s order giving TVA immediate access to the property the TVA needs for Project Viper, a $300 million “secure office complex” that moves the agency’s power control plant from downtown Chattanooga to Georgetown in Meigs County.


TVA didn't even give the property owners time to respond to a lawsuit filed Nov. 20 before it steamrolled its way into federal court Friday morning, where TVA lawyers requested and were granted -- using the eminent domain powers of the TVA Act of 1933 -- immediate possession and access to four properties in Georgetown adjacent to Project Viper, TVA's new, $300 million secret city.