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 USES EMINENT DOMAIN POWERS TO CONVINCE JUDGE TO GRANT IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO GEORGETOWN PROPERTIES

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.

TVA SUES GEORGETOWN CITIZENS DEMANDING IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THEIR PRIVATE PROPERTY

VA filed suit on Tuesday, Nov. 20, against four private citizens in order to take their private property for Project Viper in Georgetown. Property owners found out in the media. TVA has done nothing it said it would do since over the past 90 days. Below is a statement from Greg Vital, one of the property owners who has tried to work with TVA without success.