Boone Community News Archives

How TVA is Integrated into the Boone Community

Day of Serving at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

Five TVA workers from the Gray Service Center and Boone Dam teamed up to get in the spirit of holiday giving. TVA employees gave their time to participate in the December “Day of Serving.”

Bristol Motor Speedway in Lights Powered by TVA: A Holiday Tradition

For many Tri-Cities area families, a drive through “The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights Powered By TVA” is a holiday tradition. A route of approximately four miles with 2 million lights provides entertainment for thousands and raises money for children’s charities.

TVA Partners with Hands On! Museum to Purchase Telescopes

Fostering a love of astronomy is one of the benefits of TVA’s current partnership with the Hands On! Museum. TVA recently purchased two telescopes for the museum to support STEM education.

TVA Provides Boone Lake Association Board with Project Updates

TVA’s Shannon O’Quinn and members of the Boone Lake Association board of directors had a positive discussion Oct. 3 at Winged Deer Park.

Serving the People: TVA/BrightRidge Build Habitat for Humanity House

To celebrate Public Power Week and the year-round service public power employees provide to their communities, TVA and BrightRidge (formerly Johnson City Power Board) teamed up to help build a Holston Habitat for Humanity Home in Johnson City, Tenn.

TVA Supports Boone Lake Association Tire Cleanup

The Boone Lake Association recently completed the cleanup of 1,200 tires from Boone Lake with the support of TVA, which underwrote the removal costs of the tires that were once used for fish habitats on the lake.

Boone Lake Marina Earns “Tennessee Clean Marina” Certification

Boone Lake Marina is now a two-time recipient of the Tennessee Clean Marina certification. It is the only marina on Boone Lake to complete this rigorous certification process and receive this award.

TVA Supports Mobile Food Pantries Throughout Northeast Tennessee

Johnson City Power Board, Holston Electric Cooperative, Newport Utilities and Mountain Electric Cooperative have teamed up with TVA customer delivery representatives to serve food in Johnson City, Mooresburg, Hartford and Mountain City.

Boone Dam Volunteers Showcase Three Kinds of Power Generation at Kingsport’s Maker Faire

Volunteers from Boone Dam were on hand to explain the different types of power generation of Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Shawnee Fossil Plant and Fontana’s Hydro Plant.

Media Updates Held to Inform Public

TVA Vice President of Land Resource Management David Bowling said the project is currently on track for completion in 2022. He stated that the safety of the downstream public remains TVA’s top priority.

TVA Provides Support, Speaker for Insight STEM Camp

Boone Dam Geotechnical Engineer Veronica Barredo paid a visit to about 30 middle school students at the INSIGHT Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp in Johnson City last month.

Giving Back to the Community

One way TVA carries out its mission of serving the people of the Tennessee Valley is by being a good neighbor and supporting the community.

TVA Supports STEM Education in Tri-Cities

Some 560 Kindergarten through 4th graders from Lake Ridge Elementary School in Johnson City learned about water conservation from TVA’s Kristina Bonds during the school’s first-ever science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) day.

TVA Volunteers Support Second Harvest Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry

Workers from Boone Dam and TVA’s Gray office teamed up with Elizabethton Electric to support the Mobile Food Pantry at Lynnwood/Lynnridge Apartments in Elizabethton.

Boone Dam and Gray Employees/Families Team up for Boone Lake Annual Clean Up

Volunteers from Boone Dam and TVA’s Gray office helped out with the 18th consecutive Boone Lake Annual Clean Up Day Saturday, April 29. Trash was collected at Boone Lake Marina, Davis Marina, Lakeview Marina, Rockingham Marina and Jay’s Dock.

TVA Volunteers with Johnson City Power Board to Assist Area 3 Special Olympics

TVA employees teamed up with the Johnson City Power Board to volunteer and play host to the Area 3 Special Olympics last week. More than 500 athletes participated in the track meet.

Boone Lake Annual Cleanup Set for April 29; Successful River Cleanup Complete

The 18th consecutive Boone Lake Annual Cleanup Day is just a few weeks away. Boone Lake Association organizers say the event will kick off at 9 a.m. on Sat., April 29, and end at 3 p.m.

TVA Sponsors First-Ever “Career Quest” Event

Nearly 5,000 students from Morristown to Johnson County took part in a two-day Career Quest event at the ETSU Mini Dome March 21-22 sponsored by TVA and Johnson City Power Board.

Boone Lake Annual Clean Up Set for April 29, 2017

Mark your calendars for the 18th annual Boone Lake Annual Clean Up Day. Boone Lake Association organizers say the event will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, ending at 3 p.m.

Giving Back to the Community: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

“We are grateful for the volunteer spirit of TVA and the JCPB employees,” said Second Harvest’s Community Relations Manager Katie Prendergast. “TVA and JCPB have been continuous advocates and supporters of the mission of the Food Bank.”

The Boone Dam Project

TVA has found the fix for seepage at Boone Dam: a composite barrier made of non-erodible material. Construction will take five to seven years. Maximum safety measures for area residents and businesses will remain in place throughout the process. Find out more about what happened at Boone Dam, why and how a team of the country’s finest dam engineers and safety experts arrived at the best possible solution. Click here to read more about the Boone Dam Project.