Leadership in sustainability has earned the Lafayette, Oxford and University of Mississippi community the designation of Valley Sustainable Gold Community by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The award was given to city, county and university leaders Tuesday by TVA representatives during a ceremony at the Insight Park on campus. The LOU community is the only, and first, community to be given the gold deal designation in Mississippi.
The designation, initiated by TVA Economic Development, helps communities improve existing sustainability programs and increase ability to attract new investment and jobs to their communities. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
The TVA Board of Directors voted Thursday to close eight of its coal plants, replacing two with natural gas plants. The meeting was held in Oxford at The Inn at Ole Miss for the first time since 2002. (November 15, 2013, Page 1A)
The Tennessee Valley Authority will meet in Oxford at 9 a.m. at The Inn at Ole Miss. TVA has not held its quarterly board meeting in Oxford since 2002. Citizens may address the board during the listening session starting at 9 a.m. before the rest of the meeting. Those wishing to address the board must preregister at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting . (November 13, 2013, Page 1, 2)
The Oxford Electric Department will be able to purchase three hybrid electric trucks at a very reduced cost thanks to a grant from TVA. (November 7, 2013, Page 1)
The Oxford School District received a $126,000 check for saving energy through TVA. (December 20, 2012, Page 1, 2)
Ole Miss is part of a grant to help create retrofitting to become greener, as announced on Wednesday at the Lyceum. (July 26, 2012, Page 1)
Lafayette and Oxford School District are completing the two year pilot program to save energy with TVA. (May 8, 2012, Page 8)
The Oxford School District saved more than $23,000 or 7 percent in energy costs this year as part of the pilot TVA Green School Initiative program. (November 29, 2011, Page 1)
Richard Howorth was appointed to the TVA board on Thursday and Felicia Adams nomination to be the next North Mississippi U.S. Attorney also was approved by the U.S. Senate. (July 1, 2011, Page 1A)
TVA is partnering with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and local power distributors to promote to Kick-Off Energy Efficiency Challenge. The challenge offers four viable energy saving options to members of TVA in an effort to save money, energy and the environment. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)