||Pontotoc Electric Celebrate its 80th year
PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) —-Back in 1935 on March 1, Pontotoc Electric Power Association was started up by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Sunday being the first of the month, Pontotoc Electric got together with TVA to celebrate reaching 80 years.
Pontotoc Electric is the second oldest rural cooperative in the United States.
"We just congratulate Pontotoc Electric on this great accomplishment, and we appreciate the partnership between TVA and Pontotoc Electric," said Josh Wooten, senior customer sercice manager at TVA.
Pontotoc was the second city to recieve power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, Tupelo being the first.